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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ice Cream and Burgers

Right by the highway and a beacon for travelers on 395. Ice cream and other treats and a long menu of burgers and other fast foods. They have a nice grassy yard in the back where you can sit and enjoy your food, drink or ice cream. Open spring, summer and fall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
TobyStuart
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San Diego, CA
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Moorpark, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

To date, the only place in California that serves cones on par with what I'm used to from my days back east. Very generous portions. Haven't tried the cooked food.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Was told by a B&B owner that this place has the best hamburgers in Lee Vining....a good stop once coming out of Yosemite park! Beware, however, they accept cash only.

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Layton, Utah
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stopped here before heading over the Tiago Pass into Yosemite. Their BBQ bleu cheese bacon burger is awesome. The fries were good but not fresh cut. The place is very clean including the bathrooms and their is a nice grassy backyard with tables to eat at. Make sure you have cash because they don't accept anything else.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We only had ice cream here and there are other places I'm sure that had better ice cream. We did not try anything else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Roadside hamburger/ice cream stand - we stayed across the street and during operating hours, even mid-week, this place was hopping. We sampled a hamburger and milk shake, and were transported back to childhood. Lots of folks swear by the place - stop in for a trip back to the 50's or 60's.

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Right by the highway and a beacon for travelers on 395. Ice cream and other treats and a long menu of burgers and other fast foods. They have a nice grassy yard in the back where you can sit and enjoy your food, drink or ice cream. Open spring, summer and fall.

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Denmark
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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Address: 51508 Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Phone Number: 760-647-6606
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
Cuisine: American, Ice Cream

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  • 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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