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Cedar House Restaurant

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9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
+1 209-379-2316
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Lubbock, Texas
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We ate dinner in the bar grill twice. The fish and fries, chicken basket and onion rings were excellent! We had breakfast in the restaurant one morning. We didn't appreciate paying $11.95/per person for a breakfast buffet that is free at most hotels.

Thank Sharon G
Sebastopol, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The brunch was $12 and was your basic assortment of food you would expect for a brunch price. No ordering off a menu allowed for breakfast.

Thank Kate B
Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Since the motel was full, the restaurant was inundated and while we were offered free soup and salad bar it still took an hour for our sandwiches to come. Our server was attentive and apologetic, and the for was good when it came, but I would suggest going early if they have a full house.

Thank bogartazul
El Cerrito, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Unfortunately we had a bad experience with breakfast, was a Buffett deal that gave us burned bacon, eggs, not many other choices but fruit that was what we ate. Id we wanted juice it would've been more charges, so the following day we drove to mariposa and have an excellent breakfast. Really disappointed, we were at the Red Bun Lodge... More 

Thank LuisZavala
Martinez, California, United States
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384 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Oh, curse the lack of cell reception! During a brief period of reception inside the park I had selected the June Bug for dinner on our way out of Yosemite, heading to overnight in Mariposa. But then we drove right by Cedar House and it would save us at 20 minutes, or 35 if we had to go all the... More 

Thank Cameron M
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

After a long hike in Yosemite this place provided a great meal (burger and turkey sandwich with great onion rings!)! We enjoyed the meal even though the prices were higher than average...

Thank Tal S
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here once during our stay in the Cedar Lodge. Bad junk food for a big price. Unfriendly staff. Consider eating somewhere else!

Thank Tim P
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We found our food to be of very poor quality. I would suggest you avoid eating here. Such a shame as so much more could be done with a restaurant in such a lovely location.

Thank fb596877981
Stockport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Two eating areas serve this hotel a) The Bar - a limited basket type menu food was greasy and served with bendy plastic knife and fork b) The restaurant - the food was better quality but staffing was inadequate for the number of diners. We saw several meals returned to the kitchens.

Thank AandC2013
Brussels, Belgium
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140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The service was oké, but having said this, that was about the only positive remark I can write down in this review. The inside looks very dated and the fact that the restaurant was near to empty didn't help. The salad bar was not inviting at all, the soup looked like a cheap broth. We had the porterhouse steak and... More 

Thank EmielMel

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: +1 209-379-2316
  • This restaurant is at Cedar Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?