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The Lakefront Restaurant

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Twin Lakes Road, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
800-237-6879
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I, along with another couple, wanted to spend our last night in Mammoth with a fine dining experience. We made reservations for the Lakefront and was not disappointed, one of the better dining experiences we have ever had. Lodge type restaurant, lots of wood logs, and an informal but cozy ambience. We got there early and reported... More 

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Thank Dave C
Westlake Village, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lakefront Restaurant is an unexpected gourmet gem in a spectacular setting just minutes from "downtown" Mammoth. The cozy dining room with a view of Twin Lakes in located in the rustic Tamarack Lodge. We enjoyed one of our best meals of the year fitting my husband's birthday celebration. The wild mushroom risotto with freshly shaved truffles was spectacular. Chef... More 

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Thank junetalks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard this restaurant had great reviews but were never able to secure a reservation because they were always booked during the week of our stay at Mammoth Mountain Inn. We just thought we would do a drop in without a reservation just to see if they had an open table. They checked their computer and after a little time... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time to this restaurant and we had a great experience. It's a cozy lodge feel, with only 10 or so tables in the restaurant, but not stuffy. The food was excellent. We started with the Mushroom Risotto and it was delicious. Then had the Caesar Salad and Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes. The Caesar was not... More 

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Thank Carol R
Long Beach, California
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We try to stop in to hear Joe Gray at the piano whenever we can. On this one occasion, we the mis-fortune to share the lobby with about 30 loud and boisterous Apres skiers who were not there for the music. Had we noticed how distracting they were, we would have left before we ordered a bottle of wine. Instead,... More 

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Thank Carol C
Long Beach, California
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at Lakefront once or twice a year for 30+ years and this the first time I feel like we had a mediocre experience. The prices have increased, yet the portions are smaller, some of the food quality is so-so and the service is less than ***** professional. I'll start by saying the Beet Salad IS still... More 

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Thank Carol C
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119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In an old lodge right on a beautiful lake with a perfect view . The staff is super nice and the food is all fresh and very nicely done. The restaurant is very small and cozy. It was the perfect place for lunch at the mid point of a bike ride from mammoth.

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Thank VNORVI
West Covina, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a stay at their connected lodge for 3 days. The lodging was excellent and available separately as a review. This restaurant which is part of the lodge, was very poor. Inquiring twice, the restaurant could not find nor attempted to find a table for us on 2 of the nights we inquired. Asked twice, denied twice by the staff.... More 

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Thank Pat S
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at the Lakefront Restaurant this past weekend. We had a truly delightful aand memorable experience all around beginning with our lovely table setting with a view of Twin Lakes, to our delicously prepared dinners, and our helpful server. The restuarant ambiance can be described as an elegant mountain cabin with candle light and care given... More 

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Hailsh
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We were staying at the lodge and having just arrived were relieved to find the restaurant on site. The food was excellent and imaginative with top quality ingredients.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Twin Lakes Road, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: 800-237-6879

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