From fine dining to deli-style sandwiches, these Yosemite restaurants give satisfying endings to adventure-filled days.
IN THE PARK
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Ahwahnee. The hotel’s dining room is famous for its lavish Sunday brunches, but regular breakfast is good here, too. Reservations recommended. “Resort casual” attire―e.g no shorts or tank tops.
Degnan's Deli. Coffee and sandwiches near the Visitor Center.
Mountain View Restaurant. At Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, not as picturesque as the Ahwahnee but good for steak; good wine list.
Wawona Dining Room. Delightfully old-fashioned, both in setting and menu: pot roast is a favorite here. In summer, the Saturday evening outdoor bbq is a must.
OUTSIDE THE PARK
Groveland Hotel. Handsome dining room in historic hotel; good wine list. www.groveland.com; 209-962-4000.
Castillo’s Mexican Restaurant. Local favorite. 209-742-4413.
Savoury’s. Ambitious fine dining for a small town. (209) 966-7677.
Erna’s Elderberry House. Austrian-born Erna Kubin-Clanin has brought European haute cuisine to the Sierra foothills. (559) 683-6800; www.elderberryhouse.com.