NileGuide Expert Says:
A great place to enhance your visit by meeting others.
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Tioga Road corridor
tel: 1 209 372 0200
The Tuolumne Meadows Lodge Dining Room is entered from the lodge lobby. Except for the bear-proof kitchen, this building is a large white tent structure. You'll be seated with other park visitors (and locals) for family style camaraderie. The napkins have trail maps on them and conversations are easily started about eachother's Yosemite experiences. The staff knows people have been working up mountain appetites, may be headed out for a backpack, climb or a day of fishing, so they take good care of people - they are all drawn to Tuolumne for the same reasons you are and are handy answering questions about trails, geology or ranger programs. They serve breakfast and dinner.