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Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room, Yosemite National Park, CA

Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room

4.5
4.5
1105 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 151 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (209) 372-1481
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Luis Morris
  • Catering
    For catering events please contact our Sales and Catering team at 888-413-8869.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private rooms for groups, to inquire about a private event please call our Sales and Catering team call 888-413-8869.
  • Private party contact
    Janiz Kunz: (209) 372-1359
  • Neighborhood
    Yosemite
  • Cross street
    Across from Yosemite Falls
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is available at Yosemite Valley Lodge. Additional parking located across from Camp Four on Northside Drive. There is complimentary shuttle service within Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Lodge Mountain Room Restaurant is located at Bus Stop #8. YARTS service to Merced and Fresno available at Yosemite Valley Lodge
  • Public transit
    Yosemite Shuttle Stop #7
  • Entertainment
    The Mountain Room Restaurant features 38 hand selected photographs of Yosemite National Park curated by Evan Russel of the Ansel Adams Gallery.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Overall

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Food

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Service

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Ambiance

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Best Value

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Healthy

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Great for fine wines

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Good for special occasions

  • Yosemite / Mammoth Lakes

    Most Booked

1,105 Reviews
  1. playoutdoorsgirl

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The room and service was excellent. Servers were very friendly and efficient. The room is beautiful and it was wonderful not to have to shout to have a conversation. Food was adequate and portions were good. Steaks were good. Pork chop had an unusual seasoning that wasn’t too enticing. Desserts were great.

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  2. BandP

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff, Rose and David, were very friendly and attentive. They allowed us to sit at our favorite table. The lobster Mac 'n cheese was fantastic. The salmon got mixed reviews. My husband thought it was perfect, but I thought it was a bit too dry. Everything tasted great and of course, you can't beat the view of the falls during the daylight hours.

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  3. GJinBC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner. Would do it again. A little pricey but that was expected.

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  4. MarcM

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining area a bit subject to clattering of dishes & silverware by service people. Beet salad had too much kale. Filet was ok, potatoes great, cauliflower too much. Not enough value for $50 entre. Wine selection too pricey. Still, Great Atmosphere!

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  5. Midge

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, nice staff, large cozy dining room with Ansel Adams photos, views of Yosemite Falls.

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  6. avid

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and great ambience. Highly recommend it

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  7. KathleenB

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room is overpriced and the service was extremely slow. I would not recommend this restaurant. I thought the food choices were limited and some of the choices were odd. I think the menu needs to be updated with choices that people can easily find 2 or 3 things that they would like to eat, not so limiting that only 1 food item sounds doable. The restaurant is trying to be fancy and high-priced but the food choices and slow service makes it a poor choice for anyone to go there. And I would also recommend a pasta choice on the menu. Not everyone is a $60.00 steak lover.

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  8. Vera

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, beautiful space, great experience. Will come back again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue - lots of glass exteriors so it felt like we were eating in nature. Food was fresh and delicious. Waitstaff and bartenders were friendly and very good.

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  10. Rachel

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks were so tender and mouth-wateringly delicious. Service was excellent and the view of Upper Yosemite Falls was spectacular. Our reservation was early so it wasn’t crowded. We will definitely come back again during our next visit.

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  11. GJGourmand

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All aspects very nice except room temp - way too warm to be comfortable.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting. All staff but one excellent. Lovely evening in the park.

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  13. EdWl

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed two wonderful dinners here while staying at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was peaceful and pleasant. It was also very convenient since we could walk from our room.

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  14. David

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Salmon dish was very good. Would recommend the bread or soup of the day for appetizer (or really any), since food will take some time to prep. In general, staff seem to welcome early arrivals even with reservations, as they hold tables limiting walk-ins. Note, it is a fancier setting, though plenty of people come in right after a hike wearing regular clothes (experience was in mid-February for Firefall). Overall, good food, nice service, nice staff.

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  15. RobbieFree

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    If you're in Yosemite and want a nice meal you have very few choices. YVL's Mountain Room is a good balance of solid food, dimly lit feel you expect in a mountain lodge, and yet you're still eating mostly Sysco everything. So if you're not going to the Ahwahnee, this is the next best thing.

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  16. JesSaw

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing flavors! Brussel sprouts, rib eye with blue cheese amd french onion soup!

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  17. MeiravD

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner experience. The food was good the atmosphere as well. Highly recommended

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  18. JimmyN

    Yosemite

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Pretty pricey for a mediocre food, service staff was good though

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  19. TracieR

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a last minute reservation. The staff was great! It will become a regular stop on our trips to Yosemite.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfect! Worth the price. Very relaxing ambiance. Will visit again.

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  21. JustinG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been eating here for a few years. When I first found The Mountain Room, it was amazing. Since then, they changed the menu; they removed my favorite cocktail—Everything Good. Also, the ribeye just wasn’t as good as usual. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still really good—just not amazing.

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  22. Online101

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tucked behind the more typical Yosemite dining option, the Mountain Room is a wonderful option if you're looking for a great meal for a special night out. We visited on Valentine's Day and were greeted with a rose and a lovely table in the alcove. We can highly recommend the Porkchop and the Salmon. The short but decent wine list had some good options. Terrific service from a friendly waiter. The restaurant was full, but our order arrived quickly. The Crème Brûlée we shared for dessert was a light version that was just right.

