Pine Lodge Steakhouse & Saloon is a wonderful example of the log cabin style architecture traditionally used in the Deep Creek Lake area. Local craftsmen completed the impressive structure on May 21, 2002 when it opened to rave reviews as the area's newest addition to fine dining. Pine Lodge Steakhouse offers freshly prepared food at a great value, a knowledgeable staff, and a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Pine Lodge Steakhouse & Saloon (as well as Smiley's and Funzone) is located on farmland once owned by Vesta Enlow McSpaden. Her husband constructed a stone home on the property upon returning from WWII in the mid-1940's. The 38 acres of real estate was purchased by Jonathan Kessler et. al. in 1987 and "The Fort" was developed. Pine Lodge Steakhouse & Saloon was built in just 82 days and in time to open the weekend before Memorial Day of 2002.
Many of the Pine Lodge Steakhouse & Saloon restaurant staff provided long days of assistance to make the log lodge open on time. Most of the credit has to do with the careful planning and terrific cooperation of the Garrett County tradesmen. There were many days that up to forty workers spent long-seven day weeks to achieve the impossible and replace an 1800 square foot stone and frame building with a new state of the art log lodge restaurant of nearly 12,000 square feet.