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The Mono Inn

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55620 U.S. 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
17606476581
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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hemet, ca
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Mono Inn for our anniversary dinner. It is a small restaurant with great history. Don't let the outside fool you, the food is top notch. The dining room overlooks the Mono Lake and the view is amazing especially during sunset. There is a good selection of wines and they offer a seasonal menu. For an appetizer I... More 

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Thank Melstone05
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were coming back from a day in gardnerville and stopped at approximately 5:30. The view was fantastic as always . The food was awesome ! Turns out that there was a change in ownership since the last time we stopped for a meal. No matter, the food was wonderful !

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Thank Kat B
Hutchinson, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Five miles north of Lee Vining is an aging "house" that is the Mono Inn. It has a gourmet restaurant and bar. My wife had the venison meatloaf and I had mahi-mahi with pecan sauce. The berry tart topped off the meal. It was formerly owned by the family of Ansel Adams. We were the only tourists but the locals... More 

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Rough and Ready, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Excellent food and lovely, expansive view of Mono Lake from our table. Every table should have a good view, as huge picture windows. I had venison meatloaf, and my husband had salmon, both highly recommended. Somewhat limited menu, but should be able to find excellent choice.

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Thank Alice R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We dined here twice in July, found the service excellent and very personalised. The food was well presented, tasted good at a reasonable price and the flavours well put together. Add to this the location overlooking Mono lake it was near perfect. We would thoroughly recommend this establishment.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had dinner here after a full day driving through Yosemite National Park. The Lake View Lodge called ahead and made reservations for us and the Manager was very obliging and welcoming. Our waitress was very informative and chatty. The food was excellent. I had the bison and the gravy or jus that went with it was sooo moreish, I... More 

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Thank CCandWH
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This is fine dining in a relaxing atmosphere. A warm smile from the staff seated us next to a warm fire and then the food started coming. Butternut soup was great and the three entrees were of the wild type...salmon, bison and venison. All cooked to perfection. The relaxed atmosphere provided for some casual conversation with other diners and our... More 

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Sonora, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Eight of us met here for dinner on Saturday, Oct 3rd. We had reservations and were seated rather quickly. It took at least 20 minutes to be recognized by our waitress before being asked for our drink preferences. For non red meat eaters, there were two options; a pasta dish and a salmon entree. Great! Six of us were prepared... More 

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Thank Jim-Ade
California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Charming and friendly. - probably the nicest restaurant in town. Got there at 8pm and the restaurant was beginning to empty out, but it still took about 45 min to get our food. Had bacon wrapped steak (delicious!) and Mahdi mani (undercooked, but we were so tired and it already took so long that we just ate it that way).

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I had found this restaurant online, where it got great reviews, so I booked it for the four of us. We all had delicious food and would go back if we found ourselves near Yosemite again (three of us live in L.A.) Three of us are handicapped, so the staff directed us to the downstairs parking on the restaurant level.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55620 U.S. 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: 17606476581
Description
Located on Mono Lake. For miles north of Lee Vining on Highway 395

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