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Priest Station Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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16756 Old Priest Grade, Big Oak Flat, CA 95305
+1 209-962-1888
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The views alone are worth the visit, but the food won't disappoint. They seem to have really great quality food. I was so happy to find grass fed burgers. Yummy!

Thank TravelinMama206
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were staying the Groveland and went here for lunch. Was fairly busy so we ate outside. In the sun was great, in the shade was cold, so be aware. The food was standard cafe style, though my grandson said that the burger was much better than the one we had gotten the day before in Yosemite. Laid back atmosphere,... More 

Thank CaptRC
Sonora, California
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415 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Don't expect to eat quickly here. Service can be spotty. But the views on the deck are great and the food is decent if not outstanding.

Thank William F
Sandy, Utah
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405 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I joined my wife's cousin for a cold motorcycle ride up to Yosemite, and we stopped at Priest Station Cafe to warm up and eat. They opened at 11:00 a.m. and weren't serving breakfast, but our disappointment melted away when they brought out a couple of very good burgers. Service was great, location is awesome, the food is good. I... More 

Thank scribblin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stopped here after waiting an hour and then left another cafe cause the service was slowwwwww. I would recommend this place. Friendly staff, fast service, only took about 20 minutes to get our food and it was delicious!

Thank John G
Oakdale, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The café is at the top of a canyon up a steep winding old road. A newer, wider, less steep, but longer road is your other choice. Great outside seating! Service was ok but very basic. We were served drinks, food, and the check. A hint to the wait young girl taking the orders - A little more effort on... More 

Thank 28kjones
Alder Springs, CA
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I’ve eaten lunch here several times, and have always enjoyed the food, and the view from the front deck. On my latest visit I had the BBQ chicken sandwich and my husband had the Turkey and cranberry sandwich. I opted for the fries, while my husband had the homemade chips. I tried one of the chips, and although the fries... More 

Thank CandyHarrington
Pittsburgh, PA
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We came upon this little cafe driving up the mountain on the way to Yosemite. The views are spectacular, the service was excellent and the food was really good. The day was beautiful and we enjoyed eating outside with the amazing views. Would definitely recommend stopping here.

Thank Wilson60
Lafayette, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Convenient, good food, friendly staff, enjoying lunch in the afternoon sun. Thats our idea of a great lunch. I feel like this little cafe has been there forever. We make 3 trips a year to Yosemite and look forward to stopping here for our lunch stop. It has a very interesting history. This is a very popular place in the... More 

Thank Novelle L
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Burgers to steak with onion rings, beer , and wine. We cleaned our plates and ate outside on the terrace.

Thank LPN2117

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16756 Old Priest Grade, Big Oak Flat, CA 95305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Oak Flat
  • Phone Number: +1 209-962-1888
re-opened 08/2009 - Priest Station has been owned and managed by same family for 6 generations

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