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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” (46 reviews)
“trout” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11134 Ca 140, El Portal, CA 95318
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21 - 30 of 606 reviews

Reviewed 25 April 2018

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!!

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

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
Reviewed 9 April 2018

On a rainy weekend we ate here. The food was just ok. Service was good, but the chicken dish was dry. Suggest you go to the pizza place next door.

Thank johnsrca
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were taken here by our son, and first visited the bar with its soaring, cathedral like ceiling and glass walls. Not an easy space to heat, but in the middle was an enormous hearth with a blazing fire, which was benefitting all the clientele,...More

Thank aethena l
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Service alright and room and dinning area not bad to dine in. I had soup and salad bar, which could have been more sanitary-looking, honestly. Not many vegetarian or healthy options. Overpriced, but honestly nicer to eat in than some of the other hotel dining...More

Thank Alexandra V
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Was worried with only two places to eat the restaurant might be only so so but food was great! Soup and salad bar included was a plus. After long day in park we had all we could eat and was very relaxing. Ate here twice...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

When we entered the restaurant we were told to expect a 15-20 minute wait to be seated, which was not unreasonable. After what was closer to 30 minutes we were finally seated. It was then a further 15 minutes before a waiter came to take...More

Thank Kirsty O
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Had a typical variety of items. I had eggs, meat and pancakes, my husband had the country fried steak. All delicious. Arnie was our server and he was the best! Perfect start to a busy day at the park.

Thank Melissa M
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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
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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