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Rafters Restaurant and Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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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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Carlsbad, California
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place after a day of skiing. Full bar and very wide selection of dishes. Our server Tyson was very attentive and worked very hard to keep up with our group. Everyone in our group were very happy with the different dishes that were ordered. As a fan of Happy Hour specials I was not disappointed.

Thank LaCostaKeith
san diego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been here three times and had rude, slow, plus inconsiderate service. After watching another customer celebrating their birthday at the bar, get a nice piece of cake and a song. My husband told the bartender that we were celebrating my birthday too and ordered a piece of cake. We told them we didn't need to have the singing and all.... More 

Thank sdgarza92109
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Picture this... Exhausted from the New Years Eve party, there's no better option then to order breakfast from Rafters! The servers were attentive and the menu full of everyone's preferences. We added the phone number to our Mammoth food contact quick dial!

Thank Garo V M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

We had breakfast both mornings! Rafters opens early for breakfast and the was perfect for us. From the coffee to the real maple surup, you will not be disappointed. The bacon and sausage were amazing! James was our server and I loved his upbeat attitude and great tips or neat places to go in mammoth. It was our first time... More 

Thank Squirrelfriends
Huntington Beach, California
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143 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

In all fairness we haven't eaten dinner here, but we have come for happy hour several times and we keep coming back! We love the burgers (which are the best in Mammoth). The drink options are wonderful as well. Restaurants come and go in Mammoth and we are very happy that this one continues its success!

Thank ocpair29
San Francisco
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174 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We have order the tuna salad. The green is tired and the tuna has no taste. Also the salmon is tasteless. The steak has no taste and the sauce is just salty. Only one thing good is the mash potatoes. I have to say one of the worst steak I ever have.

Thank winsir
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We started with the cheese platter! It was so good, if it wasn't so crowded I would have licked the plate! I had the seared tuna salad, it was delicious. My husband had the duck three ways, he was trying to lick his plate. The staff was great and the food is even better. They care about the food they... More 

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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 October 18, 2016

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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Aromas, California, United States
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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291 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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 

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?