Woodman Lodge

4.5
973 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Modern dining meets authentic history at Woodman Lodge Steakhouse. Standing as a tribute to a bygone era, it honors the hardworking men and women of the Snoqualmie Valley - nurturing the community spirit by bringing families together for wholesome, social and recreational activities. As a historic steakhouse and saloon, the Woodman Lodge offers an extensive menu of amazing Hors d’ oeuvres, soups, salads, grilled items, entrees, burgers and sandwiches. These can all be enjoyed in the warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere along with a wide variety of drinks from the full bar.
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KenB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

food was very good, the service outstanding! the elk tartare was a highlight

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the wine we had was very good. Our waiter however was flat in tone with us and never offered to pour our wine the rest of the night other than when we had the original taste test at the beginning. Other than that, everything was amazing.

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Lokitious
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The night started out with an inexperienced front of the house with the greeting and seating staff. They were young, flustered and inexperienced. We changed our reservation to be 30 mins later since we had hit traffic from Seattle. We got there at the original reservation time. Even though the table we eventually sat at was available the whole time we stood there, they didn't see us until 10 mins after our new reservation. (waiting 40 mins)
We ordered the Wagyu sirloin w/fully loaded bake potatoes and fried Brussel sprouts. First, the steak meat didn't taste like Wagyu. There was barely any marbling, caramelization or flavor. The steak was burnt/charred on the outside, the demi-glaze that was smeared on it didn't help, and the steak was not seasoned at all. I had to put salt/pepper on every cut of the steak. The baked potato was supposed to be fully loaded. It was a large potato, but it came to the table super dry on the inside. There was barely any butter, sour cream or bacon, nor was there any seasoning on the thing. I have had gloriously fried, and delicious, Brussel sprouts before. These were not it. The Brussel sprouts were greasy and over-fried, with little to no caramelization or taste. I forgot to mention our waiter. Wow! He was super awkward. Within 10 seconds of sitting down, he was trying to get us to choose drinks from the bar. We asked for more time, he came back 30 seconds later. My partner didn't know what he wanted and asked for more time, the waiter just stood there awkwardly waiting. My partner took an extra 5 mins because it was super weird. He just stood there staring! What the heck?! Every time I come back to this place, there is a new staff, and something else is wrong with it. I spent $200 on a meal I could have paid $100 less and felt more satisfied by going to other places in the area. Like at Salish around the corner. Really disappointed in the Staff and the food.

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Karen
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there for dinner on a busy Saturday night. Husband got Prime Rib, and I had the Salmon special. Both were very good. Service was good and friendly. The décor of the place is unique and interesting. It is a bit noisy but not too bad. We live in the area and had not been there in maybe 5 years due to poor previous experiences - so we were pleasantly surprised this visit that the service, food and overall value was much better.

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vipChrisP
Brisbane / QLD
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The drinks are great, the brussel sprouts are very good, but the ambiance is why you go to the restaurant. A beautifully restored century old building. Fortunately there's plenty to look at while you wait a loooong time for your food.

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Lance
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A hidden gem. One of my favorite spots! The food is top notch.

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JenniferH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a decent price. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Valentines family dinner was wonderful. Loved the balloons and roses. Food and wine and service was amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Valentines Day experience at Woodmans Lodge. Was disappointed in Open Table as I made reservations 2 weeks in advance and the app said The earliest we could get reservations was 4:15pm. A little early but hey it was Valentine’s Day. When we arrived we were immediately seated and there were only 3-4 couples dining. By 5:15pm they were only 40% filled. I wish I could have received better information from Open Table so that I could have managed my day better and received a reservation around 6pm instead of 90 minutes earlier.

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KimS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Woodman Lodge is an amazing restaurant. The food, service, and ambiance is always consistently wonderful.

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WilliamW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Patrick did an excellent job & all the staff treated us like we were vip’s. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our waitress mentioned a new chef took over - steak first came out over cooked majorly - then came back extremely raw - I didn’t eat....same w dessert, was either raw or burnt

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Maria7
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

No hostess was there for over five minutes after walked in. Waited at bar until table was ready and was not even acknowledged but with a head node. Sat before bartender asked us about drinks. Server was attentive and had a good knowledge of menu. Got a martini which has very icy but ok. Wedge salad came and was just ok. Lamb shank was good but a little dry. Steak had to be sent back as it was blu but ordered medium. Mash potatoes tasted like instant and watery. This seems crazy to me. The Atmosphere is great. But wow I was so unimpressed with quality of food. It did come fast. I really wanted to enjoy it but sad the costs are very high for quality.

