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Base Camp Cafe

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3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 3900
Today
7:30 am - 3:00 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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good stuff

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
quiltedb
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El Cerrito, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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El Cerrito, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Huntington Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Laguna Niguel, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place is young at heart with lots of adventure odds n ends hanging on the walls and ceiling. Great sandwiches! friendly service.

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

Thanks for your kind words. We work hard and play hard at the Camp. Glad you had a nice time with us. Cheers! More 

Lancaster, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

In my opinion, I do not recommend this restaurant. I visited this restaurant with my wife and kids for lunch. At first we had to wait nearly an hour for a table. There was no reason for this long wait! Each time I looked in the dining area, I saw two to four empty tables. The tables had been cleared... More 

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

We are bummed that we disappointed you so much. Obviously we were not our best that day. So sorry. Glad to hear we recognized it and at least tried to do something at the time. Hope that the remainder of your visit to Mammoth was positive and you'll consider our area again. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very tasty casual restaurants with wonderful sandwiches. My favorite is the French onion soup and a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce. It is a small place and popular, the prices reasonable.

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

Thanks so much. We make many, many of our items from scratch and glad you enjoyed them. Hope you enjoyed all of your stay. Cheers! More 

Virginia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our friends in SF told us that Base Camp Cafe is a must visit restaurant in Mammoth Lakes. We followed their advice. We went there for lunch. We all enjoyed what we ordered (sandwiches, a soup, and a salad). Sandwiches tasted great. Salad was fresh and tasty. We were so impressed. We ordered take-outs sandwiches for dinner that evening. Service... More 

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

Thanks for your observations. Sorry our service was a bit slow. We are small and do tend to get into conversations with our guests keeping it personal, but we don't want that to slow us down for others. We love our cozy atmosphere and glad you had a nice time. Hope all your trip to Mammoth/Yosemite was delightful. Cheers! More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?