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Ojai Deer Lodge

) #23 of 64 Restaurants in Ojai $$ - $$$ American,
2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
+1 805-646-4256
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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American, Bar
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2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023-1616
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quirky fun place with a lodge kitschy theme. Local hangout with a good mix of people... locals, hippy, bikers, visitors etc. Great place to hang or to get a drink in Ojai (most things close early a majority being by 9-10) except this place. The...More

Thank B L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun "woodsy" lodge atmosphere...very limited & expensive menu. Food so-so. Best for beers & fries...popular w/ motor-cycle folks.

Thank Immerlachen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere & good simple food. Feels like what Ojai is all about. Warm & woodsy, friendly service, good music & barbecue on weekends. The whole place is MUCH improved from the Deer Lodge of old since the new owners took over.

Thank Cassandra P
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We happened to catch "The Brothers Band", I believe they were called, the night we were there. Very good band, good food, good service. Thank you Houston, our server, for taking care of us. And congrats to the band member who was getting married the...More

Thank SparkyMark_J
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Deer Lodge was suggested to us by the owner of the house we rented nearby. The service was friendly, the atmosphere was casual, and we could have our dog with us on the side patio. My wife and I shared the flank steak and the...More

Thank Paul9876
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This restaurant looks very much like a hunting lodge. I was told the fried chicken was excellent and it did not disappoint. The ambiance is very friendly. The service is excellent. We had a large party and the staff was very attentive and accommodating.

Thank Dionna P
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank Surebond
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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
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...More

Thank Cline1789
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...More

Thank anninojai
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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