California, United States Food Guide: 9 American food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Wawona

January 12, 2020 Diedre Savory

Best American restaurants nearby. Discover the best American food in Wawona. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for American restaurants near you.. Wawona (formerly, Big Tree Station, Clark's Station, Clarks Station, Wah-wo-nah, and Clark's Ranch) is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. It is located 18 miles (29 km) east of Mariposa, at an elevation of 3999 feet (1219 m). The population was 169 at the 2010 census.
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9. White Chief Mountain Restaurant

7776 White Chief Mountain Rd, Fish Camp, CA 93623 American Breakfast, Dinner Seating, Table Service [email protected] +1 559-683-5444 https://www.facebook.com/WhiteChiefMountainRestaraunt?ref=stream
White Chief Mountain Restaurant

White Chief Restaurant is nestled in the pines in Fish Camp, Ca. Only 2 miles from the south gate entrance, we are the closest restaurant to Yosemite Entrance. We have a variety of dishes from steaks to burgers, salads and kid friendly. If your looking fo

Reviewed By PhilaFred13

The restaurant has a new owner/chef and she is amazing! We ate there for breakfast every morning for a week and were never disappointed. The eggs, pancakes, french toast, bacon/ham are as good as you will ever find! Hearty portions. She remembers your likes/dislikes. Family run, with help from her daughters & son. Breakfast hours are 7am to 10am. Also helpful to let her know if you are planning to eat there for dinner or next day's breakfast, since they sometimes close early if no one is dining. Some of the older reviews on Yelp were not favorable, but either the reviews are old or the person was cranky. Eating there for a week, including dinner one nite -- and everyone we saw was very pleased with the food and service. The chef/owner goes out of her way to please; and takes great pride in her cooking and presentation. Don't be afraid to ask for an add-on or substitution (such as ham instead of bacon/sausage), or fresh fruit. Although the dinner menu is not large, what she cooks she cooks good. I had the charbroiled chicken breast (nicely seasoned, with a good sear on the outside without drying up the meat inside) and my wife did the grilled pork chops. They came with a salad, baked potato or rice, and grilled veggies (delicious, and I normally hate boiled veggies, but loved these). Absolutely no complaints about the dinner! A new service that she is starting in July 2015 is that she will prepare a boxed lunch for taking to the park. Properly wrapped, with the wet components separate (add them when you are about to eat) so that the sandwich or wrap does not get soggy and fall apart. Again, she KNOWS what she is doing! Too bad that this restaurant is such a well kept secret; it really is the gem of Fish Camp. Dinner hours are 6-9pm, and it is advisable to tell them if you are planning on dining, so they won't close early on a dead night. Personally, I would prefer hours of 7-10pm -- which is more convenient for those coming back from Yosemite Valley. It is an hour's drive back from the park, and then of course you all want to shower.

8. Embers

1122 Ca-41 Tenaya Lodge, Fish Camp, CA 93623 American +1 559-692-8985 https://www.tenayalodge.com/dining/embers-restaurant

Reviewed By Giovanni R

Simply elegant. Professional staff. Appealing menu and great service. Cannot go wrong having a tasty dinner here!

7. Parkside Deli

1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623-9600 American Breakfast Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible http://www.tenayalodge.com/Parkside-Deli.aspx
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3 based on 34 reviews

Parkside Deli

Reviewed By Shuweb-com

Be prepared to pay big time for stuff here. I saw that people buy their breakfast instead of going to the buffet, but I honestly think the buffet is way more worth the money. You're better off bringing your own water, snacks and maybe muffins, etc.

6. Glacier Point Snack Stand

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 American Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible http://shop.travelyosemite.com/
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3 based on 127 reviews

Glacier Point Snack Stand

Reviewed By OntarioCanuck1

I got there later in afternoon so limited choices but passable sandwiches and hot dogs and ice cream for a quick lunch. Service friendly.

5. Embers Restaurant

1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623-9600 American Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Table Service +1 877-247-9241 http://www.tenayalodge.com/embers.aspx
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4 based on 178 reviews

Embers Restaurant

Embers, Tenaya Lodge's fine-dining restaurant is the venue for upscale Yosemite dining featuring cuisine prepared to perfection by Tenaya's award-winning culinary team led by Executive Chef Frederick Clabaugh, CCC. With an ambiance that is sophisticated a

Reviewed By DCA2113

Get the lobster bisque! Our meal was fabulous. We all loved the lobster bisque. Get it, you won't be disappointed. All our entrees were excellent. Our waiter, Scott, was very very professional. I highly recommend eating here.

