August 12, 2018 New York USA Americas

Deerhead Lakeside on the Cayuga: American Diner in Upstate New York
Non-smokers friendly
Out with the Guys

2.65 out of 5 based on 1 professional review.

RATING:53/100

Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 7/10

Ambiance / Music: 5.5/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 12/30

Architecture / Interior: 5/10

Food presentation: 7/10

Service: 5/10

Value for money: 6/10

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In the middle of nowhere, facing the lakes, Deerhead is a local diner open for lunch every day of the week. On a calm Sunday afternoon, I stopped for lunch. Not too clean, not too vibrant and deco stayed with thousands of small insects covering its glass, I chose a corner table and ordered several sandwiches. On the menu, choose between a handful of sandwiches, soups, wings and tenders, burgers.

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Let’s have some food: the schnitzel sandwich made of breaded and fried pork loin served with fresh sauerkraut and whole grain mustard on a hand roll. The Rachel sandwich made with roasted turkey, coleslaw, provolone cheese and thousand island sauce. The classic burger with American Swiss cheese. 

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Do not order the Draft Pepsi; it tastes cleaning detergent like almost all drafts I’ve had at diners in the states. The cucumber cooler leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth: watermelon, cucumber vodka.

There’s nothing exceptional about this food: the turkey sandwich is loaded with mayonnaise. The schnitzel is dry, and the burger is not cooked medium as agreed. The sweet potatoes are cold; thankfully the French fries are the tastiest thing I ate today. The burger has a bizarre taste to it, too heavy, too fatty and kind of smoked, anyway needed ketchup and some sauce.

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Below-quality food is served here, food needing knowhow, attention and surely more passion and love. Bread should be fresher; sandwiches need some sauce, coleslaw is dull. 

I ended up having a lunch tasting cleaning agents and dry ingredients. I loved the water and ketchup :)

Suitable For: Out with the Guys

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