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The Restaurant at Convict Lake

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2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-3803
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant!!! Our server Steve was amazing...friendly, personable, knowledgeable and attentive. He recommended beef Wellington, which was a dish I was not considering. I am so glad I listened!! My family had trout, duck and pork. Each dinner was delicious and beautifully presented!! We started with Caesar, pear and goat cheese salads. All were super! The bread was... More 

Thank Dollface23
Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Mammoth, perfect for a special occasion or just a nice evening out. This was my first time here but it won't be my last. They have e a casual bar area in the front that was quite busy on a Saturday night. We sat in the dining room by the fire... More 

Thank winey1
Huntington Beach, California
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143 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I am a little late in this review, but it needs to be posted. Customer service is horrible and this restaurant sadly does not care. They don't know how to celebrate special occasions, they only know how to destroy them. I planned a nice dinner for husband's 50th birthday. I called a week in advance and spoke with Steve who... More 

Thank ocpair29
Manhattan Beach, California
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant at Convict Lake provides fine dining at its best. Our waiter Tim was fantastic. His suggestions from the varied menu were spot on. My wife and I each ordered the trout dinner which was beautifully prepared. This classic restaurant is a true delight.

Thank Alan661
Mammoth Lakes, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant is really great. I especially liked dining in the dining room with the fireplace. Great ambiance. Really yummy drinks. Impeccable service. Food was good but perhaps a bit pricey.

Thank monique e
San Francisco, California
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The location, the service, the drinks, and the food make this the best restaurant in Mammoth. Don't be fooled by the other reviews if you are looking for a special meal. It's just a short drive from downtown Mammoth to Convict Lake. We went to the restaurant for a special birthday dinner on a road trip to the Eastern Sierra.... More 

Thank Herman W
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We found this little gem completely by accident as it was recommended on a card left in a great western hotel saying it was the best restaurant. Well we took a chance and travelled about 6 miles into the Sierra Nevada to a beautiful camp ground with this most amazing restaurant, silver service, and totally out of context with its... More 

Thank bluesky2
Simi Valley, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We usually come for dinner and make reservations in advance. So if you are walking in I'm not too sure what a wait time would be. Get there early and enjoy a drink in the bar. Whisky & watching the fluttering aspen trees go great together! The food... OMG the food! They have the menu but also specials that make... More 

Thank Kim O
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

First night , we ate in the bar with Missy helping us out. We had the very best Pizza, caesar salad and dessert we have ever had. The next night was in the famous Restaurant at Convict Lake. Wow!! Rack of Lamb & Beef Wellington presentation was outstanding and they just melted in your mouth. The Homemade Ice cream of... More 

Thank Barbara B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a very bad experience a the Lakefront Restaurant at the Tamarack Lodge only a few nights before (long food delay/not attentive staff) and were still craving a lodge-like meal experience. We saw The Restaurant after hiking around Convict Lake and decided to drive back the next night for dinner. We were so happy we did because everything about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Convict Lake Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 760-934-3803
Dine at The Restaurant at Convict LakeJust 10 Minutes from Mammoth Lakes!The Restaurant at Convict Lake is widely recognized as the finest restaurant in the Eastern Sierra and a "locals" choice for special occasions. Dine in a romantic and casually elegant location just 10 minutes from Mammoth Lakes across from the Mammoth/Yosemite Airport.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?