Must-see restaurants in Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada

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    Truffled eggs on brioche French toast; sourdough sandwiches spread with goat cheese and sweet figs; maple-bacon popcorn; date and Nutella ice-cream shakes…

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    Latte Da Coffee Cafe

    Located at the El Mono Motel, this cafe is a charming spot for sandwiches, scones and good organic espresso drinks. There's a cozy wood-floored interior,…

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    Half Dome Village Pizza Deck

    Enjoy tasty pizza at this buzzing eatery that becomes a chatty après-hike hangout in the late afternoon. Specialty pizzas like the Hog Heaven (pepperoni,…

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    East Side Bake Shop

    Don't miss the coffee and home-baked goodies at the cute East Side Bake Shop; check its calendar for fun local music at weekends. Call ahead during winter…

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    Majestic Yosemite Coffee Bar

    In the morning, the Majestic Yosemite Bar transforms into a cafe serving espresso drinks, pastries and continental breakfast items.

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    Rossi's Place

    A small bar with cowboy-rustic decor and excellent thin-crust pizza, plus sandwiches, fries, onion rings and salads.

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    Half Dome Village Pavilion

    The cafeteria-style setup at the main restaurant in Half Dome Village has all the charm of a train-station waiting room. The quality of the food has…

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    Mill Cafe

    Great outdoor patio and outdoor fire pit on the base of the Mammoth Mountain, between the Village and Main Lodge. It's a perfect spot for happy hour. The…

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    Sweetwater Grocery & Deli

    Decent grocery and deli. There's a few simple dining tables in store. The counter serves fresh breakfasts, like avocado toast or the Streetwater omelet,…

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    Mogul Restaurant

    Carnivores will love Mogul's. The cabin-style restaurant serves top quality steaks, cooked four ways and served with steamed veggies (plus, either baked…

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    Cocina Michoacana

    Quick and friendly service and large servings of tasty Mexican fare make this a popular restaurant with locals. There's a large menu, with familiar dishes…

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    Base Camp Café

    Fuel up with a bracing dose of organic tea or coffee and a filling breakfast (pancakes, eggs, burritos and omelets), or comfort food such as Tex-Mex…

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    Good Life Café

    Healthy food, generously filled veggie wraps and big bowls of salad make this a perennially popular place at lunchtime. It's been around for more than 20…

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    Priest Station Cafe

    Pleasant mountain views from the deck of this roadside restaurant around 5 miles west of Groveland are worth stopping for. Good biscuits and gravy for…

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    Buck Meadows Restaurant & Bar

    Classic friendly American, diner-style joint, with dated decor, booths and counter stools. After a long day at Yosemite, the half-pound 49er burgers…

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    Cedar House Restaurant & Bar & Grill

    Don't expect much at this restaurant catering to the captive guests of the Yosemite Cedar Lodge and people entering/exiting the park. The basic burger-…

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    Mono Market

    Stock up on quality groceries at the local market, whose diverse selection seems more like that of a big-city grocery store, even with British and Aussie…

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    South Gate Brewing Company

    About a quarter mile west of the junction of Hwys 41 and 49, this popular microbrewery pub serves primo burgers (made with grass-fed beef), brick-oven…

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    Tiger Bar

    After a day on the slopes or trails, people gather at the long bar or around the pool table of this no-nonsense, no-attitude place, which has been around…