If you are visiting Camelback in Tannersville, Penn. for skiing or for the summer water park, the Barley Creek Brewing Company is located perfectly to provide you with lunch or dinner. They are on the same road that you need to take to enter or leave the ski resort.
They have been in business for more than fifteen years and the building is an open post and beam construction. We visited in October and they are very much in the Halloween spirit. The roof of the brewery is covered with inflatable decorations and inside it is almost overdone with huge cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and everywhere you look there is some sort of ghoulish thing happening.
We arrived about one thirty on a Saturday and since this is foliage season in the area and it is quite close to the Crossings Outlet Mall I was not surprised at the number of cars in the parking lot. We were seated almost immediately quite close to the entrance in a booth. We had menus and plenty of time to look it over.
As a matter of fact given the fact that it was an off time I felt we waited too long for our waitress to get our drink order. I think she realized that too because she offered to take our food order at the same time.
My husband ordered the Navigator Pale Ale and I just had water. I was not impressed with Navigator to me it was weak and had a slightly bitter and strangely metallic taste. My husband however was satisfied so I leave it to you to decide who is right.
The menu has some interesting offerings but seems a bit pricey. Shepherd’s pie was $15.50 which seems about $5 too much but there are not a lot of choices in the area so I guess that explains it. Hamburgers were $10.95 which again seems about a $1 too much with a New York strip steak topping the ladder at $26.
My husband went for the flat iron steak at a reasonable $17 it is served with the potato of your choice and a side salad. I opted to have a side Caesar salad and an order of their wings with the honey mustard flavoring. Our salads came out quite quickly and were okay. Some of the lettuce in mine was not as crisp as it should have been and the dressing was all at the bottom as if the salad had been inadequately tossed. There was also diced tomato and onions on a Caesar salad which is odd. Again my husband liked his tossed salad which had carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and lettuce.
My husband enjoyed his steak, it was flavorful and it was served with French fries. My wings were quite tasty and well cooked. Some of them were really small and I noticed that instead of ten they had given me thirteen, I assumed because of the size of some of them. The honey mustard was good but not applied heavily enough; some wings had little or no honey mustard taste.
My overall impression was that the food was good enough to warrant another visit to Barley Creek Brewing Company if I was in the neighborhood but not good enough to go out of my way for.
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