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Savage River Lodge

1600 Mount Aetna Rd, Frostburg, MD 21532-3817
+1 301-689-3200
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatloaf” (19 reviews)
“duck” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1600 Mount Aetna Rd, Frostburg, MD 21532-3817
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there in winter with light snow and fire in fireplace. Staff could not have been more accommodating. Rather than in dinning room they served lunch by the fireplace with view of the outside and snowing. Food and service was excellent, well above expectations.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Folks, this place is a gem! Well hidden and certainly out of the way, but worth every bit of effort. Charming lodge. Only a few tables on our visit, the staff were most attentive! The food is outstanding, I cannot wait to come back! As...More

Thank tsotsi2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate both lunch and dinner at the lodge. The Salmon Corn Chowder had large chunks of salmon in every spoonful and the zinfandel on the menu (by the glass) was delightful. Dinner offered nice choices including two vegetarian main courses.

Thank Sheila W
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sheila, Thanks so much for the nice review! The Salmon Corn Chowder is one of my favorites; so glad you got to enjoy it! Hope to see you back soon! Emily

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Meals are interesting and well prepared! Excellent Filet - cooked perfectly. Fish and game options as well as pasta.

Thank Dellann H
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The food was excellent, especially the filet and lobster tail special that the had for Christmas dinner. The service was also very good and the staff was very friendly. Some of the staff seemed very new and not quite up to speed on everything, but...More

Thank jenniferbarnabee
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Really. Thats all you need to know. Get the meatloaf! Stayed at the lodge so also enjoyed breakfast each morning. Steak and eggs & biscuits with gravy were group favs. Great staff!More

Thank CJ C
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello CJ C, We really try to have other good things on the menu, but it never matters. The meatloaf is the shining star of Savage River Lodge for 18 years and counting. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and it...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Second time this year and glad to go back again sometime. Just having to drive the long, tree lined, tree covered, unpaved road lets you know that you are going to a different kind of place. The lodge is pretty authentic in appearance but still...More

Thank Jim S
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Jim S, Thanks so much for a great review! You really get what we're all about! Hope to see you both back again soon. Emily

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I were staying at the Savage River Lodge and ate dinner both nights at the restaurant. A bit off season, so the restaurant was not crowded either night, which was great. Waiters were very pleasant and helpful in describing the dishes. One...More

Thank travelerRH
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello TravelerRH, So glad you were able to enjoy November with us! The "off" season is some of the best time, because our tranquil location becomes even more tranquil! Glad you enjoyed the restaurant, will be sure to pass the comments on! See you soon,...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

The atmosphere at Savage River Lodge is fantastic with the large wooden beam construction and fireplace you really feel comfortable. The food is great but different menu from most restaurants and the service was very good. If you go in the winter and there is...More

Thank Samuel M
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello Samuel M, You're absolutely right! We're 4WD/AWD only accessible in the winter. We do make shuttling arrangements for our guests who don't have that. Of course it adds to the adventure! Glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks, Emily

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Had delicious meals at the savage river lodge restaurant while we stayed at the lodge. The food really is quite gourmet. The only down side is a rather long wait time but you can tell the food is then fresh and overall it is worth...More

Thank Christina C
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello Christina C, Thanks for much for leaving the review! So sorry you found the wait too long - but you are correct, we try to provide fresh and quality food for every single thing we serve. Hope to see you back sometime! Emily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Mount Aetna Rd, Frostburg, MD 21532-3817
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frostburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-689-3200
  • E-mail
Where wild game meets tempeh and everything in between, the Savage River Lodge offers seasonally changing menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday and lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Serving a variety of wild game, house-made pastas and other American classics in addition to their gluten free and vegetarian/vegan menus. Also offering a full bar with a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list of 185+ varietals.
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