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The Lakefront Restaurant

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Twin Lakes Road, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 800-237-6879
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to Love this restaurant but its not the same. The atmosphere is fantastic the service very good but the food is very expensive $50- $70 per entree and nothing special like it was a couple of years ago. They used to have very unusual dishes that you can't find anywhere else like the Fiddle Fern and Rabbit dishes.... More 

Thank PVjules
Mission Viejo, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely! The Lakefront is a little slice of heaven tucked into the Tamarack Lodge. We stay at the cabins on the property and enjoy the short, starry-skied walk from our cozy cabin to enjoy the creative and amazing Lakefront cuisine. Each dish is a unique combination of flavors and textures that come together perfectly. We enjoyed the grilled baby gem... More 

Thank Amy D
Sebastopol, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we ate at Lakefont last summer, and we're not impressed, but thought we should give it a try again since we were staying at the lodge. Our main complaint (and same for many other reviewers) is the portion size and prices. I think this restaurant may be the most expensive we have ever visited. And we are not raving about... More 

Thank 95472liz
Los Angeles
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We have been visiting Mammoth Lakes over the years and always booked a dinner at Lakefront Restaurant at Tamrack Lodge. We went tonight and were surprised to see that the menu prices have skyrocketed and the food has gone way down. We ordered a Brussels Sprout Salad that was unattractive and it was difficult to find the Brussels Sprouts. This... More 

Thank love2skiLosAngeles
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I've been eating at restaurants in Mammoth Lakes for years. And this place has shown itself again as the finest in the area. My date and I had a truly wonderful dinner!! I had the Cornish Game Hen and she had the delectable vegetarian option. Before dinner we started with great cocktails/wine by the fire in the lodge.

Thank Jeffrey W
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Lakefront Restaurant at Tamarack Lodge is the perfect combination of log cabin rustic and dining elegance. The brussel sprout salad was incredibly flavorful and the scallops and forbidden rice was excellent. Pricey but worth it after a good day of skiing.

Thank nbast11
Canyon Lake, California
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151 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I'm very sorry to say we will not return. The food is good but not 5 star like the high price warrants. The service is really good like always as she has been there for years but the restaurant used to be packed now 1/2 full. There are many reasons I could tell why not 5 star anymore and a... More 

Thank 2kitty2
Rosamond, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Best scallops I have ever had. Everything was great! I had the pork belly and scallops. They only have 10 tables so it is smart to make a reservation ahead of time. It is a great reviewed restaurant so that is why I was curious to see what the fuss was all about. It lived up to all the positive... More 

Thank Jesse T
Los Angeles, California
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336 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Large rib eye steak $70, duck breast $52, Cornish game hen $38 beet salad with unique subtle flavors $13. For 4 with one glass of wine and ice cream scoop $281 for 4.

Thank DebbyLA
Irvine, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Mammoth Lakes offers a lovely alpine winter experience just a few hours drive north for those of us residing in Southern California. The Lakefront Restaurant, located within historic Tamarack Lodge and Resort two miles out of town, overlooking Lake Mary, and offering lovely cross-country skiing, provides a fine dining experience equal to any in Orange County, in a winter cabin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Twin Lakes Road, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 800-237-6879

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