The Pine Lodge Steakhouse, located in the heart of Deep Creek, has been offering fine dining to both visitors and residents since 2002. In fact, one could argue that it has cornered the market in Deep Creek fine dining!
My wife and I, along with her sister and her husband enjoyed a very nice dinner there last year……and, it really did feel like we were eating in a lodge! The architecture is very cool, and I can honestly say that I have never before eaten a filet mignon in a log cabin style restaurant.
The owner, Smiley, also has cornered the market in Deep Creek for fun. Jonathan Kessler, whose nickname is “Smiley”, also runs Smiley’s Fun Zone & Pizzeria and has several other ongoing businesses in the area.
The atmosphere at Pine Lodge Steakhouse is definitely casual (points scored here!), and the prices are very reasonable. The nine ounce filet is only $28.19. This summer when we visit Deep Creek again, the 10 ounce “Oak Barrel” steak has my name on it. My mouth is watering right now.
In addition to the variety of steaks/ribs, you will find a nice selection of seafood, pasta, surf and turf, chicken entrees, and soups and salads on the menu. The wine menu was also an upside surprise, with plenty of interesting options.
It’s always smart to make your reservations ahead of time, as Pine Lodge gets a strong recommendation from me, and my dinner crew that night. Enjoy!