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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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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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 3 weeks ago 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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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 22 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 6 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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42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Burton on Trent
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Small and friendly cafe in the middle of the main Mammoth Lakes "strip". Quaint interior, some outside seating besides the car park. Good selection on the menu and food was good. Friendly staff albeit, slightly forgetful!

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

Glad to hear you had a nice experience and thanks for your grace when we had a moment of forgetfulness! Safe travels. Hope you will consider Mammoth | Yosemite again in your future plans... :) More 

Carson Valley, Nevada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

On our third try at Base Camp we hoped it would be a charm but it failed us again. After two previous visits one left my husband feeling ill and the other was downright horrible service and long wait for food. We attempted a third try but this time I felt sick for two days I couldn't eat maybe it's... More 

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

Certainly understand that there will be times when service might be off. That is always a challenge in the restaurant business and we will work hard to overcome it in our dynamic market. Bummed to hear that our food didn't work for you guys even after a couple attempts. Best wishes and hope you'll consider Mammoth | Yosemite in your... More 

Hacienda Heights, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

To be clear, this place was very clean and nicely furnished. But if was a case of too many customers not enough help! One of our party asked for salsa when we got our food, and we never got it... Nor did we see a waitress until we got our check. My sister's food was cold, and so was a... More 

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

Felt like you were there when we were really slammed. We are small, but do try to hustle when this happens. Thanks for your patience! Hope you enjoyed Mammoth and will return to us soon. More 

California's Wine Coast Country, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We came here for lunch, people back home recommended the place, so we thought we'd give it a try. The place was busy, and is bit small, but nice inside, the food wasn't anything special, service could off been better, but then that could of been because of it being busy.

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

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, we are small and get slammed sometimes but we really do try to hustle when that happens. Appreciate the visit. 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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?