Lodgepole Grill Renovated...and basically, ruined!

Grab your bear can or camp chair, kick your feet up and chew the fat about anything Sierra Nevada related that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is also an anything goes forum. Tell stories, discuss wilderness issues, music, or whatever else the High Sierra stirs up in your mind.
Post Reply
User avatar
franklin411
Topix Regular
Posts: 133
Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:54 pm
Experience: N/A

Lodgepole Grill Renovated...and basically, ruined!

Post by franklin411 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Good ole Delaware North. If they do one thing well, it's destroy things.

YMMV, but I always liked the food at the Lodgepole Campground Grill. The pizza was really tasty and a good value, the burger was decent and reasonably priced, the Dryer's Ice Cream station served great ice cream at a great price, the sandwich shop had plenty of fresh options for everyone.

Then...Delaware North renovated. And the Grill has been gutted. No more ice cream. No more sandwich shop. No more pizza. No more chili bowl.

All they have these days is hamburgers/cheeseburgers, a few chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken strips, and fries. For breakfast, it's even worse: no more pancakes. They have oatmeal and cold muffins. Period. Oh, and the prices are 25% higher. Last year IIRC, a burger was $6.50. This year, it's $9, and my friend's review was decidedly thumbs down.








User avatar
zacjust32
Topix Regular
Posts: 303
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:50 pm
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker
Location: Reedley, Ca
Contact:

Re: Lodgepole Grill Renovated...and basically, ruined!

Post by zacjust32 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:46 pm

I live up in Lodgepole and I agree with you on all but one point: last year's food was just as bad, there were just more choices. And they do have breakfast burritos and a sourdough egg BLT. If you want good food in the area, Stony Creek pizza is the best option around.
Hiker, adventurer, fabricator, tinkerer, theologian, and occasional student. http://www.zacjust.blogspot.com

User avatar
franklin411
Topix Regular
Posts: 133
Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:54 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Lodgepole Grill Renovated...and basically, ruined!

Post by franklin411 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:23 pm

I liked the pizza, but then I'm a fan of extremely salty pepperoni!

The clerk actually mentioned Stony Creek too (in hushed tones), but he couldn't say if it was any good. I remember seeing some awful pizza at the Grant Grove store (think gas station heat lamp pizza), so I wasn't willing to risk dragging my friend out to Stony on speculation alone.

What have they got at Stony Creek besides pizza? Is it like Lodgepole used to be, with options for basically anyone?

User avatar
KevinDo
Topix Acquainted
Posts: 69
Joined: Thu May 14, 2015 10:52 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Lodgepole Grill Renovated...and basically, ruined!

Post by KevinDo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:27 pm

Was there the past month and didn't order anything after seeing the prices.

Regarding the pizza at Grant Grove, I have to say it was satisfying but....that was after a multi-day trip which results in everything tasting good lol

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], wildhiker and 2 guests