This inn is noted in the area for its out of the way location, the glass porch, history and wonderful dining. However, it falls short of a nice dining experience--even to the point of resting on its laurels.
The location is still on a major truck route, US 30; the famed glass porch is too noisy and stuffy to really be a nice place for experiencing a meal and conversation. We moved to the bar/dining room which is better and quieter, but right by the inn's lodging check-in desk.
The inn seems to be confused at what it is doing --is it lodging, is it a restaurant, or wait, maybe a good ol' location that everyone knows for organization lunches and weddings.
We were just a "walk-in" lunch and yet were asked our names and phone number-why?
The staff needs coordination--the staffers kept asking basic questions of each other--such as who has that table, is that item really available and what about the group luncheon, how are we going to handle them, now that they are arriving?
Our views into the kitchen revealed similar wasted energy and seemingly On-the-Job Training style workflow.
We overheard a staffer bemoaning us walk-ins as being a bother.
The lunch (just one turkey sandwich and a tuna melt) arrived in an hour, after our queries, and was a straight Average for food quality, presentation and tastiness. We tracked down our bill, paid and loved walking back into open air and sunshine.
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