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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Nice Family Dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Spunki1
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 4 reviews
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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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

In fact, our meal this past weekend would be excellent no matter where the restaurant was located. Service was excellent...helpful, knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome. For dinner we had the french onion soup, torchon foie gras, grilled cobia and the venison osso bucco. Every dish was on point and would order the same thing tonight at home if... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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313 reviews 313 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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50 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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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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