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Restaurants near El Capitan

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A photo of Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1254)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steak • Yosemite
Booked 93 times today
Located at Yosemite Valley Lodge, the Mountain Room Restaurant boasts striking views of the 2,424 foot high Yosemite Falls. The menu is equally impressive, featuring sizzling steaks and fresh seafood. The chef’s specialties include local, organic & seasonal preparations including sustainable fish and seafood in accordance with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch List. The Mountain Room Restaurant is open year-round. Please contact us if you have any questions, or for more information on Holidays and Special Events.Reservations are highly recommended.
A photo of The Ahwahnee Hotel restaurant
3.8
Excellent(8672)
Price: Very Expensive
• Californian • Yosemite
Booked 102 times today
Please note:The Ahwahnee Dining Room will reopen December 14, 2023. If you are making a reservation prior to December 14, dining will be in the Great Lounge area, if you are making a reservation after December 14, you will be dining in the iconic Ahwahnee Dining Room. Dining service will still be a buffet style service featuring many classic menu favorites including hand carved Prime Rib and more.
A photo of Rush Creek Lodge restaurant
4.3
Awesome(101)
Price: Expensive
• Californian • Yosemite Valley
Booked 22 times today
The Restaurant at Rush Creek is the main place for you to relax and enjoy an authentic mountain lodge style breakfast or dinner in an atmosphere that is relaxed and friendly, vibrant and sophisticated. Lunch, Dinner and a Late Night Menu are also available in Rush Creek’s lively Tavern.For more information, check out our website at: https://www.rushcreeklodge.com/yosemite-dining/restaurant/
A photo of Jackalope's Bar and Grill at Tenaya Lodge restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1)
Price: Moderate
• American • Yosemite
Jackalope’s Bar & Grill is the place to relax, kick-back and enjoy Sierra pub fare and a full bar after your day in Yosemite. Jackalope’s features made-to-order grilled burgers, sandwiches, specialty salads and heart-healthy, gluten-free and vegan options. Many dishes are prepared from local and organic sources.
A photo of The Branch restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(40)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary American • Twain Harte
Booked 4 times today
With over 20 years of cooking experience, Chef Matt Garcia brings a new dining experience to Tuolumne County. Classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in San Francisco, Chef Matt has worked with some of the Bay Area's top chefs. As a young chef he was nominated as 7x7 Rising Star Chef, creating beautiful dishes that showcase the freshness of the ingredients and their bright, natural flavor and he continues to do so. The Branch is a place where we come together, not only to simply eat but to experience the joy, the emotion that his food brings about.We believe food should create a memory, an emotion, and Chef Matt is able to capture this concept beautifully all within a laid back, fun atmosphere (no white table cloths here!) Located under the Twain Harte arch, our casual environment allows you to enjoy yourself with a glass of wine, beer or sparkling in hand. We welcome you to The Branch and we look forward to serving you.
A photo of Mono Inn restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(69)
Price: Very Expensive
• Californian • Yosemite
Booked 3 times today
Built on the shores of Mono Lake in 1921 and originally used as a bunkhouse, Mono Inn has a long history as one of the best gathering places for miles around. Offering weary travelers a welcome respite from the road, the famed bar and dining room afford breathtakingly unparalleled and ever-changing views of Mono Lake.Chef Jason Custer takes our modern farm-to-table cuisine concept to another level with his Summer Tasting Menu and emphasis on local sourcing. Located at the back gate of Yosemite National Park, close to Mammoth Lakes, and easily accessible from the Bay Area and Southern California, the new Mono Inn offers one of the most extraordinary dining experiences in all of California. 
A photo of June Bug Cafe restaurant
4.3
Awesome(63)
Price: Moderate
• American • Yosemite
Booked 3 times today
Since we opened this camp 25 years ago, we have focused upon fresh foods for our guests. We know it is difficult to find good meals on the road, especially if you are vegan and vegetarian, and invite you to join us.You will smell the foods before you walk in, but will see entree's like baby back pork ribs, samosas, ribeye steaks, moussaka, vegan ramen and steamed saffron mussels through our open kitchen. We make easy to assemble fresh bag lunches for the trail, and specialty lunch items for indoor and outdoor dining. Beside items like American breakfast and breakfast burritos you will find signature items like our California breakfast too! All this from fresh, mainly regional sourced, sustainable and some organic healthy foodstuffs. We invite you to peek into some online reviews in advance. Our breakfast and lunch menus rarely change, however our limited dinner menu does change nightly. This restaurant is family style dining. Accessible restroom, parking and ramp to Cafe.
