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The Restaurant at Convict Lake

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2000 Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-9718
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Manhattan Beach, California
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Restaurant at Convict Lake provides fine dining at its best. Our waiter Tim was fantastic. His suggestions from the varied menu were spot on. My wife and I each ordered the trout dinner which was beautifully prepared. This classic restaurant is a true delight.

Thank Alan661
Mammoth Lakes, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is really great. I especially liked dining in the dining room with the fireplace. Great ambiance. Really yummy drinks. Impeccable service. Food was good but perhaps a bit pricey.

Thank monique e
San Francisco, California
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, the service, the drinks, and the food make this the best restaurant in Mammoth. Don't be fooled by the other reviews if you are looking for a special meal. It's just a short drive from downtown Mammoth to Convict Lake. We went to the restaurant for a special birthday dinner on a road trip to the Eastern Sierra.... More 

Thank Herman W
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little gem completely by accident as it was recommended on a card left in a great western hotel saying it was the best restaurant. Well we took a chance and travelled about 6 miles into the Sierra Nevada to a beautiful camp ground with this most amazing restaurant, silver service, and totally out of context with its... More 

Thank bluesky2
Simi Valley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually come for dinner and make reservations in advance. So if you are walking in I'm not too sure what a wait time would be. Get there early and enjoy a drink in the bar. Whisky & watching the fluttering aspen trees go great together! The food... OMG the food! They have the menu but also specials that make... More 

Thank Kim O
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First night , we ate in the bar with Missy helping us out. We had the very best Pizza, caesar salad and dessert we have ever had. The next night was in the famous Restaurant at Convict Lake. Wow!! Rack of Lamb & Beef Wellington presentation was outstanding and they just melted in your mouth. The Homemade Ice cream of... More 

Thank Barbara B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We had a very bad experience a the Lakefront Restaurant at the Tamarack Lodge only a few nights before (long food delay/not attentive staff) and were still craving a lodge-like meal experience. We saw The Restaurant after hiking around Convict Lake and decided to drive back the next night for dinner. We were so happy we did because everything about... More 

Thank Brookmoor10
Mill Valley, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Just dined here this evening after many years of coming to the eastern Sierras. There is no longer the need for funky joints or so-so run-of-the-mill cafes while visiting some of the most incredible places in nature and, hence, super rural/wilderness areas. This place was a tip off from the AirBnB owner where I was staying. I was amazed. For... More 

Thank jan E
San Francisco
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Dining at the Restaurant at Convict Lake is like stepping back in time. Old school table-side service and classic dishes remind one of how fine dining establishments were not always located in the "Big City." The staff is incredibly attentive and the main dining room has a rustic beauty. A good variety of dishes, wines and spirits. Prices are very... More 

Thank ShamrockGo
Bishop, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We live in Bishop and there is a real lack of fine dining establishments in this town. We wanted to splurge and celebrate my birthday, so we chose Convict Lake Resort and we were not disappointed. The food was a bit pricy, but flawlessly prepared and presented. The portions were also more than adequate. I ordered a salad and entree... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-9718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: 17609343800
Dine at The Restaurant at Convict LakeJust 10 Minutes from Mammoth Lakes!The Restaurant at Convict Lake is widely recognized as the finest restaurant in the Eastern Sierra and a "locals" choice for special occasions. Dine in a romantic and casually elegant location just 10 minutes from Mammoth Lakes across from the Mammoth/Yosemite Airport.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?