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U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6477
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
3 weeks ago
“Great Breakfast”
4 weeks ago
“Stopped in for a bite, had the French Dip . . .”
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pastrami on rye was huge and delicious. Lots of meat with choices of mustards or dressing. Good pickles on the side. The peppery chicken noodle soup was meaty with vegetable chunks. Excellent service!! Cider seemed to be from a mix, choose a different drink, or...More

Thank ElfinWoodsWarbler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us stopped in for breakfast after a sunrise photo shoot at the Tufa Park. Great food, wonderful service and a nice friendly atmosphere. Will definitely be here again.

Thank EdWhitby8981
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the French Dip and the sandwich was ok, but the au jus was really lite on flavor, more like warm brown water than a rich au jus. Maybe it'll be better next time.

Thank earthtravel1
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice and friendly service. Family friendly...typical 50's diner with great pie. Lots of seating...even pack food for your trip into Yosemite.

Thank Swedehill
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stopped for breakfast on our way to Mammoth and this restaurant filled the bill,food and service were very good and was very traditional,reminded me of the old time restaurants of times gone by.

Thank frau
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Went to see Mono Lake on the spur of the moment, not knowing exactly what would be open. Nicely's fit us perfectly and we were so glad they were there. Hearty home style cooking and friendly service. Had dinner and breakfast there, both meals were...More

Thank Mariann S
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I love stopping here along the east side of the Sierras! Excellent food, good prices, and very friendly people. Remember this review!

Thank thelots
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nothing special, but one of the few restaurants open in Lee Vining when I was there for a ski trip to June Mountain.

Thank Harvey S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nicely's is a staple of Lee Vining. It's the only restaurant open in winter - which can be tiresome. Great breakfasts, OK lunch, so-so dinners (tho Fri pizza a highlight). Classic diner food - if you go there with that expectation, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Parking can be problematic during lunch and tourist season. If you want a "taste" of a variety of good down home "American" food this is the place for you. Portions are good and service is freiendly.

Thank Thomas N
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Jami R
People give it low reviews because the food is awful. It's unseasoned, cooked badly, and over priced. Are your tastebuds dead that you can't tell?
12 November 2015|
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Response from Mmmach | Reviewed this property |
My taste buds work just fine. I guess my taste is different from yours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lee Vining
  • Phone Number: +1 760-647-6477
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