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Callahan's Mountain Lodge

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Authentic and Rustic Dining. Callahan's Lodge Southern Oregon's Landmark Destination . Live Music Every Night, Lodge Dining, Real Wood Fireplaces, Wallie's Bar, Open 365 days a year. We smoke our own Steelhead! Reservations are recommended.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 48 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Date
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, part-time at callahans was great. Food was good they had live music and the service was excellent. Will definitely be returning.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. One of our favorite places.

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MNOMSG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is beautiful! Dinner was great. Appetizers were ok and the drinks were strong. We really enjoyed live music and the outdoor patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent the service great we felt very safe from anything..

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Mindy
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Our 3 grandchildren had the pasta with Alfredo sauce & our daughter decided to have pappardelle pasta with the same Alfredo sauce as the kids. However when the fish was brought out it came on fettuccine pasta. The sauce was different than the children’s sauce but good. Our waiter, John, was great & said he would take it back & ask the chef to get the pasta that she had ordered. The next dish came out with the correct pasta but it was swimming in 2 inches of sauce that was so salty none of us could have possibly eaten it! 3 sauces that were supposedly the same, but each one was different, with the last unpalatable. They were also not serving the pizza that was on the menu either. Our waiter was great, the beautiful deck was wonderful. But the food was terrible. This is our second time eating there since Father’s Day...and that day the 2 prime ribs that were ordered were solid fat & the smoked tri tip not good at all.
We have been coming to Callahans for 60 years & I taught one of the Callahan’s grandsons in the 70’s. Our children have grown up going there & it’s always been a family favorite. I’m hoping things will get better with this new chef (we had both times) or we will not be going back.

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TamaraD
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time having dinner with friends at Callahan's!!! Sitting out on the deck with beautiful views! The food was delicious and the staff outstanding!😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! Top notch service and food. We will definitely be back!

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ErinE
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not expecting the delightful lunch we had at Callahan's Lodge. what made the experience was the service which was exceptional. The staff was so professional and lovely. The food was very good and beautifully cooked. The cocktail was hearty. The garden view made us so relaxed we stayed for a couple of hours just to enjoy the bird songs and the flower baskets. Everything from the outside deck to the ladies room was very clean. We can't wait to visit again.

Callahan's Mountain Lodge
Responded on July 12, 2020

Hello Erin, I would love to take the time to thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review. It means a lot to us to create a wonderful experience for our guests, from the moment they walk into our lodge, and we are all glad to hear that you enjoyed you meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again!

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vipEat2live
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service and music wonderful. Great spot.

Callahan's Mountain Lodge
Responded on July 12, 2020

Hello Eat2Live, Thank you for your kind review, it is greatly appreciated. Our live music is a wonderful way to relax the evening away and we are glad you enjoyed you evening! We hope to see you again soon for another night of music and dinning!

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RobG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Staff was friendly and helpful. The place was beautiful. The kitchen did a good job but they did make a few mistakes which they corrected, I attribute this to the learning curve having to deal with COVID-19 regulations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The lamb was over cooked, twice!

Callahan's Mountain Lodge
Responded on January 14, 2020

Our team at Callahan's Lodge is very sorry to here of your experience, clearly we missed the mark during your recent visit. Our team appreciates your feedback, as we are in a transition period and look forward to treating yourself and other future great guests to the great hospitality and delicious foods that have made Callahan's Lodge a landmark destination for over 40 years. Thank you for being with us and we hope to regain your confidence in the upcoming months.

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JoeM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Callahan's is a nice rustic spot with amazing mountain views. Service was good. But the food was cooked in so much butter, oils and salt. The amazingly fresh steel head trout would have been great if just grilled but they added so much salt and butter it was gross.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious local food in a cozy environment with very friendly service. A great place to dine if you want a romantic or relaxing experience. Top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
195 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unless you want to stop for a happy hour drink and the exterior view, just keep on driving as none of the food (pasta, steak or entree salad, were anything special. Maybe it was the chefs night off?

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sunseeker1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pretty place, food was ok, nothing special, the service was very slow. I’ll give them another try

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AshGirl
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Learn from my mistake! I have eaten here numerous times over the years and would generally recommend it. This time I made a reservation on opentable and requested a table outside so as to enjoy the beautiful deck and surroundings for myself and my 2 out of town guests. First, it took well over 5 minutes for the hostess to help us, even though we were the only patrons. She was checking folks in to the lodgings. She said we couldn't be seated outside because of a wedding reception on the deck. Me, being sorely disappointed that this was the first time I heard this, asked if they would comp us each a glass of wine with dinner because of them not notifying me ahead of time. She was noncommittal. When she sat us at our table I again asked if we would be granted 3 glasses of wine, this time she said she would have to check with her manager. The service which is usually spot on, was terribly slow and the server was not his usual genial, helpful and patient self. My trout was over cooked. My companions' meals were seemingly OK. We ordered a glass of wine each, at our own expense. Dessert was a teeny piece of a fruit tart, mostly crust.............obviously the hostess didn't ask her manager about the wine. Long story short, do not come here on a Saturday during the summer without making reservations directly with the lodge AND ask if there are any events happening the same day that would impact your dining experience. I learned the hard way.

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KatherineT
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The food was amazing. We are from out of town and will definitely come here again next time we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was very nice, music a little loud

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vipYokohawaii
Phoenix
64 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was tasty but we thought for $10, for the Wedge salad we ordered, 1/6th of a head of lettuce with very measly amount of dressing and blue cheese crumbles was not a good value. Everything else we ordered were great. The noise with the entertainment was a bit too loud during dinner for us to have a conversation. Even the waiter had a hard time hearing us. Maybe move the stage closer to the bar area?

