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Trails End Lodge

1425 Skyline Dr, Cobden, IL 62920-3379
+1 618-893-6135
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1425 Skyline Dr, Cobden, IL 62920-3379
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great place for an afternoon drink and enjoy the view. We are not a fan of the stone cooked meals but the sandwiches are good. If you are expecting a fancy dinner this is not the place. We love to go here and relax, enjoy...More

1  Thank gary d
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Cooked my steak on a lava stone right at the table. It was delicious! Staff was quick and friendly. We sat indoors but went outside to check out the deck area and it was beautiful. They had karaoke starting before we left. Will most definitely...More

1  Thank Cari201444
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We picked this place out based on location and menu. We had the ribeye steak and a bottle of Red n Blue wine from Pheasant Hollow. I also ordered the fried potatoes and added jalapenos. The entrees are all brought to you uncooked with seasoning...More

1  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

In the short time I was there, the "management" was so rude,arrogant and condescending to wait staff and cooks, we couldn't even bring ourselves to stay any longer. There is a difference between running somewhere sternly and being a disrespectful bully. There were also dogs...More

2  Thank z5599780
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We ate on a Sunday afternoon and sat outside on the shaded patio. The bison burgers were cooked to perfection and delicious. Our waitress was great and visited with us when my 91 year old father-in-law asked her questions. The rustic atmosphere was nice. We...More

1  Thank dottyb13
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

One of the most delicious, and unusual dining experiences we've had in this part of the country. A really cool place! On our way to Shawnee Hills Lavender Farm, we decided to give it a try on a Sunday afternoon. So glad we did. Sat...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here because it was nearby skyline view cabin rental. Gorgeous views from outside patio. I have never heard of lava stones for cooking before. So waitress explained everything thoroughly even made to check on table multiple times to see if I needed help. I...More

1  Thank jska669
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I can't believe anyone who ate here actually was impressed. It was pricey and food was awful. The place is run down and dirty. I guess there is no competition in the forest only locals might enjoy or just want to support them.

3  Thank elizabeth c
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday evening and dined outside. Our friendly waiter, Taylor, explained the menu and the table top grilling to a "T". We had never experienced grilling on a hot lava stone at our table. Tip: if you want your steak cooked...More

1  Thank Barbara and Dav... D
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This place was a great unexpected experience! I was unaware of the process until we arrived. I love that you can cook your meal at the table! The food, drink selection and atmosphere was great. Not to mention the fantastic prices! Great meal and experience...More

1  Thank LoveTraveling721
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5 May 2015|
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Response from gary d | Reviewed this property |
Fuzzy"s is in Cobden Il. People from the Southern Illinois wine trail often stop here. On Old Highway 51 east of "new highway 51".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 AM
1:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1425 Skyline Dr, Cobden, IL 62920-3379
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cobden
  • Phone Number: +1 618-893-6135
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The use of stones or rocks for cooking is not altogether new...It goes back to 18,000 B.C. The natural ability of stones to retain and radiate heat has made it the ideal cooking source through a diverse range of cultures. Lava rocks are pieces of crushed volcanic stone placed under the food on a special grate or plate. They collect juices and fat that drip down from the cooking area. When the juices contact the hot rocks, they produce smoke, which wafts up around the food. The result is a flavor closer to that from charcoal grilling than from conventional gas grilling. Using lava rock lets you enjoy the convenience of gas without loss of flavor. Volcanic rocks used at the Trails End Lodge are heated in a special oven and are then placed onto specially-designed stoneware plates made to withstand the intense heat. The rocks are then delivered to your table along with your entree selection. Start cooking your steak, fish and veggies and soon you'll be hearing the sizzle and smell the aroma of your meal cooking right before your very eyes. Each bite is hot, juicy and delicious. The best part is...You control it all!
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