Restaurant: Trout Lake Country Inn
Type of Food: American
Date: October 7, 2011
In 6 words or fewer: Good Food and Good People.
Review: Trout Lake, Washington is magically beautiful, no more so that at the Trout Lake Country Inn, with it's view of Mt. Adams to the East and Sleeping Beauty to the North. The Country Inn has gone through a variety of operators since I've been going there in 2005. Recently, the current operators, Danica and Christian, bought the historic hall, and the trend is in a very positive direction.
I had the roasted chicken, with garlic mashed potatoes and collards. The chicken was cooked to perfection and would have been very flavorful even without the one strip of bacon on top. The collards and potatoes also hit the spot. It was such a huge mound of food on a plate for $12 that I passed on the biscuit.
They can cook, and they are eager to please. Now that they are not just renting the Inn, I expect to see them improve it. Although, I, personally, have enjoyed the ambience of 104 year old walls, antique bar stools, and posters someone put up decades ago and never took down.