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Big Trees Lodge Dining Room

8308 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-375-1425
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (58 reviews)
“salad” (35 reviews)
“trout” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8308 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Located about 10 minutes inside the south entrance of the park, we had dinner in their restaurant. Loved, loved the server we had. She and her husband both work for the restaurant and they had wonderful stories to tell. The food and service were top...More

1  Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We looked forward to dinner every evening after a day of outdoor exploring. Besides the great service and exceptional food, the dining room is quite delightful with the huge old windows highlighting the property. Their breakfast & lunches are also great.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a grand old hotel, formerly known as the Wawona Hotel. We have had dinner at the hotel for almost 20 years whenever we visit the area. But it appears the property has changed hands and quality has really been downgraded. After our last...More

Thank blueman2
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Attended breakfast, and servers very accommodating amd pleasant despite a busy place. Breakfast food selection broad and served hot with appropriate condiments.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We stopped here on the way out for dinner. We didn't had to wait for a table. Food and service were very good. We had the Pot Roast and the Salmon, what were very good choices.

1  Thank AnkeDS
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had a very nice breakfast here. The service was excellent and the food very good. The setting is rustic, but it has been here for ages.

Thank jmbakulich
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here before plunging into Yosemite Valley sightseeing. It was a peaceful fall Saturday and we enjoyed our unhurried lunch in the historic dining room of the lodge. I had the BLT and a glass of Chardonnay; my husband had the Cuban sandwich....More

Thank Redtree54
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped here for lunch enroute to Yosemite. We had a salad and pasta. Very good. A historical place for sure. Check out the dining room ceiling shades. Maybe they were hand painted? Beautiful. And the scenery looking out of the dining room windows was...More

1  Thank solotraveler42302
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Most folks visit the Valley Floor and don’t make the hour drive to Wawona. There is good hiking down in Wawona , it’s not for that that I wrote this review . It’s for the porch sitting, dining room and night time piano playing with...More

3  Thank David P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It was fun to have dinner in the dining room of this old historic hotel. The food and service were another matter. Let's start with the food. It was generally terrible. The signature pot roast is horrific. Our fish dish had rice on the side...More

2  Thank jwobkk
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28 April 2016|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Try calling the Dining Room staff at 209 375 1425
Warren S
4 April 2016|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Try calling the Dining Room staff at 209 375 1425
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8308 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Formerly Wawona Hotel Dining Room)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 209-375-1425
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