Restaurants

Top Choice Californian in Oakhurst

Erna's Elderberry House

With wall tapestries, oil paintings and ornate chandeliers, the Californian-French restaurant at Château du Sureau could be a castle. But you don't have to be royalty to eat here (and the service is notably unstuffy…
Top Choice American in Mammoth Lakes Region

Convict Lake Resort Restaurant

Equally popular with tourists and locals dining out for special occasions, Convict Lake is widely considered to be the best restaurant within a 100-mile radius. Expertly prepared fish and meat dishes like Scottish s…
Top Choice American in Mono Lake Region

Mono Inn

A restored 1922 lodge owned by the family of photographer Ansel Adams, this elegant yet casual lakefront restaurant makes everything from scratch and has correspondingly delectable views. Stop in for the occasional …
Top Choice American in Yosemite National Park

Evergreen Lodge

Creative and satisfying, the Evergreen’s restaurant serves some of the best meals around, with big and delicious breakfasts, three types of burger (Black Angus beef, buffalo and veggie) and dinner choices including …
Top Choice Diner in Mariposa

Happy Burger

Burgers, fries and shakes served with a heavy dose of nostalgic Americana. Happy Burger, decorated with old LP album covers, and boasting the largest menu in the Sierra, offers one of the cheaper meals in town. Besi…
Top Choice Norwegian in Mammoth Lakes

Skadi

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

Narrow Gauge Inn

Excellent food and knockout views make the dining experience at the Narrow Gauge Inn one of the finest in the Yosemite region. The dinners are creatively prepared, the lodge-like atmosphere is casual but elegant, an…
Top Choice Modern American in Groveland

Fork & Love Restaurant

Scarce in these parts, 'local, organic and sustainable' is done right at this rustically refined restaurant in a historic saloon space in the Hotel Charlotte. The small plates, as well as the mains, like pork spatzl…
Top Choice Bakery in Bishop

Erick Schat’s Bakkerÿ

A deservedly hyped tourist mecca filled to the rafters with racks of fresh bread, Schat's has been making its signature sheepherder bread and other baked goodies since 1938. Some of the desserts, including the crisp…
Top Choice Californian in Merced River Canyon

June Bug Cafe

Guests of all ages and backgrounds at the Yosemite Bug resort convene at this friendly cafe to share stories and delicious, freshly prepared meals, beer and wine in the evenings, and live music some nights. More tha…