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The Lakefront Restaurant

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Twin Lakes Road, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
800-237-6879
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best dinner in town

Best steak I ever had and the service was second to none with Billy C. I cant wait to go back there with my family. You must check out the best dinner in Mammoth Lakes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Ryan H
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Mammoth Lakes, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mammoth Lakes, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Best steak I ever had and the service was second to none with Billy C. I cant wait to go back there with my family. You must check out the best dinner in Mammoth Lakes.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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276 reviews 276 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This restaurant is a perennial favorite for good reason. It is romantic, the food is delicious, the service is great. Dinner is a bit pricey compared to the rest of Mammoth but it is well worth it. Lunch in the winter is served in the bar area. It is quite cozy. The offerings are soup, chili and sandwiches to go.... More 

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NoVA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We almost passed on this place given some of the recent reviews but decided to try it out. We are glad we did. We arrived a few minutes early and waited in the Tamarack Lodge by the fire place. This was actually very nice. We were eventually seated and the hostess explained the menu was relatively new. We decided to... More 

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Tustin, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

not much choice for vegetarians, and the server had an attitude. She seemed bothered that she had to wait on us.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I've only written two other reviews in the past. Both to go out of my way to praise a job well done. In this particular case, it is quite the opposite. Our family has been going to The Lakefront Restaurant 4-5 times a year for the last 11 years. Since the change in chefs and perhaps management, it just hasn't... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lakefront is simply the best restaurant in Mammoth Lakes. It is small, so reservations are required. This visit was with friends, we had a potato leek soup that was tasty, smooth but with no cream. It was light and tasty on a cold night. Two of us had the beet salad, my favorite, as it is all beets of different... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I had a very romantic dinner here. We thought the service was fantastic, especially since the restaurant was extremely busy the night we went (a Saturday night). My wife had the soup and vegetable special whereas I had a salad and the fish special. We both thought the soup was too salty so asked that the salt... More 

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Fallon, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Loved the service and the food! I ate then realized I had forgotten my wallet in my room. No fuss was made, they were sensitive to my embarrassment and very accommodating! Lovely place!

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Apple Valley, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I had a server by the name of Joey, and I was VERY pleased with him and his waiting. He made me WANT to love the entire thing. The atmosphere was cozy and tranquil, not too loud or crazy. In a very nice area and the restaurant itself is gorgeous! However, the food was mediocre at best. I got their... More 

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Jack C, Assistant director of operations MMSA at The Lakefront Restaurant, responded to this review

I think you have our restaurant confused with somewhere else, we have no pizza or chili on our menu,(never in our history) no servers named Joey. We have one male bartender and all other wait staff are female (all three of them). We are a very small restaurant located in Tamarack lodge, Thank you, and feel free to try us... More 

Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

By far one of the finest restaurants in Mammoth, has a wonderful wild meat menu. For a special occasion or a big splurge this is the restaurant. Menu is very expensive, but worth it. Have eaten here many times over the years and the food just gets better. Reservations a must, seating is limited.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Twin Lakes Road, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: 800-237-6879

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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