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The River Restaurant & Lounge

11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
+1 209-379-2183
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good29%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“yogurt” (3 reviews)
“soups” (5 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
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1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Conveniently located near gate to National Park, great food and service. Lovely outdoor patio overlooking river.

Thank jad533
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu was sufficiently broad to satisfy almost anyone. I had one of the specials, a fish dish that was advertised as Cajun spiced and it was really well spiced (I like spicy). My wife had a shrimp dish that was also done well. I...More

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the River Restaurant, which is part of Yosemite View Motel. The Greeter Rhonda and our Waiter Sean really looked after us and made this an enjoyable evening. There is a large dining room, but ask to sit in the...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is the only restaurant to eat on site if you discount the pizza place - we had very friendly service and a perfectly acceptable meal here.

Thank Nikki F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had dinner here on our first night. Everyone was happy with their food and the service was very prompt and attentive. It's a good option if you do not want to leave the property and do not want to eat pizza. We could not...More

1  Thank AnabellaT
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

▪️Location: River side on the patio. Wait for an outdoor table. ▪️Dining Room: Large, dated looking inside dining room. ▪️Food Quality: Fresh, well presented and good choices. ▪️Cost: Fair for the area. ▪️Service: Friendly, positive wait staff. We brought our own wine. ▪️Recommend? Yes

Thank packcal
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A haven after a long day of hiking at Yosemite, the restaurant was inviting, the service was prompt, and the opportunity to relax was priceless.

1  Thank paleobotanybabe
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

It's very busy @ dinner, be prepared to wait, but the food was very good & they are open late (9:30?).

1  Thank kelly b
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We ate here on the only night we stayed at Yosemite View Lodge. As the road into Yosemite was closed due to a rock slide a lot of guests had cancelled so as a result the restaurant was very quiet. The food was very good,...More

Thank baggiebird22
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

With no other choice within 10 miles you get food, service and price related to how cheap the hotelier is. This guy is CHEAP. Dont go there.

Thank Per-Arne_Lundberg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: +1 209-379-2183
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