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American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews ice cream scones burger fries full menu worth the wait clean restrooms picnic tables road trip swirl frosty atm yosemite hiking establishment
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

The family was excited to visit Mono cone again this year on our way back from Yosemite. Service is quick but be aware that this is a cash only establishment. Had to make an atm run and saw several others leaving the line to do...the same thing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022

As it was the only restaurant open today in Lee Vining, it made or decision to eat there easy. Very happy. Great burger and fries. Sat outside on nice grass with new picnic tables. Super clean bathrooms.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

While this won’t be the best burger you have ever tasted, it is *perfect* road trip food. It’s walk up only and while service is abrupt - it’s all in the name of getting your food quickly which I appreciate! Burgers and chicken nuggets were...good and fries were OK. Portion sizes are great for the prices and there are small clean restrooms on the back of the building. Plenty of parking in the area and you can also walk to the “upside down house” just down the block.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021

Don't let the long line scare you off, this place is worth the wait and honestly, the line goes fast! We stopped by and enjoyed some cones which were great! They also offer a full menu of burgers, snacks, as well as various ice cream...treats.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

A good ol frosty just when you needed one! Friends told me how good the soft swirl was here after a day of hiking. They were right! Pretty long line when I got there but it moved quickly.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

Average burger joint; cash only, which I am always suspect of-taxes, etc. Burger came with at least an ounce of mayonnaise and an ounce of French dressing type mixture. Very sloppy burger; I should have told them to go easy on the sauce. It was...literally a soup sandwich. Pros; good ice creamMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel across the street! We ate here three times. We had ice cream once and it was delicious. Next day we had burgers and fries and even tied the pickle fries. Everything was so good. I loved the pickle fries! The...last day before we got to go home we had hotdogs and my husband tired the Mac cheese bites! Once again everything was wonderful! Thank u for the hospitality and being so good to us!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 August 2020

shakes and burgers and sandwiches are very popular here. Usually a line during meal time. Go close to the lake after you by and picnic in the grass in the park

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 17 July 2020

The burger was pretty good, and fries and frosty cone excellent! If you get off the trail and are tired of dehydrated meals, I would stop here and fill up!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 26 June 2020

Very sad when the owner passed away last year, but the new owners are doing a great job. The orders come up fast and the portions are large and filling. The pictures of the cones are great (not cheap, but again generous). I am a...clean freak and we brought our own chairs to dine on in the shade of the trees. I also checked out the back where restaurants fall down on their cleanliness. The local rats and mice will be disappointed. This is our go-to place in Lee Vining. Fast and clean.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

always stop here on the way to Bodie.. the place is totally cool and has great burgers and cones... it gets a little busy on warm weekends, but it is worth the time to hang out and people watch...

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2019

we stopped on our way through town to stretch our legs and get an ice cream cone. It was delicious. Would stoip now each time through town. Didn't take long to get our ice cream and start enjoying. Next time I will get a burger...as well.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019

Ice cream, snacks and some necessities for your trip are all available here. A convenient, friendly place to stop to get a taste of civilization if you are out hiking and exploring.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

When I was going to Lee Vining High School this was the place to go for lunch! And it still is! We skipped breakfast one morning so we could get lunch as soon as they opened! It was so worth it. If you haven’t been,...go! If you have been, go again!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

My friends purchased a verity of food that all smelled very good but they couldn’t finish eating it. I only purchased an ice cream. Large crowd waiting outside the pickup window for their orders. My purchase only took ten minutes but my friends orders took...over 40 minutes. We sat down in the only dining area and were the only people in thee but were rudely rushed out. Not a good experience, will not return.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Mono Cone is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4