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“Pricey and average tasting food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ahwahnee Bar

Ahwahnee Bar
9005 Ahwahnee Dr, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 (0) 209 372 1489
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Greenwood, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Pricey and average tasting food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

So if you are staying in the Ahwanhee and don't want to or can't eat in the main dining area this is your only other choice. The bar has a very limited menu for food choices.
My wife had a chicken mushroom soup that was good but the Cesar salad was one of the worst she has ever had. It was very fishy in taste. I had the pulled pork sandwich which was just average.
We were served quickly and the staff was pleasant.
The bill was $38 and this was with the above food and water as our only beverage before adding a tip.
We will not be eating there again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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185 reviews 185 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We wanted to see this hotel since it looked so nice on a National Parks documentary. The hotel has some nice grand rooms, but it was less impressive than we thought it would be. We stopped for lunch in the bar as it has an outside eating area and it was a beautiful day. The menu was a little pricey. We had a Waldorff salad and a chili dog with soft drinks for $37.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great view on outdoor patio; just don't eat here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a simple, casual lunch for four, each of us ordering the Korean pork tacos, plus some hummus. The food was mediocre; fatty and unappealing. Service was lame. Yet, the bill was almost $100. The outdoor patio was filled, so we had to eat indoors. There was a squirrel running around indoors, literally climbing up on the tables, and no one seemed to care. There was absolutely no attempt to get the squirrel out of the dining room, or keep the door closed to keep him out. The squirrel looked a lot like a rat with a bushy tail. Looking around carefully, the dining room was filthy. I can only imagine the kitchen. I doubt this place would meet the health codes of most cities. Do National Park Concessions even have a health department that monitors them? Then, I remembered the people who died last year from the Hanta virus that comes from mice excrement ... in nearby Curry Village, which is run by the same concessionaire. We finished our meal, but wouldn't eat here again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

No, they don't have a Happy Hour for your wallet. But they do offer a great view, super service, and a delicious bar menu. The Happy part is what you'll experience if lucky enough to sit outside in the afternoon looking up at Half Dome, sunshine, and your favorite beverage. Our server, Mike, for the four days of our visit, was simply the Best! All service is friendly and attentive. But Mike will make your day or evening. Try the chili for an extra treat as well. After a visit, I certainly experienced a Happy Hour unlike any back in civilization.

  • Visited April 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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Livermore, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Expected better...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We decided to do a quick lunch here after a day of hiking and I was really expecting more from this high dollar famous hotel. The thing I could not get over were the squirrels that were roaming around on the floor from table to table eating the crumbs.. (Me being a country texas girl) this was unsanitary and I was s little put off by it... Here you have a "wild" animal inside eating human food. If a health inspector were to see this practice at a restaurant I'm beyond sure they would be cited for it. News flash a squirrel is a rodent just like a RAT! Moving on, the appetizer we ordered, crab artichoke dip was delicious! The main dish the pulled pork tacos was a different story they were VERY bland and the side of beans were horrible! In my opinion I wouldn't waste my time or money here...

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