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Epic Cafe is currently open Wednesday - Saturday from 12 - 8 pm. We have tables outside on the lawn spaced appropriately if you would like to dine with us (tables are first come first serve as we do not accept reservations) or you can take your meal 'to-go'. We ask you to please wear face coverings when you order (walk up ordering on side of building), remember social distancing, no moving tables, etc. Our menu is very similar to past years with a few exceptions, and we will be serving our Dinner Specials from 4-8pm (these specials will change weekly if not daily). You can view the menu on our website: http://epiccafesierra.com/ and also view our nightly dinner specials on our Facebook page.
$7 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Contemporary, Cafe
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped by this lovely restaurant for lunch today. A simple menu of salads, sandwiches and desserts all made in house along with several wine choices The outdoor setting was delightful amongst mature trees and vegetation with a view of Mono Lake....More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed November 6, 2019

I had an other opportunity to visit the Epic Cafe this fall. This time I went with a buddy of mine and we both had excellent meals. I had a baked ziti dish and the sauce was great, at least to my liking and I...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

The food is amazing, and the people lovely. Perfect stop after crossing Tioga Pass. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

We stayed one night in Lee Vining on our way to Death Valley and were positively surprised to find such a great restaurant here!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019

Good home-cooked food, and excellent wine, good value. Grab a table as it can get busy, then order at the counter. Best dinner we had in Lee Vining.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

The seating is at high demand in this small cafe but if the weather isn’t cold there is seating outside as well. Nevertheless the food is delicious. Vegetarian options available. Highly recommend Ginger Hoisin Rice Bowl- also just checked their website and they close during...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

What a fine place for a good value dinner experience if overnighting in Lee Vining before taking the Tioga Road to Yosemite! We were pointed towards the Epic Cafe by our motel and found a friendly and unpretentious shack-style restaurant, very simply furnished and full...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

This cafe was recommended by a local friend. Wow, what a great meal and delightful setting. We had lunch on a weekday in October so it was quiet but I’m sure it gets busy. Lovely service and amazing food. If the weather permits there is...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

We were staying nearby and met friends here. It’s small with limited seating but has more seats outside. It was busy all evening with both locals and tourists. The food was excellent and the staff were really welcoming and helpful. We had a couple of...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

Stopped on our travels across Tioga Road during our Yosemite service. Food was truly epic and great flavors. Desserts were also amazing. Such a fun place to relax and eat outside!

Date of visit: September 2019
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