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Old South Mountain Inn
Based on 64 traveler reviews
Dec 02, 2013 by: out3650 from Port Republic
Went here for Thanksgiving dinner. Must say we were surprised to find the place was packed. We had no idea so many people do not cook for Thanksgiving. Definitely make reservations before trying to go here. Besides the outside of the place being beautiful at night our first impression inside had me worried a little bit. We had to do the people slalom at the front door to get to the hostess. One there though we were greeted nicely and told that we would be seated as soon as possible. There was an obvious lack of space for waiting but that was really the only complaint. We thought they did a very good job a getting everyone seated in order and our wait was not very long (about 20 minutes). I have to say we were concerned that the crowd would be overwhelming but they handled everything very well. The service was very good and the food was very good also. Although I did have stuffed mushrooms and they were not very good at all. Everything else we had was great. We would go back again but probably not on a holiday. We have been here before on a regular night and the atmosphere was a little more romantic.
Fantastic Comfort Meal
Nov 24, 2013 by: Kimo688889 from Chicago, Illinois
Went there while staying at Nora Robert's Inn and had a great dinner, best in a long time. Wife had a good Martini, I had a good Manhatten. I had met the waitress at Dan's Tap in Boonsboro where she is a great bartender. The interior was decorated for Christmas and all were in a festive mood. We both had Oysters Rockefeller and Crab Cakes. These Cakes were $28 and divine...real crab meat, no filler. Service was attentive and the price fair for a great meal. It was filet night, with each filet being $20...but I had a desire for crab. It was dark when were arrived but this Inn is located up the mountain and at night would be scenic. It is also historic with alot of Civil War action being fought right near the restaurant. When I left, I vowed we would come back and hope that occurs. We loved this place and hope you wll too
Great food lousy manager
Oct 27, 2013 by: Philo B from Washington DC, District of Columbia
We went there recently and found the food great, well prepared, good portions and high grade beef, the manager refused at first to seat us where we requested (we had reservations and were on time) although the room was mainly empty. After a bit the waiter intervened and got her to change her mind..overall it seemed way too much resistance for table pre-selection based on waiter allocation..all well that ends well..but the manager does seem stressed and high-strung...never smiled one time..heckuva thanks for a 150 dollar bill ...take a chill pill and realize its your job to please people or you wont have a restaurant to work at =)
The chef wanted to fight me in the parking lot.
Oct 12, 2013 by: Mark B from Shepherdstown, West Virginia
My wife and I love to stop at historic inns and after a day of visiting local antique shops. I had ordered the special of the day which was prime rib, medium rare. Our meals didn't come out together, my wife got hers first and mine arrived a few minutes later, unusual since there were only a few diners but no big deal. After my meal arrived I took two bites and realized that the prime rib wasn't warm or even room temperature but cold. Our waiter hadn't even come to check on us and to see if everything was all right so I had to actually get up and find her. When I told her my meal was cold she apologized and took it back to the kitchen. When it returned I took two more bites and realized it was now very hot and very well done. They must have just thrown it in the microwave and used the same plate as my horseradish sauce that I had put on the side of my plate was now all melted. When our waiter reappeared several minutes later I told her that this was completely unsatisfactory and that she can send it back to the kitchen and that I wanted prime rib medium rare. After several minutes, all the while my wife is now finishing her meal, the chef comes out to our table and in a very confrontational tone demands to know what is wrong with his piece of meat! For a moment I thought that this had to be a scene from "Candid Camera" as I have never been treated this way at any restaurant let alone by a chef. I told him to take my meal off the bill and he said that he wouldn't because I had eaten four bites of the prime rib. I said I'm not paying for it and that's when he said if I wanted to "Take it outside". I told him that if he was going to threaten me that I would call the police. I put down enough cash to pay for my wife's meal and we walked out never to return. Among our friends its now the funny story of how I almost got in a fight with a chef.....
Run down dilapidated old horrible grounds overgrown bushes
Aug 12, 2013 by: biglamb81 from
Had a reservation for my anniversary diner door was locked could not fine entrance could not walk down stairs due too the bushes my wife almost fell because of the cracked tile around the dirty fountain we will never ever go there again
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