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Top Choice Norwegian in Mammoth Lakes

Skadi

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 and…
Top Choice Natural 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 the …
Desserts in Mammoth Lakes

Dessert'D

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 and …
Gastropub in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Tavern

Mammoth Tavern hits the spot with comfort food such as shepherd's pie, fondue and swordfish. Heaped salads too. Warm lighting, wood-paneled walls rising to a circular ceiling, and drop-dead gorgeous views of the sno…
Brewery in Mammoth Lakes

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 $7) – including specia…
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 trout…
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 musta…
Japanese in Mammoth Lakes

Ramenya

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 soup …
American in Mammoth Lakes

Slocums

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 popular h…
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 wines…