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The Mono Inn

55620 U.s. 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6581
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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55620 U.s. 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Terrible service. We had to wait for 30 minutes (we had a reservation), nobody was talking to us, no excuse for the delay, nothing. The meat was too cooked, extremely disappointing.

Thank melaineaubrykientz
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Stayed overnight at Lee Vining on our way from Vegas to Yosemite, and went to this place for dinner as recommended by the hotel receptionist. Not disappointed at all. Food was very good, and the view of the mono lake was fantastic.

Thank arvid59
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Great wine list and great owners. The owner served us she was knowledgeable but more important, she was interesting and smart and a great conversationalist. Beautiful view of the lake in a quite upscale setting....but don't worry you can wear shorts and still feel at...More

Thank allie619
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The restaurant has a very comfortable ambiance with a fantastic view of Mono Lake. Excellent food and service. Not cheap but worth every penny.

Thank MJ_JR00
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It's the best place to eat east of the Bay Area. The food and service was excellent and the view - divine. I had dinner there on my 60th birthday and was glad I did.

Thank Samuel J
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Not a lot of options in Lee Vining for overnight accommodations. The Mono Inn was charming and had a nice view of Mono Lake. The staff was friendly. I thought the price was high for the accommodations but happy to find a place to stay...More

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I dined at the Mono Inn twice during a weekend visit in Oct. 2016. My first dinner was grilled Branzino (white fish) with a delicious sauce. The wine accompanying my meal which was suggested by the waitress was an excellent pairing. I had to go...More

Thank Elma O
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Mono Inn would be competitive in a large city and it's a surprise to find such good food and service in such a backwater town. We're quite surprised it isn't considered the #1 restaurant in Lee Vining, but guess its upscale menu and pricing...More

1  Thank ScottandJanelle
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Mono Inn is where you go if you're in the area and want to spend a relaxing evening in a friendly place with good food. It's the kind of place where you strike up a conversation with your neighbors and aren't in any rush...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We always like to visit this restaurant when we're in the area, so were interested to see if a change in ownership since our last visit had significantly changed the place. Unfortunately it had and for the worse e.g. only two waitresses trying to greet/seat...More

1  Thank HTin
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15 July 2015|
Response from Lonna H | Property representative |
No dress code! Come as you are.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55620 U.s. 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-647-6581
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Located on Mono Lake. For miles north of Lee Vining on Highway 395
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