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“What are you expecting?” 3 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
Telford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“What are you expecting?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ok, let's set the scene. You're 7,200 feet up in the middle of the High Sierra and you're sitting down to dinner in the only dining room for 75 miles. It services the adjacent hotel which has a high capacity of guests. Dinner is served continually from 5pm to 10pm and if you haven't booked then you will not get a good time slot. Given the above, this review is as unbiased I it can be, but bear in mind that the operators are catering to a captive audience, who clearly have money to spend.

We ate here 3 times in two days. Once for dinner and twice for breakfast. At dinner we ordered the Pre-Set 3 course chicken dinner and after a good wait it arrived with a comment from the server to say that they had run out of some things and had substituted a couple of very overcooked and dry chicken breast slices. These came with baked potato (although we had ordered roasted potato) and some very undercooked broccoli - I like my vegetable to be Al Dente, but these were almost raw. The portions were very small. This was followed by a very 'unusual' preparation of apple cobbler as desert. The staff were friendly but the food was really not very good and certainly not worth the high price charged. Breakfast was good and on the first morning our server greeted us to say that they were to provide this meal free-of-charge as they recognised our dinner the night before was sub-standard. On both mornings the buffet breakfast did the job just fine. Indeed on day 2 the pancakes were outstanding.
Overall, for somewhere that has your attention whether you like it or not then we were nourished adequately and charged royally for the privilege.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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royal oaks
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“price you pay for having a sit down dinner at 7000ft”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had the New York strip steak it was small and roasted potatos, big wedges and 4 asperges. Um its fine I was so hungry that it did not even matter. Got drinks from the small 3 stool bar paid and tiped for my mixed drink and a beer 20$ then 3 Dinners 2 dinner salads and one desert and one soda with tip almost 200$ i know that it is a luxury to have a nice dinner at 7000 ft. But was just not that special. It was not bad just kind had that ripped off kinda felling when I got the check ok not ripped off just a put you glasses on and look at the check again.t

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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“WOW !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

its the only restaurant up there for miles....so we weren't expecting much. We were so wrong, they have a very good bar, and the menu is small but complete. we ate here every night for 3 days and every night we tried something different, and loved it ! even the specials. and the prices are very good.

Visited July 2014
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Monroe
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“"Wonderful Breakfast Experience"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

While traveling to the National Parks for the first time we stayed at Wuksachi Lodge and booked the Bed and Breakfast Combo. Great idea, the Lodge was comfortable but a little difficult to park at, and you will need to transport your luggage to the building you will be staying at so do not unload your luggage until you check in so you know which building you will be staying at., If you prefer to eat The Peaks Restaurant at Wuksachi Lodge I would make reservations when checking in to the room since reservations are needed and you may have to wait several hours until you can eat. This was no problem for us since we needed to unpack anyways. The food was a little pricey, but the breakfast the next day made up for the costly supper. I would recommend eating here to enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant for the "National Park Experience" and would definately recommend booking the Bed and Breakfast discount for staying at the Wuksachi Lodge. After a day driving to this location, you will need a good, hearty, well prepared breakfast to get you going so that you can explore the next day while leaving the park.

Visited June 2014
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Port orange
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“Cold food and slow service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dinner at the Peaks was just ok. the food was cold and took a long time to make it to our table. Breakfast was better. It was a good selection as well as a reasonable price. The waitstaff were more attentive during breakfast as well.

Visited June 2014
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