1136 Highway 140
Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite National Park, CA 95318
1 209 379 2681
NileGuide Expert tip:
Pizza place next to the restaurant is quite worthy.
"The View" as locals know it, has a nice restaurant with a fine location right on the park boundary in El Portal. Traditional American fare of steak and salad will refill you after a day out in the park, or set you up with a good breakfast beforehand, and there's a full service bar, too. Seating on the patio next to the rushing Merced River has a special charm while swifts and swallows work above the river and American dippers whir up and down over the rapids. As you approach the restaurant entrance you'll pass a pizza place that's popular with locals. The restaurant can put together your box lunch for the trail if you order the night before.