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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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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It is a very busy restaurant but both times we went they had us seated well within the time they promised. The food was good both in selection and quality although a little on the pricey side. The waiters covered a lot of ground but were always helpful and friendly. We waited in the bar to be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Corby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is a very busy restaurant but both times we went they had us seated well within the time they promised. The food was good both in selection and quality although a little on the pricey side. The waiters covered a lot of ground but were always helpful and friendly. We waited in the bar to be seated and could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a meal here whilst staying at the hotel. No reservations allowed so a bit hit and miss how long to wait. V popular as no other restaurants close by. Worth going sooner rather than later in the evening during peak Summer season. Had a 40 min wait, but able to take advantage of nice but small bar and take... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We showed up to Yosemite View Restaurant late on Saturday and expected o wait. We were told an hour to an hour and a half. We waited in the lounge. The lounge wasn't very clean, sticky bar, dust and dirt and all the fixtures. Since we've been traveling all day from Carmel to Yosemite we decided to have some hummus... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very convenient if staying at the lodge. Food was tasty and not too expensive. Would go back. Good varietly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

nice family meal but over priced staff could be a bit friendlier the whole area needs revamping it has protencial if it has the correct management

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Ophir, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

For a world famous National Park the choice of restaurants are not up to standard. The food here was below average, the seating no better than a school cafeteria, in fact I am sure some schools would probably cater better. Come on folks you are serving people who have travelled from far and away to your beautiful park and you... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ate breakfast here twice. It was an average buffet that filled us up for a long day of hiking in Yosemite. It was convenient, not outstanding. It cost $14.00 a person and it was sometimes difficult to get the waiters to fill my coffee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This area has two restaurants, this is one of them. The food is below average, but the choices are broad. The buffet salads are basic, but fresh looking. It is too expensive for the basic quality of the food. The staff are amazing, they are work hard, and stay friendly in a difficult situation, there are lot of guests and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We got seated pretty quick, but our waitress was pretty slow to help us most of the time. Food was just OK. We liked the food at the Wawona Hotel better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We heeded traveler’s advice and got there early. Although the wait was minimal, we decided to remain in the bar area for dining as there was just the two of us and we were terribly comfortable right where we were. Our bartender/waiter was very accommodating making sure we never went dry while waiting for our meal. We decided to share... More 

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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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