Here at Cedar Ridge Outfitters we offer a first class dining experience for our customers that come on a guided hunt. The dining package may also be purchased for people renting cabins in the fall. But this is only available at the time that the guided hunts are happening.
The meals served at Cedar Ridge are served family style, right in our home. (see photos of our home HERE.) Where an "all you can eat" buffet style meal awaits our anticipating customers.
During the bear season, the largest meal is served mid day, before you leave for the hunt. Then we serve homemade stews and sandwiches when the hunters return for the evening. We do it this way, because during bear season, it can be as late as 10:00 in the evening before the hunters get back.
During Octobers bird hunting, moose hunting and November deer season, your lunch is packed for you to take to the field.
A large breakfast and the evening meal are served hot and hearty by Deb Blood and her staff of four assistants.
Self Taught Chef Debbie Blood, has many years of experience in a kitchen. She started cooking at the young age of 10 when her Mom had complications in childbirth. That left Deb (the oldest of 3) home with her Dad and 2 young sisters. With no one to step in to cook the meals, she stepped up to the "stove" then and hasn't left it for long since. She can remember wanting to be in the kitchen cooking from the time she could walk. Most often finding herself sitting on the table watching her Mom or Nana cook, then in front of the television. With a stay at home Mom and a Grandmother with the "gift" for cooking, Deb was destined for cooking greatness.
You will enjoy eating your meal in the friendly atmosphere of the main lodge; A 3,500 square foot custom log home masterpiece. Hal and Deb open their home to not only serve the hunters a hot meal but also enjoy the company of their guests. Come relax around one of our tables and share your stories. If what you are looking for is first class dining in a friendly family environment, then you’ve come to the right place. The Motto here at Cedar ridge is, "Your a friend the minute you walk in the door".
For the remote Hunts, the menu is slightly altered for remote cooking situations. Instead of roasts, you'll get meats that can be cooked in a frying pan & gas grill. Like Pork tenderloin instead of stuffed pork roast. We here in the kitchen do most of the pre cooking for the remotes. Like the baby back ribs are pre done for you. All the desserts are made here and sent out as well as the homemade breads and biscuts.
Deb is writing a cookbook. Her recipes have also been featured in other cookbooks, magazines, and the web. To be updated on publishing progress, send us your email address for newsletters and publishing dates.
"If heaven is like Cedar Ridge then I have no problem going there. You have a class outfit with awesome staff. I have never had a better time and of course the food was out of this world. Peanut butter pie, bread pudding, pies & more pies etc. I cannot say enough about Mike Stevens and the effort he put forth for Reggie and I."All the best,
"I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for the incredible trip that I had. This was my first hunting trip and I'm afraid that I have been spoiled. Your staff made us feel as though we were part of the Cedar Ridge family and the accommodations were just as you had described (spotless, comfortable, perfect). My poor wife has gone into a depression because I haven't stop talking about the food, and the Bear Hunting left me 150% Satisfied. Then to be able to spend some of my free time catching Maine Brookies was the icing on the cake. I've been chewing my brother-in-laws ears off about the experience and the question is no longer where to go next, but when to go back to Cedar Ridge and for what Game."Rob Elser
Menu subject to changes
September thru November (Fall hunting season)
Cedar Ridge Menu
PM: Barbaqued Baby Back Ribs
Red Beans & Rice/Coleslaw/Buttermilk Biscuts
Homemade Apple Pie a la mode
AM: Bacon & Eggs/Sausage Gravy & Biscuts/Toast/Fresh Fruit
PM: Succulant Prime Rib Roast
Whipped Potatoes/Asparagus w/Hollindaise sauce/Corn/Gravy/Fresh Bread
Deb's Famous 5 layer Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cake
Bear Season Supper: Deb's Italian soup & Buttermilk Biscuts
Blueberry Crumble bars
AM: Blueberry & Raspberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon
PM: Sausage Stuffed Pork Roast
Whipped Potatoes/Homemade Apple Sauce/Peas/Gravy/Fresh Yeast Rolls
Blueberry and or Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Bear Season Supper: Hot MeatBall Subs with Chips
Pies and Bars for dessert
AM: Cheesy Bacon Scrambled Eggs/Sausage/Toast/Fresh Fruit
PM: Chicken Parmesan (Homemade Spaghetti Sauce)
Red Sauce & Pasta/Salad Bar/Garlic Bread Toast
Chocolate and Coconut Cream Pies
Bear Season Supper: Homemade Fish (haddock) and Clam Chowder with fresh bread & rolls
Homemade Brownies for dessert
AM: Cheese, Eggs, Ham, Sausage & Bacon McMuffins/Homemade Blueberry Muffins
PM: Tender Roasted Chickens w/stuffing
Whipped Potatoes/Steamed Green Beans/Gravy/Fresh Breads & Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding with fresh whipped cream
Bear Season Supper: Philly Cheese Steak Subs with Chips
Pies, cakes & bars for dessert
AM: French Toast/Bacon/Fresh Fruit
PM: Ribeye Steaks & Lobster Stew
Saute'd Mushrooms/Seasoned Baked Potatoes/Fresh Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Deb's Famous Peanut Butter Pie
Bear Season Supper: Chicken Stew w/Rice/Corn Bread
Orange Glazed Ginger Bread Cake with Fresh Cream
AM: Ham & Eggs/Homefries/Toast/Fresh Fruit
PM: Broiled Salmon with Dill Sauce/Rice Pilaf /Carrots in Brown Sugar Butter / Fresh Buttery Popovers
Bear Season Supper: Hot PrimeRib & Gravy Open Faced Sandwiches
Butterscotch Caramel Cheese Cake
Drinks: Assorted Sodas/Homemade Iced Tea and Lemonade/Coffee/Tea/Milk/Orange/Cranapple & Grapefruit Juices
Menu is subject to change due to unavailable items
During Bear season the large dinner is served at 1:00 in afternoon, with light fare late in evening after hunting
During October & November: packed bag lunches are made for you to take with you in the field
Meals are served @ the Lodge, family & buffet style. All meals are all you can eat.
Everything we serve is made in our kitchen from the very freshest of products. Good old fashioned home cooking with a touch of flare. We do our very best to give our guests a delightful Maine dining experience.
"The week we spent at your lodge was by far the best. Your accommadations and food were superb and Hal and his guides were the best."Frank Kopeski
"Cedar Ridge and company always puts forth 110% effort and every time we've stayed there we knew we got more than our money's worth."Ron McGlinchy