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  23. Audrey

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Four of us had a variety of foods; each one delicious, tasty; well prepared.

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  24. Rand

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mountain Room has a fantastic vibe, staff, lighting, modern but warm natural decor, and the food was world class! (My wife and I have lived in LA, SF, NYC & Paris)... Seriously better than the Wahanee dinning that we had the night before, (which has an amazing historic room, but only half the food items were great. Though being that the kitchen is being renovated & so is currently only offering a is buffet not a fair comparison).. Would go back to Mountain Room anytime, kudos to the chef!

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  25. SFmama11

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mountain Room served us a great dinner. We had beet salad, trout, filet mignon, and panna cotta. The dishes came promptly and were delicious. The view of Yosemite Falls, of course, is phenomenal during the daytime but not very visible during wintertime dinners. Fortunately there are beautiful photos of Yosemite lining the walls.

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  26. philosophyproftt

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We (two couples) were staying for two nights at the Valley Lodge and decided to have one upscale meal at the Mountain Room. It did not disappoint. The best dish was the crispy brussels sprouts appetizer, which was enough for four people. I also enjoyed my kale salad. The tuna tartare was a notch below. But the food was excellent, at basically Bay Area prices. Our server was helpful and friendly. The setting is beautiful. Highly recommended.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined at the Mountain Room twice during recent trip. First time was excellent; so, ate there the second night. Had NY steak first night and the pork chop the second night. All aspects of the meal were absolutely delicious and the wine selection was nice. Wait staff were friendly and attentive. Calm environment with jazz playing in the background. Fine dining with a view of Yosemite Falls. Would definitely eat there again on a future trip to Yosemite Valley.

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  28. RosemaryD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Sean was our waiter and was impeccably joyful, courteous and delivered outstanding service.

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  29. Wright1

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for my guests and me. Food was delicious and prepared as requested. Servers were very friendly and attentive. Everything was just as it should be and we had an enjoyable time.

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  30. ChrysoulaT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really loved the crab mac & cheese and the Wagyu burger. The fries could be better !

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  31. KarenE

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit started earlier in the day. We stopped in before noon to see if we could change our reservation until after FireFall. We met the super-nice restaurant manager, who not only accommodated us but also gave us advice re: FireFall, hiking, and shared what it is like to live in Yosemite. The dinner itself was great once again. The Brussels sprouts with fig sauce (without bacon) is to die for, and the pork chops were amazing. I’ve had the trout in the past, and highly recommended it, too. The restaurant also has a nice wine selection. Our server, Sean, provided good recommendations and great service. We’ll be back again!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect restaurant to complete an awe inspiring day in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The spacious and elegant dining room reflects the sense of space that one experiences in the Valley. The ambiance is refined and restful. The food is delicious and much is locally sourced. The wait staff is unobtrusively attentive and most welcoming.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the salmon & the veggie soup was exceptional. Wine selection excellent. Dessert good. Service excellent.

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  34. CT237

    Yosemite

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible, low-quality food; the prices are an additional insult. FYI the burger is NOT wagyu, the chicken was cooked for 6 hours and drizzled in some disgusting sauce to distract. We have had better food in economy on airplanes. Sad to say the lodge is the best winter dining option in the entire valley. Nice service though!

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  35. LeslieM

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the entire experience. The setting of the restaurant is lovely. The food very good with a good variety of choices. When making the reservation on Opentable, there was a question if there was a special occasion being celebrated. I selected yes, specifically a birthday. At the restaurant, I mentioned the birthday to one of the staff, yet there was no mention or gesture by anyone acknowledging the birthday.

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  36. ChrisC

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic! The staff are quick, very pleasant and helpful. The atmosphere is very inviting, quiet and very nice. Again, the food was outstanding’

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  37. BarbaraW

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food with a beautiful view. Friendly service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter and bus staff were vigilant and attentive. Would definitely return again.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was not attentive and our food was mediocre. On the other hand, the busser was phenomenal! He kept making sure our drinks were filled, he is the reason I gave a higher rating.

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  40. LindaB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dining in the Mountain Room was such a pleasure. We asked for a table against the wall as one of the members of our party was hearing impaired. The host accommodated us quickly with understanding and a gracious air. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. We were served the food hot. Our meals were delicious.

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FAQs

Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room is rated 4.5 stars by 1105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 151 times today
Google Map for Yosemite Valley Lodge Mountain Room

9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Across from Yosemite Falls
  • Neighborhood
    Yosemite
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is available at Yosemite Valley Lodge. Additional parking located across from Camp Four on Northside Drive. There is complimentary shuttle service within Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Lodge Mountain Room Restaurant is located at Bus Stop #8. YARTS service to Merced and Fresno available at Yosemite Valley Lodge
  • Public transit
    Yosemite Shuttle Stop #7
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Luis Morris
  • Entertainment
    The Mountain Room Restaurant features 38 hand selected photographs of Yosemite National Park curated by Evan Russel of the Ansel Adams Gallery.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (209) 372-1481
  • Catering
    For catering events please contact our Sales and Catering team at 888-413-8869.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private rooms for groups, to inquire about a private event please call our Sales and Catering team call 888-413-8869.
  • Private party contact
    Janiz Kunz: (209) 372-1359
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