Romantic Restaurants in Yosemite National Park


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  • Visitors definitely have some great options for romantic restaurants in Yosemite. Check out the brief romantic shore leave in the film, "The Caine Mutiny" wherein the young officer sweet-talks his lady over breakfast on an Ahwahnee dining patio - the beauty of the park's cliffs, waterfalls and forests speaks to the romantic in all of us. The Ahwahnee is a grand place to start; even if you're not staying here, making dinner reservations in the massive dining room is an excellent bonding activity. The Ahwahnee lunch, breakfast or famed Sunday brunch are right behind in the romance factor, and even a simpler meal at the Ahwahnee Lounge can fan the flames. The Mountain Room over at Yosemite Lodge also strikes an intimate ambience for the dining couple, where the rush of Yosemite Falls can be seen out the tall windows.

    In another vein, the Iron Door Saloon in Groveland delivers a different kind of romance: that of the hard working Forty-Niners who sought hearty repast and a relaxing beverage after a rough spell of toil. Modern visitors appreciate the honest history at the Iron Door where a partnership is cemented in jeans, boots and t-shirt. Tradition is also upheld at mountain hostelries like the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and White Wolf Lodge. These small summer operations cater to those in love with the trail, with family-style dining. You'll get to meet fellow outdoorspeople and compare notes using the napkins that are printed with trail maps.

    A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread-and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness- O, Wilderness were Paradise enow! Don't neglect the concept of a romantic picnic in a pretty place along the trail. You can pick up great supplies at Degnan's Deli. Then we recommend Mirror Lake, El Capitan Meadow or Columbia Point part-way up the Yosemite Falls Trail for views you'll always love.

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    Ahwahnee Dining Room

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    East end of Ahwahnee Road
    Ahwahnee Hotel

    Elegant Atmosphere & Food... read more

    Mountain Room Restaurant

    Yosemite Lodge Drive & Northside Drive
    Yosemite Lodge

    Good food with great views... read more

    Iron Door Saloon and Grill

    18761 CA 120

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    Tuolumne Meadows Lodge Dining Room

    Hwy 120
    Tuolumne Meadows

    Hearty family style dining in a mountain tent...
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    White Wolf Lodge Restaurant

    Tioga Pass, 30 miles east of valley
    White Wolf Lodge

    Large, enticing portions... read more

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    Wawona Hotel Dining Room

    Wawona Hotel
    Yosemite National Park

    Fine Food & 19th-Century Decor... read more

    Degnan's Delicatessen

    9015 Village Drive
    Yosemite Village

    Sandwiches & Groceries... read more


    Highway 41

    New and deluxe dining at Tenaya Lodge... read more

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    Charles Street Dinner House

    Hwy 140 and 7th St

    Californian and American cuisine... read more

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    Whoa Nellie Deli

    Highway 120

    A fantastic surprise... read more
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