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Ihlenfeld Dining Room, Wheeling, WV

Ihlenfeld Dining Room

4.5
4.5
51 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

The Ihlenfeld Dining Room in Wilson Lodge overlooks Schenk Lake and offers a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Specializing in artistic cuisine, fine wines, and decadent desserts, Ihlenfeld Dining Room offers a superior dining experience ideal for any occasion. This family-friendly venue is a popular weekend stop, offering bountiful breakfast buffets each weekend.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am
    Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (304) 243-4090

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Menu

Starters

  • Traditional Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail$20.00

    Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

    • Grilled Stilton Blue Baguette$15.00

      Honeycomb, Sea Salt, Figs

      • Brussels Chips$16.00

        Balsamic Aïoli, Crispy Pancetta

        • Seafood Bisque$10.00

          Seafood Morsels, Aged Brandy

          Salads

          • Caesar Salad$12.00

            Romaine Hearts, White Anchovy, Herb Crostini, Parmesan Cheese

            • Wedge Iceberg$12.00

              Bacon Lardoons, Pickled Onion, Gorgonzola Cheese, Tomato, Ranch

              Chef's Offerings

              • Maryland Style Crab Cake$34.00

                Grilled Winter Greens, Scented with Citrus Oil

                • Pan Seared Large Day Boat Sea Scallops$38.00

                  With Crab Meat Risotto

                  • Vegetarian Bolognese$26.00

                    Linguine, Roasted Beet Mix, Wild Mushrooms, Pecornio, Fresh Basil

                    • Free Range Chicken Breast Provencal$32.00

                      Cherry Tomato, Garlic, Fennel, Marinated Olives, Fingerling Potatoes

                      From the Grill

                      • Prime Filet Mignon

                        • 6 Oz$34.00
                        • 9 Oz$45.00
                      • Prime NY Strip Steak

                        • 12 Oz$49.00
                      • Angus Ribeye Steak

                        • 14 oz$52.00
                      • Atlantic Salmon Filet

                        • 9 Oz$32.00

                      Additions

                      • House Steak Sauce$5.00

                        • Brandy Madagascar Green Peppercorn Demi$5.00

                          • Bacon Stilton Cheese$8.00

                            • Crab Imperial Topping$10.00

                              Sides

                              • Roasted Asparagus$6.00

                                • Cast Iron Roasted Mixed Mushrooms$8.00

                                  • Honey Butter Glazed Baby Carrots$6.00

                                    • Butter Smashed Potato$7.00

                                      • Crispy Truffle Parmesan Fries$7.00

                                        • Baked Potato Topped with Sour Cream & Scallion$7.00

                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                          What 51 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                          4.5
                                          4.5 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.4Food
                                          • 4.8Service
                                          • 4.7Ambience
                                          • 4.2Value

                                          NoiseModerate

                                          Loved For

                                          • West Virginia

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                                            Best Service

                                          • West Virginia

                                            Best Ambiance

                                          • West Virginia

                                            Best Value

                                          • West Virginia

                                            Good for Groups

                                          • West Virginia

                                            Great for Lunch

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                                          1. AJ

                                            AdrianneJ

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Good food though a bit rich. I would like to see some healthier options for vegetarians or gluten free diets. Need more whole foods, rice, hummus, fruits & veggies, tofu, vegie patties and the like as options for healthy delicious dining! Ambience can't be beat and the service is exemplary!!

                                          2. TP

                                            TerranceP

                                            Charleston

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We attended the Mothers Day Buffet. We were promptly seated. The buffet table was setup and ready. The food was great. Service was fantastic. We did not expect such a fantastic experience on a Mothers Day event

                                          3. RM

                                            RussellM

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Had a delightful time! Excellent service and food!

                                          4. DS

                                            DSMFamily

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                            We had a 1pm reservation and were seated immediately. Service was friendly, prompt and available if needed. Food variety, availability, and preparation was all very good. Our tastes are for very flavorful, bold, and often spicy dishes. To appeal to all, flavors are there but tame. We all agreed the salmon and seafood bisque was excellent. The event is pricey at $45 per person, but a treat for Mother's Da. Walking around the lodge after lunch adds to the event, since we had never been there.

