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“Very good, though about the only option in Grant Village” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grant Grove Restaurant

Grant Grove Restaurant
Grant Grove Village, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
559-335-5500
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Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Clemson, South Carolina
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181 reviews 181 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 107 cities Reviews in 107 cities
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
“Very good, though about the only option in Grant Village”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Located in the same building as the lobby for checking in at the lodge, the restaurant is the only nearby option for meals. Service on our first night was extremely slow. The waitress, Julia, was very apologetic and otherwise very friendly, helpful, and attentive. My trout almondine was very tasty, though you had to be careful of the bones. Cream of asparagus soup was excellent. Service at breakfast and at dinner the second night was much quicker and the meatloaf (bacon wrapped) special that night was excellent. A sack lunch is offered for around $10+, convenient for a trail side lunch. Order in the evening and pick up at breakfast.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clayton, CA USA
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“Enjoyable Dining and Great Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

On the cusp of a corporate management changeover we spent fond days at Grant Grove's John Muir Lodge and ate frequently at the Grant Grove Restaurant. Our servers were always friendly and professional leaving us with a warm feeling about an otherwise good but average restaurant. We especially liked Andrew Perez who really made our dining experience extra enjoyable. A large part of eating out in addition to the food is the experience itself. This restaurant delivered both.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nothing fancy but perfect for lunch. The veggie burger was delicious! The place was clean, cheery and the server was great.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We liked the Grant Grove restaurant - the waiting staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was on par with the restaurants in many of the other national parks. I had the chicken which came with a mound of rice and vegetables and also managed a slice of the New York Cheesecake, which was delicious. If you're expecting a gourmet meal, it's probably not for you, but after a day of wandering around in Kings canyon, viewing the trees in Grant Grove, or tackling the drive down to Stump Meadow, this more than met our expectations.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winchester, Kentucky
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Things are going downhill fast! I don't think this was the proverbial restaurant from hell, but it has certainly earned a place in purgatory. Oh well, there's hope for tomorrow. We'll be in Monterey in the evening and Monterey is chock full of restaurants. In the meantime, to Grant Grove Restaurant, which I am fairly sure is run by a low bid concessionaire with all that implies and is the only eatery within a reasonable driving distance. We both had eggplant smothered in onions with rice on the side. About the best that can be said for the rice is that it was cooked. My wife didn't like the grilled eggplant and I don't blame her. This was burnt on the bottom; her eggplant is much better cooked and flavored. However, I thought it wasn't too bad...put enough cooked onions on any main dish and it becomes edible. The ambience was not good but the view of the parking lot was bearable. For a location trying to trade on General Grant's name, surely they can do much better. To top it all off, the service was slow and the server knew it. She saw me staring venomously at her and later brought a complimentary dessert. The poor service was not completely the server's fault, she had been assigned too many tables. Two stars is being charitable. If we come to Sequoia again, we will buy our food at the general store and eat at a picnic table or in our room.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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