Rafter’s Restaurant has recently reopened to the public! After being shut down due to the COVID-19 situation, Deer Creek Lodge reopened to guests, as well as reopened their dine-in restaurant, Rafter’s. With a whole menu to try out, we were excited to see what new lunch menu items the restaurant had to offer.
The dine-in area is the same great atmosphere that people have grown to know and love, with a great selection of window seats to sit down and enjoy the view of the lake while eating your meal.
Off of their lunch menu, we ordered food items from their handhelds and salad section. Handhelds are typically anything from sandwiches to burgers and come with a side.
My dad ordered their Pub Style Fish Sandwich, a decent-sized sandwich stacked with a few pieces of battered cod that were topped with lettuce, tomato, and covered with Sriracha Tartar between two soft, beer wheat buns.
This sandwich came with a side of lemon pepper fries. This sandwich can be a tad bit messy but dad voted that it was an awesome sandwich.
I ordered their Farmhouse Cobb Salad, which served romaine lettuce on a large plate and came topped with a perfect amount of grilled chicken, tomatoes, bacon, eggs, slices of avocado, and blue cheese crumbles.
Topped with their ranch dressing, this salad was filling and had a perfect blend of flavors between all the different ingredients. My only thing was there were bites where the blue cheese crumbles were a bit strong but otherwise, still an incredible salad.
Our waitress was super nice and checked up on us frequently to make sure we were enjoying our meals, along with making sure we got some drinks to go. Whether you’re having a staycation, visiting out of town, or looking for good food to eat – Rafter’s Restaurant is a great place to try out.
Rafter’s Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has a new menu with items to try for dinner.
Rafter’s Restaurant inside Deer Creek Lodge is located at:
22300 State Park Road 20
Mt Sterling, OH 43143
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