Haven't been there in years but some friends invited us ....It was great food & service!! Might want to make a reservation on Friday & Saturday nights. This place was busy! Looking forward to going back.
We had a lovely time during our first visit to the Backwoods Inn. There's no secret here... this place is all about the ambiance. It is fantastic! It is difficult to even begin to describe it's eclectic feel. Elements of victorian, colonial and the country old west all are blended together to create something special that somehow absolutely works! There is so much to look at including a full-on museum in the bar! Unfortunately, the food and value don't match the same level of enthusiasm. The food wasn't bad, but it was so-so. Well... the dessert (I ordered a slice chocolate cheesecake) was pretty bad. But everything else was okay. But it is pretty high priced. For the prices, I would expect much better. In particular I was surprised by my son's $13 shrimp kids meal... that included (wait for it) TWO pieces of shrimp. Really? The ribs were alright. The potatoes were really good. The clam chowder was decent. I'd say the food and value are either a 2.5 or 3, but the ambience is such a 5 that it lifts my score to a 4 just because you simply MUST visit. Maybe try to go for lunch when things are (I would guess) a bit cheaper. It was very relaxing and my family had a lovely time.
Expensive but good.
I have been eating here for more than 20 years and ive never had a bad experience ever
Great food and service
Backwoods in is a throw back in time the service was excellent and the food was even better and I never eat dessert and I had a excellent dessert there I can't wait to go back and it was relatively inexpensive I was surprised I can't wait to go back
Great food and atmosphere, a pleasent "throwback" to the good old days of barbque and baked potatoes. I've been going there since 1983.
The service was fabulous, we got our drinks quickly. And food was delicious!! Years ago we stopped going cause the food and services were not good. And that was about 3xs. Stopped going for that reason. Went back for a 60th birthday party. It was fantastic. The twice baked potato, prime rib dinner was delicious.
This is my most favorite place to go to here in the SCV. I love the food, the atmosphere, the people who work there...I love everything about this place and have since I was a little girl.
Nice we celebrated my birthday, service was a little to be desired though
Excellent steak. Just good old home style cooking.
Great food friendly and fasfast service
I like this place a lot. Although it's a bit pricey, it always feels like you're going over to a friend's house for dinner when you go here. I love the fact that they make their own ginger ale here too. It's incredible.
Mom and I had a wonderful time here, staff is fantastic!
Nice quite place to eat. Not a very quick place to eat, very dark atmosphere and has many rooms which kinda makes you feel like you're being tucked away with maybe 3-4 different tables, rooms are small so you can definitely hear everyone else's conversation unless you whisper. Food is alright sometimes the chicken seems soggy, but they never fuss is you ask to have your food cooked just a little more....which might not be such a good thing...anyhow pricing is decent for a steakhouse, not the best meal I've had at these prices, but not the worst.
Love this place old time original.
Make holiday reservations early.
Service slow upon arrival, but food was very good.
Everything went well the food was great and good service