                                          5. JC

                                            JoshuaC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My wife and I had a lovely dinner here. It was very quiet and not crowded. The food was on par with Altius or Molinaro’s in Pittsburgh. Definitely a diamond in the rough as far as cuisine.

                                          6. JW

                                            JudyW

                                            Charleston

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We attended the Easter Buffet. The food was delicious with a wide variety of dishes served. The waitstaff was attentive. I would definitely return next year for this event.

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Richmond

                                            2 reviews

                                            2.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall2food1service5ambience5

                                            We loved the atmosphere! Service was great! But the Seafood Buffet was extremely disappointing! The only reservation time we could get was 8pm. All the food tasted old - you could tell it had been sitting out for a long time. The shrimp scampi, risotto, & salmon were over cooked. The Crab Cakes had several shell pieces in them. The Shrimp & Lobster Ravioli was mushy. The fried foods (oysters, clams, shrimp, & fish) were soggy. Even the rolls were cold & hard. However, the salad & mussels were delicious. And the desserts we tried were yummy. But overall, it’s way overpriced for the quality at $45 each. Maybe dining earlier when the food was fresh would’ve made a better experience. Note: Dining room is on 3 different levels with a few steps to each & is NOT handicap accessible.

                                          8. K

                                            Kkkh

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 13, 2022

                                            overall3food3service3ambience2

                                            Dining room too cold and dark. Food taste temperature and quality disappointing for prices. Scallops over cooked. Risotto overcooked. Crabmeat fishy taste not seemed fresh. Baked potato lukewarm and undercooked. Steak overcooked. Bread tasteless.

                                          9. AM

                                            AmandaM

                                            Columbus

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                            Atmosphere was superb! Service was wonderful! Food was hit or miss. Dessert was amazing. The cheesecake and carrot cake was to die for! As for the entrees- my friends and I agreed that some of the flavors did not seem to go together. And the crab cakes were so salty we could not eat them! Maybe personal preference. Not sure we’ll be back for the seafood buffet, but certain we’ll be back for another dining experience. Hopefully to stay at the lodge next time.

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great dinner with friends. Service was excellent! Food was delicious! All in great surroundings.

                                          11. DY

                                            DavidY

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall3food2service4ambience3

                                            Food was subpar for 45 dollars. Much of the food seemed old.

                                          12. T

                                            Thomas

                                            West Virginia

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Lenten seafood buffet is outstanding! So many good dishes to choose from and hard not to overeat. Highly recommend !

                                          13. GZ

                                            GaryZ

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our waiter was outstanding and very friendly and attentive.

                                          14. MG

                                            MikeG

                                            Tampa

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on April 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Outstanding service from Debbie and Filet was amazing

                                          15. RH

                                            RicardoH

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent service by Ronaldo. He is very friendly, fun and attentive

                                          16. O

                                            Olddog

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            seafood buffet had many choices. never ran out of food.

                                          17. JS

                                            JoanofStC

                                            Cleveland

                                            12 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                                            overall3food3service5ambience5

                                            I really love Oglebay. It’s such a beautiful refuge, and they do such a wonderful job making it that way. From the free live music to the beautiful grounds, it’s a goto for us. The staff at the restaurant is simply top notch. They seated us in a perfect location. The hostess and waitress were all smiles and very attentive. I just have to be honest that the food isn’t always the best. I realize that buffets can dry food out, so that might be the main issue. It’s a lot of money, so maybe my expectations are too high. Overall, we had a great experience and we don’t have any regrets choosing to dine here.

                                          18. HB

                                            HonestBob

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was off the chart! Service was a complete delight. Extremely relaxing.

                                          19. JK

                                            JeffK

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wide range of great food. Was able to sample things I’ve been curious about but wouldn’t commit to a whole meal.

                                          20. WV

                                            WVjo

                                            New York Area

                                            42 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            42 reviews

                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The filet was cooked perfectly to medium rare. Delicious! My husband had roasted chicken and loved it. Debbie is the best waitress!

                                          21. KB

                                            KathieB

                                            Baltimore

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience5

                                            Brunch buffet was very good. Service was good even though server struggled with language barrier.

                                          22. ML

                                            MarieL

                                            Columbus

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall2food1service3ambience3

                                            Food which is usually great was sub par at best. Cold food, lack of any flavor, many basic condiments missing. Requested window seating in reservation but was seated away from the window. Overall very overpriced for what was delivered.

