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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 good36%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Very good food selection and in keeping with the isolation, sometimes the fresh produce for specials doesnt make it. Get over it. The other selections are great. Service was good and quality up there. Good wine list to accompany the food range. We were there...More

1  Thank Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We ended up going here 3 times. No disappointments. Good food incl salad bar and soup. Breakfasts big and well presented. Value good.

Thank shauneyrtrtwright
Reviewed 20 July 2012

In this area, it's slim pickings! This is the best in the area. Great service decent prices. Pleasantly surprised, as the motel was a disappointment!

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We arrived first for dinner (maybe that made the difference in our experience). Joe was our waiter and he was excellent very attentive and left us alone to enjoy our dinner outside by the Merced River and looking at a bear (in the very distance)....More

Thank ontheroadagain33
Reviewed 13 July 2012

The food was pricey and just average, but our waiter was wonderful. I think I would have rather just gotten pizza instead but It was worth it just to relax & visit quietly with my best friend for the evening. Nice atmosphere.

Thank pestes005
Reviewed 10 July 2012

The food was good and reasonably priced. The salad bar was delicious and I really liked the bread they served with the meal.

Thank jlumurray
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Staying in Yosemite View Lodge, we decided to go over to the River Restaurant for breakfast. We arrived a little before 7AM and it was not open yet. But a few minutes later, the doors opened and 5 or 6 people waiting went inside. The...More

Thank Tecolate
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed at Cedar Lodge and after trying their restaurant and reading reviews on TA, we had a pizza one night and food in restaurant the other. Pizza was not the best but good, thin crust and not overwhelmed with souse, reasonable priced for a...More

Thank Bozenaclay
Reviewed 25 April 2012

My wife and visited this restaurant to celebrate our 20th anniversary. What a mistake. Of course our first mistake was not checking out the review left by others warning people away. Make sure you check out the motel reviews which features many reviews warning people...More

1  Thank BenlovesNancy
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We would have ranked this motel higher had it nob been for the terrible restaurant. It is shame the motel has such a poor restaurant as it really takes away from a very nice resort. Run, do not walk away from the restaurant! Good service...More

2  Thank BenlovesNancy
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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