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Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant

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11136 California 140, El Portal, CA 95318
(209) 379-2681
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  • 39
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 47
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  • 14
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, too slow!

We came on Presidents Day weekend, and it was overly crowded. The hostess seem to really struggle with the crowd that day and couldn't tell people how long the wait would be. (It was over an hour). The manager was stretched across two restaurants. It's not that big of a place. It's really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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San Jose
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We came on Presidents Day weekend, and it was overly crowded. The hostess seem to really struggle with the crowd that day and couldn't tell people how long the wait would be. (It was over an hour). The manager was stretched across two restaurants. It's not that big of a place. It's really convenient that if you are staying at... More 

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Highland, California
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68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went twice because the choices are very limited in El Portal and winter. The food is was good, but it takes forever to get and even longer to get your bill. Most meals come with a trip to the soup and salad bar. This restaurant is not open for breakfast or lunch during the winter. The people in our party... More 

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chapel hill
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Location, great just outside the park. Visited on a busy 3-day weekend and place was packed. Two bedroom suite was pricey for a room which took you back in time 40 plus years. Toilet handle fell off, smell of cigarette smoke in room (though wife thought smell was more like urine). Don't expect luxury here even if you're paying $500... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

After reading all the horrible reviews we decided to give this place a try because we consider ourselves fair minded people. We've been driving from orange county all day and just wanted some nourishment. I can only speak to our food but we return to the meals out of four. You could tell the staff was used to this and... More 

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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

considering that we were in the middle of the national park the prices were very fair indeed. we shared a pizza and a beer and was very pleasantly surprised.

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London, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This isn't a fancy gourmet restaurant this does food and the food is normal, nothing fancy and eatable. The takeaway pizzas are good, in fact better than the restaurant food.

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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Service was fine but food was dissappointing, not fresh(frozen), not real food. Suggest you bring your own food.

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

January 2015, my wife and I spent a fantastic weekend there. Jesse waited on us like family. Quick check in, and the rooms.... Flat screen tv's, updated furniture, kitchenette, frig, microwave. The bathroom was huge with a chacozzi. I got to look at three different rooms in the red bud building. All were five star, clean, functional and cozy. Did... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food was great and they had an awesome wine list! Be sure to get in line early, they have a long line of people to get in, as they only take reservations for 8 people and up!

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The breakfast buffet was well supplied, all food was hot or warm, and service was timely. Arnie was very welcoming!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11136 California 140, El Portal, CA 95318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: (209) 379-2681

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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