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Mono Cone

American, Ice Cream
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51508 Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
760-647-6606
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect "Pit Stop" for burgers and shakes before or after Tioga Pass...

Mono Cone in Lee Vining (next to Mono Lake), is the perfect "Pit Stop" on 395 before or after you "climb" Tioga Pass (Yosemite), or if you need a brake driving between Lake Tahoe and Death Valley. Try their burgers and fries, or just a milk shake, they have so many flavors and they are so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mono Cone in Lee Vining (next to Mono Lake), is the perfect "Pit Stop" on 395 before or after you "climb" Tioga Pass (Yosemite), or if you need a brake driving between Lake Tahoe and Death Valley. Try their burgers and fries, or just a milk shake, they have so many flavors and they are so good...! There is a... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

An authentic Hamburger stand that has endured the decades because is is downright great! If you travel to Mammoth, June Lake, Mono Lake, or are headed to the east entrance of Yosemite - you should treat yourself to a good old fashioned open flamed cooked cheeseburger and Ice cream cone just outside Mono Lake in Lee Vining - a short... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Traveling through and stopped in for an ice cream cone. They have the basic vanilla and chocolate soft serve, along with other foods and shakes. It is pretty straight forward…… ice cream and foods! We ordered at the window, sat outside at the picnic table and watched some traffic go by as we ate ice cream cones. They also have... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We arrived in Lee Vining in late afternoon, too tired to think about where to eat, so were happy to choose the nearest of our motel receptionist's recommendations: Mono Cone, across the street. A variety of hamburgers, french fries (aka chips) and more kinds of milkshake than I dreamed existed. Food is cooked to order, so expect a delay. Do... More 

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So.Nevada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have eaten here so many times when are camping in the area, passing through the area or even in the vicinity that I can't believe I haven't reviewed this awesome hamburger joint! The burgers are among the best we have eaten, the shakes are really thick and delicious and it is just what you need when you have to... More 

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Irving, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Odd to learn that they have no cones at the Mono Cone! And they only take cash...and ice cream flavors were limited to vanilla or chocolate or swirl. Big on shakes you can add flavors to. We ditched the line and opted for a dessert from one of the restaurants up the street. Plus, the Mono Cone closes at 7p.

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San Jose, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Definitely the gem in the town. The ice cream was great...kids loved it. Food was good too..surprised us, but it really was. The guacamole burger was delish.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have stopped here for their ice cream cone (nick named here Mono Cone) when in the Lee Vining area. Its enjoyable afternoon treat after a day of sightseing, hiking, fishing, etc. Its not a 5 star as the Jolly Kone in Bridgeport is better, but if not driving as far as Bridgeport (another hour plus away) ..... Mono Cone... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Old school frosty place. My son and I each had a shake and were in HEAVEN! My kid's peach shake actually had pieces of real peach in it, and was refreshing. I had a white mocha shake and it was just what I needed to pep me up for our further adventures around Mono Lake. Oh, plus we got a... More 

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Victorville, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had a BBQ burger here. It was a great burger. Also had a chocolate shake, which was also great. Wait for food was what you would expect for a sit down restaurant, however the food is made fresh and they were really busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51508 Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: 760-647-6606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Ice Cream

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