A local chef recommended The Valley View Saloon for lunch so we arrived with high expectations--apparently too high. He recommended a house special chicken sandwich--krazy somethingorother. House specials are often the best so I ordered it. Instead it tasted institutional--the chicken was dry and the sauce tasted like it came straight from a jar.
I have trouble reconciling my experience with the positive reviews here, but that's how it was. Maybe in the summer there is a different chef who has no interest in his food. I can understand the appeal as a bar, but as a lunch stop it was lacking.