On the first night that we visited Devil's Pool, we were famished after a long drive. The menu had several appetizers that sounded great, but I ordered the Smokehouse Chili because I didn't want to get overly full prior to my meal. The chili had fantastic flavor and I particularly liked the fact the meat had a brisket-like texture instead of the usual ground beef that one finds at most restaurants. Our waitress also brought us a basket of some very good jalapeño cheddar biscuits that we enjoyed prior to our meal.
For my entree, I ordered the Cajun Cornmeal Dusted Catfish. It didn't have the Cajun flavor I expected, but it was still a large catfish filet with good batter. The coleslaw was good as well, but the hush puppies were amazing. My wife had Bourbon Barbecue Glazed St. Louis ribs. She gave me one of her ribs and although they had good flavor, they were a little too tough for my liking.
I really should have stopped eating because I was filled to the gills, but my wife and girls wanted dessert. After an intense family discussion, we went with the Devil's Pool Sundae. This particular sundae was a chocolate chip cookie, topped with an Oreo stuffed brownie, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, and candied pecans. Amazing doesn't even begin to describe this dessert which we all agreed was the best sundae we have ever had.
Since we enjoyed our dinner here so much, we also at breakfast here one morning. They have a breakfast menu, but they also have a fantastic breakfast buffet that includes an omelette station, bacon, house made breakfast sausage, waffles, biscuits and sausage gravy, eggs, and several other items. Of all the items on the breakfast buffet, I enjoyed the house made breakfast sausage and the biscuits and gravy the best.
The Devil's Pool is much better than most restaurants that you will find at a resort or in a hotel. The food was great and the service was top notch on both visits. If you every have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Big Cedar Lodge, I strongly suggest you take the time to dine at the Devil's Pool Restaurant at least once.
Devil's Pool Restaurant
Livin the Good Life Rating=6