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“There are reasons for why things are here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Peaks Restaurant at Wuksachi Lodge

The Peaks Restaurant at Wuksachi Lodge
64740 Wuksachi Way, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93262
5595654070
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Reseda, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“There are reasons for why things are here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

First off, people need to stop complaining about how expensive the food is here. They get limited shipments & it has to be trucked all the way up from the Central Valley probably, which = not cheap. It is less expensive than most other options around here for what you get though. The only thing that may seem like a real rip-off is $3 for one little scoop of probably Dreyer's ice cream.

With that said, the ceiling fans need to be cleaned. BADLY. There was dust flying everywhere off of them.

Seems that everywhere in the park all the employees are college interns who can't speak any English. Except here. Still college age people, but very professional & good wait staff. We were here right as schools were starting so a lot of the staff we had seen was gone by the last night of our stay at the lodge. Yet the quality of the service & food remained the same, something that is hard to keep up.

The food itself I found was actually very good. Nothing amazing but nothing terrible. The only food I had a problem with was breakfast. We quickly learned though to grab the food from the bottom of the buffet trays because it is more cooked (like the French toast, pancakes, & ESPECIALLY the bacon). The only BAD food I had here was the eggs. Completely bland, rubbery & stuck together. A slight negative to my dinner was the ribeye I had was drowned in Worcester sauce.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“So so food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

(Breakfast)
We had the breakfast buffet adults $13, kids $6.50 - it was pricey but we expected that. They had eggs, bacon, sausage, cut up fruit (honeydew, canteloupe), oatmeal, assorted pastries, french toast, pancakes, bagels, toast.
(Dinner)
The second night, we had reservations for dinner at the Peaks Restaurant (inside the lodge) - the food was just okay and pricey but again we knew this going in and had planned accordingly, spent $100 for 2 adults and 2 kids including dessert. I asked the server what cut of meat the flat iron steak was - she had no idea and went to ask, when she returned
she told me it was top sirloin - I knew at least that much that she was incorrect. The views from the dinning area are amazing though.
Overall the food was just okay and very overpriced. We probably wouldn't eat here again, would go to Lodgepole market/deli instead.

Visited August 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Overpriced.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

First off, the chairs are far too uncomfortable to enjoy dinner. Secondly, the food wasn't that good to charge us extra for a side salad. The place was hot on the day we visited and overall it was a terrible resturant that needs a better menu, lower prices, and better seating.

Visited July 2013
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yum! Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The beer was cold, the food was great.. salmon burger, sweet potato fries and ice cream to die for [honey & lavender - very unusual]. The waiter was a great laugh and bent over backwards to be helpful and friendly. The view from the restaurant was brilliant too. You can get free wifi in the foyer too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aarhus, Denmark
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“Good food and nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are staying at the Wuksachi Lodge having breakfast and dinner at The Peaks Restaurant is an obvious choice. And you will not be disappointed. The food is good and the prices - compared to the location and lack of nearby competition - not at all too bad. The atmosphere is nice, even when the restaurant is packed with guests. There is a nice view of the forest from the restaurant windows.
Making reservations for a table at a specific time is recommended when you check-in at the hotel - and if you arrive too early for your meal or the table for other reasons is not quite ready yet, you can wait in the lobby and buy a drink at the bar. The breakfast is quite good also. If you only need a light breakfast you have the option of choosing a continental for a reduced price.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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