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Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 76
Beer Avg: 3.4
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
5304 Gateway Center
phone: (810) 233-8000
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by frazbri:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$$
I stopped at the Redwood Lodge for a late lunch on a dreary Sunday afternoon. The lodge theme is very evident when you walk through the doors. There's trophies and outdoors gear decorating the log cabin-esque dining room. It was a nice respit after too many hours on the road, with many miles left to travel.
The menu is more steakhouse than pub. There was page full of weekly specials in addition to the standard dinner menu. A nice variety of seafood is listed along with the afforementioned steaks, pastas and wood-fired pizza. I ordered halibut served with fruit salsa, rice pilaf, squash and a house salad. The fish was flakey and delicious and the bread served with the salad was very nice.
Redwood Lodge had eleven beers on tap. I had a pint of cream stout. It hit the spot for me. There was a good range of basic pub beer, but don't expect anything over the top. They do cask conditioned ales, too. Prices varied a little, but expect to pay about $4.00 a pint.
I had a very good meal and a nice pint of beer. The only thing I have to add is about the pricing. Think of the Redwood Lodge as a steakhouse that brews beer. (and when I say steakhouse, I don't mean chains like Outback) Go here for a special occasion, or when you want a good meal, not when you want a burger and a beer, unless you're on an exspense account: )
08-20-2007 00:23:59 |
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12-02-2013 22:43:26 |
More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
A- had a nice rustic woody lodge feel to it which makes sence cuz it's a lodge. at night i can see this place being a snobbish hangout.
Q- seemed basic. nothing overboard or outstanding.
S- our server was nice and pleasant. the hostess seemed like it was her time of the month tho.
S- not alot of beer selection but i guess they have enough basics. the food selection wasn't crazy but good enough.
F- the onion rings were tasting and my gf got the ranch flavored fries which were also tasty. the only complaint i can say is i ordered my burger medium and the thing was charred all around it. i shoulda ordered medium rare.
Overall- this place isn't too shabby. we went around 2 30ish. if you go later for dinner the prices seem to jump up. if you're traveling up 23 i would say stop in but don't go out of your way to get there. the beer wasn't that good.
P.s. there r banners of the awards they won in the past. but please remember that was with a different brewer. doesn't mean they are as great today as they were with the award winning brewer.
08-16-2011 17:23:39 |
More by claminat420
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Reviewed on 6/30/2010.
This brewpub/restaurant (largely a restaurant) is right off the highway, giving it a sort of strip mall vibe. There is inside and outside seating - I say outside and it was pretty nice (although the surrounding area, aka the highway, wasn't too exciting). Interestingly, even though this place has a decent-sized beer selection and has some award-winning beers, we were not even given a beer menu when we sat down (just a food menu and a wine menu)! The entrees were fairly expensive ($15-17 I believe) but tasty. The beers themselves were not great, except for the Cream Stout and RIS. Overall, I had an enjoyable time here. As another rater mentioned, the beer prices were higher than most other Michigan brewpubs I visited.
12-23-2010 22:12:19 |
More by LilBeerDoctor
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in for the first time tonight and needless to say it was well worth it.
When walking in you're presented with a hunting lodge type feel. Very inviting
Ended up just getting a sampler of the Cream Stout, Kolesch Golden Ale, Munich Helles and what I believe was a Trippel Beligum Ale. All were quite good and very smooth.
Since I was just stopping in before places to go, I just had a bowl of their Steak Tipped Chili which was quite good also. The food seemed to be a little pricey, but had a nice assortment of your typical restaurant and wildgame dinners. I hope to try a Entree next time
The Redwood Lodge also has a Cigar room which was also very nice and had a great feel to it. Classes are held once a month on various tastings.
Overall A great experience and definately will go back!
02-17-2010 06:08:01 |
More by beerguru15
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped in here for a pint shortly before flying out of the Flint airport. Odd office park location wedged-in between two highways and the airport. The inside is like a Disney-style or national park hunting lodge. Clean, dark, tacky and woodsy. Some TVs showing football. The back corner with the bar and brewing operations is nice, with big copper kettles and a large airy space.
