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The River Restaurant & Lounge

11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
+1 209-379-2183
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good29%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only restaurant to eat on site if you discount the pizza place - we had very friendly service and a perfectly acceptable meal here.

Thank Nikki F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on our first night. Everyone was happy with their food and the service was very prompt and attentive. It's a good option if you do not want to leave the property and do not want to eat pizza. We could not...More

Thank AnabellaT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

▪️Location: River side on the patio. Wait for an outdoor table. ▪️Dining Room: Large, dated looking inside dining room. ▪️Food Quality: Fresh, well presented and good choices. ▪️Cost: Fair for the area. ▪️Service: Friendly, positive wait staff. We brought our own wine. ▪️Recommend? Yes

Thank packcal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A haven after a long day of hiking at Yosemite, the restaurant was inviting, the service was prompt, and the opportunity to relax was priceless.

Thank paleobotanybabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's very busy @ dinner, be prepared to wait, but the food was very good & they are open late (9:30?).

Thank kelly b
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We ate here on the only night we stayed at Yosemite View Lodge. As the road into Yosemite was closed due to a rock slide a lot of guests had cancelled so as a result the restaurant was very quiet. The food was very good,...More

Thank baggiebird22
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

With no other choice within 10 miles you get food, service and price related to how cheap the hotelier is. This guy is CHEAP. Dont go there.

Thank Per-Arne_Lundberg
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The breakfast buffet ($17 or so) offered kids and grow ups wonderful options. The bacon was crispy. I was allowed to only order coffee ($3 with refills and a to-go cup). Nice people.

Thank Pomommie
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were staying in the motel so we went to their restaurant for dinner. We both ordered the rainbow trout and it was quite good, be sure to have them put the "sauce" on the side because you don't need it. The food was well...More

Thank wrpupkis
Reviewed 5 June 2017

You don't have to be good when you're the only "full service" restaurant within an hours drive. I found the food so-so, probably frozen, not fresh, and the service must have been unionized; i.e. didn't seem to care making a difference in your experience.

Thank lheadley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: +1 209-379-2183
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