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All 6 El Portal Restaurants

The River Restaurant & Lounge

11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
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Leeds, England
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138 reviews 138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited here in October 2014, while we were staying at the Blue Butterfly B&B literally next door to this restaurant (recommended). We had dinner here twice, and were were impressed with the quality of the food, the steaks in particular were very tender and flavoursome. They also have a complimentary salad bar which was always fresh and well stocked... More

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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184 reviews 184 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not many dining choices in El Portal just outside the park. Dinner was good. Nice menu choices, decent food, presentation and portion sizes. Friendly service. Pleasant decor. Very good breakfast buffet for those who want a hardy breakfast before hitting the trails. .

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Temecula, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For $11.99 it is a rip off!! Food was nothing special and did not even taste good. We could have gotten a breakfast like this for free at other hotels.

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El Portal, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This restaurant and lounge is part of the Yosemite View Lodge, located just outside the Hwy 140 entrance to Yosemite National Park. We are locals and have been dining here for years. Some find the food pricey, but have to remember this is a tourist destination year round, so on par with other similar locations. Food is great, but the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stayed at the Yosemite View Lodge and The River Restaurant & Lounge was the hotel's sit down restaurant. For breakfast, the only option was a buffet. The selection was good and the food was good as well. There are few options for dining in this area, we were pleased with the buffet and food available on the buffet.

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Clifton, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

$14.99 is too much to pay for a cheeseburger. Food was decent but prices are higher than one should expect.

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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate dinner at The River our first night in El Portal. Given the location and the limited choices, our expectations were low. The place isn't much to look at from the outside. The inside isn't much better. The restaurant has a deck though, and it was nice eating outside overlooking the river. The bar areas is nice enough, and... More

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Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were there this past weekend where the place can get busy. The food was okay...the salad and soup bar was a nice feature. But our waiter was a little overwhelmed, and often forgot things that we ended up asking everyone else around for things. And he never really came around to check on us. What got me the most,... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed two nights in El Portal and there are not a lot of choices. I was alittle skeptical about the prices when I saw the menu. I ordered the steak and it was very good. I have to say our waiter was the best I ever had, went back a second night and he remembered us and what we... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

At the West enterance of Yosemite in El Portal is The River restaurant. The reason to dine there is the wonderful back patio overlooking the Merced river !!! Salad bar with every meal. Reasonalble prices compared to being in the park. Friendly staff. This place is a winner.

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Address: 11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
Cuisine: American

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