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Cedar House Restaurant

9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
+1 209-379-2316
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good28%
  • Average37%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
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“sandwich” (2 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This must rank as the worst meal I have ever had. The restaurant was dark and dingy, which was probably deliberate in order to conceal the filth. The waiters didn't seem to have much grasp of English and the food, when it arrived, not only...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The buffet was sad-looking. Main course was okay but not worth the price, and the waiter didn't understand much English...

Thank Caro D
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Obviously an old restaurant in dire need of some TLC. Our booth was full of dust and dirt. The table was partially sticky as well. Noticed several light bulbs that didn't work, and the carpets seemed dirty as well. You get a salad/soup bar included...More

Thank InaMP
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Reasonable priced food was good service excellent and most enjoyable night. Food was fresh and tasty

Thank Josephine D
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The service and decor good. Fish Very Greasy. Ribs just ok. French fries poor. Their bread was delicious. Dessert good

Thank KathleenTerry
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had a couple of meals in the Restaurant and found the food, for the most part, to be very good. We had dinner there. Found it a little pricey but based upon the lack of competition, those prices are to be expected. Plus, this...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It's a hotel cafe in the woods, high price is to be expected. But my two friends got food that was not even seasoned. I was a line cook for years and the burger my friend got event though was cooked well, had literally no...More

Thank Arthur T
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Reading the reviews for El Portal I was expecting a food hell. Turns out my impression was wrong. The menu wasn't large but it covered the basics, pork, beef, chicken, & fish. I had Chicken Marsala & liked the sauce with it's mushrooms, anther night...More

Thank EffStop
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Staying three nights at Cedar Lodge, my wife and I expected we would eat each night at the associated restaurant, particularly as the few alternatives are a good drive away. However, on our first night, the meal we had at the restaurant (there is also...More

Thank Neill46
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We stopped here when leaving Yosemite. The menu is simple and the food was good. Extra points for wonderful staff that really made us feel welcome.

Thank jsamuli
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 Cedar Lodge
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