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Mono Cone

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51508 Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Sonora, California
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Burgers and a mandatory stop on 395. This place is always busy. Hint, it must be good. I used to think it was a well kept secret but recent visits have dispelled that myth. People far and wide know about the Mono Cone. Very nice outdoor, grass covered eating area with tables behind the building. A specialty that I... More 

Thank jriii
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here on hiking trip. Had been looking forward to an ice cream cone from this place ever since we checked into the motel across the street. 1st day I noticed a long line. (I think there is limited seating inside, but it's basically a trailer and you order through a window on the side of the trailer). Anyway the afternoon... More 

Thank Notaprimadonna
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since this place was right across the street from the motel we were in and the restaurant choice in Lee Vining is limited we decided to give it a shot one night. I'm glad we did. They make a decent burger and fries. Nothing special but the ingredients were fresh, the buns soft and the burgers had good flavor and... More 

Thank Warren H
Visalia, California
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is cash only. The shakes are great made with real ingredients. The brownie shakes are made with real brownies. This is my favorite places to eat in the Lee Vinning area. Not far is an outdoor museum with a house upside down.

Thank Linehand11
Lake Roxburgh, New Zealand
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what we needed on a red hot afternoon!!! Quick service, friendly staff, shade to sit and enjoy!!

Thank AlisCentralOtago
San Francisco
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I agree, its not as good as it used to be, Mono Cone is still a must stop for anyone passing through. We used to love the hamburgers and fries but these days we stick to ice cream. A shake or cone can't be beat.

Thank ShamrockGo
Tadley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place for desert or a snack. Piping out chilled out music round back which surprised me and made if feel more than just another ice cream stop.

Thank customers-view
Walker Basin
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little burger place is just across from Murphey's Motel and it is packed with people everyday. It has a wide variety of food, drinks, ice cream, etc.

Thank WalkerBasinMimi
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for a decide. I'm not sure if our taste is more refined or if the quality had gone down but not impressed. It's pretty average as far as a decent burger and fries. although there's not much to eat in the area so it's a solid option compared to some of the horrible places in town. I... More 

Thank ohanatravelers
Palm Desert, California
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106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mono Cone is directly across the street from Murphy' Motel. It looks like a former Dairy Queen or some derivation from that vintage. We noticed long lines of people getting cones and other food items from their opening hours to closing. In addition to the traditional ice cream menu they offer burgers etc. Their breaded zucchini sticks were exceptional good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51508 Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: 760-647-6606

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