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“Top Quality” 5 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
Winston-Salem,NC
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149 reviews 149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Top Quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

fantastic..cannot believe people that people WHINE about people watching the World Cup....Seriously..you cannot walk between a few chairs in order to get to your meal????

The only good restaurant within 2 hours and it is excellent....beautiful food at good prices with happy service...

breakfast was outstanding...dinner was great...if you don't like it, drive to the nearest Subway and enjoy some processed food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Train Wreck!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had been touring through the National Park and stopped here for lunch. The soccer game was on and snaps to them for allowing so many people to be in the bar to watch it on the tv. The problem is, the bar was between the entrance and the restaurant and they had chairs clear to the wall with NO walkway or access for someone to go through. I spoke with the front desk and asked for an alternate route and they looked at the crowd and said "they are watching the game, sorry" and they were done with the situation. Seriously? I expected them to make a thoroughfare but, they chose not to. We made our own passage at the aggravation of the ones sitting there, as eel as ourselves.
It took quite a while for the server to take our order after we sat down. We were asked about refills on our drinks and said yes - they took the glasses for the soda and iced tea but, not my water. When they returned they asked if I would like more water and I said yes and was told they would return in a minute. The waitress served 2 other tables their meals and still no water refill on my still empty glass. A waiter showed up and asked and I finally got more water.
The service was very slow even though they were not the staff waiting on the bar patrons.
We had to take pictures of our receipts after we paid because they do not provide you a copy.
The experience was a very poor one and I would never return.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Telford, United Kingdom
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“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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“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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“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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