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U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6477
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (36 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“patty melt” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Visiting Yosemite and drove to Mono Lake for the day. Unbelievable road trip through Tioga Pass. Starving and needed food. Drove through Lee Vining. Nice looking place but not sure where to eat. Most places were closed. Stopped at Nicely's as it was open. Our...More

Thank TravelersFromAlice
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We went there for breakfast and dinner. Both experiences were fine with good service, large portions and typical diner menu card. Small selection of beers and wine.

Thank chrilles-zibrandt
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a small town restaurant, found this little gem. As with many small town businesses, the buildings are old but clean. The charm of small town America What a pleasant surprise, the Sunday special was 1/2 a fried chicken, mashed potatoes (real potatoes not...More

Thank theoldfarmerswife
Reviewed January 26, 2018

I went to this restaurant in January 2018 with a friend of my from China. I am from Europe myself. As this was the only restaurant open in out-of-season we gave a try. I also liked the enterior, it really looks like you stepped back...More

Thank hungaryspirit
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I had the chicken tostada which was fresh, and the chicken was prepared in the back--not just frozen chicken. There was plenty of high-quality chicken meat--no fibrous material, and very tender. I was surprised, as this was probably one of the best chicken tostadas I've...More

1  Thank NationalParkVisitor
Reviewed November 23, 2017

As we stepped into this place for a late lunch, it felt like we stept a few decades back in time. This is a diner as you saw them in the movies, cubicles along one the walls and windows and tables in the middle. An...More

Thank Jamesrvp
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Food was average, one of the few options in the otherwise sparse town of Lee Vining. Large portion sizes. Standard diner fare.

Reviewed November 3, 2017

We stopped here for lunch as we left Yosemite National Park on a recent weekday afternoon. As it was already getting past the lunch hour, we didn’t want to wait until we got to Bishop, so looked for something in this tiny town and Nicely’s...More

1  Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Good food at reasonable prices. Fantastic strawberry milkshake. Service ok. Plenty to choose from. Nice original style diner.

1  Thank quikflik
Reviewed October 17, 2017

If you are like me, you yearn for that old fashion neighborhood restaurant where waiters and waitresses are friendly, work rapidly, and that you like a human being. This is actually the only restaurant in town now. They serve all three meals a day with...More

Thank Dale D
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Jami R
November 11, 2015|
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Response from Mmmach | Reviewed this property |
My taste buds work just fine. I guess my taste is different from yours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-647-6477
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