About Pine Lodge Steakhouse

Pine Lodge Steakhouse offers freshly prepared food in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. In this majestic rustic log lodge, they serve only the finest cuts of beef, as well as, salmon, cold-water lobster, ahi tuna, crab cakes and more. A specialty of the house is their famous Creamy Crab Soup - it's a favorite among the locals!

1520 Deep Creek Drive
Mchenry, MD 21541
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm

Cross Street:
Route 219

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 387-6500

Website:
http://www.pinelodgesteakhouse.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pine Lodge Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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3.5

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66% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (3)
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Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Fun (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Waterfront (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall disappointed with our experience. Made a reservation, seated quickly (requested window seating and didn't get it-anniversary dinner) but waited FOREVER for our server to come to our table. Once we were greeted, he rushed through the specials and said he would be right back. Again took a while for him to return. When he came back with our beverages, he offered us MORE time to decide on our order and started to walk away...We had to actually ask him to stop because we were ready to order. We planned on ordering an appetizer but chose not to at this point. After we got our food, we sat there FOREVER waiting to get boxes. The people next to us arrived after us, got drinks, apps, dinner and the waitress actually brought over a tray and boxed and took care of everything for them...our server dropped the boxes and dropped the check on the table and walked away. We finally stopped the manager and asked him to take our check...we just got so tired of all the waiting. The manager took our check and then handed it to our waiter...again we waited a long time for him to return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great time!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was good except the shrimp scampi was on the bland side. Needed more garlic, as I wouldn't call what I received "scampi". Service was good and the bread is AWESOME! I liked this place, but thought it was on the pricey side for what you get, and the drink prices are outrageous.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was awesome! The sweet potatoes and filet were cooked perfectly. The service was superb. Our waiter was super attentive. Do yourself a favor and check this place out. You won’t be disappointed!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Quick, friendly service and a delicious steak dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Visiting area for weekend, stopped in for dinner Saturday night, very expansive menu, part of the group of 6 got entrees others got lighter fare (burgers). Everyone enjoyed their meals, service was terrific, very attentive.

We ate upstairs away from TVs, room was very nice, large ceilings and lots of wood, exactly what you'd expect in a log cabin.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

A large table of ten men, did not slow the service to our table. Very professional, and the food exceeded expectations.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Dinner was very good, we had the Small Metro NY Strips. Service was a little too prompt for a Saturday evening that was sort of slow (out of peak season). We felt a little rushed, but the waitress Angie, did ask the kitchen to slow down our dinner. Nice atmosphere, good wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (West Virginia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great steakhouse near Deep Creek lake. Need reservations on busy nights.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was poor, waiter seemed to be overwhelmed. The food was nothing like the order. The swordfish was overlooked and was supposed to be in a bed of spinach and there wasn't any.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food and service. We ate on a Friday evening in early September and the upstairs wasn't very crowded. Some reviews stated the food portions were small however we found it to be fine. The kids menu options are decent and the portions for kids are big. The mixed reviews proved to be on the positive side from our experience. We did the 2 for $50 menu which was a good choice and the food was excellent. The waitress brought us the 2 for $50 menu after we requested it. Luckily we had read about the special prior to going because I am not sure if the waitress would have offered the menu. If we are in the area again we would go back to eat.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great local fair in a log cabin setting. Prices are fair for average sized portions. The house special creamy crab soup is delicious. Lots of options for those who do or don't want steak. Service was very good and we were pleased with our overall experience.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The atmosphere was nice at the beginning but the longer we where there it become crowded and the tables seemed to close. Unfortunately, a family brought a dog in to eat with them (which to my knowledge was not a service dog, no identification seen). My husband ordered prime rib and I ordered New York Strip. Both steaks were to be cooked medium. However, both steaks were over cooked and my steak was extremely overcooked. The garlic butter it was topped with was tasty and its only redeeming feature.
Our meal came to $85 with tip. For the price this meal was not worth it. I would not recommend Pine Lodge. My husband and I will not be going there again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The dinner was execrable. The restaurant is famous for its cream of crab soup, but when served, what was provided was not that soup at all, but a thin milk based tasteless cup tasting nothing of sherry - a key ingredient - and colorless. We sat for 75 minutes without being served dinner. The table of four behind us who came in well after we did was was served, and when I asked the manager where our food was - lo and behold it was delivered instantly, all cold (except for the baked potatoes which we re clearly pulled from the microwave. Since we all had ordered steak (it is, after all, the Pine Lodge STEAK house) cold meat was the meal of the day. This used to be a fine restaurant - we have dined there many times. ON August 18, it was awful.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food made her sick. Horrible experience. Wouldn't recommend to anyone. Steak was a less than a half inch thick for $42.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We had a family dinner here and really enjoyed it. The service was friendly and helpful with an injured person who needed a bit of help. The New York strip was very good and every bit of the advertised weight. Everyone enjoyed their food here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Nice location, choice of upstairs with Jazz music or downstairs with county/sports atmosphere. We felt the prices were a bit high for the size of the portions.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great steak and seafood house in Deep Creek Lake area. Service was impeccable and very attentive. Great views of the mountain and lake.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

