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Rafters Restaurant and Lounge

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202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-9431
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kernville, CA
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for a birthday dinner, 7 adults and 4 children, with a reservation. We were initially seated in a hot room with air so stale one of the kids started feeling ill. Our waiter offered to move us, we accepted and said we would wait on their outdoor deck until the new table was ready. When our waiter waved us... More 

Thank bobsacerdo
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty solid breakfast. We sat outside on the deck and welcomed the day with a delicious breakfast burrito. The staff was super chill and had great suggestions for hiking trails and festivities. It's a pretty relaxed vibe and I know they also have music at night sometimes. All in all this place was a great first stop before heading up... More 

Thank Vanessa V
Margate City, New Jersey
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the hotel and called to see if we could order our food to go. The woman I spoke to was so nice and helpful. The menu had changed a few days prior to our stay, so she told me some of the new items. We had no problems picking our food up to eat in the... More 

Thank Marissa E
Phoenix, Arizona
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211 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I went here out of convenience to the location of the hotel. It was very good. The staff was very friendly. The peach chicken was delicious. Nice beer selection. Good atmosphere.

Thank Stephen W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We weren't sure where to go as we just arrived in town. Drove by and decided to stop in. It was fairly early, so not many customers. Waiter, Joey, was absolutely phenomenal. Friendly and outgoing, answered all our questions. We had the wedge salad which was delicious. Hubby and I both ordered the flatbread. He ordered the meat lover and... More 

Thank hummin4u
San Marcos, California
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661 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Had the duck Benedict and it was good. Wasn't in love with the blackberry sauce. Good ambiance. Our server who was also the bartender was good but a little forgetful. Forgot the silverware, no condiments for the food and had to request sugar and cream for our coffee.

Thank JimmyJackk
St. Petersburg, Florida
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Great waiter and location - just wish the food was better. I've rarely sent food back due to poor quality, but three of us did. They rectified it and were very apologetic.

Thank bubbles1
Burbank, California
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Greeted by Ty the Manager, we don't take breakfast reservations through Open Table. Not a very good first impression. Ty shared that he had to send two employees home due to illness. We were patient with the wait time. Ty seemed a little stress out but did not handle the customer service part very well. Lots of customers left the... More 

Thank lisapF1459DM
Lacombe, Louisiana
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Good food. Great staff...make you feel welcomed(as did EVERYONE in Mammoth)! Had dinner their twice and saw a live band there that weekend.

Thank ReneRichard494
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Rafters is a wonderful way to end the day with a cocktail while listening to live music! Nothing like great reggae band or rock music to dance the night away and continue the party of mammoth fun in the mountains with friends and family!

Thank TiffanySterling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 760-934-9431
A Mammoth Landmark since 1967, Rafters has been reborn as a world class restaurant under the ownership of James and Nancy Demetriades. Chef Brian Keipler presents New California cuisine complimented by one of Mammoth's most extensive wine lists and perfectly crafted cocktails. Now serving breakfast and dinner, and providing room service to Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa next door. Happy Hour 4pm-7pm and live music in the lounge every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

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