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The River Restaurant & Lounge

11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
+1 209-379-2183
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good29%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
“yogurt” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We knew staying by the View lodge that there were not many dining options nearby. We were one of the first few people in the restaurant at 5.30pm which quickly filled up by 6pm. We waited very long for our food. I ordered the grilled...More

Thank tambunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

nice food staff was pleasant the room was nice would go there again prices were reasonable for what we had service was ok only had one meal but nothing wrong with it at all

Thank JCarvalho9
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I found this restaurant to be very good compared to the other choices around Yosemite, and for that reason I do recommend eating here. There is a fairly wide assortment of items on the menu, and I went with the burger and salad bar, which...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We had to wait almost an hour for a table, and the only other place at this lodge (motel) is a Pizza place. Tip - arrive early! Food was unmemorable. Fresh vegetable stir fry, baby back ribs (with unsubtle sauce) and two juices came to...More

Thank FliesM20P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Buffet breakfast only. Everything was cold - pancakes, French toast and eggs included. Burgers for dinner were good. Travis your bartender was efficient and helpful.

Thank ScooterM52
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This restaurant is located on the property of Yosemite View Lodge. The dining room is very nice, and there is plenty of room for outside patio dining along the river. The menu provided lots of choices. We decided to split the Fish & Chips for...More

Thank NormanP862
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Given the reviews I had read about this place, I really wasn't sure about eating here but my wife was adamant that she didn't want pizza both nights of our stay and I couldn't face fighting the crowds in the park over dinner service. First...More

Thank DavidRowland
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This place has it all, and I do mean all. They have decent, but old rooms that need updating We did have a view of mountain which is amazing. They own the only 2 restaurants nearby so you don't have a choice breakfast is a...More

Thank cmitses
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. I had the shrimp and veg stir fry and the husband has ribs. All very good. Excellent salad bar and soups. For a parks restaurant... very good indeed

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Average dinner options, very friendly staff, can get very busy since it's the only place to eat there, breakfast is very expensive and mediocre quality, nothing appetizing about it. Outside seating by the river.

Thank bdkLosAngeles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: +1 209-379-2183
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