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Ojai Deer Lodge

2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
+1 805-646-4256
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“burgers” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
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Reviewed yesterday

We hosted a welcome dinner for our son’s wedding at Deer Lodge in June 2017. The wedding was at the Ojai Valley Inn. We chose Deer Lodge because we loved the venue, the food was excellent and they offered an open bar, including their amazing...More

Thank Harriet L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been on BBQ pilgrimages thru 5 states I finally found the worst. All food came out cold and had to be returned. It obviously was frozen and reheated. Ribs, Tri tip, fries. Service was inattentive. If you like cold food, the fattiest worst tasting...More

Thank Mocurlylulu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for great food this is the spot in fact they have several food trucks that attend events around the community which there are always long lines. The decor is rustic the perfect for a country wedding or social Gathering. I love that...More

Thank Paula O
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The interior is about as dark and dingy as one would expect, given the history of the building, but the food is always good. When you’re done, keep driving up Highway 33, it’s a great drive.

Thank EBandGJ
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Have not been to the Deer Lodge in a couple of years. I remembered it as a fun but loud place. MY friends invited me to join me for a monday evening happy hour, on the patio. I realized that the patio is really the...More

Thank artcie
Reviewed 10 September 2017

wife took me here for an early lunch. she had passed by a few months previous, loved the street view and wanted to come back. SO.. we did. fri and sat they have a BBQ in front. I got a combo and it was yummy....More

Thank hugh b
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is an authentic, road side restaurant serving BBQ directly from the smoke trailer. The place is quaint with an authentic look. Lots of bikers and sports car drivers. Simple but effective. Food was fine but with a lot of BBQ sauce, which may hide...More

Thank travel78306
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I’ve only been to the Deer Lodge a handful of times. Each experience has been fun and entertaining environment. The vibe has a local welcoming feel to it, a picturesque bar to Ojai’s back country.

Thank ishki12
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Love the way the this place looks: just like it's named. Food is very disappointing. Shishito peppers were greasy (a pool on the plate). BBQ meat was covered in sauce (a way to camouflage the lack of flavor) and the $24 fried chicken was a...More

Thank SavagePink
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Quirky fun place with a lodge kitschy theme. Local hangout with a good mix of people... locals, hippy, bikers, visitors etc. Great place to hang or to get a drink in Ojai (most things close early a majority being by 9-10) except this place. The...More

Thank B L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-4256
  • E-mail
The historic Deer Lodge serves the authentic Ojai experience in a warm, rustic environment that has been in continuous operation since 1932. We offer farm-to-table dining with fresh product sourced locally from local farms. Enjoy quality meat, fresh local seafood, gourmet burgers and classic comfort food selections including Mac 'n Cheese, organic (and famous) Fried chicken and our weekend BBQ. We offer a selection of 20 craft brews and a wine list comprised of the best of the Ojai Valley. Evening transitions to a lively music scene featuring the best of Ojai talent an national talent.
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