Yosemite National Park Restaurants

The best restaurants in Yosemite are naturally fewer than what you'd find in a city, but great dining can indeed be found in this remote mountain setting. Some park restaurants are only open or accessible in the summer but most of those in Yosemite Valley are open through the winter, as well.


Most visitor and locals lists have to start with the grand Ahwahnee, where elegant dining is framed by huge windows that take in the trees and cliffs right outside. Come for breakfast, if you're not sure about spending big or dressing up for dinner. Locals love the summer when they can get to Lee Vining and the famous "Mobil Mart," or Whoa Nellie Deli - a surprising treasure hidden in a roadside gas station mini-mart. This desert gem has become a destination in its own right.

Other summer-only facilities include the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge where dining is family style and you'll get to sit with other travelers and the paper napkins are hiking trail maps where you can mark good views, campsites, waterfalls, etc.  White Wolf and the Curry Village deck are also closed in the winter.

People who come to really see Yosemite will grab some picnic supplies at Degnan's Deli and hit the trail for dining al fresco.  This might be the very best way to dine well, have a priceless atmosphere and truly be in the park.

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge Dining Room

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Hwy 120
Tuolumne Meadows

Hearty family style dining in a mountain tent...
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Degnan's Delicatessen

9015 Village Drive
Yosemite Village

Sandwiches & Groceries...
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Curry Village Pizza Patio and Bar

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Curry Village
Curry Village, Yosemite Valley

Sports bar with a view...
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Ahwahnee Dining Room

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East end of Ahwahnee Road
Ahwahnee Hotel

Elegant Atmosphere & Food...
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Wawona Hotel Dining Room

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Wawona Hotel
Yosemite National Park

Fine Food & 19th-Century Decor...
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Mountain Room Restaurant

Yosemite Lodge Drive & Northside Drive
Yosemite Lodge

Good food with great views...
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White Wolf Lodge Restaurant

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Tioga Pass, 30 miles east of valley
White Wolf Lodge

Large, enticing portions...
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Yosemite Lodge Food Court

Yosemite Lodge Drive & Northside Drive
Yosemite Lodge

Convenience and selection...
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Charles Street Dinner House

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Hwy 140 and 7th St

Californian and American cuisine...
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Cafe at the Bug

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6979 Highway 140
Yosemite Bug Lodge

A great place to relax in Midpines...
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Ahwahnee Dining Room

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Northside Drive
Ahwahnee Hotel

Elegant atmosphere and food...
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Jackalope Bar and Grill

1122 Highway 41
Tenaya Lodge Resort

A Family Friendly Bar & Grill...
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Duceys on the Lake

Rds 222 and 274
The Pines Resort

Spectacular views...
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Tenaya Lodge Sierra Restaurant

1122 Highway 41
Tenaya Lodge Resort

Elegant California Cuisine...
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Tuolumne Meadows Grill

Hwy. 120

A quick stop with a view...
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Savoury's

5027 CA 140

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Yosemite Forks Mountain House

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Happy Burger Diner

5120 Calif. 140
At 12th St

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Erna's Elderberry House

48688 Victoria Lane
At Château du Sureau

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Golden Chain Theatre

42130 Highway 41

Melodramas and Olio acts...
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