The Cabin of Willowick
We are just minutes from Downtown Willoughby, The Lake County Captains and 20 minutes from Downtown Cleveland.
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I was greeted by the hostess when I walked in and she gathered the menu in her hands, but then the phone rang and she took a to go order as I stood there. She even walked away to determine what salad dressing they had. Once served I sat for another 15-20 minutes without a server because she either didn't notify anyone my table had been sat and/or none of the servers took note of me. The party that was behind me was served in the main dining room. I had to walk to the hostess stand for a server. The meal (the clambake with lobster - a $50 meal) itself was great. However, my main took so long that the server came out to apologize, and then when it did arrive I suspect it was the lobster tail special because it came with green beans and not corn on the cob. Then I was charged $53 instead of $50 and it had to be adjusted. With two glasses of wine my meal was not cheap, and I felt like an afterthought. I drove 30 minutes for dinner. I'm not inclined to eat there again.
great night, friendly service, awesome sushi, safe setting
Very charming and quiet back patio. Excellent sushi dish, though the fried green tomatoes were overpriced. I would definitely go back, though.
Spaced far apart from anyone else. Staff practiced social distancing. Husband has sushi and I had shrimp and grits. Kitchen and staff need to learn to properly space courses out so you can enjoy them
The dining room was freezing. There were no daily specials, ordered scallops that were way too salty -reordered and they came out exactly the same; ie too salty.
Diet pop was too sweet for our guests. Sushi was very good.
Never been so disappointed. Never! Both wife and waited for or dinners 45 min. Both came out ice cold. Really... like they came out of refrigerator. We where not only ones. Our server her best . Had an 8 top next to us and they left. To bad....really hate to see a icon like the cabin go down hill.
Reservations was at 7:30 on valentines and didn’t get a table till 8:45. Steaks where over cooked and the server didn’t care at all. Owner and bartender was very nice, but they dropped the ball on this day!
We never got to the food! We had a 7pm reservation. Arrived at 6:50. We were told it would be a 30 minute wait. At 7:30, there were still 10 names ahead of us. When we overheard someone say they had a 6:15 reservation and were still waiting, we left. At the way tables were clearing, it was going to be at least another hour! They way overbooked Valentine's Day. We have been here many times before and love the food. We will go again but never on any holiday.
All of the food was perfect. A little noisy because the place was full.
Excellent food in a relaxed setting.
Pam our waitress was the BEST! Very attentive to our needs, friendly sweet! We will go back awesome ambiance!
Food was good but service still needs some help there. The bar also needs some work. No lemons and no ginger beer
I chose the cabin for my wife on our 48 anniversary we were both disappointed. WE ordered the prime rib dinner, my wives was mostly fat and grizzly and my was about the same .It was not very tender and not the prime rib you get that is slow cooked for hours .At $30 a dinner I would have expected a much better cut of meat. We did not see or waitress but a few minutes here and there. Pickle bills prime rib is $29.99 and it is a bigger cut and is a very tender cut of meat.
Went for New Year’s Eve was fairly crowded. Had a perfectly cooked filet and a lobster tail that was a bit rubbery. We thought that they had sushi which was the main reason we picked the restaurant, saw it on their menu but when we got there found out they weren’t serving it that night. So all in all for the busy evening not too shabby.
During the 1960's and early 70's our family came to The Cabin for perch every Friday night that our dad was home from work. He worked on the railroad, so his days home were irregular. His first name was Lloyd, and Mom always gave his name when one was requested -- easier than our true last name. Both parents gone now, but we have a sibling gathering every year around Christmas. Last year we decided that coming to The Cabin this year would be good. Disappointed and surprised not to see perch on your menu, but we enjoyed our evening, the food, and service by waitress Nicole was spot on. None of us live anywhere near The Cabin now, so it's unlikely we'll be back anytime soon. We all have fond memories of your establishment. Most notable was the waitresses always complimenting Mom and Dad on how well behaved their children were. I especially enjoyed the fact that at a table for 6 we could all hear each other talking; no loud music playing. We sat in front of the one fireplace, and enjoyed that nostalgic bit of ambiance as well.
The food here is always excellent. I have had a lobster bake and hamburger so far. I've tasted the steak my wife ordered and the chicken francaise my mother in law ordered. All were top notch and mother wateringly delicious. The servers are very attentive and kind. I highly recommend this restaurant for a family gathering, business, or as part of a romantic evening.
Great food great service!
Service was fantastic. I forgot how good the cabin was. Hadn't been there in Years. Glad we went back!
Had to wait for everything. Food was terrible.
The burger was dry, the pork chop was dry and the grits were dry. We had to wait over one and a half hours before we got our food.
Service was slow and 4 of our 6 dinners were terrible.