                                          23. E

                                            Eric

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great seafood buffet with enough variety for everyone.

                                          24. T

                                            Thomas

                                            West Virginia

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was excellent and had so many wonderful choices! Even after eating just a small portion of all the different kinds of seafood, I was stuffed. Still managed to try some delicious desserts! Our waiter, Brandon, was fantastic. Definitely plan to go back!

                                          25. LN

                                            LoriN

                                            West Virginia

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Buffet was very good.service was excellent. We will be coming back

                                          26. KZ

                                            KarenZ

                                            West Virginia

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 10, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            The food is excellent, always professionally presented... The service is exceptional...I love the view... However, I do feel the food is overpriced and items that are ala carte could be included with the meal for the prices being charged.

                                          27. WV

                                            WVjo

                                            New York Area

                                            42 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            42 reviews

                                            Dined on March 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Delicious dinner! Filet was cooked perfectly and good roasted vegetables.

                                          28. R

                                            Radbone

                                            West Virginia

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                            overall2food2service5ambience4

                                            We had a 6:30 seating at which time we were told that the scallops and crab was gone and my buddy and I received the last 2 baked potatoes for the evening, almost all plates were cold and coffee was bitter. I am from the area and other two couples were not. We have been coming down for 4/5 years to a cabin. What a shame, especially for the cost, and also embarrassing.

                                          29. GB

                                            GesslerB

                                            West Virginia

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience5

                                            Service was slow but good

                                          30. DA

                                            DebraA

                                            Atlantic City

                                            23 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            23 reviews

                                            Dined on February 19, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Debbie, and Brandon, our servers, made our delicious dinner a wonderful experience.

                                          31. GB

                                            GaryB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The atmosphere, food, and service were really good. No complaints. Oglebay Park and Wilson Lodge have always represented good quality. When I think of Oglebay, I automatically think of the word class. The Park has a lot to offer, and the Ihlenfeld Dining Room is just one of many wonderful things about Oglebay.

                                          32. CG

                                            ConorG

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            For an anniversary dinner, the value for the food and service was incredible. Dark lighting and candles set the mood. The staff was welcoming, friendly, quick and attentive. The setting was quiet so we could talk and there was a sense of privacy and intimacy. The staff even helped me surprise my date with champagne, cards and flowers and even accommodated last minute changes. Would definitely go back for a celebration!

                                          33. DH

                                            DonH

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic experience!!! Food was cooked to perfection….

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on February 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Overall a great experience. I would highly recommend some soft music playing in the background. Didn’t enjoy hearing other conversations due to no music. Made it harder to concentrate on my own conversation. Overall we did like it. Food was excellent!

                                          35. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on January 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great. Fresh. Friendly. Loved it.

                                          36. v

                                            valariev

                                            Chicago

                                            17 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on January 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience3

                                            Enjoyed dinner food was very good . Wine list could be better . Prefer the other dining room to eat in where breakfast is at but it wasn’t open .

                                          37. DF

                                            DavidF

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 10, 2022

                                            overall2food2service3ambience5

                                            Beautiful place. Went on a Monday with reservation for a special birthday. Only 3 couples there yet seated very close together during pandemic Salmon overcooked over seasoned. Caesar salad disappointing. Very high prices. We asked to have our food wrapped to go due to loud conversation at next table. Ruined the birthday

                                          38. L

                                            Leese

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 8, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. Should be an age limit because crying babies tend to ruin it.

                                          39. B

                                            Beth

                                            Cleveland

                                            4 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on January 8, 2022

                                            overall3food3service3ambience2

                                            Food fairly good. Ambience and decor very average.

                                          40. B

                                            Bill

                                            Pittsburgh

                                            165 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            165 reviews

                                            Dined on January 6, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                            It was good food and good service.

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                                          Ihlenfeld Dining Room is rated 4.5 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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                                          Google Map for Ihlenfeld Dining Room

                                          465 Lodge Dr Wheeling, WV 26003

                                          Additional information

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Wheeling

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Breakfast
                                            Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am
                                            Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am
                                            Dinner
                                            Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            American, Steakhouse, Breakfast

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress code

                                            Business Casual

                                          • Parking details

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