There were 8 in our party and we were spending the weekend in Deep Creek. Overall, the food was ok, 3 ordered prime rib and said there wasn't much taste; one order for chicken parmesan was burnt around the edges and didn't have enough sauce so had to ask for more; one appetizer of coconut shrimp was fried too long and 2 others ordered the coconut shrimp as an entree so we made sure to ask that theirs be fried less and both orders were fine. We like the atmosphere and the service was good - we appreciated that the manager came to our table to talk about the coconut shrimp. We would go back but know not to expect over the top food tastes.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 27, 2017

This place cannot be taken seriously as a steakhouse. The portions are not as advertised - much smaller. All of our steaks were overcooked. And worst of all, they lacked flavor and overall quality. When the prices match up to higher end steak restaurants, one expects corresponding quality. Didn't happen here.

Service was poor but mainly due to inexperience. The manager, however, was disrespectful and dismissive. Fail.

Last, the atmosphere is generally cheesy and poorly arranged for a quality dining experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent food and service! Filets were exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The restaurant itself is fairly big and has a cabin-style feel to it. Once inside, the decor isn't quite tasteful and rather tacky. Our server was very kind and attentive throughout the dinner but the food... the food is not at all worth the cost. For our appetizer, we ordered the McHenry Crab Dip. It has zero crabs in it and tasted only of Old Bay seasoning. It was served with STALE tortilla chips and STALE pita bread. For our entrees, we ordered a medium-well filet mignon with crab legs and vegetables, and a medium-rare New York Strip with asparagus. When our waiter brought our food, the kitchen had mixed up our side orders, which is an understandable mistake. But then, when we cut into our steaks, they were not to our orders. Our waiter was kind and apologetic and returned our plates to the kitchen. So for the next 15mins we just ate my order of crab legs. When he returned, our sides were still mixed up and again, our steaks were not cooked well. We decided to just eat it anyway as we were already convinced that this restaurant was not up to par. The side of vegetables and the asparagus looked like they came out of bags or cans... HOW HARD IS IT TO BAKE ASPARAGUS? For the mix-up of the steak not being cooked well, our server offered us $5 gaming cards for the arcade in the restaurant...
Pine Lodge Steakhouse is NOT worth the money we ended up paying.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We were vacationing in Deep Creek and came across the Pine Lodge Steakhouse, when we decided to make reservations for a dinner night out. As soon as you walked in, you could feel the heat smack you in the face. Our server told us we could open some windows, the air conditioning was broke and just started working again. It was 9 of us, dining that night and 3 of our orders were brought out wrong. The Oscar is nothing more than creamy lumpy cream of crab soup. The shrimp scampi had 4 shrimps and barley and scampi sauce at all. More of a wet noodle taste. The crab cakes are not much bigger than a golf ball, and were fried hard with mostly filler. No lump crab meat at all. The steaks were very small, and not worth the prices at all. Needless to say we all left disappointed and hungry. I wouldnt recomend the Lodge for dinner. Very over priced and not worth the time. Only reason for 2 stars is because our waitress was nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Decent food but we had hoped for a bit better .
Nice place. Friendly service.
Ribeye was good but not great.
Rib sauce was a little too sweet ( and overbearing) .
Calamari appetizer was typical deep fried.
I would certainly give this restaurant another visit but would hope for a bit more next time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

