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Priest Station Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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16756 Old Priest Grade, Big Oak Flat, CA 95305
+1 209-962-1888
08:00 - 20:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a tiny place with amazing food!! The four of us ordered different meals and thoroughly enjoyed them all! The portions were overly generous and delicious. Definitely stopping here again when we come back! Also, our waitress was very kind to my youngest, who was car sick from all the hairpin turns we'd been dealt in the area, by... More 

Thank Panadda S
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful location at the top of Old Priest Grade where it intersects Highway 120. There is a comfortable deck with a panoramic view of scenic, rolling hills. Healthy food with vegetarian options and gluten-free desserts. The many fresh, home-baked cakes are scrumptious! Every weekend, some specialty item is available. I had the turkey dinner; the dressing was outstanding. Many items,... More 

Thank jadickinson3711
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After the drive from Yosemite we stopped at a place recommended by a climber; Priest Station Cafe-a true fresh, homemade meal, My spouse was famished so he ordered the Turkey Dinner special (cornbread dressing) and raved about the apple crisp. I enjoyed a premium burger, onion rings and a delicious chocolate torte. We will return to this lovely location where... More 

Thank MiddleOneKentucky
New York City, New York
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170 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spotted this place on our way into Groveland and saw they did weekend specials, While we didn't have the opportunity to stop that night we stopped the next day and enjoyed a nice local dinner. Staff was friendly and food was hot and fresh!

Thank honeypup
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The views alone are worth the visit, but the food won't disappoint. They seem to have really great quality food. I was so happy to find grass fed burgers. Yummy!

Thank TravelinMama206
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were staying the Groveland and went here for lunch. Was fairly busy so we ate outside. In the sun was great, in the shade was cold, so be aware. The food was standard cafe style, though my grandson said that the burger was much better than the one we had gotten the day before in Yosemite. Laid back atmosphere,... More 

Thank CaptRC
Sonora, California
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468 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Don't expect to eat quickly here. Service can be spotty. But the views on the deck are great and the food is decent if not outstanding.

Thank William F
Sandy, Utah
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417 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I joined my wife's cousin for a cold motorcycle ride up to Yosemite, and we stopped at Priest Station Cafe to warm up and eat. They opened at 11:00 a.m. and weren't serving breakfast, but our disappointment melted away when they brought out a couple of very good burgers. Service was great, location is awesome, the food is good. I... More 

Thank scribblin
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Stopped here after waiting an hour and then left another cafe cause the service was slowwwwww. I would recommend this place. Friendly staff, fast service, only took about 20 minutes to get our food and it was delicious!

Thank John G
Oakdale, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The café is at the top of a canyon up a steep winding old road. A newer, wider, less steep, but longer road is your other choice. Great outside seating! Service was ok but very basic. We were served drinks, food, and the check. A hint to the wait young girl taking the orders - A little more effort on... More 

Thank 28kjones

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16756 Old Priest Grade, Big Oak Flat, CA 95305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Oak Flat
  • Phone Number: +1 209-962-1888
re-opened 08/2009 - Priest Station has been owned and managed by same family for 6 generations

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