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Yosemite Gateway Restaurant

40530 Highway 41, Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9621
+1 559-641-2477
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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Steakhouse, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
40530 Highway 41, Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9621
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We haven't eaten here in years as the restaurant has gone through a number of management changes and the food just got worse over time. We have heard good things lately so when a business dinner came up we decided to gamble. Much to our...More

1  Thank Evelyn L
ChristianGuizar, Manager at Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

The Y.G.R. Staff and I are very pleased that you came in to give us a chance after all of our changes! We are happy to hear the experience was great, and are thrilled with another 5 star review. We all hope to see you...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, great people only place my wife and I go out to eat at.They still care about locals, but also take care of tourist like their family

Thank James P
ChristianGuizar, Manager at Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you James for the wonderful review. I am happy to hear my staff is treating everyone walking through our door like family. The Y.G.R. Team and I look forward to seeing you soon! Christian Guizar Food and Beverage Director

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had hiked in Sequoia and then had driven most of the day. We didn't feel like going out so we walked down to the restaurant from our room. Service was good and the meal was tasty. Felt that it was a bit overpriced but...More

Thank Mike H
ChristianGuizar, Manager at Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you so much for dinning with us. An enjoyable meal is always great to hear. I hope the hike in Sequoia was equally as enjoyable. The Y.G.R. Staff and I thank you for your feedback and hope to serve you again soon. Safe Travels!...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We visited the bar during a football game, but the room wasn't crowded and the wait staff was prompt without hovering. There was one table of five in their mid twenties, but everyone else in the room was 50's plus. The SIX televisions are overkill...More

Thank Glenda G
ChristianGuizar, Manager at Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

I do apologize that the experience you had was not ideal. I do hope that others looking to dine with us take the time to read our response as what is stated above is false information. The above two patrons did enter the bar 10...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

The restaurant was a bit on the warm side. The dinner food was good but we felt the service was a bit slow. The hotel breakfast was good with a nice variety of food and drinks

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Just had a lovely dinner at this restaurant. My husband loved his seafood pasta, fantastic flavours and my chicken ciabatta was delicious - very generous sized portions and accompanied by a good glass of wine. Special mention to our server Bailey who was very attentive...More

Thank SLQEngland
ChristianGuizar, Manager at Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

The Y.G.R. Team and I are very pleased that you and your husband enjoyed dining with us. Bailey is honored to be mentions in this great review. We hope to you again soon! Christian Guizar Food and Beverage Director

Reviewed 14 September 2017

After having meals at other restaurants attached to hotels, this is the best so far. We anticipated terrible food and outrageous prices, neither of which were true here. Our party of 3 had no complaints about dinner. The breakfast (included in the hotel price) was...More

Thank aimer15
ChristianGuizar, General Manager at Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. The staff and I are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here. We hope you have safe travels and return to Oakhurst soon. Christian Guizar Food and Beverage Director

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Service and drinks were great. Food leaves a little bit to be desired but sufficient little restaurant.

Thank T R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The restaurant looks like an art gallery. The food it delicious and the service is great! There was a good selection on the menu without it being overwhelming. Everyone was very nice and made us feel welcome. There is a huge wooden bear sculpture outside...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had tried to eat lunch here our 1st day in Oakhurst. The doors were open and we stood inside but no one came to assist so we finally left. We didn't realize until after we'd checked in to the Best Western that they are...More

Thank KRB21
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15 January 2016|
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Response from Travelleraroundthewo | Reviewed this property |
Best bet is to give them a call. Also I'm sure their menu is online.
Ruby M
19 October 2015|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
I think the lunch and dinner menus vary a bit during the year based on the seasonal availability of fresh veggies and supplies as well as the chef's inspirations. If specifics are very important to you, call the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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: 40530 Highway 41, Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9621
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 559-641-2477
  • E-mail
We are an American, Seafood and Steakhouse style restaurant. Y.G.R. offers a dinning experience for any and all individuals. Our quaint dinning room is perfect for couples, travelers, families and large groups. We also have a gorgeous lounge with a cozy fireplace, full bar, huge whiskey selection and six flat screen televisions. With a diverse menu and friendly staff we are willing to accommodate any needs. Visit us on Facebook to hear about our regular Comedy Shows with National Touring Comedians, Live music, Charity events and more awesome entertainment. Conveniently located next to beautifully built Best Western, equipped with many amenities.
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