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U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6477
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see Mono Lake on the spur of the moment, not knowing exactly what would be open. Nicely's fit us perfectly and we were so glad they were there. Hearty home style cooking and friendly service. Had dinner and breakfast there, both meals were plenty to eat. Tasty hash browns--nice blend of tender and crunchy bits by whoever was... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love stopping here along the east side of the Sierras! Excellent food, good prices, and very friendly people. Remember this review!

Thank thelots
Ventura, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing special, but one of the few restaurants open in Lee Vining when I was there for a ski trip to June Mountain.

Thank Harvey S
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nicely's is a staple of Lee Vining. It's the only restaurant open in winter - which can be tiresome. Great breakfasts, OK lunch, so-so dinners (tho Fri pizza a highlight). Classic diner food - if you go there with that expectation, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Chris D
Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Parking can be problematic during lunch and tourist season. If you want a "taste" of a variety of good down home "American" food this is the place for you. Portions are good and service is freiendly.

Thank Thomas N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Was glad to find a restaurant in Lee Vining that served breakfast. Had the typical bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and cuppa joe. All very standard and nothing special. A friend got the cinammon roll though and was kind enough to split it with me. Would've just been happy ordering that.

Thank DeneMiles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The sign along US395 harkens back to the sixties and we did not expect great shakes in a roadside tourist place so close to a popular National Park entrance. Nicely is locally owned and managed. The service is top notch and the food good 'n plenty. Some of the staff could dress better, but we now stop there regularly going... More 

Thank Friedrich B
Newport, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our family group from a couple of hours down the road was out for a family field trip, and aimed for another, well-rated spot in Lee Vining, only to find our favorite closed. Nicely's was open, and everything about it was adequate, and suitable for kids and adults alike. Nothing we ate was outstanding, but table service was good, and... More 

Thank Archibald M
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A family place that close late in Lee Vining, a pretty small town where you have not to many options. For me was a great option after driving 7 hours, and before going to Yosemite National Park. The people that work at Nicely's is friendly. The food is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In all fairness, it seemed to be the only place to eat all your meals in town. The menu was simple but good. Meals were served quickly and very hot. At breakfast the coffee cup was never allowed to empty.

Thank Pixelpanderer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-647-6477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?