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vipPenniE
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Woodman. We always make a reservation which makes things so easy. The staff are so amazing that they even remember our likes/dislikes. This time, they had our favorite bottle of wine sitting at the table for us when we arrived. Great food, great service.

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Janet
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nestled in the heart of ol' Snoqualmie town is a wonderful steak house. The steak dinner/dessert would rival Seattle steak houses, the ambience with the elegant antique bar and wait staff dressed for the time, as well as their friendliness and attentive service produced a perfect evening. Definitely a restaurant to add to your must go to list.

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We live in the area and have been to Woodman lodge many times. However, last time we were there was incredibly disappointing. Not only did the food not taste good but they tried to charge us $40 for a Ceaser Wedge salad with Salmon on top. Their reasoning was that the salmon entree is $32 and the additional $8 was for the salad ....which find whatever but when you think about it, $40 for a salmon ceaser salad is ridiculous! I mean if it were amazingly prepared then I’d pay that but it was below average at best. Anyway, just a heads up for those looking to go for amazing food you won’t get it here and for the below average food that you’ll get just know you’ll pay top dollar for it so mineaswell go somewhere we’re it’s worth it.

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RobertQ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal with great service

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JulieS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming back to the Woodman. Our four grown sons love having the ribs & cocktails for family get-togethers!

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DavidS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service. Expensive but overall a great experience.

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vipJerlee
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. Never knew it was tucked away there. Very happy we chose to eat here. We will be back.

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JonB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better steaks I have had on the Eastside.
I have eaten at the woodman several times and continues to deliver.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have great food and service was excellent.

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AG43
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

It was New Year's Even, not really a to dine out, and the experience overall was not totally negative. The service was excellent, but the food was mediocre. My steak was tough, grisly and fat without much taste. My wife's pork chop was alright, but when it came, her meal didn't include the potato selection she ordered. I wouldn't tell anyone not to go there, but we probably won't go back for dinner. One of these days, though, we will most likely try their lunch.

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TomW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food rating I gave was based on the fact that one of the two steaks ordered was under cooked to the rare side and ordered to be medium. The Lamb shank was salty. The noise level was high but it was New Years Eve and not an issue for us. Overall we enjoyed the restaurant.

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MelodyT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Good wine. Great service. Highly recommend

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teamskater
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meal and our experience at Woodman Lodge. Great food! Love the ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, just what we wanted.

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vipPatriciaM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Only disappointment was the on line menu and the actual menu we not the same, they no longer have mussels which was what my husband was wanting...

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious meal that was worth the wait from the kitchen

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GaryH
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had the chicken with wild rice soup as my starter and the sea bass, while my wife had the wedge salad and a steak. Everything was delicious! Service was also good, although the place wasn't terribly busy when we were there, which helped. Music was a bit loud and we had to ask to have it turned down a little so that we could actually have a conversation without shouting. They accommodated the request, which was great. Very positive experience.

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AnnP
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Woodman Lodge was great. You really can't go wrong with any of the food and the service as fantastic! We were celebrating two birthdays and they were kind enough to force a dessert upon us, so no complaints here!

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TomW
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

All you can eat rib night is a great value.

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MikeB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a great time with the family on all you can eat rib night. Food was good, service was ok and we had a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend the Woodman to adults, sadly it seems to be a place that no longer welcomes kids, no kid's menu, etc. We have long celebrated birthdays here and in the last year they have recently changed their welcoming of children with limited kid offerings and the ambiance seems to be pushing towards adults only, sad...Also, the steak i had was undercooked, i aske for it to be fixed, they cooked it more which blackened the outside even more, not what i was looking for...so i am not sure if I would recommend the Woodman as much as I would have a year or so ago...

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was disappointed in the fixed menu. For $52 it should have included dessert. I also thought the sides were very small for the price which was extra. I felt the food wasn’t as good as it usually is.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and environment and was thankful they were open and available to serve my family.

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majorone
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Thanksgiving , Service excellent. Will be going back.

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GLgam
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and the food is just amazing.

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CarolM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely will make the 45 minute drive for dinner again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was our server and he was great. The food was unbelievably good but he made the experience so much better than just good food. We will be back and i will recommend this restaurant to everyone. Well done.

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Woodman Lodge is rated 4.5 stars by 973 OpenTable diners.

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