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Base Camp Cafe

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3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 3900
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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it has Great french onion soup. We each had a bowl and it was very filling. Plenty of melted cheese, onions and broth.. we addeda sandwich also. If you just want an ordinary sandwich, you may have a problem. They do the different types of yuppie breads. My sanwich was a grilled chicken. i expected... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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El Cerrito, California
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English first
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant but excellent breakfast food. Stopped here early upon leaving town and we all liked what we got. The waitress was overwhelmed with a lot of customers but handled it well. Good quality food at a reasonable price.

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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Glad we were able to hustle and still make it a good experience. Safe travels and thanks so much for visiting us and Mammoth Lakes! More 

Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I've had lunch at the Base Camp café several times over the past years and was always satisfied with the quality, taste and portions of the food. Last Monday morning, my wife and I stopped in for breakfast. I ordered over easy eggs, sausage and pancakes. The eggs and pancakes were good. But, the sausage was Italian sausage. I've never... More 

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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry we were not a bit stronger for you at breakfast. Generally we get pretty positive response. Thanks for visiting and giving us some feedback. We will benefit from your input! Hope you had a great time in Mammoth. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Wonderful Place for Breakfast. The first time I went here I felt like I had been there before (even though I had never been to Mammoth!) The Service was fast and efficient. I remember waiting for my food and I thought they are busy this may take a while. However it came w/in 10 minutes and was Huge! I asked... More 

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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We greatly appreciate your making the long trip to Mammoth Lakes and stopping by the Camp! Safe travels... hope you can return soon.... More 

SoCal
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Love, love, love their soups here! Sandwiches and salads are great too! Chii-cheese fries are great...not too spicy. They offer plenty of choices for vegetarians. Wonderful breakfasts, fine brews and friendly atmosphere!

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Russ S, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We really appreciate your stopping by.... More 

El Cerrito, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

it has Great french onion soup. We each had a bowl and it was very filling. Plenty of melted cheese, onions and broth.. we addeda sandwich also. If you just want an ordinary sandwich, you may have a problem. They do the different types of yuppie breads. My sanwich was a grilled chicken. i expected it to be a fried,... More 

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basecampcafeowner, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you had a good experience!!! Thanks so much... More 

Huntington Beach
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Outstanding homemade French onion soup highly recommended by our waiter. Good service & warm atmosphere. Too bad they close at 4 PM

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basecampcafeowner, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Make the soup at the camp! So glad you enjoyed it... :) More 

Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Good food, generous portions, friendly service. A great place to grab a quick bite before heading home to SoCal.

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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed our little place. We may be small but we have a lot of pride in our humble and fun cafe. Forecast calls for more snow so we are excited about the possibility of a great winter. Hope you can make it up again. Salud! More 

Los Angeles, CA
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

With so many restaurants in Mammoth it was hard to choose one but a friend recommended this place. It didn't disappoint. It's just a small joint with a few tables but the food is fresh and delicious. The first day we went (yes, it was so good we went back for lunch a second time) we had delicious salads. Too... More 

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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We really do try and appreciate the encouragement. Keep doing your snow dance, we're looking forward to a great season! Cheers... :) More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Just right for lunch. We were lost, trying to find the restaurants in Mammoth lakes after visiting the Devils Post Pile. We asked the way and this restaurant was recommended. Home made soup, burger and delicious sweet potato fries were just right.

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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Oh, thank you so very much. Glad you had a nice visit. The DPostpile is really fascinating so happy you could pay a visit. Cheers! More 

Crestline, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

With it's high adventure motif, this fun little place is perfict to get you in the mood to hike, ski, camp or bike the mountions and lakes of the area. The food is good and the prices are reasionable, the staff is friendly and the clientele down to earth.

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GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We are really enjoying fall colors now but starting to itch for snow. Cheers! More 

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Additional Information about Base Camp Cafe

Address: 3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Phone Number: 760 934 3900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: 760 934 3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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