Deer Lodge, Ojai

About Deer Lodge, Ojai

Deer Lodge, Ojai - Address, Phone Number

Address: 2261 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023, United States

Phone: +1-8056464256

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 11:30 am - 11:59 pm Details

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An Ojai institution, the Deer Lodge has been serving delectable food since 1932. Serving an authentic Ojai experience, you’ll fall in love with this lodge the minute you step in- from their ambience, their friendly staff and their lip-smacking food, you’ll love it all. Regular patrons recommend grilled beef tenderloin quesadilla, local Ojai baby mixed greens, Deer Lodge fried chicken strips, Montana Buffalo New York grill and bone-in ribeye chop.

Deer Lodge Information

  • Booking a table in advance is recommended.
  • Remains open up to 1:00 am.

Deer Lodge Opening and Closing Hours

Monday to Thursday

  • Bar: 11.30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Kitchen: 11.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.


  • Bar: 11.30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Kitchen: 11.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

  • Bar: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Kitchen: 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

How To reach Deer Lodge by Public Transport

  • Hiring a taxi is recommended.

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  • The best thing about this place is Happy Hour all day on Monday. The prices are reasonable and most of the appetizers are good. The chicken tenders are probably the worst thing on the menu. I'd recommend the fries and peppers. Good beer selection ($5 during happy hour). The only other issue is that there are a ton of flies outside and they can be pretty annoying. Not sure how that can be fixed. Otherwise, good experience overall.

  • Cool vibe, love the outdoor patio. Food is pretty good, loved the burgers. Salad has way too much dressing. Ask for dressing on side next time. Missed the live music but cool place.

  • Great biker bar with biker bar Flair. During this week this place turns into more of a specialized middle to high-end place. What I mean is that a typical sandwich will run you about 13 to $15. They do make great steaks and burgers as well. Expect to pay for that though. Saturdays and Sundays this place is a true biker bar. Tons of motorcycles outside. You can pick up something like a burger, or a tri-tip sandwich. You come here for the atmosphere, and the chill vibe. There is live music usually on the weekend. This place can be its own destination. Or you can use it as a meet spot, and launch pad, to head up to Santa Barbara, or take the canyon into the Grapevine. Most people from Parts North will usually go from here to the mulholland "snake" in the town of Cornell. Most people from Parts South will use this as a Midway point to then head up to Cold Spring tavern in the Santa Barbara area. If you just want to come here for a drink, there's tons of great restaurants that are affordable so to speak in the area as well.

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  • Nice chill atmosphere, delicious fresh food, good music, beautiful at night with string lights and gas heaters.

  • My girlfriend and I first visited Deer Lodge 8n 2012 and loved it. Great ambiance, really unique menu, and delicious food. Unfortunately not all things in Ojai can remain the same. Three years later and the ambiance/decor remain the same, but the menu sadly has not. Its now mainly BBQ and basic gastropub. The bison burger was a major let down with a poor bun to patty ratio and a dry bun. The BBQ was good, but not worth a repeat visit. The only saving grace was the goat cheese cheesecake which was amazing.

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