A photo of Ducey's on the Lake at The Pines Resort restaurant
4.5
Awesome(105)
Price: Expensive
• Steakhouse • Oakhurst
Booked 18 times today
Perched above Bass Lake, Ducey's on the Lake offers upscale lakeside dining and scratch-made California cuisine. Executive Chef, Dwayne McFann, cooks with a farm to table approach using locally grown and organic produce and beef from Harris Ranch. The menu offers steaks, seafood, pastas, seasonal dishes and house-made soups.
A photo of The Elderberry House restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(981)
Price: Very Expensive
• French American • Oakhurst
Booked 5 times today
For over 30 years, The Elderberry House has been recognized as the premier fine dining destination in the area. This European haven, nestled in the Sierra Mountains just minutes from Yosemite National Park, lends itself to an unforgettable evening for gourmands and wine enthusiasts.Dinner at The Elderberry House is a thrill for the senses, showcasing seasonal ingredients from local farms that harvest exclusively for our culinary team. We are currently offering a seasonal three or five-course tasting menu. Start the evening off with a hand-crafted cocktail at The Cellar, a craft cocktail bar. In order to provide you with the best dining experience, we request 48-hour advance notice for any guests with dietary/allergy restrictions. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available, kindly let us know in advance.Please know we have an age minimum of 8 years and older in the Restaurant to ensure an intimate environment.
A photo of Whitebark restaurant
3.5
Very Good(363)
Price: Expensive
• Fusion / Eclectic • Mammoth
Booked 4 times today
Located just off the lobby, our in-house restaurant, Whitebark features innovative dining options. A contemporary ambiance and great views of Mammoth’s soothing surroundings set the atmosphere for any occasion. A welcoming fire burns warmly in the center of the open, airy space inspired by our country’s national parks. Enjoy a full meal from the innovative menu, or simply stop by for evening drinks at the lounge.

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  • OpenTable Diner
    Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Everything was on point, from the check in to leaving. The food was amazing, but a little pricey. Our waiter, Damon, was the picture of professional service: there when you needed him, invisible the rest of the time. The restaurant tries to present itself as a high-class venue, but there’s only so much you can do with the facilities they have. Would have preferred a more sedate atmosphere, but again, the room was the culprit for echoing and amplifying sound. Definitely recommend at least one dinner here.
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    Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain RoomPrice: Very Expensive• Steak• Yosemite
    4.3
  • HLF2021
    Sacramento / Sacramento Valley •10 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    Everything was wonderful except the food was cold and the selection was just ok! Can’t wait until they get back to the accustomed exceptional experience.
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    The Ahwahnee HotelPrice: Very Expensive• Californian• Yosemite
    3.8
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    Phoenix / Arizona •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Jun 8, 2024
    We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of our meals at Rush Creek. We ate 3 dinners there and each time our food was delicious. The salads, the appetizers, main course and cocktails… all very tasty. The service was also fantastic. It was busy and there was a minor mishap on my meal, but it was rectified within minutes. The staff was also very friendly.
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    Rush Creek LodgePrice: Expensive• Californian• Yosemite Valley
    4.3
  • OpenTable Diner
    Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes •1 review
    4.0
    Dined on Jun 1, 2024
    Delicious food with outstanding service. I wish the place had some fancier touches for the cost and this would add to the ambiance and experience. If cost was less, I would attend regularly.
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    The BranchPrice: Very Expensive• Contemporary American• Twain Harte
    4.7
  • ToddS
    Fresno / San Joaquin Valley •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Aug 2, 2019
    We loved this place, accept for it being next to the Hotel Pool with a lot of happy kid noise. The good was great and our waiter was excellent. it is pricy but it is after all, a resort hotel on the way to Yosemite. We would recommend this place.
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    Jackalope's Bar and Grill at Tenaya LodgePrice: Moderate• American• Yosemite
    4.3
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