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The River Restaurant & Lounge

11134 Ca 140, El Portal, CA 95318
+1 209-379-2183
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good35%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (47 reviews)
“trout” (14 reviews)
“soup” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11134 Ca 140, El Portal, CA 95318
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner here three nights while staying at the Yosemite View Lodge. A burger or fish & chips cost around 15 dollars, other dishes such as pasta start around 20 dollars. We felt getting value for money as the location is very remote. The...More

Thank NG67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the only places to eat in El Portal is the Yosemite View Lodges restaurant: The River Restaurant and the pizza place. The food was better than expected. The pizza was good, according to the toughest critic - a 12 year old. We also ate...More

Thank SHCH4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in the Yosemite View Lodge but separately managed. Excellent menu with healthy options. Most mains include soup and salad bar, if not you add $4. Charbroiled chicken breast and fish and chips were great. Service is good. Wine list is also good....More

Thank HofH999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two breakfasts and two dinner here and it was excellent. The staff are lovely and the quality of the meals was great. On a two night stay I'f usually eat in once and out once but it was good enough to eat in...More

Thank Gonefishingx
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Located at the Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal, The River Restaurant & Lounge is one of two dining options at the hotel (which represent the only food service available within several miles). We dined here twice during our stay. The main dining room has...More

Thank BruinDan
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Located at the Yosemite View Lodge. Expensive for a lousy dinner---I had the chicken marsala---tough and overcooked chicken. The salad bar was okay. This restaurant is one of the few places available to eat once you are outside of the park. Our server was kind...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is in the grounds of the valley view lodge hotel in El Portal. On arrival we didn’t expect much, it’s old fashioned style wise and we waited ages for a table even though there was hardly anyone there. However once we got past...More

Thank BobBlogger
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Well we had no choice and I was not expecting much. However the food and staff were good and I’d eat there again

1  Thank Thomo61
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The food and service were excellent. The salad bar was good with a nice variety. My trout was quite good, my husband wasn’t as impressed with the steak. He did love the fries.

Thank dianekae
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I wasnt sure what to expect when I booked this lodge. We arrived pretty late on a friday night so we couldnt see much driving into it. We could definitely hear the river. Checking in was a breeze. The area itself is clean and pretty...More

Thank Danny P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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