The hamburger, America’s national meal, has always been served during Independence Day cookouts and the competitive-eating portion of presidential debates. Enjoy patriotic entrees and more with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of American fare at Mt. Baldy Lodge Restaurant.
Wait staff serve seven types of juicy burgers with a side of fresh mountain air at Mt. Baldy Lodge Restaurant, just 7 miles north of Upland and Claremont (click here for page one and here for page two). As rustic timber roof beams soar above their heads, diners can kick off their meals with hearty starters such as chunks of steak slathered in barbecue sauce and charbroiled ($10.95), or potato skins covered in melted cheese, bacon, sour cream, and a sprinkling of regret over never having attempted a professional sports career ($9.50). Burgers range from a simple cheeseburger ($8.50) to more intricate patty concoctions, such as the ortega-chili burger coated in bacon, grilled onions, bells, and whistles ($10.50). Turkey, bacon, swiss, and cheddar join forces on sourdough toast for the Baldy Yacht Club sandwich ($10.50), and the chicken-strip sandwich comes packed with bacon and swiss in a barbecue-sauce-slathered overnight bag ($8.95).
Mt. Baldy Lodge Restaurant
The Mt. Baldy Lodge has stood beneath the shadow of Old Baldy Mountain for generations, drawing visitors with its snug wood cabins, recreational facilities, and rustic steak house. A frosty blanket of snow covers the surrounding pines and hiking trails, but inside the restaurant’s lively dining room, there are a roaring fireplace and plates of sizzling steaks, juicy burgers, and freshly baked cinnamon rolls. Taxidermal elk and buffalo heads speckle the handsome wood walls and keep score for those playing pool. The restaurant hosts special events throughout the month, including karaoke and live performances from a variety of musicians, including local piano players.