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Cedar House Restaurant

9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
+1 209-379-2316
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good29%
  • Average37%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good, and the service was excellent, the stuff was very kind! We were surprised because we did not expect that the food would be so good but we are glad we were wrong!

Thank אייל א
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Waited forever to be able to order drinks. Prices were high. Food was just average at best. Slow was the only thing consistent on that evening.

Thank fred_germany2014
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

better choice restaurant along 140 even inside park, food taste better...for my point this a bar more than restaurant...

Thank Chad T
Reviewed 8 July 2018

It's just an ok restaurant. Many options to choose from, not the nest quality you can find in a restaurant in town, and the prices are on the high side, but when you come to your motel after a long day in Yosemite, you get...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 7 July 2018

First thing to know is that there is a bar/cheapo restaurant downstairs. All fried food, nothing attractive. I'm not talking about that; I'm talking about the restaurant upstairs. The views are of course great--heck, it's next to Yosemite! Our food was fine, the salad bar...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Food was mediocre, expected a lot more for the price. Service was very slow. Took 15 mins to get a drink after we ordered.

Thank Venessa S
Reviewed 2 June 2018

No competition = Poor food! The lack of competition in the area means they can let their guard down here and put out very average food! The lack of competition also means the prices are wayyyyy higher than they should be. We ate here on...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is the restaurant connected with the Cedar Lodge so if you don't have a car this is the only restaurant around the hotel. The food was just OK, lack of options doesn't inspire them to make it memorable.

2  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The restaurant is in walking distance of the Indian Flat Campground. After a long hiking day a good place for dinner. The food is good. My choice fish and chips and the daily soup were tasty. We were a few guys and everything was prepared...More

Thank EdithTa
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

There is nothing special about this average over priced restaurant. I believe the only reason it survives is that there is no competition. Breakfast is buffet style at $16.95 not a good choice if you want too eat light. I had fish and chips. It’s...More

Thank TodLis5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: +1 209-379-2316
  • This restaurant is at Yosemite Cedar Lodge
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