We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Big Trees Lodge Dining Room

8308 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-375-1425
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (58 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8308 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (696)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 646 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way out for dinner. We didn't had to wait for a table. Food and service were very good. We had the Pot Roast and the Salmon, what were very good choices.

Thank AnkeDS
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had a very nice breakfast here. The service was excellent and the food very good. The setting is rustic, but it has been here for ages.

Thank jmbakulich
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here before plunging into Yosemite Valley sightseeing. It was a peaceful fall Saturday and we enjoyed our unhurried lunch in the historic dining room of the lodge. I had the BLT and a glass of Chardonnay; my husband had the Cuban sandwich....More

Thank Redtree54
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We stopped here for lunch enroute to Yosemite. We had a salad and pasta. Very good. A historical place for sure. Check out the dining room ceiling shades. Maybe they were hand painted? Beautiful. And the scenery looking out of the dining room windows was...More

1  Thank solotraveler42302
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Most folks visit the Valley Floor and don’t make the hour drive to Wawona. There is good hiking down in Wawona , it’s not for that that I wrote this review . It’s for the porch sitting, dining room and night time piano playing with...More

2  Thank David P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It was fun to have dinner in the dining room of this old historic hotel. The food and service were another matter. Let's start with the food. It was generally terrible. The signature pot roast is horrific. Our fish dish had rice on the side...More

Thank jwobkk
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Historic and rustic hotel. Not as fancy as the Majestic but nevertheless nice. Food was good. Service felt rushed. I recommend you tour the hotel and stop by the visitors center next door.

Thank DanMontero
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We drove past Big Trees on our way to Yosemite West and we were immediately intrigued by its vintage charm. We decided to have an early dinner there on a Friday night and avoid the crowds. The old fashioned ambiance was as we expected. Our...More

2  Thank ngospo
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went in at lunchtime on a Sunday and had a delicious lunch in this historic hotel which had a lovely old world atmosphere.

1  Thank jad533
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We were recommended the meadow loop walk which starts from this hotel and so had lunch in the restaurant when we got back. Before we started off the hotel receptionist was very helpful, pointing us to the toilets and the four sequoias behind the hotel...More

1  Thank JKerr88
Nearby Restaurants
Jackalope's Bar & Grill at Tenaya Lodge
746 reviews
7.31 km away
Sierra Restaurant Tenaya Lodge
584 reviews
7.31 km away
165 reviews
7.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
102 reviews
.22 km away
Sierra Jeep Tours
199 reviews
6.77 km away
Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark
77 reviews
.13 km away
Ascent, the Spa at Tenaya Lodge
106 reviews
7.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
27 April 2016|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Try calling the Dining Room staff at 209 375 1425
Warren S
3 April 2016|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Try calling the Dining Room staff at 209 375 1425
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8308 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Formerly Wawona Hotel Dining Room)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 209-375-1425
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing