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Base Camp Cafe

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3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-3900
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Closed
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Thu - Mon 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Dove Canyon, California, United States
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great lunch here over the weekend. The place was busy so we sat at the large communal table in the middle. Service was pretty good, but the ladies were running. At one point they forgot to bring us our pitcher of water, but they made up for it and made sure we were taken care of. Our... More 

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Thank Jill H
Beverly Hills, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This spot is a great local place for lunch. Great burgers, sandwiches, fries and soups. I've always found Base Camp Cafe to be a good meal at a decent price. Benn coming here for years.

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Thank Steven G
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We have lots of snow, so hoping we can tempt you to return again to Mammoth this season... Safe travels! More 

Carlsbad, California
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

This is a hamburger place, but with a variety of offering that include such things as French Onion Soup, etc. We had sandwiches and a burger, which were fine, typical type acceptable standard fare. There is nothing going on here that would make anyone to hurry back. Basic sort of place, but very acceptable basic

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Thank David B
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch. We keep it pretty simple, but also hope it has a comfortable local vibe! Safe travels... More 

Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

I love getting mocha here right before I hit the slopes. White mocha or regular. Can't wait to try the food!

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Thank Amy D
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Ah, thanks so much. Glad to hear you enjoyed our little place. It is authentic old school Mammoth and our team appreciates the support very much. Safe travels! We are getting an epic amount of snow right now!!! More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We ordered two tuna toasts they were massive, great value for money. Great service - couldn't fault. Really very friendly and comfortable.

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Thank Cari96
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Hope you enjoyed your trip! More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This was a great friendly place to eat and enjoy a drink in Mammoth, great food, great beer and friendly staff..

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Thank The_Rochdalien
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Appreciate your visit very much. Safe travels! More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Small place in strip mall, easily missed. But do not miss. Excellent service, delicious food, hearty yet healthy. A good start to a day of hiking.

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Thank Arun K
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Ah, thanks so much! Safe hiking (and soon snowshoeing!) More 

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

Service was a bit slow, but we were not in a hurry. The breakfast was hearty and healthy. Tables were sort of "family style" so we had fun getting acquainted with the folks sharing our table.

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Thank Simone M
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. When it gets busy we have to run, appreciate your patience and glad you enjoyed the food! More 

San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Late lunch. Great burger. Lots of happy customers smiling. I wish I remembered our waitress name. She cared and it showed.

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Thank Shannon E
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much!! Hope you had a nice time in Mammoth | Yosemite in general and will consider returning to our little slice of paradise again soon...! :) More 

Birmingham, England
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41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Went in for breakfast, but seemed to lack organisation. An off-duty member of staff who was having her own breakfast before starting her shift actually got up to help. People weren't even getting coffee before her intervention. Food was okay, but hot water for tea was barely lukewarm.

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Thank travellinlight53
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Think we got off the rail for a couple hours that day. Shoulder season is a bit tougher to predict demand, but we are happy to hear a team member was sensitive enough to respond. Thanks for your feedback and patience... Safe travels!!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 760-934-3900

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