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All 6 El Portal Restaurants

Cedar Lodge Restaurant

9966 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
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Ranked #5 of 6 Restaurants in El Portal
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Milan, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Bad service experience, average food. The dinner was not that bad, just a 30 min waiting for the table (announced) and a mistake in the service ( a "Chicken Marsala" instead of a "Center Cut Pork Chop") which simply meant a 30 minute waiting more.... not a big problem, i know we were in a touristic restaurant outside the Yosemite... More

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Encinitas, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You are probably only going to the Cedar Lodge restaurant because you are staying at the Cedar Lodge itself or at the Yosemite View lodge down the road. You're not likely to go out of your way to stop here. As one of the few restaurant options between Mariposa and Yosemite valley, it's pretty good. We tried the following entrees:... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

good food, good service, down home comfort setting. The menu doesn't say so but they do offer just the salad/soup bar

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Bogota, Colombia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Good food, ambience and service. It is as fsmiliar place with several options on plates and beverages. The best choise considering the few options around.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed at the cedar lodge for 2 nights, had breakfast there the 2 mornings, generally waitress was switched off and uninterested, so I went looking for an English tea bag, found one by the limited breakfast buffet and it was snatched out of my hand by a 60 something waitress as well as bring shouted out! Talk about customer service!... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Felt like Id gone back in time as I entered the restaurant as the decor was very dated. Strange atmosphere but staff were pleasant and attentive. The salad was tasty but the burger lacked seasoning and it would of been better to have the option of adding cheese or other toppings. Very pricey I think the bar and grill would... More

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Novato, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Food was average, a bit expensive, but not much else to choose from in the area. Soup and salad bar, but not many choices on salad bar. Busy, but pagers for waiting that work over the whole property.

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I found the selection at the restaurant very restricted. I was really looking forward to some decent salads and more choices however that was not to be. I really think they need to re-think their menu and upgrade it with more healthy choices in regard to side dishes and basic menu options. No so much fried food.

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

If you are staying at Cedar Lodge and have no transport you have little choice than to eat here. The meal was average and the service poor. Had to wait for table to be cleared and long time for meal to arrive. Very disappointing!

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Only opened for breakfast which was okay but for the most important meal of the day, dinner you had to eat in the bar with counter service and a lousy menu (Dreadful)

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