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CUISINES
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

I am in two minds about 2 stars versus 3 stars. The staff was friendly. I picked up two Egg Bacon & Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches ($6 each) and a large coffee. The total was about $16 plus taxes. Given the remote location, I thought the...pricing was justified BUT the sandwiches were the frozen kinds. They just re-heat them and that was a disappointment. It tasted quite horrible - the bread was almost in crumbs to begin with. If I knew better, there were so many better options inside the Yosemite Park - restaurants as well as the village store had good options.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

This is an OK place to stop by for lunch or dinner when in El Portal. Good diverse selection for food made from mainly fresh ingredients. Service was good. Salad bar is enjoyable. Prices are on the high side due to location.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 15 April 2019

Breakfast buffet was usual fare, but hot items were not hot, nor especially tasty. Service staff was outstanding and that is why I rated the restaurant a three and not a 1 or 2.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

The food was very average and hugely overpriced. Seating more like a canteen than a restaurant. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

I had the breakfast buffet. All the food was fresh. Lots of fruit and cooked eggs as well. The staff was busy but courteous. A bit expensive but I'm sure they have the best compared to in the park food. It was defiantly convenient.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Limited choice of quite basic bar food in the evening the restaurant closes quite early not ideal for an evening meal

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

This restaurant is on the property of the Cedar Lodge. We checked into our room after a long day's drive and decided to eat here. Unfortunately, we both ordered fish and chips and they were terrible, overcooked and dripping in fat. Probably, because there is...no other restaurant around they have no competition so their standards are very low. Very disappointing. I would suggest avoiding eating here if you can.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

We stayed at the Indian Flats RV park next door and as the nearest alternative is a 20 minute drive away we had no choice other than to eat here but if you can avoid it I strongly suggest that you do . Poor quality...and rude staffMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The food was very good, and the service was excellent, the stuff was very kind! We were surprised because we did not expect that the food would be so good but we are glad we were wrong!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Waited forever to be able to order drinks. Prices were high. Food was just average at best. Slow was the only thing consistent on that evening.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

better choice restaurant along 140 even inside park, food taste better...for my point this a bar more than restaurant...

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

It's just an ok restaurant. Many options to choose from, not the nest quality you can find in a restaurant in town, and the prices are on the high side, but when you come to your motel after a long day in Yosemite, you get...satisfied. We ate the twice, dinner and a buffet breakfast (1$17 for an adult, $12 for kids).More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

First thing to know is that there is a bar/cheapo restaurant downstairs. All fried food, nothing attractive. I'm not talking about that; I'm talking about the restaurant upstairs. The views are of course great--heck, it's next to Yosemite! Our food was fine, the salad bar...was very good, service was friendly, and the drinks were highly priced...but again, it's next to Yosemite!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Food was mediocre, expected a lot more for the price. Service was very slow. Took 15 mins to get a drink after we ordered.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

No competition = Poor food! The lack of competition in the area means they can let their guard down here and put out very average food! The lack of competition also means the prices are wayyyyy higher than they should be. We ate here on...our first night while staying at Cedar Lodge. We ended up eating bags of jerky for dinner the remaining nights so we didnt have to dine at Cedar House Restaurant. The lodge itself is great and the customer service at the restaurant was really friendly and helpful. Just the food, yuck. Go to parkside pizza a 10 min drive away instead!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Cedar House Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3