Bishop Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Bishop

April 14, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Bishop (formerly Bishop Creek) is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Though Bishop is the only incorporated city and the largest populated place in Inyo County, the county seat is located in Independence. Bishop is located near the northern end of the Owens Valley, at an elevation of 4,150 feet (1,260 m). The town was named after Bishop Creek, flowing out of the Sierra Nevada; the creek was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, a settler in the Owens Valley. Located near numerous tourist attractions, Bishop is a major resort town; the town is a commercial and residential center, while many vacation destinations in the Sierra Nevada are located nearby.
Things to do in Bishop

1. Great Basin Bakery

275 D South Main St, Bishop, CA 93514 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 760-873-9828
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Great Basin Bakery

Reviewed By K B - Lafayette, California

Along the main street of Bishop is a very prominent bakery which is always packed. However, locals themselves will tell you Great Basin is the place to go. Excellent advice!! Sandwiches are great. Fresh pies are outstanding (although have to be ordered 24 hours in advance.)
Looking forward to next trip to Bishop...

2. The Bishop Burger Barn

2675 W Line St, Spc 18, Bishop, CA 93514-3060 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 760-920-6567
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

The Bishop Burger Barn

We offer locally raised seasonal produce and locally raised beef as options, serving only the best Bishop raised, grassfed all natural beef, or California certified angus. We make our own hamburger buns, and our own GLUTEN FREE buns right here. We also pride ourselves in serving our made from scratch ice creams, sauces, spice and seasoning mixes, and so much more. We source locally, organically, when availabe, and insist on top notch produce and goods year round. We contribute to our local community by participating in 3 or 4 fundraisers a year to worthy causes, donating 100% of proceeds during events. We offer an annual scholarship with the voluntary contributions from our B.Y.O.B corkage fee. THANK YOU for dining with us, you get a great meal and we do good work together!

Reviewed By Chip L - Sandpoint, Idaho

Burger barn is a hippy type business located on the west side of Bishop. They have regular Angus beef, local grass fed beef and chicken. They prepare to order with exactly what you prefer on your burger. Great buns or lettuce for the gluten free....MoreThanks for the great review Chip, We all work hard to make our delicious food, and serve it as fast as we can, with friendly service. I'm going to enjoy sharing your review with the Staff. Sincerely, Sean, Chris, & Crew

3. Erick Schat's Bakkery

763 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2427 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Dutch, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 760-873-7156
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Erick Schat's Bakkery

Reviewed By lach_arvada - Tempe, Arizona

Huge bakery emporium full of heavenly smells and edible temptations. We bought Sheepherder, Sourdough, and Cranberry White Chocolate breads, as well as a Cherry and an Apple Strudel. All were delicious, but my favorite was the original Sheepherder bread. Next time, I am going to try the Bacon Cheddar Cheese bread and some of the cookies! If you are in Bishop, you should stop here.

4. The Looney Bean

399 N Main St, Ste A, Bishop, CA 93514-2700 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 760-872-2326
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

The Looney Bean

Reviewed By Jennifer B - Ventura, California

The carmelicious frappe was wonderful (get whipped cream on top!) and the spiced chai latte was amazing! The latte could of been a bit more hot...but it was pure creamy deliciousness. The girl behind the counter gave me great advice on choosing the spiced chai rather than the vanilla spiced, as that would of been more sweet. Very good drinks!

5. Mountain Rambler Restaurant

186 S Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-3415 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 760-258-1348
Excellent
63%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Mountain Rambler Restaurant

Reviewed By roadtrip_ken_2017 - Oakland, California

I'd heard about Mountain Rambler and stopped in for lunch recently. The outside is pretty non-descript but the inside is nice and airy, with long tables and a welcoming bar. You order at the end of the bar and your food and drink are brought out to you. I ordered the Mediterranean chicken sandwich - grilled chicken on ciabatta
with mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, cucumber, onion and tzatziki. Very tasty, and the fries I got with it were exceptional. I also got the Two Eagle Tripel, which was really good. I'd love to check out more of their brews, and their menu is more interesting than at most brewpubs - I'll definitely be back.

6. Black Sheep Espresso Bar and Cafe

232 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2739 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating Cafe, American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 760-872-4142
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Black Sheep Espresso Bar and Cafe

Reviewed By Sarah S - Bishop, California

Great coffee, espresso drinks, and light and fresh food options in a comfortable environment. Inside and outside seating, great employees, excellent music, ample parking, fantastic location.

7. Good Earth Yogurt

251 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2738 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 760-872-2020
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Good Earth Yogurt

Reviewed By SaraMae50 - Oakhurst, California

Something for everyone at this shop - delicious organic frozen yogurt (including vegan), Peet's coffee, pie, and WINE! All the food groups represented! Comfortable, air-conditioned seating inside, and a little outdoor area with tables/shade umbrellas if you have your dogs with you. Open til 10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends. Wish every little town had a spot like this.

8. Sage

621 W Line St, Bishop, CA 93514-3320 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 760-258-1344
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Sage

Reviewed By nanapl - Twain Harte, California

This was our second time eating at Sage and once again, it didn't fail to be just wonderful. The salmon was the best I've had and my husband had a fillet that was to die for! We always try to eat here when visiting in the area.

9. Starbucks

905 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2438 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +1 760-872-6582
Excellent
46%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By jillkelly777 - Augusta, Maine

Nothing special. It is just like every other Starbucks I have ever been to. We all got a drink, I got one with Hibiscus and berries since it was about 100 degrees out. It was pretty good, but for the size of cup, it was pretty expensive since it was mostly ice.

10. Mahogany Smoked Meats

2345 N Sierra Hwy, Bishop, CA 93514-2207 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch +1 888-624-6426
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Mahogany Smoked Meats

Zip code 93514. In recent years they opened a deli counter where sandwiches are made while-you-wait and you can take them out or eat them at the picnic tables inside the smoked-meat-shop. They continue to sell smoked meats, bacon, jerky, etc. in the grocery side of the shop.

Reviewed By jennsantel - Vista, California

If you are a carnivore, this place is for you. Deli sandwiches piled high with delicious meats, cheeses, veggies and fresh bread. Case upon case of smoked meats...bacon, jerky, hot links, salmon, cheeses...load up and take some up to Mammoth for snacks during your outdoor adventures and get enough for home.

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