We were there about 6:00 and they were out of salmon, we ordered the chicken because the menu was very limited, really wanted the salmon and nothing else on the menu was really appealing.
We both ordered the same meal and we were very disappointed, it food was so bland, we both had to keep putting salt on the dish so there was some taste.
We had friends who were supposed to come, they were glad they didnt.
We had anniversary reservations for 6:30. We ordered at 6:45. 2 prime rib dinners which shouldn't take long to prepare. Our food arrived at 8:30. The prime rib was luke warm at best, but did taste good. The side dish I asked for was wrong when it came out but was corrected. The au jus didn't come out with our meal, as well as the horseradish we asked for. Our drinks sat empty on the table throughout most of the evening. Even after informing our server that I was supposed to be to work at 9. We were not offered any compensation whatsoever. 1 meal free, 50% off the check, but honestly I expected to be offered a full free meal in this situation. We left feeling very unsatisfied with our dining experience.
Our waiter had zero personality. I think the wait staff should be better trained for an overall better dining experience. My steak I ordered as medium came as rare. I returned it to cook more and it arrived well done. Such a shame. My husband ordered the fish fry which was exceptional. I grew up in Willowick and it was my first experience at the restaurant. I thought the atmosphere was lovely. After we left the restaurant we opted for dessert at Dairy Queen. We had a better experience going through the drive thrubecause of the young lady working there was friendly and enthusiastic. That is the way the wait staff should be at the cabin!!!
This was a great place to take my wife on a date for a clambake they were having. We got there around 8pm. The place is clean and decorated nicely, but the lights throughout the place flickered. Hopefully they'll get that fixed soon. The waiter did turn them down which stopped the bright strobe flickers . Our waiter was very busy with a lot of tables and the bar...But somehow he managed to keep our food and drinks coming. We arrived just after a huge rush and several parties being held there...But we did get our clams, steak, and lobster fairly quickly. The food was well prepared and enjoyable. I definitely recommend this place to anyone for a romantic evening, or a night out with friends.
Our food was excellent. Two people had the clam bake special, one each for salmon, scallop, and filet mignon.
The clam bake was their special and there were not enough servers, bar tenders and kitchen help for the crowd at 6:30
We were repeatedly told there were no glasses clean. Every drink we had came in a different glass.
We ended up going to the bar and asking for our bottle of wine we ordered, but had to then wait for glasses.
They definitely need more staffing
Probably by far the worst service we have ever experience. Service was beyond poor and food was marginal.
Another great night out with friends! Awesome food and very well worth it!
Service was great too!
Server did a great job. But she was all by herself on the floor. It was not too busy. But, it was too much for one person. I like The Cabin for business lunches because it is quiet. But, this lunch went too long.
I have never been disappointed by the food. This lunch was no exception. Prime rib sandwich was great.
Your wait staff was congenial, friendly and efficient. The food was very tasty and we enjoyed our evening.
They have a better menu than delivery. 5 of us tried 4 different menu items and we all left disappointed. Not sure if we will try again
Friendliest staff ever! Great food with a great presentation and prompt service. Have never had a sub par meal here!
Could not have enjoyed it more. Perfect atmosphere, service, food and date. We definitely will be back.
The service is friendly and efficient. The food is very bland and greasy, and just not equal to the asking prices. I value the dollars I paid out much more than the food and experience, in other words. I did not go home thinking it was worth every cent, but the opposite, unfortunately.
Dinner with friends. Everyone’s food was good (fish and steaks). Not rushed through courses
Excellent service, well prepared food, and pleasant atmosphere.
This is such a wonderful restaurant.. it never fails to be perfectly delicious. The sushi is a real surprise for anyone that hasn’t tried it here. We had out of town guests in & they said it was some of the best they’ve ever had! Dishes we had were Salmon, Prime Rib, BBQ Brisket, Caprese Salad, Pork. Each had a beautiful presentation & each was delicious! Chef/Owner Carmen is fabulous. Can’t wait to go back!
Not the best, but acceptable....! I thought the price a bit excessive for what we received but I don't go out often enough to be reminded of today's costs. It was a special occasion but not as good as I had hoped it would be...but the service was lovely and the waitress deserved her tip!
Good food! Nice service!
Food took too long coming to table, not the servers fault. Flat bread was bland and plain, lacking toppings.
Augratin potatoes looked like hash browns. Ribs were cooked well, needed additional sauce. We took a chance on the sushi but should have passed. My grandson enjoyed his very well done hamburger. Not done well, very well done. Crab cakes were described as small but silver dollar size is unappealing.
The Cabin of Willowick does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Cabin of Willowick also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 943-5195.
The Cabin of Willowick is rated 3.7 stars by 158 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.