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“THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE PARKS!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Peaks Restaurant at Wuksachi Lodge

The Peaks Restaurant at Wuksachi Lodge
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Big Bear Lake, California
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162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE PARKS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

While I have mentioned this restaurant in my overall review of the Wuksachi Lodge, it bears repeating that there's no need to eat elsewhere in Sequoia National Park if you really want to treat yourself to a first class meal ($90-100 for a couple). The selections are excellent and the service staff is attentive and friendly. The views of the surrounding forest from the long window side of the restaurant are soothing and invigorating. If you're staying at the lodge, no need to go elsewhere.

Visited March 2014
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Adelaide, South Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Great staff, ordinary food and service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

There's something missing here - probably related to the difficulty in getting staff to such a remote spot.
The dining room is large and reasonably atmospheric, food was OK but not special. Huge serves. Good value fixed price menu.
Hopefully you won't slip and fall on the walk from your room if the path is icy - the walkway lighting is terrible (bonus is a great star field if the weather is clear!)

Visited February 2014
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst restaurant experience ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Appalling restaurant service. The food is pretty good, but the service is terrible: Long waits (20-30 mins) before anyone even approaches the table to take a drinks order, then another 20 mins before bringing a bottle of wine. No such thing as keeping your water glass refilled; food arriving cold after 45 minutes; also,I don't know where the staff all disappear off to once you've ordered, probably the kitchen, but you cannot find your server, ever!

We were told they're short-staffed. However, it wasn't busy when we were in there, and there were three wait staff on duty, for six tables at one breakfast; dinners were busier, but not very. Simply put, the servers are not trained in even the most basic "how to wait on tables". I blame the management. There's obviously a care less attitude since they're the only game in town. Shame on them.

  • Visited February 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yes!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

The.Best.Steak.I.Have.Ever.Tried!!! Cosy, silently and sooo tasty place... Would love to come back sometimes... :)

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Irvine, California
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice Location, Blah Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

Have visited the area 4 times in 3 years and have always been underwhelmed by the food at what is the best lodge in the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks area. Really not worth eating anywhere in either park, but really disappointed that this nice lodge can't offer better food.

Visited July 2013
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