Nice selection on tap, with a wide variety of styles. I tried the IPA and the cream stout. Both were good and well crafted. OK service sitting at the bar. Unfortunately, not enough time to try the food because I had a flight to catch. I'd come back here again if I were in the area.
12-21-2009 15:39:41 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Visited during recent vacation. Haven't been here in about 10 years.
Atmosphere is rustic, hunting lodge feel. Lots of smoke aromas in the air from the mesquite grill. Large open spaces.
Quality wa great - food top notch and beers were good as well.
Service was expectional. Our waitress was attentive, but not hovering. Had some good recommendations for food. She knew the menu and the beers, always a plus with me.
Selection was very good, as well. Previous comments that you were stuck with their sampler are moot now. You can select from anything they have on tap, minimum of three beers, which wasn't hard to meet. I had the hefe, munich helles, porter, and american IPA. All were dead on or close to style and very nice examples of the style. Settled on the Porter with dinner (hunter steak) and a smoked chocolate porter with desert.
Food was fantastic. If/when I get the chance to go back, I'll have a steak, mesquite grilled. Large selection. Previous comments on lack of vegetarian selections were way off. Lots of seafood/meatless selections available.
Value was very good, two adult entrees, two kids meals, appetizer, beer sampler (4 beers), two pints, three deserts and three drinks were about $80. Not bad for the high quality beer and food selections. I wish it was close enough to be my local.
Note - Redwood earned the best small brewpub in the US at the 2008 Great American Beer Fest - it was well earned. If you are close, go there.
07-10-2009 01:25:51 |
More by JamnesCameron
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited with my travel companions on a snowy Sunday afternoon.
Atmosphere is good, if BIG open air deer lodge like places with lots of dead animals hanging from the walls is your thing.
Food looked and smelled good. We had eaten previously though and went without. It seems to be a carnivores dream however.So, if you are a vegetarian all I can say is good luck!
All of the beers we tried were decent or better with the Maple cask Porter stealing the show....even better than their gold GABF winning Cream Stout.
The service was decent.. a little slow and our bartender would disappear for minutes on end into the "lounge" area. At times we were wondering what happened to her. This was counterbalanced by very friendly service was she was around.
Good selection of house brewed beers with 12 beers available to include two offerings on cask. Having a cask selection (or two) is always a plus in my book.
A solid place, especially for Flint! Easily reached off the highway making it a convenient stop. I will most certainly swing in again when passing through the area.
04-09-2009 19:02:22 |
More by Deuane
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here with my gal pal on an ordinary Friday night and this place was rockin! Packed it was, but was a great atomphere! Lively but not too loud.
The quality of the food was awesome! We shared a margarita pizza and it was delicious. I had the 5-beer sampler and they were decent. I wasn't super impressed--they all seemed sub par but where fun to sample nonetheless. Still beat macro sludge by a long shot!
The service was decent.. a little slow but super friendly and seemingly knowelegable about the food and brew alike. It was super busy so a *little* slow really wasn't too bad.
The selection wasn't bad at all. I was very impressed with the vast number of their own brews available at one time.. seemed like there had to be about a dozen. This seemed pretty amazing for a place that only sells it in-house (i think). The food selection was o-k. Lacking in vegetarian options, but it all looked (and smelled!) great.
As I mentioned, the margarita pizza we had was so great, I'd have a hard time trying other things, but I will definitely have to sometime, because by the smell of the place, the pizza wasn't their only delicious option.
I was impressed with the value. A pizza, two salads, a beer sampler, another pint for the girly girl, and a shared desert, and I don't think I broke $40. Can't go wrong with that--especially with the quality.
Overall, I'll be back to the lodge for sure to see what else they have to offer.
01-08-2009 03:31:39 |
More by jeremyd365
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Large indoor space with a lodge theme. Lots of big game on the walls. Cigar bar in the back. Brew site on premises and can be seen from the dining area.
The beer was good quality and there were several awards visible.
Our waiter was very attentive and the manager even came out to apologize that they didn't have the food we were looking for.
The beer selection was good and I was impressed to see that they served cask ales.
I had a NY strip steak with a kolsch marinade that was delicious. Tuna steaks with the wasabi dipping sauce was good too.
Beer is reasonably priced, the food can add up quickly, but the portions are large and it is great food.
08-22-2008 04:35:50 |
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