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41 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
209 375 1425
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than they need to be

Considering this is pretty much the only restaurant in the area, they could easily get away with mediocre food and surly service. But they don't... they have a menu that features local products and the service is friendly. Before or after dinner, you can relax in their lounge and listen to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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San Francisco, Ca
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  • Families with children
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Menlo Park, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This property needs some work. It needs a broader menu, and the staff didn't seem up to par. I think this is one area where there is room for improvement.

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Jersey city
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Well prepared, hearty fare surrounded by a lovely setting. The service was very good. Not a lot of trendy glamour but very fresh good, food that was more than adequate. In fact, it exceeded expectations.

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San Francisco, Ca
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Considering this is pretty much the only restaurant in the area, they could easily get away with mediocre food and surly service. But they don't... they have a menu that features local products and the service is friendly. Before or after dinner, you can relax in their lounge and listen to the pianist Tom Bopp, who must know hundreds if... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The thing that sets this hotel and restaurant apart are the staff. The servers were well organized and took a personal interest in our dining experience. It was exceptional. The food was great and could not have been happier.

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Plymouth, Devon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

During a visit to the Mariposa Grove we wanted a good, leisurely lunch, so we chose the Wawona Hotel. We were so glad we did, because verything was just right: the quality and quantity of the food, the price, the choice, and the excellent staff. I had a hot chocolate, and it was the best I'd ever drunk in my... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The nightly specials were very good, especially if you stay more than a couple of nights. Prices are reasonable and service was very good. We enjoyed being able to take in a special bottle of wine each night for a modest corkage fee.

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Atascadero, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

When I travel to Yosemite, I enter the park at the Wawona entrance off of Hwy. 41. A couple of miles from that entrance sits the old grand dame of Yosemite, The Wawona Hotel. It has many little cottages, a great Dining room - try brunch there on Sunday if you get a chance, and a small 9 hole golf... More 

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niagara falls
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67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

After returning from a long hot day amongst the big trees, this was like finding an oasis in the dessert. Food was delicious. After eating camp food and cafeteria food for 3 days, this place was heaven.

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Cambria, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Returning from Yosemite Valley after dinner the previous night at the Ahwahnee, we stopped at the Wawona Hotel Dining Room for lunch. This place caters to families and is priced accordingly. Spouse and I split a Caesar's salad with extra anchovies. As one who makes his own Caesar's dressing from scratch, I must say the Wawona's is superb. "Extra anchovies"... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Breakfast includes tea, coffee, juice, yogurt, granola, muffin and some other kind of sweet bread. Portions of the yummy sweet bread were huge on Thursday and Friday mornings, but rather skimpy on Saturday when there was a larger crowd. We couldn't eat it all on Thurs and Fri and took it in a go box for dessert at lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park
  • Phone Number: 209 375 1425

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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