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Rafters Restaurant and Lounge

) #37 of 69 Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes $$ - $$$ American, ,
202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-9431
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (10 reviews)
“flatbread” (3 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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1 - 10 of 224 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Surprisingly good food, nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff. I loved it. Burger was great. Not crowded.

Thank DavidVa999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, and we were not in a rush. I felt that the staff were a little short staffed and there for service was not too fast. Staff friendly. The food was worth the wait You think that is a bar but get surprised by...More

Thank leerick56
Reviewed 20 June 2017

When we visited Rafters there were only two other groups in the restaurant, but it took 45 minutes for us to get a burger and a quesadilla. Our waitress was inattentive and did not come by to ask us how the food was (burger was...More

Thank EDiCarlo
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner late one evening as we were staying in the hotel next door. We were pleasantly surprised. This was one of the nicest meals we had on our 3 week trip in America. Lovely food and service

Thank Ann marie W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food at Rafters is much better than you would expect from a hotel restaurant/bar. It looks like a ski lodge but the menu is more sophisticated. I had breakfast and lunch and enjoyed each. It can be SUPER noisy at night when the band...More

Thank DaRose46
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Some of the best food we found in Mammoth in a great setting. The chef John has created unique dishes with exceptional flavors and unique cooking, such as the tomato soup, brussel sprouts, salmon, chicken wings with hot sauce, flat bread pizza. He even came...More

Thank tvfilmproducer
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The food was mediocre and the service was the worst I have ever had. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, despite booking in advance, we waited about 45 minutes for our meals, they then came out in a very piecemeal fashion, and we had...More

Thank Emma_J2222
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wednesday 10/5/16 - My entire department (30 people) dined here as we were staying at a nearby resort. We were supposed to have printed menus at our tables with our department name on it. The menu was pre-set. There were no menus when we arrived....More

1  Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

excellent music for apres ski, or a relaxing dinner. Rafters has both. The bar scene is hopping and has a local feel. Brings back memories from my first trips to Mammoth.

Thank Frank32722
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to this place a few times this season as its next door to Sierra Nevada Resort. The bar is good with a nice deck for warmer days. The food has lacked the last few visits. The crust on the flat bread pizza...More

Thank DKS44
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Questions & Answers
1 April 2017|
Response from Sierra Nevada R | Property representative |
Contact Jess Karell in Sales. She will be happy to help organize the event and get rooms set up for your group. Contact her at 760-934-2515. Looking forward to working with you!! Regards, Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
Carrie Z
5 February 2015|
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Response from LaCostaKeith | Reviewed this property |
In Feb 2017 they were closed. I do not know if they have reopened or not. Sorry no other info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 760-934-9431
  • E-mail
A Mammoth Landmark since 1967, Rafters has been reborn as a world class restaurant under the ownership of James and Nancy Demetriades. Executive Chef Jeremy Graham presents New California cuisine complimented by one of Mammoth's most extensive wine lists and perfectly crafted cocktails. Now serving breakfast and dinner, and providing room service to Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa next door. Serving Happy Hour daily from 4pm-6pm and all night on Thursdays - PLUS live music in the lounge every Friday and Saturday night.
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