Callahan's Mountain Lodge

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89 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 people are saying
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TadiesaS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visit regularly and enjoy our stay. Our DVD player did not work and the blinds were stuck. Luckily they had another room available.

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RyanR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was a little overpriced (i.e. $13 for a cocktail) We had fish and chips and a winter salad-overall it was very good tasting

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MartiO
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I’ve always loved eating at Callahans but was disappointed that there was no Brunch being served when my guest and I chose to eat there because you advertised Sunday Brunch.

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MelissaB
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Prime Rib was ordered med rare and served well done. Bartenders did not know how to make basic cocktails. Resolved easily. Room was excellent. Would definitely stay again.

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LeannM
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Took a really, really long time to get our food. Then a really long time to get our check.

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DarylB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent menu and food was top notch. Rack of lamb was delicious and not offered at most other restaurants!

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KathleenC
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Don't bother with breakfast here. No specials on Easter, eggs were cooked hard when we asked for easy, hash browns tasted like they had cinnamon sprinkled in them, no choice of bread for the toast just straight Wonder white bread and sausage patties while tasty were hard and a bit overcooked. Don't waste your time, take the time to drive up the road to Medford and go to Ihop or even better Punky's Diner.

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PaulV
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Such a very limited menu and slow service. The server was very nice but not attentive and spent most of her time in the bar area. The food (pasta & chicken was very basic and not worth what we paid. Love the place but that was the worst time we ever had there.

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Kptt
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Luckily the food made up for it when we finally got our order

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NancyA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed yet another birthday meal at Callahan's. Thanks!

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vipOregonTom
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Environment was great. Music was too loud. Menu is very limited compared to the legacy menu that has existed for the last 40 years. Food was ok. Was convinced to order the prime rib vs the beef stroganoff because we were told the beef stroganoff uses prime rib that is overcooked and is at the end of the prime rib. So ordered the prime rib medium rare and was served an end cut well done. Upon inquiry I asked why it was not medium rare and was told the end cut was all that was left. Wish I would have known. Sure does not have the historic meals with the veal and mushrooms of the past. Look forward to returning in the future when I hear improvements are made. Just a beautiful setting and nice dining room, but owners need to be more hands on to make sure they deliver the quality of the past and make the necessary improvements for dining that this wonderful restaurant has previously provided. Just disappointed with this visit.

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FoodieJenn
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was very good, but the service left A LOT to be desired. At around $28-$38 an entree one would expect a salad and maybe even a bread basket would be served with the meal. Nope! That’s extra. It was very busy for only 2 servers and one bartender. Maybe 3 servers would be better on a completely booked weekend? Regardless, at the prices per meal one would expect a bit more professionalism from staff. Our server was visibly overwhelmed and flustered, serving one of our cocktails incorrectly. She did offer a complimentary second beverage for the mistake. Her co-server seemed completely carefree spending the better part of 15-20 minutes flirting with a table of 6 men while her other tables grew visibly impatient. Takeaway? The music was good and the creme brulee was to die for! I would return, but I strongly encourage management to make some improvements where guest service is concerned.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner , very nice

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DiningTentFreak
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 22 Anniversary there. We absolutely loved THE TENT, it was warm and cozy. Our server was attentive to our needs, checked in often and brought us everything we needed. The musician playing that night was pretty good. We had not been out to eat since the beginning of COVID, so it was such a treat. I have had prime rib a couple times in my life, but this night the prime rib was off the chart. I asked for extra vegetables and they filled my plate. Your side salad, at $5 is a good price, but not for the amount of lettuce on the plate. That was the only issue I had, and considering we had not been out in a year, I will say it was an amazing evening. Thank you Callahans staff for making our night memorable, when it was probably just a typical night for you all.

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RichD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We were set at a table of two, and there were two other tables seated simultaneously. The restaurant only had three tables that had customers. One waitress continue to talk for 20 minutes with a table that two young men were seated.
I would recommend Callahans restaurant if you were not in a hurry.

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I made our Valentine's dinner reservation month in advance. My husband and I love the prime rib.
After we were seated it took a long time for our server to even acknowledge us. She finally did come around and take our order but it was obvious she was having a bad night. She barely looked at us or offered any kind of help with the menu. she quickly jotted down our order and rushed off again. It became apparent why she had a bad attitude, apparently she and the bartender were in the middle of a fight because he made our drinks and they sat on the bar 5-6 minutes while they argued. AND the drinks were the wrong flavor.
Took forever to get our bill and boxes.
It actually turned into a joke between us and the couple at the next table because they were just as frustrated.
Server was short, small girl with black hair in bun.
Paid good money and I feel cheated.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good overall the server was stressed. The food wasn’t hot when served.

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Judini
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at Callahan's! This was our first time there and were so happy to enjoy a fantastic ambience with fireplaces ablaze, live music, attentive servers and delicious food. Such a treat. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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TreanaC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out with my girlfriends at Callahans. The drinks were wonderful, food was excellent, and our server Taylor was just fantastic. We will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The picture on your website of this restaurant was deceiving
Not warm and inviting. Too much light and generic
The food took almost and hour to get after we ordered. It was like warm at best. The music was harder rock??? Certainly not appropriate for a fine Dining experience

Waitress was apathetic

Will not return

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ChristyD
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great outdoor dining experience, very socially/physically distanced seating. It was great to be able to make reservations and not wait in a crowd. Will go back next time I'm in the Rogue Valley.

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Mick
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As they are being forced to seat people in an outdoor heated tent to comply with our stupid governor's unconstitutional rules, it is a bit loud with the heaters blasting. The food and service were certainly as expected and it was still enjoyable.

