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The River Restaurant & Lounge

11134 Ca 140, El Portal, CA 95318
+1 209-379-2183
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Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good36%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
“fruit” (8 reviews)
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American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
11134 Ca 140, El Portal, CA 95318
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1 - 10 of 592 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like food you would cook at home - not restaurant quality but not bad. For example the blue cheese steak sauce had split, though the steak wasn't the worst I'd had on the holiday. My partner's sauce with her ribs was pre-prepared and too spicy....More

Thank stonerose5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner twice and once for breakfast buffet. Would have preferred to order breakfast from menu but was acceptable. After visiting the restaurants in the park, we decided this was moderately priced with delicious choices for dinner.

Thank Betty F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse and I ate at the River Restaurant twice....it was that good. The first night we split a large steak, which was medium rare and very tasty. The next night my husband had trout, and I tried the ribs. Both were yummy. Good ribs...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Yosemite View Lodge. Thrilled to have this restaurant just outside our door. Very much enjoyed the variety of soup & salad bar at the end of a tiring day of walking. Good service as well.

Thank Girl4ocean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was excellent both times we ate there - service prompt and polite, food provided quickly and always a delight to eat. Well done

Thank digbyhughes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here 3 nights with a good variety of food, all good dishes: Spicy Pasta, Chicken Marsala, wonderful salmon, steak good (not prime but good and properly done), etc. Service was good Shawn and Gavin were terrific. Wine selection decent, prices not bad for a...More

Thank Mimi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit high priced, but this is Yosemite and there's nowhere else much to eat. Good service and a lovely salad bar.

Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 14 April 2018

before you head to yosemite stop by and get a great meal at the lodge. great menu and super great staff. pretty fast service. great seating and yummy food. then head to yosemite for a great day!!

Thank CHRIS L
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We weren't expecting much from this restaurant but their salad bar was good and the clam chowder was also pretty good. Get their salmon dish, it was phenomenal. My husband got that and I got something else and after tasting his, I had wished I...More

Thank MEGAN Z
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is part of the hotel complex and a good place too eat if you arrive after a long drive or a long day in the park. I had trout for dinner and it was delicious.

Thank Bill B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11134 Ca 140, El Portal, CA 95318 (Formerly Yosemite View Lodge Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: +1 209-379-2183
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