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202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-9431
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A Mammoth Landmark since 1967, Rafters has been reborn as a world class...
A Mammoth Landmark since 1967, Rafters has been reborn as a world class restaurant under the ownership of James and Nancy Demetriades. Chef Brian Keipler presents New California cuisine complimented by one of Mammoth's most extensive wine lists and perfectly crafted cocktails. Now serving breakfast and dinner, and providing room service to Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa next door. Happy Hour 4pm-7pm and live music in the lounge every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Found it by accident

Try the bloody mary excellent. Biscuits and gravy were so good, but so rich could only eat half of it. Service

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Death Valley National Park, California
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Death Valley National Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Try the bloody mary excellent. Biscuits and gravy were so good, but so rich could only eat half of it. Service

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Frankfurt Am Main
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Great service at the bar, friendly people all around and food was enormous and tasty as was my drink!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Several chef and menu changes has made for very poor food quality. Presentation was bad as well as the taste. Lamb and steak was bad. Overpriced for the quality. The server was nice and tried his best. Don't go.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had breakfast here. Wonderful, huge quantity, lovely juice. Poshest teabags I've ever seen. Lovely friendly waiting staff, very helpful and professional

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Lancaster, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very pricey: $4 for a small glass of orange juice. Food was average, not spectacular. $60 for breakfast is not my cup of tea.

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dompierre sur yon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

as our hotel dont propose breakfast and meal we have eaten not far from the breafast was served by young people and seem alone without a manager . we are obliged to clame juice , coffee etc... . for the dinner it was a selfservice but not enough for the group and a lot of deseapointed for the last people... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is serves a wonderful breakfast, nice but small menu (which is perfect) for lunch and dinner. The staff went out of their way to make sure our food was served in a timely manner. There is also a nice bar area for just unwinding and i almost forgot the beautiful double fireplace. Gorgeous!

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GM_MVE, General Manager at Rafters Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Debbie J, Thank you for this great feedback from your recent experience at Rafters. Due to our dedication to providing friendly and attentive service, as well as our outstanding, inventive cuisine prepared to perfection by world-class chefs, we are a favorite amongst visitors and locals alike in Mammoth Lakes. We are very pleased to learn how much you appreciated... More 

Runcorn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

As this was next to the hotel we was staying in we went there on our first night as we had arrived late. We was told they stopped serving food at 9pm so we had to hurry up to get in there. The food was very nice and everyone enjoyed it. The next morning we went there for breakfast and... More 

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GM_MVE, General Manager at Rafters Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear AnneRuncorn, Thank you for posting this review of your recent meal at Rafters. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the ambiance, service and meals. Those are just a few of many reasons why we are a Mammoth favorite amongst visitors and locals alike. We take great pride in serving outstanding, inventive cuisine prepared to perfection by world-class... More 

Camarillo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We go to mammoth every spring, and rafters was a highlight. This year it was a disappointment. They had a fantastic duck egg benedict last year. This year it was gone. They had other very special dishes last year, this year they were just another restaurant. I got a flippant response to the change about the time of year (though... More 

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GM_MVE, General Manager at Rafters Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Jerry P., Thank you for posting this review of your recent meal at Rafters. We take great pride in serving outstanding, inventive cuisine prepared to perfection by world-class chefs. Please accept our apologies, however, for not exceeding your expectations with your food selections. As we are not a chain restaurant, our classically trained chef does change the menu based... More 

Cairns, Australia
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our evening ruined by what should have been a simple meal of roast chicken that was presented cold in the middle. The menu here is very simple so all the more disappointing when the kitchen can't produce a simple roast chook. On a positive note, the young lady who was our server was first class, a pity the management wasn't.

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GM_MVE, General Manager at Rafters Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Kroe55, Thank you for these comments from your recent dinner at our restaurant, where our stylish setting is complimented by friendly attentive service and inventive cuisine from an ever changing seasonal menu. However, what you have described is completely unacceptable to us; please accept our apologies for leaving you disappointed. We appreciate your valued feedback. Comments such as yours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 760-934-9431

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A Mammoth Landmark since 1967, Rafters has been reborn as a world class restaurant under the ownership of James and Nancy Demetriades. Chef Brian Keipler presents New California cuisine complimented by one of Mammoth's most extensive wine lists and perfectly crafted cocktails. Now serving breakfast and dinner, and providing room service to Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa next door. Happy Hour 4pm-7pm and live music in the lounge every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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