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American, Steakhouse
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 21 March 2021

The waitress announced “ If your done eating we have people waiting so pay please”. I notice a couple of tables were waiting on the actual waitress to bring bill. I ordered the trout plate which the taste was bland. The trout itself came right...of the bone. The steak my boyfriend ordered was huge but lack seasoning. We went for the novelty of the restaurant being the local spot. We would not go back again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 20 November 2020 via mobile

Past experiences have been great here food service atmosphere service and atmosphere still great steak was lacking in flavor and had a lot of fat but overall good restaurant

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner tonight. The Deer Lodge is simple, country and friendly. Huge portions and in the middle of nowhere but worth the drive. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020

Very large portions. I ordered trout, quite good. It was enough for two. Massive baked potato and two large trout.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020 via mobile

The food was ok, but not worth the prices. The quality of the food may have been perceived differently if the atmosphere had been better. It’s very old and dark inside. Remodeling could be a major help. Our server was great. Cash only!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

Had to eat here before they close for the winter months. Upon our arrival, still in the midst of COVID-19 (aka Chinese released virus), we were told our wait time would be between 45 minutes to an hour. There were about 50 folks waiting and...more were arriving each minute. I had their ribeye with fries and the wif had fried shrimp. The steak was awesome. Shrimp plate, I believe had 8 pieces. Shrimp was $12.95 and ribeye $24.95. Sirloin and t-bone are a little less expensive and much bigger. Just remember, they only accept cash or check. Folks working there are super friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020

We were a bit uneasy about eating here.... as its crowded usually....and with Covid just weren't sure.....I have to say that they were on top of things..... we asked to be distanced and they went above and beyond....we felt safe....and greatly enjoyed being out of...the houseMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020

We ask the lady running the toy store in Helen GA where the locals go for dinner she recommended Deer Lodge. The steaks and trout were so big!! We split the trout but couldn't eat it all. The prices were great. I highly recommend this...place but go early or you will have to wait !More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

I had the T-bone steak and my partner had the fried catfish platter. Both were excellent and they give very large portions so we took the leftovers home and had them for lunch the next day. They were even better!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 August 2020

I love this place. My first meal there was in 1983 or so, and was so memorable, I had to hunt it down when I returned last fall 2019. I had the trout, again, and it was delicious. Very clean tasting, all sides just fine!...My boyfriend had the steak and he thought it was great. So, we were not let down. And I am a food snob, very snobby. But I also realize what to expect where at times. That may be the trick . Yes, dark, old, and like a deer lodge from the past. If this is not your comfort level, skip it. But not a reason to bash it. The waiter was attentive.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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21 September 2017|
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Response from RangerSwimmer | Reviewed this property |
It is not a "wine with dinner" kind of place. I have never seen any alcohol being consumed in the years that I have been going there. Very casual, lots of local folks. Like me....sweet tea drinkers! Have fun.
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19 May 2017|
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Response from LoriTw | Reviewed this property |
About 8 miles right down Hwy 17, the road that goes to Helen
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Deer Lodge

  • Yes, The Deer Lodge offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Deer Lodge offers delivery services.

  • The Deer Lodge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5