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Whitney Portal Store

238 S Main, Lone Pine, CA 93545
+1 760-876-0030
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“breakfast” (14 reviews)
“pancakes” (28 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
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09:00 - 18:00All hours
238 S Main, Lone Pine, CA 93545
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What can I say about Doug and the portal store? It is more than just a store. More than a place to get some good food before you head up the mountain or a place to fill your tummy after coming down off the mountain....More

Thank Jeanne N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last weekend my wife & I travel up to Lone Pine CA. We spent a couple of day up at Mt Whitney. The Whitney Portal Store at approximately 8,300 feet elevation is a great destination whether you are driving or hiking along the eastern Sierra...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I enjoyed looking at the many knickknacks in the store. I purchased a Mt Whitney baseball cap. They also service food and drink.

Thank AldenS19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect cafe at the base of the Whitney trail. Service was friendly, price was very fair, the burgers were fantastic and the beer cold! (We came down to late for the pancakes.) One note is there is no indoor seating. You sit...More

Thank Olineman
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We visited early evening, no rush, good collection, average price, friendly staff. We bought few items to remember Lone Pine.

Thank Asoka B G
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Stopped on drive to Mammoth for Dinner. Their Hamburgers are great. The waitresses were very helpful. I expect to stop again(as in the past) for a very good dinner at Whitney Portal.

Thank nzplgrm
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The friendly service and hubcap sized pancakes are enough to make the drive up the mountain worth it. Whether you're up to see the Mt. Whitney Trail entrance, hike to Lone Pine Lake, climb into the backcountry all the way to the top, or just...More

Thank CanRocksLover
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting gift items for sale and a small cafe too. Super friendly proprietor who was happy to chat about the walks etc around the area. I asked for two coffees and he said ' a dollar'. I thought he meant a dollar each, so I...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stopped in here to get some advice on our Whitney hike--excellent advice by the way. Picked up a couple souvenirs. Sat out of the picnic tables and enjoyed the view. Munched down a huge helping fries and sipped on a cold beer. Life is good.

Thank ssycats
Reviewed 15 August 2016

It's brilliant to have this place at the bottom of the Mt. Whitney descent. Whatever you've been eating, it hasn't been as good as the burgers from this place. Burgers may seem a little pricey, but they are great. And consider your options, There are...More

Thank drydink
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23 September 2016|
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Response from armstrongvk12 | Reviewed this property |
Send the camera to Doug at Whitney Portal. Anyone who hiked Whitney or stayed at the campground or visited the store is most likely to look there. The stores closes for the winter so send to the hostel in Lone Pine if closed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 S Main, Lone Pine, CA 93545
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Lone Pine
  • Phone Number: +1 760-876-0030
  • E-mail
Located next to the Mount Whitney trail head
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