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The River Restaurant & Lounge

11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
+1 209-379-2183
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good30%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (20 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
“yogurt” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is located on property. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The menu is somewhat limited as you would expect in a remote location. The food was prepared to order and was tasteful. I enjoyed a steak, garlic mashed red potatoes and a...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food. Reasonable price. Friendly service. Fish and chips met expectations. Salad and soup bar was good too--all you can eat. Salad fixings were fresh. Cream of broccoli soup tasted good. Diet Pepsi glass was always full.

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We visited the bar twice during our trip for drinks and once for dinner (at the bar) and both visits were what we needed. The atmosphere is calm but friendly with 3 TVs. Food was far better here than at the "fancy" restaurant inside the...More

Thank A R M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Three grandkids on this trip. They took care of all of us efficiently. A long day at Yosemite, in the sun, hiking, etc makes for hungry and tired kids. The food is great, the service is fast.

Thank Ted T
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We knew staying by the View lodge that there were not many dining options nearby. We were one of the first few people in the restaurant at 5.30pm which quickly filled up by 6pm. We waited very long for our food. I ordered the grilled...More

Thank tambunny
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

nice food staff was pleasant the room was nice would go there again prices were reasonable for what we had service was ok only had one meal but nothing wrong with it at all

Thank JCarvalho9
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I found this restaurant to be very good compared to the other choices around Yosemite, and for that reason I do recommend eating here. There is a fairly wide assortment of items on the menu, and I went with the burger and salad bar, which...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We had to wait almost an hour for a table, and the only other place at this lodge (motel) is a Pizza place. Tip - arrive early! Food was unmemorable. Fresh vegetable stir fry, baby back ribs (with unsubtle sauce) and two juices came to...More

Thank FliesM20P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Buffet breakfast only. Everything was cold - pancakes, French toast and eggs included. Burgers for dinner were good. Travis your bartender was efficient and helpful.

Thank ScooterM52
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This restaurant is located on the property of Yosemite View Lodge. The dining room is very nice, and there is plenty of room for outside patio dining along the river. The menu provided lots of choices. We decided to split the Fish & Chips for...More

Thank NormanP862
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11134 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: +1 209-379-2183
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