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The Blue Jay Lodge

10600 Sunrise Highway, Mt. Laguna, CA 91948

This house, half-hidden in the trees, called “Blue Jay Lodge.” Chocolate-painted timber. Feels like Minnesota’s Northwoods. Huge fir trees loom behind; jays flit and squawk, bossing each other about. You walk in between ancient wagon wheels and young pines. And inside, black bears rampant, bison, deer, antlers, cowboy boots, horseshoes, stuffed partridges, pike, trout, walleye — all surrounding an remarkable collection of hand-carved tables and benches. I mean, huge, heavy wood, beautifully shaped and varnished. The tables are entire cross-sections of some kind of pine, highly-polished.

Here’s the thing about this food. It’s not Cordon-anything, but it is delicious. The sausage in the dawg is solid, not fatty, packed with flavor, not filler. And did I mention big? Nice sauerkraut with it too, and a toasty bun. But the best is the pile of grilled onions, making it a little sweet.

The BBQ sauce is good and thick and sweet, not vinegary. The brisket meat is totally fall-apart. The baked beans are warm and sweet. The fries are crisp, not bendy. Breakfast features pancakes for $7.75, Spanish omelet, $11.75 with potatoes and toast, or a two-egg breakfast with ham, bacon, or sausage for $8.75.

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If you are looking for mediocre food and over-priced hot beverages (think thin, dry hamburgers, probably out of a freezer & microwaved to heat them up, or a $6+ weak coffee with a shot of Kahlua and some whipped cream in a styrofoam cup) then this is the place. It's hard to believe the owner really cares about customer service or satisfaction. NOT recommended for food service. It does have a bar.

May 5, 2013

The dentist that owns this place must be using it for a tax write off. The most unfriendly, arrogant person I've ever met on this entire planet. The food was CRAP, and way overpriced. I wanted to rent a cabin ($100 per night 2 night minimum) and this A-hole refused to show the cabin, said that I could peek through the window. The real deal breaker was, being I was the first and only customer of the day in the place and went to use the rest room There was shit on the toilet seat. The parking lot remained empty all day ( I guess most folks must have delt with this guy in the past)

June 27, 2015

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