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Cedar House Restaurant

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9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
(209) 379-2316
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long hike in Yosemite this place provided a great meal (burger and turkey sandwich with great onion rings!)! We enjoyed the meal even though the prices were higher than average...

Thank Tal S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here once during our stay in the Cedar Lodge. Bad junk food for a big price. Unfriendly staff. Consider eating somewhere else!

Thank Tim P
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found our food to be of very poor quality. I would suggest you avoid eating here. Such a shame as so much more could be done with a restaurant in such a lovely location.

Thank fb596877981
Stockport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two eating areas serve this hotel a) The Bar - a limited basket type menu food was greasy and served with bendy plastic knife and fork b) The restaurant - the food was better quality but staffing was inadequate for the number of diners. We saw several meals returned to the kitchens.

Thank AandC2013
Brussels, Belgium
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was oké, but having said this, that was about the only positive remark I can write down in this review. The inside looks very dated and the fact that the restaurant was near to empty didn't help. The salad bar was not inviting at all, the soup looked like a cheap broth. We had the porterhouse steak and... More 

Thank EmielMel
Wilsonville, Oregon
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had good breakfasts at a reasonable price for the area but the dinner menu was totally inadequate. We should have had dinner elsewhere.

Thank David S
Carlsbad, California
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was average at best. French fries were cold, service was slow, and was expensive. Resort prices.

Thank LaCostaKeith
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there about an hour before the posted closing time and were unable to order food. The restaurant was pretty full of hungry people but they were only serving drinks even though the posted hours said they served food for another 1hr and 15 min. The bartender was nice but she was totally overwhelmed. This place need to hire... More 

Thank 2DiveBums
Arlington, Virginia
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had dinner (or was it lunch?) at the Cedar House Restaurant. We were brought to our table and when I looked at the menu, I told my husband that they accidentally gave me the lunch menu. He responded with "no, I think this is the menu". We looked around and sure enough, everyone around us was eating burgers... More 

Thank RRT98
Hamilton, Montana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Granted we were there at end of tourist season, but poor service. Menu highlighted the availability of drinks from the lounge, but waiter didn't know selection and seemed put out by request for G&T. I had salad bar, not much selection and had to wait for them to set it up. Poor service, water but refilled prompt. Hubby had fish... More 

Thank Jill D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: (209) 379-2316
  • This restaurant is at Cedar Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?