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American, Diner
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U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6477
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Modesto, California
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us stopped in for breakfast after a sunrise photo shoot at the Tufa Park. Great food, wonderful service and a nice friendly atmosphere. Will definitely be here again.

Thank EdWhitby8981
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the French Dip and the sandwich was ok, but the au jus was really lite on flavor, more like warm brown water than a rich au jus. Maybe it'll be better next time.

Thank earthtravel1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice and friendly service. Family friendly...typical 50's diner with great pie. Lots of seating...even pack food for your trip into Yosemite.

Thank Swedehill
California Hot Springs, California
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stopped for breakfast on our way to Mammoth and this restaurant filled the bill,food and service were very good and was very traditional,reminded me of the old time restaurants of times gone by.

Thank frau
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Went to see Mono Lake on the spur of the moment, not knowing exactly what would be open. Nicely's fit us perfectly and we were so glad they were there. Hearty home style cooking and friendly service. Had dinner and breakfast there, both meals were plenty to eat. Tasty hash browns--nice blend of tender and crunchy bits by whoever was... More 

Thank Mariann S
Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My husband and I love stopping here along the east side of the Sierras! Excellent food, good prices, and very friendly people. Remember this review!

Thank thelots
Ventura, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nothing special, but one of the few restaurants open in Lee Vining when I was there for a ski trip to June Mountain.

Thank Harvey S
San Jose, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nicely's is a staple of Lee Vining. It's the only restaurant open in winter - which can be tiresome. Great breakfasts, OK lunch, so-so dinners (tho Fri pizza a highlight). Classic diner food - if you go there with that expectation, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Chris D
Modesto, California
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Parking can be problematic during lunch and tourist season. If you want a "taste" of a variety of good down home "American" food this is the place for you. Portions are good and service is freiendly.

Thank Thomas N
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253 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Was glad to find a restaurant in Lee Vining that served breakfast. Had the typical bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and cuppa joe. All very standard and nothing special. A friend got the cinammon roll though and was kind enough to split it with me. Would've just been happy ordering that.

Thank DeneMiles

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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-647-6477

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