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Ojai Deer Lodge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
+1 805-646-4256
09:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 02:00
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9 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't miss this wonderful restaurant if you are staying in Ojai. It is heavily favored by locals and easy to see why. Great food, friendly helpful wait staff, live music and a rustic Hunting Lodge atmosphere. Don't judge it from the highway. This is a truly remarkable place.

Thank Surebond
Ojai, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deer Lodge is a cozy old roadside tavern with great atmosphere and delicious food and drink. A must stop in a visit to Ojai Always has live music and night time entertainment is best in valley The only real nightlife in ojai Enjoy

Thank Mark L
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Came on a rainy day. Food was really great. Had the burger with brussel sprouts. Overall everything was a little salty for my tastes so I couldn't finish it, but it was really good. Unfortunately the live music was cancelled due to the weather so couldn't check that out. The interior was warm and welcoming, plus a lot of interesting... More 

Thank Cline1789
Ojai, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner for Valentines - great value - great atmosphere and a delicious menu! We tried the chili as an extra appetizer and that was yummy as well! The short ribs were fabulous - we ate everything on our plates - we already know the burgers are killer and the Brussel Sprouts are a must! The Deer... More 

Thank anninojai
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This rustic saloon style restaurant fits in perfectly with Ojai's quirky, hip finds. Occasionally a good band will take the stage here and the drinks are decent, albeit not too noteworthy. In contrast to the plentiful vegan health food in Ojai, the kitchen at Deer Lodge isn't afraid of animal fat... score! Ribs, burgers and their mac'n cheese with bacon... More 

Thank _3Days_Away_
Ojai, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The beer has risen in price. The chefs change all the time. They charge for music on the weekends now, and have a different excuse each night...

Thank Lamarinda
Ventura, CA
Level Contributor
106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Deer Lodge to try their new menu. The food quality was mixed, I LOVE poutine and they offered it; but, it was EXTREMELY salty. The Long Island Iced Tea that I ordered, was garnished with a cherry (really?). The biggest concern was the service. There was another couple that arrived about 5 minutes after us and had... More 

Thank Desertrose56
Camarillo, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Deer Lodge a good find for dinner. Old rustic style. Very mountain woodsy kinda place. Outside seating for a day in the sun. A bar. Saw lots of local bikers out for a ride here. Had dinner. Very good meat place. A cook who knows how to prepare meat works here. A comfortable place. My wife and would (will)go back... More 

Thank Billstreess53
Solvang, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

What a great place for some of the best food going. Eat inside or OUT looking at a great view during the day and nice relaxing Dinner.

1 Thank Everett H
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

A great place for beer, burgers, steaks or just hanging out enjoying the music, sights and sounds of the bikes.

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-4256
The historic Deer Lodge serves the authentic Ojai experience in a warm, rustic environment that has been in continuous operation since 1932. We offer farm-to-table dining with fresh product sourced locally from local farms. Enjoy quality meat, fresh local seafood, gourmet burgers and classic comfort food selections including Mac 'n Cheese, organic (and famous) Fried chicken and our weekend BBQ. We offer a selection of 20 craft brews and a wine list comprised of the best of the Ojai Valley. Evening transitions to a lively music scene featuring the best of Ojai talent an national talent.

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