There was no wait and we were immediately taken to our table. The staff were very friendly and answered all of our questions. The cream of crab soup was everything we expected and more. The salmon was excellent as well as the coconut shrimp. The only entree that was disappointing was the Pasta Primavera which was very plain and did not have a lot of taste. Otherwise an excellent time celebrating family birthdays.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Superb service by Karen, everything was perfect and the food was delicious!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Disappointed in the quality of food and the lack of food that we ordered that they had suddenly run out of and we received only partial entries to our dinners. An individual ordered medium cooked burger but it came out red and bloody others received burgers minus the onion rings because they ran out of those and they also ran out of french fries that came with the order. Not very good for handicapped individuals because you have two flights of stairs to walk up to from the handicap parking in the lower level.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

It was worth the 2 1/2 hour drive just to get the cream of crab soup!! Best I have ever eaten!! The steaks and red skin mashed potatoes were delicious, as was the homemade apple cobbler 💕 Very nice covered deck which was very dog friendly!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Wonderful dinner, terrific service. Best meal we had at Deep Creek Lake. Only drawback is accessibility because you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to the dining room.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The restaurant wasn't busy but still seemed like it took a ling time to get our meal. They did bring kids meals prior to our meals that was good but the amount of food for the kids was not a lot. My kids were still hungry and ate from everyone elses plate. Didn't like that there weren't any sides with the kids meals, had to order separate sides and then they were out of applesauce.
It was a good night out with family but pricey for the amout of food we got. not sure I'd go back if visiting town again

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Our server was pleasant and attentive without being too attentive. The food was very good.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Who would of imagined the enjoyment of great food and drink tucked away at Deep Creek Lake, MD! Pine Lodge Steakhouse may focus on the red-meat-eaters but their other entrees are also exceptional. My date and I both chose to begin with a green salad that was fresh, crisp, perfectly sized and adorned with and excellent dressing. I chose the flounder with crabmeat as my entrée and it was top of the line. My lady had a steak that was cooked exactly like she desired, rare. The onion rings, side for my entrée, were hot and crispy. Warm bread, butter and two glasses of Malbec wine that was good and didn't break the bank made this a rewarding, dining experience. Service attentive...who could ask for more!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Everything about this dining experience was great! Seating, ambiance, service, prices are reasonable, and food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Enjoyed a quiet Friday night here (in between Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekends). The 2 for $50 menu made the meal worth it, otherwise, the prices are a bit much for what you are served. My red mashed potatoes we lukewarm when served and lacked seasoning. Fortunately for me, salt and pepper saved them. The NY strip was cooked the way I liked it, even if there was more fat on it than I would expect from a place that prides itself on hand cutting their meat on site. The wait staff was very nice and personable. Our server, Michael was excellent even if a bit thrown off by the new options on the 2 for $50 menu. If I'm back in Deep Creek, I'd go again. But next time, I'll try out their saloon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food was great and so were the drinks. Our service was also fantastic.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 5, 2017

First time dinner and food was great and service by Devin was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

I have been going to the Pine Lodge steakhouse for several years when we make an annual fishing trip to Deep Creek Lake. The food has always been very good--except for this year. Of the eight guys having dinner, 6 of us had steaks--4 had the special strip steak ($37) and 2 of us had the oak barrel steak--their specialty. All of the steaks were full of gristle and almost impossible to eat. After chewing and pulling out the parts of my steak that I could not eat, I was left with 4 small pieces of good steak--about a quarter of the steak--the rest was lousy. My son complained to the waitress (who was excellent bu the way), who reported his complaint to the manger, who gave us a free dessert! Big deal! The 2 managers came by the table to ask how everything was, but it was so early in the meal, no one had yet gotten into the teaks so we said everything was fine--the manager never returned when he knew the steaks were not good. Next time to Deep Creek Lake will be a visit to another retaurant--not the Pinelodge steakhoue.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Valentine's day special was tasty; the lobster tail and the prime rib were very good. The prime rib was medium rare, not rare, but it was still good. Salad was also very good, but not outstanding. The ambiance and attentive staff were great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was AMAZING!! The crab soup was outstanding. Everything we ordered was prepared perfect!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We had an excellent server (wish I could remember her name so I could request next time...). The food was very good for the price and location. Also, two different managers checked on our meals and were very professional. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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