Rush Creek Lodge Tavern

Californian in Yosemite National Park

Warm and welcoming, with high ceilings and sports on the large-screen TV and occasional music in summer, Rush Creek's tavern is ideal for a taste of low-key comfort after a day on the trails. And the quality and creativity of the menu far exceeds expectations: vegetarian flatbreads, cheese boards and so-called small plates (portions are big), like wild boar bolognese and bison meatballs.

The bar does great cocktails and serves area craft beers. Children are well served with their own menu and coloring kits.