Elkins Resort on Priest Lake

4.8
86 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Elkins Resorts head Chef, Graham Byxbee, is renowned for his delicious creations that look as good as they taste! Experience our signature herb and parmesan Halibut or our famous 32 oz Prime bone-in Tomahawk steak. We serve the highest quality cuts of meat and fish prepared with colorful, savory sauces to bring you a dining experience that you will surely rave about.
Reservations for inside main dining area only. Outdoor dining is first come, first serve.

Open breakfast, lunch and dinner, in the summer months we invite you to relax by the lake with a meal or one of our famous Huckleberry Daiquiris. The lodge and Trapper Creek Lounge offer free wireless internet, 3 flat screen TV’s, air conditioning and a commanding view of Priest Lake and Chimney Rock. July and August offers Sunday Night movies on the lawn.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 86 people are saying
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sniper
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the lake view is always a feeling of the peace of Gods presence, great time with great friends!

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time going there. Very nice rustic atmosphere, friendly staff, and good food. Will be going back in the future.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great the service was spot on. Expensive but hey, what isn’t these days?

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VerenaW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to see the Alpine Glow. Very beautiful setting.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere for dinner - rustic log cabin overlooking Priest Lake with a center large rock fireplace. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Loved the huckleberry drinks!

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AnnetteN
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a wonderful dinner better , the food was better than.we had remembered, the mixed drinks were good actually made right. And the service was spot on. Everything was perfect, we even sat by the fireplace. perfect dinner

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TCforever41
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Elkins resort for years and they do outstanding job ! food , yum 😋( Halibut is my favorite) 5 stars ..we have never had bad service in the 20 years we've been going ! Wait service,Hospitality, staff friendly, maintenance, housekeeping. They all make you feel like your at home ! A HUGE applaud to the General Management for a Job well done 👍 Sincerely Ted&Cheryl Baldwin

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic. Great way to kick off the new year

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and service was amazing! We had a group of six and everyone enjoyed their meal. Our server was attentive, but also gave us time to visit.

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KevinK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

These days, it’s hard to find good old log cabins with wood burning fireplaces. These are wonderful cabins, very clean and well appointed. Then add Priest Lake to the mix and you have an excellent resort location. The food at the lodge is top notch.

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vipjhaverfi
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner at Elkins. They followed Covid protocols, provided great spaced tables such that we had a quiet romantic evening dinner. Our waiter was phenomenal and so was the food. Had the most amazing appetizer consisting of crab/cheese wontons. All staff members were so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Elkins.

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DonaldB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people, setting, and meals at Elkins continues to be one of the more outstanding experiences for us who have traveled throughout the country. We celebrated our thirty-fifth anniversary at Elkins.

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ReneaC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a table looking out to the water and mountains.. stunning we could see chimney rock so clearly.. wonderful two day adventure 😊

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TeresaS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! The halibut was perfectly done and so flavorful! We sent our compliments to the chef on everything: the steak, the halibut, the desserts. The service is excellent, too...highly recommend!

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NickiW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food is amazing as always. Had the worst waitress who also seated us. I had reservations and she sat us right by door w/no view. She said other tables w/view were reserved (I had reserved also). Those other "reserved" tables NEVER got filled during our entire dining time. She got our appetizer wrong, never checked on us until end when we did need refills on drinks.

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JoshuaP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tomahawk Steak i have ever had.
Mouth watering...

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Rain
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view teamed with excellent food; how can you lose. I had the Copper River Salmon special which was delicious and cooked to perfection. My husband had the pistachio crusted chicken which he said was absolutely wonderful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipSunnyH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful!

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BethAnn
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVE Elkins !!! Magical Lake Setting , casual rustic vibe , excellent for and service , creating a true resort get away dining experience . Truly can’t wait to eat here again !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Food was great. As expected.

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SaraL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. The atmosphere was lovely. We'll go again for sure.

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LauraS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. However the price was a bit high for the quality of a couple of our entrees. Service was great and the atmosphere was fun and casual and very appealing.

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Megand
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Wonderful presentation

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Barb
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat the view at Elkins! The food is fabulous ! Been coming here for over 35 years! Never have been disappointed! It’s a must when your at Priest lake! Treat yourself !!

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BobbieD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Waitress was not very friendly took forever getting order and dessert
Was very disappointed

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JoelD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Elkins! It is a wonderful atmosphere right on the lake. All of the waiters & waitresses were friendly & professional. Our food was hot, delicious & good proportions. The cocktails in the bar were made well and looked beautiful. Loved all of the huckleberry choices! Thank you for the great experience! Our friends were visiting from Texas & loved it.

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GinaL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Highly recommend to anyone looking to have me great food and enjoy the view of the lake!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the formula and it’s working.

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vipAmandaB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional but the staff is even better. Collin is amazing!

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JamesM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on Priest Lake. The setting was matched by the food, which was matched by the service. It is worth the drive to get to this location. We enjoyed everything about our meal. Would highly recommend Elkins Resort.

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vipTheMster
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reliably have excellent meals here every summer. The best food in the lake with the most friendly and competent service. Hannah was our server and she was wonderful. The new asst manager Collin was very accommodating and solicitous.

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Nicole
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for a birthday dinner. Our waiter was so professional, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.
I ordered Lobster special and my husband ordered the salmon special.
My lobster tails and risotto was incredible. I would drive back to Elkins just for that dinner again.
Husband loved his salmon also!
We ordered several different things over the week that we were there. Everything was awesome. No complaints here!

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JanetP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Uncomfortable. Wait staff requires better training. PLEASE READ BEFORE CONSIDERING ELKINS: Could hear two types of music going at once...one type in the dining area, and something that sounded like techno in the bar. Wait staff not transparent with pricing on specials or what comes with meals. Also not consistent with verbiage. Food delivered was referred to as something different than we ordered. Black crusty bits on white wine glass. Gritty bites (dirt?) in mashed potatoes. Halibut well seasoned, but very dry. Food mostly tasted good beyond that. Our waitress never checked during our meal to see how it was. Charged a “resort fee”?! Have not seen that at any other resort restaurant.

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vipnewbucketlisters
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Elkins for a wonderful anniversary dinner. We had great service with Sam outside and Bradley inside. The food was outstanding, we had the Lamb Special and the Copper River Salmon special.
Although masks were not worn by the staff or patrons. The tables were socially distanced and protocols appeared to be followed. In fact our server even push a table away from us when setting for a larger party
With so many places not adhering to protocols, this was appreciated.
Thank you

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Huckleberry crisp is indescribable, as is everything I’ve eaten there.

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KathieZ
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal in a restaurant since February! Food was perfectly prepared, the presentation was gorgeous. Staff is all friendly. Doing an excellent job with hand sanitizer on the table, cleaning and distancing. Wonderful experience. Our server was great - Brad.

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LindaS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service by Brad,and atmosphere was over the top and most enjoyable. Can't wait to come back!

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was fantastic. Views can't be beat. Perfect Anniversary.

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NathanR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great scenic dining experience. Can’t wait to go back for lunch outside on a nice day.

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JodyS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. We had a table with a great view of the lake. Beautiful! Food was pricey but delicious!

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Elkins Resort on Priest Lake is rated 4.8 stars by 86 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.