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“Very good food”

Big Trees Lodge Dining Room
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

I didn't stay at the hotel, but I ate there twice during my stay - for breakfast one day and lunch another.

First let me say that the National Park Service allows its concessionaires to close their restuarants in September which is too early in my estimation formed by visiting the park the last two years during early October. If the NPS declares a given time period as off season, then they discourages the crowds that the concessionaires need. Luckily, the Wawona stays opens much later into the year possibly because of the elevation of their location.

Breakfast. All very good, fluffy pancakes, just the right firmness on the scrambled eggs, etc. very friendly and helpful waitress.

Lunch: slightly less helpful waitress and the wait staff responsible for filling tea glasses etc was unfriendly. Great food however, real charbroiled meat on my hamburger of such quality as could be eaten without bun as an entree itself. French fries were not soggy and the hot fudge sundae was exquisite. A super premium ice cream was used. My iced tea was good but they served it with a dried up lemon slice which did not tase very good. They brought new tea and freah sliced lemon.

  • Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“funky smell”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

A sprawling old fashioned hotel that looks really interesting. We had lunch here which was fine, but my memory is of a REALLY funky smell when walking into the dining room - I think it was the garlic in the pasta sauce being served to a large bus group.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice meal - catered well for gluten free”
Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Ate here in the evening whilst staying at the hotel. Found the food very nice with great, attentive (but not intrusive) service. They had a seperate gluten free menu-brilliant!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Was better last year”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Service was great but menu was uninspired. The free breakfast buffet was about the same as a low price motel.

Visited July 2012
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good service”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Beautiful spot and good service. We enjoyed our window table and nice wine selection at dinner. Cheese canneloni not made with crepes but pasta, more like manicotti. Too much pepper on squash. Breakfast buffet was fresh and had good selection.

Visited September 2012
Thank Kathy984
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