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All 77 Mammoth Lakes Restaurants

Rafters Restaurant and Lounge

202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-9431
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Ranked #36 of 77 Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes
Price range: $1 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Truckee, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

WOOOOAAAAHHH!!! What an incredible meal, my family & I had at The Rafters..... Usually when we visit Mammoth we always go to the Rafters for a family meal because it has been a long standing tradition. We never went expecting it to be the highlight of our trip. The service staff was well groomed & knowledgeable . The food was... More

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

Dear Matthew M, Thank you for this outstanding feedback from your family’s recent meal at Rafters, a Mammoth landmark since 1967, recently reborn as a world class restaurant. We take great pride in providing friendly, attentive service and inventive cuisine from an ever-changing seasonal menu and are very pleased to learn that your expectations were exceeded. We look forward to... More

Bishop, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had never been to Rafters so I decided to give it a try. glad I did.the bartender Ralph I believe his name is,very knowledgeable and friendly. was offered bar snacks and appetizers so good.They even had karaoke,which I love. Was only going to be there for an hour,ended up for over 3 and a half hours. I am coming back.,

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was a little concerned when my husband and I arrived at Rafters, since it was part of the Sierra Nevada Hotel and I typically don't think hotel restaurants have much flavor or creativity. I was pleasantly surprised when we ate at Rafters because the food was very good and super flavorful. We ordered the mac and cheese which was... More

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

Dear AlexisK_V, Thank you for this excellent review of your dining experiences at Rafters, where our stylish setting is complemented by friendly, attentive service and inventive cuisine from an ever-changing seasonal menu. We are pleased to learn that your expectations were exceeded, and look forward to seeing you both again when you return to Mammoth! Thank you, GM More

Punta del Este, Uruguay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We really enjoy our visit to Rafters. Great location, nice atmosphere and friendly staff, I strongly recommend the classic burger with fries, it's really good !!! Cheesecake is great if you're looking for a sweet option !!

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Hermosa Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a great location - large, spacious and well positioned. Maybe we're just unlucky, but the past few times we've been here, service has been slow and a number of menu items have run out. I hope it's a 'shoulder season' issue and that once winter season starts, they'll be on a roll.

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

Dear The_Grizwalds_MK1, Thank you for posting these comments from your recent meal in our restaurant. We take great pride in offering friendly attentive service and inventive cuisine from an ever changing-seasonal menu. What you have described, however, is unacceptable to us as well; please accept our apologies for not exceeding your expectations. We ask that you dine with us when... More

Pasadena, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here numerous times during my many visits to Mammoth. The breakfast is incredible. The lunch is amazing. The dinner menu is exceptional, and the wine list is stellar. If you have the energy after a long day of activities, stay for the live music. The bar is rocking, the crowd is singing and alive. This is the scene!... More

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

Dear Charlie B, Thank you for providing this glowing review of your dining experiences at Rafters. We take great pride in offering outstanding cuisine in a sophisticated, yet friendly and relaxed setting – and are delighted that you have enjoyed your time in our restaurant and lounge so much that you posted such great feedback. We hope to see you... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Happy hour giving half price meals is only available if you sit in a certain area of this restaurant so confirm with your server that you are in the correct seating. Also if you order a starter and main course you are liable to be served both at the same time due to the 'workflow in the kitchen' this is... More

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

Dear Cadno C, Thank you for these comments from your dining experience at our restaurant. We take great pride in serving outstanding cuisine, but please accept our apologies for the issue you've described with your starter and main course arriving simultaneously, as well as any confusion with our Happy Hour pricing. What you have described is also unacceptable to us,... More

Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When we went the dining room was full and proceeded to the bar. We had a couple of appetizers with,drinks and felt they were overpriced. They had a fire pit outside but didn't go out. I would say it was just ok.

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

Dear Debbie H, Thank you for this review of your dining experience at our restaurant. We take great pride in offering outstanding and inventive cuisine in a welcoming and comfortable environment, providing a sophisticated setting which is both relaxed and friendly – and quite busy at times, as you discovered (we strongly recommend reservations for that reason). Please accept our... More

Merced, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel next door. Breakfast at Rafter's seemed like the right choice. Service was friendly. But. Very very slow. It wasn't a busy morning, there were no more than 8 people in the restaurant. The food was slow in arriving, and so was the check. The food was excellent, tasty, nicely presented. We really enjoyed the continental... More

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

Dear Cali4niahiker, Thank you for posting this review of your breakfast at Rafters. We pride ourselves on serving outstanding cuisine, and are pleased you enjoyed the presentation and quality of the items you ordered. Please accept our apologies, however, for the delays with your food and check being brought to your table. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service;... More

Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We ate here twice while we were in Mammoth Lakes. Once for dinner and once for breakfast. You got a lot of food and it was very good.

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

Dear Carolyn L, Thank you for this wonderful feedback from your two recent meals at our world-class restaurant, Rafters. We proudly offer friendly attentive service and inventive cuisine from an ever changing seasonal menu, and are very pleased that you enjoyed both of your dining experiences. Please stop back in the next time you are in Mammoth! Thank you again,... More

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Additional Information about Rafters Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: +1 760-934-9431
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: Californian

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