I've checked out your reviews, disCUSSions, etc, about restaurants in Ashland and I've been impressed with the depth of knowledge about my old hometown. And by old I mean OLD!!! If the names Lil's Cafe, Cook's Reception, Hamlet's Rooste(r), The Log Cabin and Perrines mean anything to you; you'll know I mean old! And "Yes" I drink and like Lithia Water. That's RIGHT!! I grew up in Ashland when the Plaaza was the Plhasza.
But my challenge to all of you is to come up with a restaurant that will satisfy my wife and I, an 80 some odd (both years and mentally) year old woman and my 4 year old daughter who believes eating out begins and ends with a Happy Meal. And to think she watches NO TV.
I'm looking for a place that is not too stuffy, has good food with a good range of choices (meats, seafood), a lively atmosphere with out a drunk being tossed out every 15 minutes and not too loud or quiet. For those of you that have dined at Jake's in Portland you have an idea of what I'm looking for.
I'm leaning towards Larks, or possibly Omar's, but I look forward to your suggestions.
PS I'd love to give a prize to the person who can say what restaurant is in Lil's old location, but I don't know how to deliver something "on the house" over the internet.