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Base Camp Cafe

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3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
17609343900
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good choice and friendly staff

Had several breakfasts here and always enjoyed them. Plenty of choice, good service and WiFi. Nice atmosphere and (unlike some others) no hidden extras or pressure to make you move on.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Gimli-by-sea
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Oban, United Kingdom
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Irvine, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little local spot. Super clean. Great food. Try the Eggs Benedict. Mammoth at it's best. Not overpriced and mediocre like much of the "new" Mammoth!

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Thank 827welltravelled
GomezsMammoth, Guest Relations Manager at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We are working hard to keep the Camp DNA in Mammoth. Appreciate your support... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Went there for lunch, place was busy, but not packed. Had soup and very good sandwiches for which we waited a long time, about half an hour. The French onion soup was served cold, obviously not fresh and poorly re-heated, which I find disgusting, so I returned the bowl after rejecting the waitress' offer to heat it up. The waitress... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marwie
GomezsMammoth, Guest Relations Manager at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

We completely mishandled that. Not sure who was on the team that day, but our policy is to comp the food no questions, no excuses. If you don't like it, that is all that matters. Thank you very much for mentioning. We will use it to coach, but regret that we did not give you our best. Beyond that, hope... More 

Oban, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Had several breakfasts here and always enjoyed them. Plenty of choice, good service and WiFi. Nice atmosphere and (unlike some others) no hidden extras or pressure to make you move on.

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Thank Gimli-by-sea
GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the place..! More 

Nevada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We searched out the "Base Camp Cafe on the advice of a local. Small cool place,beautiful day so we chose outdoor seating. Bused our own table,went inside to get menus at the hostess stand and let them know we were outside. Menus and the condiments on table were sticky.Server showed up after a 15 minute wait.Then we waited quite some... More 

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Thank ValSears
GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Wow, honestly that really doesn't happen at the camp... at least not very often! Could be we had a new guy. Sooooo sorry! Thanks for letting us know even though it stung a bit... ;) Wish we could buy you the next round... Safe travels... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Really excellent food,chilled atmosphere and great staff,it does get busy but you are made to feel welcome and not rushed out of the door!

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Thank Jayne G
GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much! Hope you had a nice time in Mammoth | Yosemite. Cheers! More 

belgium
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Typical Burger restaurant at the main street, free parking, good and friendly service. Quality burger food.

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Thank yellowlabrador
GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. Great to have you stop by... cheers! More 

reno
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Finding a good place to eat in a touristy location like Mammoth is such a headache. So my wife and I were so pleased to find that Base Camp Cafe serves good food, reasonably prices, in a pleasant setting. It's also easy to get to with ample and convenient parking. We had soup, sandwiches, and beer. The food all seemed... More 

Helpful?
Thank chipperxv
GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Ahhh, thanks so much! Hope you had a nice time in Mammoth overall... :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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425 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It was OK. Nothing really bad, nothing outstanding, just right there in the middle. The Turkey-Pastrami sandwich was filling. The coffee was limited. The server had her mind on other things but was efficient if not friendly. The atmosphere was functional, like a cafe (which it is) used to high turnover non-regular custom. It did the job but just not... More 

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Thank marksw3960
GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry you were not a bit more impressed but still glad you stopped by and had a nice time. More 

Lapeer, Michigan
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Eaten here several times over the years. Good food and huge portions make this a great spot for lunch or breakfast. Grabbed a sandwich to go and it was perfect.

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Thank Troou2
GomezsMammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We really appreciate your continued support... More 

Boulder, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a tiny little cafe with indoor & outdoor seating. It was quite busy (which is usually a good indicator of pretty good food). I ordered the California Burrito- It was the best burrito I've had in CA. Fresh tomatoes, onions, avocado , perfectly grilled steak, black beans & rice all perfectly wrapped in a big tortilla. It was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tonna O
GomezsMammoth, Guest Relations Manager at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and for pointing out the tip thing. That is not the way we roll. You were very kind but we appreciate you also mentioning so we can correct the mistake in judgment. Safe travels! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: 17609343900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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