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51508 Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Ranked #7 of 13 Restaurants in Lee Vining
Cuisines: American, Ice Cream
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 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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1,918 reviews 1,918 reviews
573 restaurant reviews
1,134 helpful votes 1,134 helpful votes
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Customer service was a little gruff but not too rude. The food was surprisingly good. We tried a lot of stuff, guacamole burger and chicken burger very good, fried mushrooms, chicken nuggets and fries and taquitos. The ice cream cones dipped in chocolate, it was enjoyed by all. If you are in the area, stop by.

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Highland, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We always make a stop at this place when driving thru Lee Vining. The soft serve ice cream is a refreshing break from the road trip. My Dad and I stopped by on 6/8/14 while heading up to Bridgeport for the day. I always get the large half and half cone dipped in chocolate. Make sure you ask for extra... 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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