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The Lakefront Restaurant

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Twin Lakes Road, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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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Camarillo, CA
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is in an ideal location for viewing the beautiful Twin Lakes, although we did not see the lake from inside the restaurant. The Lakes are a short walk (across the road). While the interior of the restaurant is small, rustic and cozy, the food is sophisticated and trendy. We enjoyed the homemade bread, "Simple Salad" (that's what it... More 

Thank wuvhawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We greatly enjoyed dinner and the next day lunch celebrating my husbands birthday. Can't say anything negative, it was all so good. Just be sure to reserve in advance if you want to eat there.

Thank Douglas C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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610 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Bryan taking care of us at the bar in front to Michelle's attentiveness in the restaurant the evening could not have been better. We started with the Joseph Phelps Pinot, awesome. My wife had the Brussel Sprout salad and I had the Octopus. Both were wonderfully prepared. I had the Venison and my wife had the Salmon. I had... More 

Thank McWett
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is trying to be the French Laundry in Mammoth but it doesn't work. Mammoth is not the place for the French Laundry and certainly not when you are housed within the Tamarack Lodge. The lodge is a family and pet friendly destination. The restaurant at the lodge should be a family friendly bistro not a place where appetizers... More 

Thank Djuna W
Huntington Beach, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our good friends had recommended the restaurant in the Tamarack Lodge. During our stay in Mammoth Lakes last week we decided to give it a try. We looked in the internet to find the exact address and studied the menu. The given prices were reasonable so we went expecting a good meal. To our surprise the menu was... More 

Thank jackmas428
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 

Thank Dave C
Westlake Village, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 

Thank junetalks
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

Thank jtker
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 July 13, 2016

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 

Thank Carol R
Long Beach, California
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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 

Thank Carol C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?