Dale & Candi's Cedar Lodge is one of my most favorite locations. It's just far enough away, to feel like you are going on an adventure, but not too far where it feels too out of the way. This time of year, it could be a quick jaunt if you're brave enough to venture the ice. If you head over during summer, a stop at Little Farmer on the way is also a nice delicious bonus. They also have boat pick-up, if you are lucky enough to have that option.
Upon entering Cedar Lodge, it wasn't as packed as it usually was--we just got lucky on that night. We managed to score a spot at the bar within a couple of minutes of being there. I ordered the usual, a brandy old fashioned sour. The bartender grabbed a glass, filled it with ice, a homemade mixture, 2 solid shots of Artisocrat brandy and topped it off with a couple of squirts of soda. The drink was garnished with olives, like I requested.
Cedar Lodge is a small family establishment with a friendly staff and wonderful homemade food. It is truly a treasure and worth the short trip to get there.
Rating (out of 5 olives)
Dale & Candi's Cedar Lodge
N10872 US 151, Malone