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The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room

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1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Village Drive)
Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
209-372-1489
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consider breakfast

Beautiful national-park-style dining room; the problem is high prices for average food. Consider getting the experience at breakfast. Only a couple bucks more than the cafeteria at Curry Village. Same experience; you're not really coming for the food. BTW, if you don't want to pay for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Philadelphia, PA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful national-park-style dining room; the problem is high prices for average food. Consider getting the experience at breakfast. Only a couple bucks more than the cafeteria at Curry Village. Same experience; you're not really coming for the food. BTW, if you don't want to pay for coffee/tea, walk upstairs from the lobby in front of the restaurant and you'll encounter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It's just always a pleasure to stop here for a meal. Like stepping into the past, in a good way. Service is good, food is well prepared and presented and the views are wonderful. The 13 hole course nearby pairs a nice package for lunch if you golf!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

great historic atmosphere - quality of the food was just average for the price. Updated dishes with better ingredients would help

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This iconic setting can't help but add to the enjoyment of your excellent meal (as long as you don't think about the price!) Excellent service at dinner. I recommend the buffet for breakfast, as it is less expensive than ordering off the menu and has anything you might want. The Eggs Benedict were just right; the fresh fruit offering was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Probably the best food of any national park but that is setting the bar really low. Historical building with an imposing dining room but in my opinion in need of a total refurbishing. Menu non exciting, food bland, twenty minutes wait for a table when the place was half empty. They still refer multiple times to the visit of queen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and food. Great surroundings. Food was tasty. Would go back. Need to make reservations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We didn't stay here but we had lunch here at the main dining hall in between hikes. During lunch there's no dress code. We were in hiking clothes and backpacks. No reservations needed either ( we got right in ). We had the trout which was excellent. Treat yourself to a special lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You won't leave dinner raving about the food, but you will have happy memories of a delightful dining experience. The setting is magnificent. The great hall is spectacular. Hogwarts on steroids. Try to get a table by the window. The service and setting are what make this a memorable dining experience. The servers make you feel like royalty. Jason assisted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were there for the Sunday brunch. Was ok but not great, they had an amazing tuna tartar though. The room is impressive with its huge windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful, it is such a great idea that they allow people that are not staying in the hotel to be able to have dinner here. You are able to share a meal of 20-30 dollars with your partner and have a great experience.

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Additional Information about The Ahwahnee Hotel Dining Room

Address: 1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209-372-1489
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: American, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
    (Village Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Stop #3 on complimentary Yosemite Valley Shuttle route.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park
  • Phone Number: 209-372-1489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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