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Big Trees Lodge Dining Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8308 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Formerly Wawona Hotel Dining Room)
+1 209-375-1425
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I love most about this lodge is imagining I am a visitor to Yosemite back in the early 1900's This lodge has the stately 'victorian' architecture and the cozy squeaks of the olden day lodges. The cozy rooms for reading or playing a game are inviting and warm. And On a sunny day, this lodge has great porches to... More 

Thank Libi K
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Above average food in a pleasant atmosphere with very kind staff. Expensive, but it is located in something of a food desert, so your choices are this, the bodega 300 yards away, or driving into town.

Thank jeremym566
Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had dinner this past Saturday with family at the Big Trees Dining Room. Very convenient since we were staying at the Lodge. The dining room is very charming. Food was surprisingly good. I had a New York strip steak that was perfectly cooked with a bourbon glaze. The star of the evening was the pot roast. Incredibly tender and flavorful.... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Food was delicious, service was gracious. Not sure if there are many options in the area so it was quite busy, At least you can wait in the lobby with some entertainment.

Thank rnddawrld
South Carolina
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122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

You can have cocktails on the porch while you wait for your reservation (YES make a reservation for dinner!) We ate various meals there while in the park for 4 nights. All were good to very good and only mildly up priced. We were there during staff turnover at end of month and the new team was not yet practiced.

Thank IrishGenie
Arlington, Texas
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526 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great food - it is a bit crowded so if you stay at the lodge, they offer reservation to guests only. Try the prime rib, loved the trout.

Thank joedvet
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Yosemite N P has been neglected and mismanaged in our view. This dining service is typical of the aging and profit minded management. Food was sufficient in the dining room, but limited in menu choices.

Thank Don M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You know the grande dame hotel you see in the 1920s movies? This hotel will take you back to that time and place. Unfortunately, the food wasn't as good as the setting and service. If I were in the area again, I might stay at the hotel; I wouldn't eat lunch there again. My wife's luncheon salad was very good.... More 

Thank John W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped at the Big Trees Lodge on our way back from Glacier Point and had one of the best meals of our 4 day visit to Yosemite.

Thank thompsons406
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

3 for lunch, had sandwiches. Why a 3? Tomato end on sandwich - not a likable part to eat. Average meal with fries. A little over priced in $12-15/sandwich range.

Thank david d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?