All in all, it was a nice experience.

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KimW
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

While visiting the Ashland area, we stopped in at Callahan's for dinner and cocktails. We were seated right away, and were given a heads up about a large party with children expected shortly and were given an option to sit in the bar area or at a table in the main dining area, which was greatly appreciated. There was a small stage set up off the bar with a gentleman singing and playing the guitar, which was very pleasant. We ordered cocktails and an appetizer, the cocktails were great, but very pricey. The appetizer of backed brie with roasted garlic was excellent. For our main entree, I had a simple spinach arugula salad with candied hazelnuts, blue cheese crumbles and pear vinaigrette which was amazing in its simplicity and the flavor was spot on. I added grilled chicken, which I wouldn't recommend as it was dry and tasteless, which the salad itself compensated for. My dining partner order the BBQ ribs and smoked gouda mac and cheese. He said it was good, however the mac needed some sort of kick to set it off. He covered it in pepper, but suggested that a bit of jalapeno would have put it over the top. We will definitely stop in again the next time we are in the area.

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CliffL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So enjoyed the appetizers, the innovative entree options, the excellent service, and the live music! It was an awesome dining experience.

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ColleenB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A surprising find and we will definitely be back! The appetizers were off the hook so we ordered almost all of them!

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Mark
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and superb service. The live music was great background music and complemented the dining experience and did not overwhelm it. Highly recommend.

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barbaral
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Lamb ordered medium well came rare.the server forgot us after delivering our entrees.it took 30 minutes after we were finished to get a check

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DinoR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I could’ve gone to Texas Roadhouse for way better ribs had a way better price. In general, the food was very overpriced. We actually went down to Ashland for dessert at Larks, and the choice was more food for less money. And Larks is upscale.

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GaryT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Started coming for dinner there at least 35 years ago, missed the Veal scalloppini , bread , and anti pasta plates as starters .
Great view only 6 diners , however loud obnoxious group of backpackers in bar that was too loud for us to hear guitar player, someone should have quieted them down.
Will not return or recommend, too far and too expensive for what you get.

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CreekyKneedTravelers
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rustic lodge ambience and relaxed setting was very welcoming. Our food choices were very tasty, and I being a vegan, was pleased the cook could sub-ut the meat for a whole portobella mushroom. The Prime stroganoff was excellent, as was the creative calimari with the meyer's lemon. The salad selection was quality woth creativity thrown in. It was a perfect way to spend our anniversay with great relaxing live music. Enjoy!

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bonnieleek
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Based on other reviews I expected top quality food .. and this was not it. For each dish that was served there was "something" that spoiled the effect .. overdone meat (in 3 cases), fried appetizer served luke warm, etc. There are too many good dining options in Ashland and Jacksonville to drive to this place.

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vipbobc
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good food, good service, music and excellent ambience

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Marla
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New waiter was friendly, service great. Food really good liked all except chocolate cake. Wine and drinks great.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighbors had recommended Callahan's after going for Christmas dinner so I thought it would be a good choice for my husband's birthday dinner just after the first of the year. We were really glad we went. The service was great. The food was delicious and well presented. We weren't expecting live music so that was an added bonus. We're kind of new to the area and didn't catch his name, but he was really high quality and topped off a great evening. We plan to return in the near future. We've heard it's well worth the trip to take in the setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely way to spend New Year's Eve! We had a fine meal in a cozy holiday setting, with friendly and efficient service. Kitchen was willing to split entrees for a nominal fee, which enabled us to try more appetizers.
The live music was a nice touch, as were the fireplaces and Holiday lights.
Stand-or on the menu for us were the steelhead appetizer platter (delicious, and generous!) and the filet mignon. (We didn't care for the (very strange smelling!) bacon dressing on the spinach and beet salad, although the beets and goat cheese were fine.)
Overall, a lovely dining experience!

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vipLEEponton
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked our res based on another reviewer who said Callahan's was dog friendly. Callahan's welcomed our border collie with open arms. There is even a cute Aussie "house dog." But come here for the food. My trout was perfectly prepared. And it's a charming dining room.

The chef came out to say hi to our pooch and check on our dinners. That was a good example of the way the Callahan staff cares about patrons. I'd come back often if I was near Ashland.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
53 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, friendliness of the all the staff in the restaurant was superb! We were able to take our dog into the dining area and she layer down beside our table! They are a VERY friendly dog establishment both in and outside the lodge! Our dog even made quick friends of their roaming goat, Heidi! Best in the Ashland area We will have to return in winter when snow is around as it must be beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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vipAKB18
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an enjoyable evening at Callahan's! The baked veggie lasagna and berry cobbler were excellent, as was the raspberry mojito. Definitely will be back the next time I'm in the area!

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vipFoodie
Tahoe
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Great menu. The Gorgonzola savory bread pudding is to die for.

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vipLidosailor
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A grand lodge for comfort food as well as excellent fish and prime rib ( on weekends). Our server was excellent as were our dishes. We enjoyed the halibut and prime rib. The chocolate cake was delicious.

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Parforthecourse
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A+++ experience., our food choices were excellent (trout), and lodge ambience fun for the family.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food was ok to poor. Probably should not order the veal scallopini. My Tuscan chicken was the best thing we ate. Ribs were tasteless.

We made no complaint because we were having such a great night and the ambience was amazing. The staff wonderful.

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Callahan's Mountain Lodge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 482-1299.

Callahan's Mountain Lodge is rated 4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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