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Savage River Lodge

1600 Mount Aetna Rd, Frostburg, MD 21532-3817
+1 301-689-3200
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatloaf” (19 reviews)
“duck” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1600 Mount Aetna Rd, Frostburg, MD 21532-3817
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Meals are interesting and well prepared! Excellent Filet - cooked perfectly. Fish and game options as well as pasta.

Thank Dellann H
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The food was excellent, especially the filet and lobster tail special that the had for Christmas dinner. The service was also very good and the staff was very friendly. Some of the staff seemed very new and not quite up to speed on everything, but...More

Thank jenniferbarnabee
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Really. Thats all you need to know. Get the meatloaf! Stayed at the lodge so also enjoyed breakfast each morning. Steak and eggs & biscuits with gravy were group favs. Great staff!More

Thank CJ C
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello CJ C, We really try to have other good things on the menu, but it never matters. The meatloaf is the shining star of Savage River Lodge for 18 years and counting. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and it...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Second time this year and glad to go back again sometime. Just having to drive the long, tree lined, tree covered, unpaved road lets you know that you are going to a different kind of place. The lodge is pretty authentic in appearance but still...More

Thank Jim S
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Jim S, Thanks so much for a great review! You really get what we're all about! Hope to see you both back again soon. Emily

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I were staying at the Savage River Lodge and ate dinner both nights at the restaurant. A bit off season, so the restaurant was not crowded either night, which was great. Waiters were very pleasant and helpful in describing the dishes. One...More

Thank travelerRH
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello TravelerRH, So glad you were able to enjoy November with us! The "off" season is some of the best time, because our tranquil location becomes even more tranquil! Glad you enjoyed the restaurant, will be sure to pass the comments on! See you soon,...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

The atmosphere at Savage River Lodge is fantastic with the large wooden beam construction and fireplace you really feel comfortable. The food is great but different menu from most restaurants and the service was very good. If you go in the winter and there is...More

Thank Samuel M
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello Samuel M, You're absolutely right! We're 4WD/AWD only accessible in the winter. We do make shuttling arrangements for our guests who don't have that. Of course it adds to the adventure! Glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks, Emily

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Had delicious meals at the savage river lodge restaurant while we stayed at the lodge. The food really is quite gourmet. The only down side is a rather long wait time but you can tell the food is then fresh and overall it is worth...More

Thank Christina C
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello Christina C, Thanks for much for leaving the review! So sorry you found the wait too long - but you are correct, we try to provide fresh and quality food for every single thing we serve. Hope to see you back sometime! Emily

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful setting with unique attributes. Staff was very welcoming and venue is exceptionally groomed. The downside is it is quite pricey but the meals were tasty.More

Thank Bill P
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Bill P, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We only improve when we know what improvements need made! Our breakfast and lunch menus are quite a bit more affordable, so perhaps you would stop back sometime for brunch! We're open...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Savage River Lodge in July. We had dinner on the porch --- I had seafood and he had steak. Food was delicious, service was excellent, wine was perfect!

Thank GoGiGi7
Emily N, General Manager at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

GoGiGi7, Thanks for also leaving a restaurant review! Again, we appreciate you taking the time and hope to see you both back again in the coming seasons. Emily

Reviewed 4 August 2017

I was taken to the Lodge by my son and daughter-in-law for my birthday. This Lodge is WAY back off I-68 but the scenery is beautiful. Very eclectic menu with some different slants on old favorites, it includes Wild Boar chops, venison, pheasant and all...More

Thank Brytstar
Jan R, Owner at Savage River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hello Brytstar, Thanks so much! Glad to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner and hope to see you again soon. Jan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Mount Aetna Rd, Frostburg, MD 21532-3817
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frostburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-689-3200
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Where wild game meets tempeh and everything in between, the Savage River Lodge offers seasonally changing menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday and lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Serving a variety of wild game, house-made pastas and other American classics in addition to their gluten free and vegetarian/vegan menus. Also offering a full bar with a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list of 185+ varietals.
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