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Tioga Gas Mart & Whoa Nellie Deli

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Hwy. 120 and U.S. 395, 22 Vista Point Drive, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-1088
06:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is ridiculous that trip advisor forces me to write 100 characters when all I want to say is that it is closed until April in order to help my fellow travelers.

Thank teniffog
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we left a Yosemite bereft of open restaurants (shoulder season) Whoa Nellie deli was a life saver! And what a fab place - plastic plates belied restaurant standard food served with proper mugs of coffee. Loved It!

Thank YPsham
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to stop for gas on the way to Yosemite and decided to get breakfast as well and it was a great break and good food. The view over Mono Lake was wonderful while eating.

Thank AlexisFelicite
Jackson, New Jersey
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very early in the morning and cold so my wife and I decided to get some breakfast. I had a bacon egg and cheese sandwich. My sandwich was big and tasty. My wife just got a bagel. We were served quickly. Prices were also good.

Thank Heyguy74
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went here with some friends while in the Sierras. They raved about it; my opinion is that the food is just fine. Nice outside eating area too. Not sure it lived up to its fabulous reputation. It was just OK- I wouldn't go out of my way to go there again, but a fun experience to see everyone that comes... More 

Thank JBicrs
Arcadia, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I am so glad we followed the recommendation of a fellow reviewer and went off highway 395 to find this place. We arrived on a Saturday during fishing season and the place was packed. We almost left when we saw how crowded it was and that this was an order-at-the-counter place, but we're so glad we stayed. We noticed items... More 

Thank bpuzzler
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Yes, In the Marathon gas station is a gourmet delli! Didn't beleive it but checked it out...it's true. The smell when you enter is scrumptious. With too many choices we ordered too much food. I had the grilled veggie sandwich w/potato salad and 1/2 portion of clam chowder, my wife had their word famous fish tacos. My lunch turned into... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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362 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We arrived here about 12:30 after driving up from Death Valley. It was a beautiful day and people were sitting outside eating their lunches. The grounds are beautifully maintained and inside was very clean. You order at a counter and wait for your order number to be called out. They had quite a nice selection from salads to entrees and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Based on recommendations here we headed over to get dinner there after a long day in Yosemite. We both got burgers and they were extremely dry and we seriously felt like we wasted our money there. The next day the lady who works at one of the stores on main st. told us the chef that made this place famous... More 

Thank Liat G
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I ate at Whoa Nellie after several days of backpacking... Considering what backpacking food is, the other restaurant options in Lee Vining, and the masses of other people enjoying dinner at Whoa Nellie, I've arrived at this restaurant being 5 star. It's all relative... If in area, I highly suggest you visit.

Thank Jared L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 120 and U.S. 395, 22 Vista Point Drive, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-647-1088
Closed for the winter

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