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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Lovely lakefront setting in quaint lodge. . .delicious meal.

We always try to go out for a special meal for our last night in a vacation spot and this time we chose the Lakefront Restaurant. We would actually rate it a 4+. The food was very good and creatively prepared. What we enjoyed the most however, was the total experience of fine dining in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
kathleen w
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Yorba Linda, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Yorba Linda, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We always try to go out for a special meal for our last night in a vacation spot and this time we chose the Lakefront Restaurant. We would actually rate it a 4+. The food was very good and creatively prepared. What we enjoyed the most however, was the total experience of fine dining in a breathtaking location. We made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We liked that this restaurant was away from the craziness of the village. There was great live music before our meal and our meal was excellent with fantastic service. Our complimentary shuttle bus from the Village Lodge was an added bonus.

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Pt. Loma
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

In the Tamarack Lodge. Cute, small space. We had the best view table. Servers were all friendly and helpful. The warm bread with butter balls came at a perfect time! The menu is limited and nothing grabbed me, but I chose the lamb. The presentation was beautiful and it was a rich, delicious meal. Ma was happy with her Caesar... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

everything was great from the location to the food to the atmosphere. Highly recommend it. Weather permitting, try to sit outside, at least for lunch. The lake is just across the road from you.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This restaurant easily should be number one in the Mammoth area. My husband, son (who is 9), and I went to this restaurant for dinner last night and were blown away by the healthy, creative, reasonably priced, and absolutely delicious cuisine. Offered the best options that I ever seen for kids' menu. It happens to be inside an adorable historic... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Gourmet, top chef menu and food! Chef is rated one of the top Chef's in the US under 30. Worth every penny, eat here before he becomes too famous!!!

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Anaheim, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great meal and surroundings were fantastic. Have had many meals here and always have been pleased with the food and service.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a nice family dinner at the Smokeyard. It was pretty quiet since we ate on a Sunday night, but the service and food were excellent.

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Yorba Linda, California
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

With fish on the wall and pine wood paneling you would think you were in a vintage cabin... Oh wait you are! This isn't retro cabin sheik this is original and that makes it even cooler. Love arriving at this secluded lakeside Lodge and the history. Then just getting down the hallway to restaurant is a reminder that codes and... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Try their home spun ice creams and sorbet in the beautiful and cozy log cabin interior. You feel like you are in another decade when you dine here, there are not many place in the states like it.

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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: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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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