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Base Camp Cafe

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3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-3900
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07:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Carlsbad, California
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195 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hamburger place, but with a variety of offering that include such things as French Onion Soup, etc. We had sandwiches and a burger, which were fine, typical type acceptable standard fare. There is nothing going on here that would make anyone to hurry back. Basic sort of place, but very acceptable basic

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Thank David B
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch. We keep it pretty simple, but also hope it has a comfortable local vibe! Safe travels... More 

Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love getting mocha here right before I hit the slopes. White mocha or regular. Can't wait to try the food!

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Thank Amy D
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Ah, thanks so much. Glad to hear you enjoyed our little place. It is authentic old school Mammoth and our team appreciates the support very much. Safe travels! We are getting an epic amount of snow right now!!! More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered two tuna toasts they were massive, great value for money. Great service - couldn't fault. Really very friendly and comfortable.

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Thank Cari96
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Hope you enjoyed your trip! More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great friendly place to eat and enjoy a drink in Mammoth, great food, great beer and friendly staff..

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Thank The_Rochdalien
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Appreciate your visit very much. Safe travels! More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Small place in strip mall, easily missed. But do not miss. Excellent service, delicious food, hearty yet healthy. A good start to a day of hiking.

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Thank Arun K
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Ah, thanks so much! Safe hiking (and soon snowshoeing!) More 

Aromas, California, United States
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Service was a bit slow, but we were not in a hurry. The breakfast was hearty and healthy. Tables were sort of "family style" so we had fun getting acquainted with the folks sharing our table.

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Thank Simone M
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. When it gets busy we have to run, appreciate your patience and glad you enjoyed the food! More 

San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Late lunch. Great burger. Lots of happy customers smiling. I wish I remembered our waitress name. She cared and it showed.

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Thank Shannon E
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much!! Hope you had a nice time in Mammoth | Yosemite in general and will consider returning to our little slice of paradise again soon...! :) More 

Birmingham, England
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41 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went in for breakfast, but seemed to lack organisation. An off-duty member of staff who was having her own breakfast before starting her shift actually got up to help. People weren't even getting coffee before her intervention. Food was okay, but hot water for tea was barely lukewarm.

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Thank travellinlight53
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Think we got off the rail for a couple hours that day. Shoulder season is a bit tougher to predict demand, but we are happy to hear a team member was sensitive enough to respond. Thanks for your feedback and patience... Safe travels!!! More 

Burton on Trent
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Small and friendly cafe in the middle of the main Mammoth Lakes "strip". Quaint interior, some outside seating besides the car park. Good selection on the menu and food was good. Friendly staff albeit, slightly forgetful!

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Thank The_Simnetts
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a nice experience and thanks for your grace when we had a moment of forgetfulness! Safe travels. Hope you will consider Mammoth | Yosemite again in your future plans... :) More 

Carson Valley, Nevada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

On our third try at Base Camp we hoped it would be a charm but it failed us again. After two previous visits one left my husband feeling ill and the other was downright horrible service and long wait for food. We attempted a third try but this time I felt sick for two days I couldn't eat maybe it's... More 

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Thank DNDTravlers
rmmammoth, Owner at Base Camp Cafe, responded to this review

Certainly understand that there will be times when service might be off. That is always a challenge in the restaurant business and we will work hard to overcome it in our dynamic market. Bummed to hear that our food didn't work for you guys even after a couple attempts. Best wishes and hope you'll consider Mammoth | Yosemite in your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3225 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 760-934-3900

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