Now when you review the menu you will fall out of your seat when you see that a Avocado Turkey sandwich costs $10.50. However when you walk outside you will completely understand why it costs so much. It is the most beautiful restaurant I have ever seen. It is along a lake with a huge grass area and mountains surrounding the whole area. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I understand why they are well known for their weddings.
I have no idea how people eat all that food. They have great pancakes, everything is great, but on some of the meals they specifically say no splitting! I would recommend the Blob which is a biscuit with gravy, cheese, bacon and eggs on top. It is a lot to handle on top of a biscuit, and it sounds kind of gross, but it tastes good. You are allowed to split this one and I highly recommend it!
I absolutely love anything with custard in it. I recommend their fruit tart; buy by the slice. It has a thick layer of custard and berries on top and you can drizzle the top with chocolate. I've never gotten a wedding cake there, but they are beautiful, very well done.
There is not much choice in Julian when it comes to hotels, but the Apple Tree is very quaint. It is on a flat landscape, so if your older it is very nice. The rooms are plain, the good thing is that they have a television. I really enjoyed the pool area; there is a nice gazebo and trees around the pool. The best part about the inn is that it is very peaceful since not many people stay in hotels in Julian.
The Julian Pie Company stores that are outside Julian are good, but nothing compared to the pies in the heart of the town. Julian has to deliver the pies on a truck and then the pies will sit in the store. Sometimes they crust gets flaky because the pie has been sitting out for a while. It is not too bad, but if you plan to get one ask the store ahead of time when their next shipment is so the pie is fresh as can be.
No matter where you go in Julian the bakeries are like nothing you've ever seen. The bread is amazing; it's soft and fluffy. All the bakeries have many varieties of bread and of course pies. I think Apple Alley is the best bakery to go to in Julian because it is right on Main street and it is less crowded than Dudley which is outside the town.
When you go to Julian I would not expect to get good Mexican. If you want Mexican food you need to go closer to the border, because your going in the complete wrong direction. The staff took forever to serve us; they are very laid back, but in a bad way. The tacos are nothing special. I don't think that going there is worth the money. Get some apple pie instead.
My favorite meal is breakfast at the Apple Country Restaurant. I always get the scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh warm biscuit. It's like an old fashioned house on the prairie breakfast. You have to get a biscuit with your breakfast, you won't regret it.
I love this old candy shop; it is really old fashioned. All the candy is in barrels and you can grab a bag and buy by the weight. It is a lot of fun. The taffy is amazing!
You have to be really into the Western vibe if you want to go here. They really embrace the apple flavor with their apple float, with vanilla ice cream. It is really tasty.