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Tioga Gas Mart & Whoa Nellie Deli

Hwy. 120 and U.S. 395, 22 Vista Point Drive, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-1088
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (125 reviews)
“mango” (18 reviews)
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All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hwy. 120 and U.S. 395, 22 Vista Point Drive, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good place to fill up on gas before you head up through Yosemite. they have tons of things for sale shirts hats sunglasses just about anything you need that you may have forgotten. And the gas price not too crazy bad for this area. I...More

1  Thank mdauth58
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The food is great. In the summer they have live bands that go well with the Mango Margaritas!!! The lines can be long so get ready to wait a bit but the service is friendly and there is a gift shop you can look around...More

Thank allie619
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stopped off here for lunch after leaving Yosemite because the place had rave reviews in our guidebook (not the first time that Lonely Planet let us down on this trip). The deli looks the part with lovely views over the lake and a nice...More

2  Thank Natflash
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Stopped here after driving from Vegas on our way into Yosemite. $3.85/gallon for gas here. Pretty sure it was cheaper in the park! Hot Dogs were HUGE and the fries were the crispy kind. AWESOME! Nice little gift shop here too. The food was high...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I think it is ridiculous that trip advisor forces me to write 100 characters when all I want to say is that it is closed until April in order to help my fellow travelers.

5  Thank teniffog
Reviewed 19 November 2016

As we left a Yosemite bereft of open restaurants (shoulder season) Whoa Nellie deli was a life saver! And what a fab place - plastic plates belied restaurant standard food served with proper mugs of coffee. Loved It!

Thank YPsham
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had to stop for gas on the way to Yosemite and decided to get breakfast as well and it was a great break and good food. The view over Mono Lake was wonderful while eating.

Thank AlexisFelicite
Reviewed 8 November 2016

It was very early in the morning and cold so my wife and I decided to get some breakfast. I had a bacon egg and cheese sandwich. My sandwich was big and tasty. My wife just got a bagel. We were served quickly. Prices were...More

Thank Heyguy74
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went here with some friends while in the Sierras. They raved about it; my opinion is that the food is just fine. Nice outside eating area too. Not sure it lived up to its fabulous reputation. It was just OK- I wouldn't go out of...More

Thank JBicrs
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I am so glad we followed the recommendation of a fellow reviewer and went off highway 395 to find this place. We arrived on a Saturday during fishing season and the place was packed. We almost left when we saw how crowded it was and...More

Thank bpuzzler
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Just FYI Tioga Gas Mart is only open from the last Saturday in April to the last Sunday in October. Closed November thru most of April.
14 November 2016|
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Response from Nancy E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't include that info in the write up.
Can dogs be with diners outside?
15 September 2016|
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Response from Herb T |
There is a great grassy patio area with tables outside, great view, great for dogs. Several diners had their dogs with them when we dined.
Does the deli have wifi? Sadly I have to work for a chunk of this weekend and the deli could end up serving as a life line if it's possible to laptop a) with wifi b) without severing angering the other customers or staff
3 September 2016|
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Response from frequent1 | Reviewed this property |
I think so, there are many wifi's in lee vining so if that restaurant don't work others will. Have fun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy. 120 and U.S. 395, 22 Vista Point Drive, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-647-1088
  • E-mail
Closed for the winter