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The Mono Inn

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55620 U.S. 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had reservations and were seated immediately at a window table reserved for those having reservations. And we sat, and sat. After 15 minutes of sitting with out so much as a glass of water, the server wafted by and said she would be with us in a minute. No kidding 5 minutes later she brought us water and menus.... More 

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Sonora, California
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mono Inn is a fine dining experience. Open Tuesday thru Sunday in the summer. Located a couple of miles north of Lee Vining, the restaurant is located on the shore of Mono Lake in the downstairs area of a building owned by the Ansel Adams family. Both inside and outside dining. In the summer I definitely prefer outside if... More 

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Warner Robins
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit to Mono Inn. This is truly a gourmet restaurant with absolutely outstanding food. It is not cheap, but the meal is still a good value and something to be remembered for years to come. I had a great salmon meal while the wife expanded her horizons with the bison ribs. Quite good!

Thank Grant F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family have been traveling to the Sierra for 70 years. We used to eat at the mono inn all the time. So we decided to eat there our last night. Things have changed the woman I assume was the mgr said we don't open til 5 o'clock it was 4.59. Really. They didn't know the specials. My kids wanted... More 

Thank Wes W
June Lake, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to come for a special evening. The view over Mono Lake at sundown is spectacular. The dining room is upscale, but welcoming to hikers and campers in casual wear. The menu is small, but always interesting.

1 Thank junekronholz
hemet, ca
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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 

Thank Melstone05
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 !

Thank Kat B
Hutchinson, Kansas
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Alice R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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.

2 Thank Louise N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
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
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Located on Mono Lake. For miles north of Lee Vining on Highway 395

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