Top ChoiceNorwegian in Mammoth Lakes


Considering its more-than-mundane location in an industrial strip, Skadi comes as a surprise. Hip Swiss Alps decor and an innovative menu are the creation of chef Ian Algerøen, inspired by his Norwegian heritage...

Top ChoiceNatural Feature in Mammoth Lakes

Earthquake Fault

On Minaret Rd, about 1 mile west of the Mammoth Scenic Loop, detour to gape at Earthquake Fault, a sinuous fissure half a mile long gouging a crevice up to 20ft deep into the earth. Ice and snow often linger at...

Desserts in Mammoth Lakes


Sweet treats such as cookies, marshmallows, jams, cakes, sweet cream pie and brownies are made on site at this ridiculously good dessert shop. Everything is made using organic ingredients and natural flavorings...

Gastropub in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Tavern

Mammoth Tavern hits the spot with comfort food like shepherd's pie, fondue and pork tenderloin. Heaping salads too. Warm lighting, wood-paneled walls rising to a circular ceiling, and drop-dead gorgeous views of...

Brewery in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Brewing Company

Mammoth Brewing Company

You be the judge whether beer is brewed best at high altitude. Boasting the highest West Coast brewery, at 8000ft, Mammoth Brewing Company offers more than a dozen brews on tap (flights around $9) – including...

American in Mammoth Lakes

Lakefront Restaurant

The most atmospheric and romantic (and pricey) restaurant in Mammoth, this intimate dining room at Tamarack Lodge overlooks the lovely Twin Lakes. The chef crafts delights such as slow-cooked steelhead rainbow...

American in Mammoth Lakes

53 Kitchen & Cocktails

Swanky for Mammoth, 53 is a modern space recommended as much for its lengthy cocktail menu as for its food, which includes braised short ribs and crispy brussels sprouts prepared with candied lardons, homemade...

Japanese in Mammoth Lakes


Lit by fairy lights, this sleek white and wood dressed tent-shaped restaurant serves big hot bowls of flavorsome noodle soup. Choose from shoyu ramen (with roasted pork), ajo ramen (with salt butter and garlic...

American in Mammoth Lakes


Slocums has a classic pub-style bar and front room, and a large back dining room furnished more elegantly with red leatherette benches and a menu featuring mains such as filet mignon and surf and turf. The...

Californian in Mammoth Lakes

Petra’s Bistro & Wine Bar

Settle in for seasonal cuisine and wines recommended by the staff sommeliers. In wintertime the best seats in the house are the cozy fireside couches. Start the evening with a cheese course, and choose from 36...

Bakery in Mammoth Lakes

Schat's Bakery

Choose from homemade cookies, cupcakes and pies, or grab a sandwich (counter closes at 3pm) in the backroom dining area. Also, makes chocolates and serves coffee. This venue is smaller and offers a limited...

American in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Rock Brasserie

The classically trained French chef at this swanky brasserie on the 2nd floor of the Mammoth Rock 'n' Bowl serves tasty small plates and meaty main courses such as elk medallions and pork mignon. Gaze at...

Cable Car in Mammoth Lakes

Panorama Gondola

Year round, a vertiginous gondola whisks sightseers to the apex of Mammoth Mountain for breathless views of snow-speckled mountaintops. Leaves from near the parking lot of the Main Lodge. Buy tickets from the...

Pub in Mammoth Lakes

Clocktower Cellar

In winter especially, locals throng this dive bar pub in the basement of the Alpenhof Lodge. The ceiling is tiled with a swirl of bottle caps, and the bar has 160 whiskeys, 26 beers on tap and about 50 bottled...

Italian in Mammoth Lakes

Giovanni's Pizzeria

This low-key Italian restaurant has been open for 30 years and is a local favorite. It serves good-sized plates of classic pasta, with two sides, while pizzas are hand-tossed and served with thick crusts. Service...

Deli in Mammoth Lakes

Old New York Deli & Bagel Co

While the bagels here may not rival those actually made in the city, New Yorkers won't be disappointed by the selection of healthy, large salads and pastrami and roast-beef sandwiches. Just a few flights of...

Pizza in Mammoth Lakes


Family-run casual pizzeria serving better-than-average pies, handmade and cooked on the spot. Sauce flavors include marinara chipotle, creamy ranch, pesto, roasted pepper and olive oil. Slices and Italian- and...

Sports & Outdoors in Mammoth Lakes

Rick’s Sports Center

Rick's has been serving area fishers with advice and equipment for several decades now. It also does ski rental packages. It stays open longer in the summer.

Sports & Outdoors in Mammoth Lakes

Wave Rave

Snowboarders worship here. In summer it rents SUPs and electric bikes. Opening hours reduce in the low season.