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Epic Cafe

349 Lee Vining Avenue, Cafe located on the property of The Lake View Lodge, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-965-6282
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
349 Lee Vining Avenue, Cafe located on the property of The Lake View Lodge, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I was recommended to this place by a bartender in June Mountian. I wasn't expecting much but what a nice dining experience! It's not tableside dining but counter service. I had a order of braised short ribs that were excellent plus roasted new potatoes and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Thank goodness for this lovely place-- it's owners, servers and bakers are warm, generous and welcome weary travelers to Yosemite. Fantastic, home-made from scratch food, baked goods that are amazing, and wine! We loved it for dinner and went back for breakfast. Huge servings-- you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank suzanne h
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We took a quick 4 day trip through the Sierras, and this was our favorite restaurant! It is somewhat hidden near the hotels and right before you get to the turn off for Tioga Pass. We decided to try it as the motel had suggested...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hguimo104960
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here desperate for some lunch and I have to say the food was fantastic. Definitely worth a stop here if you’re hungry in Lee Vining!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Estokoe
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I located this on Trip Advisor (what else). You do place your order at their counter, but in very short order it is brought hot and piping to your table. Regular dishes and glasses are used, no paper. The Ginger Hoisin Brown Rice Bowl with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SMGrandma
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Service, atmosphere and delicious food make the Epic Cafe a winner. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selections are limited but they are all wholesome, freshly made and delicious. They do have beers and a small list of nice wines, reasonably priced. Order...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Michelelabelle
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Were very pleasantly surprised by this place. Wonderful homemade food served by a friendly team. We had two dinners and two breakfasts in a row there during our stay nearby. Kids loved it, too. Expect fresh, healthy dishes at good prices. If you’re looking for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nelolo
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

We walked into the Epic Cafe to find it very crowded, but snagged the largest table there and offered to share it with any other guest. The specials included tilapia which was delicious. My buddy had the chicken pot pie which looked very good and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sterling B
Reviewed October 10, 2018

A small restaurant on the edge of town attracts many people, both locals and tourists. Super friendly staff. You order at the counter, find a seat, and they bring you your food. The salmon dinner was great, and the quinoa taboulleh was filling. Easy to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank putnik123
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding food prepared on site from local products. Very simple. Order at the counter then pick a seat. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. It is literally hidden as it sits above the Main Street at the southern of town. Just ask a local....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mike M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:15 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 Lee Vining Avenue, Cafe located on the property of The Lake View Lodge, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-965-6282
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Epic Cafe is now closed for the 2018 season, and will be opening next spring on Friday May 10, 2019.
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