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Westmoundstar
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I don't typically write reviews, but this one I felt the need to. My wife and I try our best to frequent the lodge during winter, our anniversary falls right close to the holiday. Previous years have been excellent and each year we have high expectations, up until this year. I get it, times are crazy right now, this industry is getting hit hard and we try to support local business as much as possible. Regardless, I think folks should know what to expect. We show up, front desk rep isn't wearing a mask and seems pretty distracted. No big deal, except the mask really...Next, I know we should've known this, but no dining in the restaurant, which is a big pull, but they have an outdoor tent set up. We tried this out for about 15 minutes in the pretty freezing cold with no attention from the wait staff, then we made the decision to move in for room service. I'm assuming given the circumstances, their running a skeleton crew, which is working hard, but stretched too thin to keep up.
So we move to the room next, which upon check in was well under 60 degrees, so we'll build a fire...typically the room is well equipped with kindling and a lighter. No kindling, lighter is too low on fuel and we used one from our truck, then used any and all paper in the room to get a fire started (toilet paper too). Front desk said they were looking but nothing ever made it to us.
Now for the food. We order entrees, a pitcher of beer and a double of Jameson. Fire is going, food is on the way. Phone call from the wait staff. "we don't have that whiskey, we do have Pendleton though", Perfect, bring me that. Food shows up, "Sorry we didnt have Pendleton, so I got you a double of makers mark instead ,only charged for a single, appreciate that. Ok, that works, moving on...Food is ok, except for the potatoes, which had been sitting for a while. I'm running out of characters to review further, and there is more :)but needless to say for close to $300 a night?? Not a good look. Maybe next time.

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NikkiC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

An excellent menu with many unusual choices. The two different brunch dishes we chose were very tasty. Once the fire was going in the fireplace the ambience was warm and friendly. We will definitely go back for brunch!

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JanisP
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Callahan’s has such a primo setting with a beautiful view and outdoor setting. That’s the only reason we keep going back. The food is really subpar and has been for the past couple of years we’ve gone there for lunch. This last visit was for breakfast/brunch and no one at our table had a good meal. Callahan’s needs to stick with the basics and improve the quality. No need for fancy dishes in this rustic, outdoor setting. Menu items like a burger, not a fancy one but a good one, a couple of sandwich options and a couple of seasonal salads. As for brunch/breakfast, how about just doing a good job with the basics, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, etc.

We love the setting and want to see the new owners make a success of the business so hope this critique is helpful.

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DianaE
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great food (we all had Duck Hash), beautiful outdoor seating ambience, nice wait staff & affordable! Perfect place to celebrate a Birthday!

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TammyO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful breakfast, staff was pleasant and took great care of our needs!

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PSSDS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are a local, or just passing through, stop in for a wonderful dining experience.

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Cache
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food. Everything was really top notch.
Service was slow and a bit lacking. Water for tea was never refilled. Ice water was filled only once, it was a hot day.
Music added a wonderful ambiance.

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TraceyD
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The setting is beautiful. The music was amazing. The service was slow. We ordered a small plate that our waiter said would take 20 minutes. After 20 minutes he returned to say they were out of what we ordered. So we ordered dinner and 45 minutes later we were served. My husbands steak, ordered medium well done was rare, my salmon was dry. Our waiter agreed that they were not done correctly, returned them to the kitchen and we never saw him or our food again. We ended up not getting any dinner and our anniversary date night was ruined. I am very disappointed because I loved this place and was so excited to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Excellent food. Very good music.

KJ
KimJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Can’t say enough good things. The food was unique, but not too unique that it was weird.

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vipfoodlover
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at Callahans was exceptionally nice & accommodating. It was a pleasure to stay & dine there. Very dog friendly too.

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vipLarryH
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin Broadie, formerly of Eleven in Ashland, is now chef here, and Andi Broadie is pastry chef. We have been fans for a long time and also love Callahan’s so thought we would drive up the mountain and check out the new combination. We had a most relaxing afternoon, and enjoyed outstanding food in one of the best outdoor dining settings in Southern Oregon. The gazpacho was the best I’ve ever tasted, the burger perfectly medium rare as ordered, and the cheesecake was “out of this world” according to my wife. And our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were treated to their own bowl of treats and and a big bowl of water. Can’t wait to go back!

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EduardoG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Me and my husband stay in the hotel for two days. For his birthday and went to restaurant first night and was treated poorly by our waiter service was horable and my husband was disrespected

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KDEilers
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly hostess. Alana is a charming, funny, efficient server...always attentive without being obtrusive. Wonderfull, tasty food.

Since Callahan's is 185 miles from my front door, I'll probably not be back soon...BUT, I'll certainly recommend them to friends/family when I know any of them are gonna be in Ashland.

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NickiW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great, a little pricey, but good. Not a huge menu. Our server was great. Fun personality.

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JeffreyC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings outside on the deck . The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. The food was great. We are looking forward to our next outing there .
Thank you . Jeff Carroll

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were really looking forward to a special night for our 47 wedding anniversary at Callahans. The food was okay but it was not like we had remembered from the last time we were there. The margarita was not good. An old fashioned margarita should also be on the menu. Our server was very nice and helpful. But we were extremely disappointed that there was no live music like the website advertised. We understand the reason why music is only live on the weekends but had we known we would have waited until then. It is such a beautiful place, we hope there will be some changes.

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Jbird
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would have liked a few more choices on the menu.... and not to sound snobby, but I wish the hikers had a designated area ti east, they are dirty and smell and we were the four or anniversary, so it was kind of a fun off.... but we're have always loved callahan's and will be back!

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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 89 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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