The Backwoods Inn was formerly a small house before it was turned into a restaurant in 1968. The original fireplace is still in the middle dining room of the restaurant though it is no longer operational. The Backwoods Inn is listed as “Best Steak” in the book, “Where The Locals Eat.” We are known for our stuffed baked potatoes approximately 150 each made on site everyday and stuffed by the kitchen staff. The Backwoods Inn buys the best and freshest beef money can buy and has been buying from the same purveyor since the beginning. We use no MSG, tenderizers, butter, or spices. It goes from the butcher to our refrigerator to the grill to your plate. Only the mesquite charcoal we use to broil them over adds a unique and wonderful flavor. A lot of filming has been done at the restaurant including, two episodes of original Charlie’s Angels, an episode of Starsky and Hutch, and an episode of Criminal Minds on CBS. Famous Faces that have dined at the Backwoods Inn include: Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, & Paget Brewster (of Criminal Minds), James Garner, David Hasslehoff, Robert Englund (Freddie Kruger) The Famous Selina, Roy, George Kennedy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, WWF Wrestler-Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tex Williams, Claude Akins, Gloria Stuart (Best Supporting Actress for Titanic), and Bob Barker to name a few.
Carol’s favorite quote when asked about the Backwoods Inn – “If you come the first time and you don’t like it…don’t come back, you’ll never like it. But if you come and you like it…you can come back next week or a year from now and it will be the same, just as you remembered”. She also says, “Things just don’t change much around here. We’re good at what we do. We don’t try out new things very often.”
Open 7 days a week! Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Located at 17846 Sierra Hwy, Canyon Country, 661-252-5522