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“Appetizers in the bar were perfect” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SLOCUMS Grill & Bar

SLOCUMS Grill & Bar
3221 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760 934 7647
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Ranked #11 of 77 Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes
Price range: $3 - $29
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Flame-broiled Steaks & Fresh Fish * Hickory Smoked Ribs * Retro Italian * Ultimate Burgers & Sandwiches * Happy Hour * Craft Beers * Full Bar * Private Parking Lot * Est. 1983
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“Appetizers in the bar were perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We didn't want to wait for a table so we ordered in the bar. The spicy shrimp was particularly good. Higher quality and more sophisticated than pub food. Friendly server. We would return but try to hit Happy Hour. A little pricey.

Visited July 2014
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slocums, Owner at SLOCUMS Grill & Bar, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
A Great Big THANKS for your 4 STAR Review: "Appetizers were Perfect!" My husband obsesses over our appetizers, actually the entire menu....sometimes he'll wake up at 4am and he's come up with a new twist for the spicy shrimp or the ahi poke etc. From your very favorable comments looks like he and our kitchen and serving Staff are on the right track. We love hearing your input and glad you had such a good experience. Your "a little pricey" comment is the toughest part our job.... balancing 'out of control' food costs with the "high quality" you mentioned and then calculating our menu prices as fairly as possible...is extremely challenging for sure. We do offer lots of great food deals during Happy Hour along with our locally famous $4 Certified Angus Happy Cheeseburger with all the trimming plus fries. On this Summer's regular menu we have 43 items, with 35 priced from $3.75 - $18.95; and 8 items priced from $21.95 - $29.50. Our goal has always been to offer a quality, varied menu with many choices along with a large price range in order to appeal to every pocketbook and taste. Thanks so much for coming in and we look forward to your next visit. Again, much appreciation from all of us at Slocums for your super 4 Star review! Cindy A. owner since 1983
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Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
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“Nice restaurant in a very tourist town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice Menu, very courteous wait staff. Nice atmosphere but a bit pricey for a blue cheese burger. We would have done better to share a burger and an appetizer.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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slocums, Owner at SLOCUMS Grill & Bar, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Hi Bob F, Many, many thanks for your 4 STAR review..."nice menu, nice atmosphere, courteous staff". Re: "blue cheese burger a bit pricey"...our Smokehuas Blue Cheese Burger and Fries $15.75 listed under our "Deluxe Burgers". In order to make this popular burger, we use only top-notch ingredients: organic farmer-certified hand-crafted Applewood-smoked Blue Cheese from the Wisconsin Amish country, a 1/2 lb of Certified Angus Beef, crispy onions & mushrooms and a sesame seed brioche bun. And we even serve it with french fries. You picked our highest priced burger and we're glad you liked it. Sometime come in for Happy Hour, (known as Mammoth's favorite HH for over 31 years) daily from 4-6:30 for our locally Famous Happy Cheeseburger: 1/4 lb Certified Angus Beef with Real American Cheddar, all the trimmings and served with french fries for only $4.00....you can bet we sell LOTS of those. Hope you visit us your next time here. And thanks again for taking the time to write a review, and ESPECIALLY thanks for giving us 4 STARS!! Cindy A. owner
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“Yeah. It's Like That.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Came in and were immediately seated. The host suggested the smoked prime rib and despite the fact we had prime rib the night before (at Mogul's) we decided to do that, in addition to getting the escargot and pretzels.

The escargot was delightful, and different -- I haven't much seen escargot served with melted cheese and while the cheese obscured the escargot flavor a little, it was still quite ... snaily. The pretzels were OMG delicious.

But the prime rib ... I have no idea why I haven't seen smoked prime rib anywhere before. It's amazing. Every single thing accompanying it was also wonderful -- from the crunchy steamed zucchini, to the carrots, to the mashed potatoes.

We had the lava cake to take home; the morning after, it was delightful.

I'd come again, and again, and again ...

Visited June 2014
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slocums, Owner at SLOCUMS Grill & Bar, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
What a super 5 STAR review!! Thank you so much. Our Sat. nite hickory smoked prime rib has quite a large and loyal following, and now we can add Mr. Roy R of Pacifica to the list.
After you've had it smoked there's no turning back. Thanks again from all of us and hope to see you on your next visit to Mammoth...again, and again and again! Cindy A. (original owner since 1983)
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“Good happy hour specials”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Good place for happy hour. Had the angus burger and fries happy hour special and it was very good. My friend tried the fish taco's and said they were terrific. Service was good not great. Worth a stop.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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slocums, Owner at SLOCUMS Grill & Bar, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Your awesome 4 STAR Happy Hour review really makes my day! Great Big Thanks! Slocums is known for being Mammoth's favorite happy hour (since we opened 31 years ago!), and it's such a treat when happy customers as you and your friend share your own experiences. We always strive for "great service", but sometimes when things get really jamming during happy hour, great becomes good. But we are still very appreciative of your "good service" rating. Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you soon. Cindy A. owner
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Dublin, CA
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“Excellent service, good steaks & brews too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had initially planned on eating at another restaurant, which was unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for us) closed for the off-season. (I'm afraid this review is delayed, but I'm going off notes made that evening, and the experience is still quite fresh in mind). We were at a bit of a loss, not being that familiar with the local eateries (and getting quite hungry by this time), when we drove by & decided to stop. Despite it being a low period, the bar was packed, and it looked like a lot of fun, so I'm not surprised. We were seated in the dining room which has a nice casual/mountain classy ambience. The beer & wine selection was very good, and went quite well with the entrees. Both the Cowboy Steak & Shiitake Mushroom Steak were delicious! Cooked perfectly to order (medium well & medium rare), flavorful & tender. The meal was great. The five stars, though, are for the exceptional service. Despite most of the business being in the bar, we were never neglected, quite the opposite actually. Our server (possibly also a manager?) Mary was attentive, friendly, courteous, and very helpful. Her suggestions for food and beverages (and local hiking spots & activities) were all spot-on! She was constantly moving, without giving the impression of being rushed (which can make a meal feel hurried in my opinion). Whenever we are back in the area, this will be our go to dining spot.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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slocums, Owner at SLOCUMS Grill & Bar, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Huge THANKS Dublin Family for your 5 STAR " 'go to' dining spot" review!! You definitely ought to write for the Chronicle's food section. So glad you liked the Cowboy Steak and the Steak Shitake, two of our most popular dishes. And what a pleasure to read your descriptive words: "delicious", "flavorful & tender", "cooked perfectly", "casual classy ambience", "exceptional service", by Meri (one of Slocums' all-time rock stars). So cool you took the time to write and share your "very good" experience at OUR restaurant!! Makes all the blood, sweat and hard work over the past three decades worth it! Thanks so much again from all of us at Slocums. Sincerely, Cindy A. owner
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