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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
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this place! Food was great and so was the wine list! Pleasantly surprised to discover a very knowledgeable sommelier. We loved both the white and the red he recommended. We will definitely return next time we're in Mammoth!

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Thank MHfromSB
Aromas, California, United States
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a blackberry mule that was really tasty. Dinner was good and portions large enough that we took half back to our room with us and at the rest for dinner the next night.

Thank Simone M
Paris, France
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286 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Mammoth for 5 days ate here twice and spent another late afternoon at the bar. This place has a great warm comfy feel about it. The service was amazing, friendly and very welcoming. I felt like I'd been coming here for years. The meals we all ordered were delicious, great sized serves and reasonably priced. Actually they... More 

Thank ducati748af
Mammoth Lakes, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rafters had recently changed their menu since we'd been there last so we thought we would try it out with some out of town friends. The food was great, portions amble and the Sommelier did a great job of pairing some wines for us to go with our meal. The ice cream mash ups for dessert were crazy! It was... More 

Thank f00die413
Centerville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to eat with good service and tasty food. Prices are slightly high but worth every penny. The portions were very adequate and they were willing to let us try small amounts of the chili before we ordered. It was very good.

Thank lafs22
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten Rafters several times over the last few years, I've never been disappointed with their variety or their service

Thank Kathy B
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Visited this restaurant with my family and had to wait 30 minutes for a table. Service didnt seem that urgent but eventually we were sat. Food was ok but nothing special for a holiday meal.

Thank HelenDudley1973
Mesquite, Nevada
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Was OK....I had the bison chili....which was very good. Atmosphere had me puzzled. Felt like I was in a "biker bar" and didn't really relax. With all the choices in Mammoth Lakes, I'm not sure that I'd ever go back to this one.

Thank cccox1
Tehachapi, California
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342 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The food was good but the service left much to be desired. The server forgot surup, the salt was caked and she never came back for coffee refills. The food was pretty good. The Rafter's benedick was my fav.

Thank Diana W
La Habra, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We stopped in for breakfast around 9:30am. Not too busy, we were seated right away. Took our drink order, iced tea and coffee. Hostess comes back with iced tea and glass of water with no ice? Then we sat and watched waiters walk by and not notice we were there. They were not busy, saw one waiter in bar area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?