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“Good Appetizers, Fair Steaks”

Pine Lodge Steakhouse
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in McHenry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 219
Description: Pine Lodge Steakhouse offers freshly prepared food in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. The log interior and many fireplaces make the dining experience feel like a secluded mountain retreat. The views of Deep Creek Lake, especially at sunset, are exceptional. Pine Lodge Steakhouse serves only the finest fresh handcut beef, as well as, Pacific Rim Ahi Tuna, cold-water lobster, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, crab cakes and more. A specialty of the house is their famous Creamy Crab Soup - it's a favorite among the locals! Our house chefs oversee preparation to ensure it meets our high quality standards.
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We came for New Years' Eve dinner and, therefore, had a smaller menu to pick from. The staff were all very friendly and made us feel welcome on a special night. The decor was pretty and rustic and we were seated in a small room with a delightful fireplace. The beer selection was fairly scant, but covered most styles. For appetizers we had the ahi tuna and the mountainous prime rib bites: they were both excellent, well-prepared, with a good balance of flavors. For entrees, we tried the bone-in ribeye, the prime rib, and the lobster tail/filet mignon combo. Prices are indeed high in this establishment but portions are also quite huge. Plating was a bit careless and my asparagus side was dreadful, very watery and overdone, but the fries were decent. The steaks themselves were good, if not memorable, except for the bone-in ribeye, which was indeed a beautiful cut and very well prepared. The lobster tail was fair, slightly dry. Overall, not a bad dinner or experience!

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Seeing this is really the only higher end restaurant in Deep Creek, we expected much more. Went with another couple and experienced some weird things during out visit.

Several times things had to be returned to heated up...soup, sides..etc.
There were only a small handful of people there, so it wasnt like everyone was tied up with other guests.
Lobster appetizer was severely overpriced at $23. You basically got a 4oz or smaller lobster tail cut up in small pieces and put into a butter sauce.
Dessert was great, we had the 4 layer chocolate cake.

We might try it again one day, but this was a let down especially since we really wanted it to be a special night.

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Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I was not impressed at all. I got the ribeye which had a lot of gristle and was hard to cut. My husband got the cowboy cut prime rib, which did not have much flavor and was less tender than expected. The salad was made with iceberg lettuce that was more white than green. The dressing was house made and good.
Beer: how can you go wrong? We ordered from what was on draft and both were horrible. Stella was skunked and couldn’t tell yuengling was a yuengling. Neither of us drank it. We did not complain so we did not give them a chance to fix, but when the beer was bad, and the appetizer too, we figured why bother. Our appetizer was a steak bite if some sort. It was very salty with an overpowering sauce, on a bed of rice. The mushrooms and onions that we ordered were delicious. That was it. 110.00 later before the tip, we left disappointed.

Thank Virginia G
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The Alfredo was tasteless and the food was over priced . Nice environment and people however . I didn't drink and alcoholic beverages but the selection to pick from was good .

Thank Eboni W
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This was our first time to Deep Creek Lake. It was decided to have dinner at the Pine Lodge Steakhouse! The menu selections were diverse and the kids were able to find “comfort food” that met their “demanding” requirements. The food was hot, tasty and plentiful. The decor is very “ski country”. A special shoutout to Mikalah for her attention to our service and especially the kids! Don’t miss Pine Lodge if visiting the area.

Thank Marc K
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