4. Jackalope's Bar and Grill

1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623-9600 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 877-247-9241 http://www.tenayalodge.com/dining/jackalopes-bar-and-grill
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3 based on 891 reviews

Jackalope's Bar and Grill

After a day of discovery, retire to Jackalope's Bar & Grill to relax and enjoy pub fare, delicious local beers, wines and spirits. Featuring made-to-order grilled burgers, sandwiches, specialty salads and more, this Yosemite bar and grill offers an array

Reviewed By GailG701

Having spent the day at Yosemite we stopped here for dinner. We were able to sit on the patio which had a lovely atmosphere. Service was faultless and very friendly. My husbands medium steak was over cooked but other than that the food was tasty. We had no complaints and the excellent service made up for any imperfections.

3. Sierra Restaurant

1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623-9600 American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 877-247-9241 http://www.tenayalodge.com/dining/sierra-restaurant
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4 based on 638 reviews

Sierra Restaurant

Sierra is one of Tenaya's most popular Yosemite restaurants - a spacious and comfortable space surrounding a towering limestone fireplace, offering breakfast and dinner service. Enjoy a cozy fireside dinner with your friends and family, or during the summ

Reviewed By DocEKG

We enjoyed three trips to the Breakfast Buffet during our Yosemite trip. The buffet was included in our room deal but I would pay the $20 per person. The breakfast buffet is fantastic with numerous offerings - fruits, yogurt, pastries, cut meats and cheeses, eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes or French toast, steel cut oatmeal and toppings, beverage/coffee included. Great place to fuel up before hiking in the park!

2. Wawona Hotel Dining Room

8308 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 209-375-1425 http://www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/dining/big-trees-lodge/?utm_source=TripAdvisor.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=nonpaidlisting
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4 based on 830 reviews

Wawona Hotel Dining Room

Reviewed By Tins76

We had heard about Tom Bopp and wanted to listen to him so thought we would double it with a meal at the hotel. The little we could see/hear of Tim he was brilliant but unfortunately if you aren't sat right near to him it is very difficult to hear his stories. I would definitely recommend going and listening to him if you get chance though.We then went in to the meal. The room is ok. I felt is trying to be 'posh' but has a bit of a canteen or 1960's-English-seaside-hotel vibe about it. I can't put my finger on what exactly, it just didn't feel that exclusive and was a bit too dark.The food was ok. Nothing great. Again, it was trying to be posh but just not quite getting there. It would be much better off doing simple food properly to be honest. I had the pot roast, roast potatoes (which seemed to have only been par-boiled and not roasted) and a couple of odd carrots. The very tiny amount of 'jus' was very nice and the meat was very tender and there was quite a lot of meat. I don't eat beef very often and was really looking forward to it, but it was rather disappointing.Dessert was also disappointing with a limited choice. I had the peach cobbler (which I've had this before in other places) and was really looking forward to it but it actually tasted a bit like sour-milk. The peaches were lovely, the cobbler not so much. Again, disappointing but mostly edible.

What to do and see in Wawona, United States: The Best Places and Tips

1. Hall & Buffalo Bar

48571 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623-9700 American, International Dinner, Lunch Full Bar, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 559-683-6446 http://www.narrowgaugeinn.com/dining/restaurant-bar.htm
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4 based on 241 reviews

Hall & Buffalo Bar

Dear readers. Our Dinning Hall is not open yet for the season. We usually re-open the end of April. When there is a set date, we will post our open status. Thank you :)

Reviewed By Bob R

We had two excellent dishes: the filet mignon and the chicken with cranberry beans. Both entrees were cooked perfectly and very flavorful. The service was also good, and the staff very friendly. The dessert menu was uninspiring so we passed on that. The location is stunning (part of the Narrow Gauge Inn), with beautiful open beams and lots of interesting artwork on the walls. Overall, this is the best place to have dinner if you are staying in Fish Camp and you want to eat well but don't want to go into Oakhurst or Wawona. The food and atmosphere easily surpass what you can get at Tenaya Lodge. The prices are high but not too high. They are also open to the public for breakfast. We will definitely be going back.

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

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