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Top Choice Bar in Groveland

Iron Door Grill & Saloon

Claiming to be the oldest bar in the state (est. 1852 when it served liquor to thirsty miners), the Iron Door is a dusty, atmospheric place, with swinging doors, a giant bar, high ceilings, mounted animal heads and …
Cafe in Groveland

Mountain Sage

This popular cafe is also an art gallery, nursery and live-music venue all rolled into one, with fair-trade coffee, tasty baked treats and an excellent summer concert series (www.mountainsagemusic.org). It's also th…
American in Groveland

Provisions

Groveland Hotel’s newly opened Provisions stocks yogurt parfaits, artisan salads, fresh-made hummus, a wide selection of local wines and craft beers. A changing dinner menu of homemade specialties includes dishes li…
Natural Pool in Groveland

Rainbow Pool

About 15 miles east of Groveland, in the Stanislaus National Forest, Rainbow Pool is a popular swimming hole with a small cascade; it's signed on the south side of Hwy 120. It has vault toilets and limited parking. …
Deli in Groveland

Kevin N Randy's Old Fashion Meat Market

If you need a packed lunch, this is the place to get a loaded, made-to-order sandwich or healthy salad (the edamame and bean salad is delicious!). You can also pick up grass-fed beef, organic poultry, deli meats, ch…
Mexican in Groveland

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 such as carne asada, steak ranchero, burritos and fajitas. T…
American in Groveland

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 breakfast and classic sandwiches and burgers are bonuses. It's a…
American in Groveland

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 topped with bacon, mushrooms, jalapeños, guacamole, cheese and may…
Sports & Outdoors in Groveland

Yosemite Adventure Supplies

Forgotten your hiking poles or missing something from your camping gear? Fear not. This local store has you covered before you enter the park, with all the supplies you could need for an adventure. They also do moun…
Supermarket in Groveland

Mar-Val

This large grocery store at the eastern end of town is a good place to stock up on food and supplies before heading into Yosemite.