The Lodge: A Sportsman's Grill
It was super loud with the combination of kitchen noise, really loud music and packed crowd, they didn't want to sit us outside for whatever reason, so because of that I would not have enjoyed my experience if it wasn't for good company and really good food. The server kept trying to upsell things and just treated me as if I wanted to purchase a $38 bottle of wine, kept tells me it's half off and I could get 2 glasses out of it. Basically telling one person to buy 2 glasses of wine. A petite person who had to drive home and doesn't drink a lot. Super annoyed and surprised. My friend said that the last time they were there. He did the same thing to them, just acted as he he knew what they were ordering and clarifying to make sure that's what they want. Doesn't listen and doesn't ask questions regarding what we actually want or need when we first ordered. Never brought out waters for us 4. I got one late. It was a bit disgusting 5o drink out of a plastic cup without a straw, not knowing where that cup has been sitting. Or where they touched it. His mask was only on his mouth the second half of the night. So, definitely only going back during non busy hours and asking for outside seating. I specifically asked for s cheep wine and he showed me the expensive cups and tried his best to sell me a bottle. Not sure what's going on and if the server needs more training or is just not a decent person but is just there focused on his tips.
You ever wished a bar existed that you could have a family night but also feel comfortable throwing some back with your friends, look no further. Definitely meet Darrell, he'll quickly make you feel like family!
This was my first time ordering from the lodge. My wife olcalled in some wings and a grilled cheese. I let the hostess know I had a to go order and patiently waited. I see some orders brought out and set on the counter. Kept waiting...another gentlemen who arrived after me picked up his order so after waiting for 31 mins I asked the young lady If I could pay for my order. She said "Oh it's right here." The very same order that was brought out 30 mins prior. I understand mistakes happen and both of the young ladies really need training on how to manage orders. The real bummer happened when I made it home. The wings were large and impressive, however both orders were very VERY undercooked. Wings this large definitely need more time in the fryer. 2 stars for service 0 stars for the food preparation.
We've been going to The Lodge since they opened. Super friendly staff, good food and drinks.
Best hamburger I've had in a while...2:00 lunch so no crowd...later I understand that it gets crowded