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Mono Cone

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51508 Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6606
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stopped on the way through town to walk, stretch our legs and enjoy a cool cone. Get a sandwich or burger, drink, cone and take a walk down the street to the park at the end of the road.

Thank Susi S
Miami Beach, Florida
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379 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

While driving thru on scenic highway 395 saw this roadside spot and decided on stopping for an ice cream. But once at the walk up window our appetites called to us and we had a couple of steak tacos first,these were unexpectedly delicious and filling. Of course we still had some space for those ice creams and they were good... More 

1 Thank ARodriguezP
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had a chocolate milkshake. It was decent, but nothing spectacular either. It did the trick on a hot day.

Thank Dad Z
San Diego, California, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Good old fashioned soft serve cones, dipped in chocolate. Great after a long day in Yosemite. Gets busy on weekends.

Thank latebloomerhiker
Arlington, Virginia
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped to grab some lunch here since there aren't too many places in the Lee Vining area. The menu consists of burgers, hotdogs, fries, etc. so not healthy but it was very tasty.

Thank RRT98
Mount Shasta, California
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Must stop here for classic, authentic not-a-chain fast food experience. The cones are perfect, other food good, too. Better than what one might expect.

Thank hellohappyhello
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Mono Cone reminds me of my childhood. In my world it was called the Hill-Top Dairy. Mono Cone has a walk up window, with outside dining and great quality food. The burger I ordered was a blue cheese, bbq bacon burger and it was fresh and tasty. Service was quick and pleasant. It's a great place to stop for a... More 

Thank Mary T
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Classic old-style ice cream stand. Only a short walk down the street from all of the local motels. Skip desert wherever you eat in Lee Vining and stroll down to the Mono Cone. Well worth it!

Thank george l
Boston, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I only stopped by for a shake but it was good. Nice and thick. They added whipped creme which surprised me. The place seemed popular during the evening. I would visit again.

Thank srodday
Fullerton, California
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365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a day of off-roading. Got the dipped cone and a Carmel malt. Both were tasty and we would stop here again for an ice cream fix. This place is usually busy in the summer so be prepared for long lines. Today we lucked out and there was no line.

Thank RockNCreekGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51508 Hwy 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-647-6606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?