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Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant

11136 California 140, El Portal, CA 95318
(209) 379-2681
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in El Portal
Cuisines: American
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128 reviews from our community

58% Recommend
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Lodge, so would have appreciated being told about the long waits for a table. All we were told was that reservations were not required. When we got to the Restaurant we were told there was at least a 45 min wait. We waited in the Bar, which had really slow service - even by AUS... More

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was good and the price was reasonable though it would have been nice to have a little more choice.

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Being the only restaurant in the Yosemite view hotel it is the default choice. Not much else in the area and at night driving isn't much fun there. Food is good, very long wait in the evening. a bit expensive.

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Russian River area
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I liked the dining room decor and stone wall. As a person with food allergies, the choices weren't too great. There is a salad bar, they offer iceberg lettuce; I eat gluten free - - so there was not too many choices. I survived!

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Narre Warren, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed in the lodge and really did not have high expectations of the only restaurant (other than Pizza bar) on site. We were very pleased with the menu, the quality of the food and after coming directly from San Francisco the prices were so reasonable. The service was extremely pleasant, get there early - gets busy from about 6.45pm. Breakfast... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Well, I guess there isn't a whole lot to choose from in the area, so if you serve edible food to once- or twice-in-a-lifetime visitors, it all works ok on the balance sheet and you can sustain the place for years. Which is exactly how I think of this place. It's "good enough" to put something in your stomach, but... More

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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were staying at the Yosemite View Lodge, which is located just outside the town of El Portal. The Lodge has two retaurants, one a pizza joint and one a full service restaurant/bar, The River Restaurant. Excellent service, nicely appointed salad/soup bar, menu offering choices for just about every taste. Given their location, they could probably charge more than they... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very disappointed. Came for a nice dinner and was rudely served as we were a group of young adults and seemed to be viewed as 'not very important'. Also heard staff gossiping about a certain table, which actually turned out to be our family. Having been relatives or not, the staff should not be openly speaking about the customers in... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed at the hotel for one night on a visit to Yosemite, and really, where else are you going to eat? The dinner was surprisingly good. Service was friendly and fairly quick, considering how busy the restaurant was. Our waiter even recommended some good California beers for us to try. We both had the trout, which was very fresh... More

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When staying in El Portal you have limited options. Food was average, prices fair, and service ok. Our concern is that the Lodge property is the pits. Walk into his laundrymat and you will agree. They have a racoon running around the property and on the outside tables. If his property is that dirsty can you image what his kitchen... More

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