The Southern Sierra Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Southern Sierra - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Erna's Elderberry House

    $$$$ | European

    Erna Kubin-Clanin, the grande dame of Château du Sureau, created this culinary oasis, stunning for its understated elegance, gorgeous setting...Read More

  • 2. Restaurant at Convict Lake

    $$$$ | American

    The lake is one of the most spectacular spots in the Eastern Sierra, and the food here lives up to the view. The woodsy room has a vaulted knotty...Read More

  • 3. South Gate Brewing Company

    $$ | American

    Locals pack this family-friendly, industrial-chic restaurant to socialize and savor small-lot beers, crafted on-site, along with tasty meals...Read More

  • 4. The Warming Hut

    $ | American

    Warm up by a crackling fire in the stone fireplace while fueling up on healthy, made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch dishes at this ski-lodge...Read More

  • 5. Antoinette's Coffee and Goodies

    $ | Café

    For smoothies, well-crafted espresso drinks, breakfast bowls, and pumpkin chocolate-chip muffins and other homemade baked goods, stop for a...Read More

  • 6. Black Velvet

    $$ | Café

    Start your day the way scores of locals do—with a stop at the slick Black Velvet espresso bar for Belgian waffles, baked treats, and coffee...Read More

  • 7. Bleu Handcrafted Foods

    $$ | Wine Bar

    Handcrafted artisanal cheeses and meats, wine and beer tastings, bread baked on-site, and specialty meats and seafood draw patrons to Bleu,...Read More

  • 8. Burgers

    $ | American

    Don't even think about coming to this bustling restaurant unless you're hungry. Burgers is known, appropriately enough, for its burgers and...Read More

  • 9. Ducey's on the Lake/Ducey's Bar & Grill

    $$$$ | American

    With elaborate chandeliers sculpted from deer antlers, the lodge-style restaurant at Ducey's attracts boaters, locals, and tourists with its...Read More

  • 10. Epic Cafe

    $ | American

    Hungry travelers and locals feast on fresh, healthy, cooked-to-order comfort food at this casual café at Lakeview Lodge, near the Tioga Road...Read More

  • 11. Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

    $$$ | American

    The view's the draw at this roadhouse that overlooks the Kaweah River as it plunges out of the high country. The Gateway serves everything from...Read More

  • 12. Mammoth Brewing Company

    $$ | American

    Steps from the Village gondola and main bus transfer hub, this brewery lures hungry patrons with about a dozen craft beers on tap, tasty grub...Read More

  • 13. Mono Cone

    $ | American

    Get soft-serve ice cream, burgers, and fries at this hopping shack in the middle of Lee Vining, but be prepared to do what's rare in these uncrowded...Read More

  • 14. Petra's Bistro & Wine Bar

    $$$ | American

    The ambience at Petra's—quiet, dark, and warm (there's a great fireplace)—complements its seductive meat and seafood entrées and smart selection...Read More

  • 15. Side Door Café

    $$ | Wine Bar

    Half-wine and cocktail bar, half-café, this is a laid-back spot for a quick breakfast, an easy lunch, or a long afternoon. The Side Door serves...Read More

  • 16. Sierra Subs and Salads

    $ | American

    This well-run sandwich joint satisfies carnivores and vegetarians alike with crispy-fresh ingredients prepared with panache. Depending on your...Read More

  • 17. The Mogul

    $$$ | Steakhouse

    Come here for straightforward steaks—top sirloin, New York, filet mignon, and T-bone. The only catch is that the waiters cook them, and the...Read More

  • 18. Tioga Gas Mart & Whoa Nelli Deli

    $$ | American

    This might be the only gas station in the United States serving craft beers and lobster taquitos, but its appeal goes beyond novelty. Order...Read More

  • 19. Toomey's

    $$ | American

    A passionate baseball fan, chef Matt Toomey designed this casual space near the Village Gondola to resemble a dugout, and decorated it with...Read More

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