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American, Diner
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U.S. 395 and 4th St., Lee Vining, CA 93541
+1 760-647-6477
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Ventura, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
San Jose, California
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Modesto, California
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Was glad to find a restaurant in Lee Vining that served breakfast. Had the typical bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and cuppa joe. All very standard and nothing special. A friend got the cinammon roll though and was kind enough to split it with me. Would've just been happy ordering that.

Thank DeneMiles
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The sign along US395 harkens back to the sixties and we did not expect great shakes in a roadside tourist place so close to a popular National Park entrance. Nicely is locally owned and managed. The service is top notch and the food good 'n plenty. Some of the staff could dress better, but we now stop there regularly going... More 

Thank Friedrich B
Newport, Rhode Island
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Our family group from a couple of hours down the road was out for a family field trip, and aimed for another, well-rated spot in Lee Vining, only to find our favorite closed. Nicely's was open, and everything about it was adequate, and suitable for kids and adults alike. Nothing we ate was outstanding, but table service was good, and... More 

Thank Archibald M
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A family place that close late in Lee Vining, a pretty small town where you have not to many options. For me was a great option after driving 7 hours, and before going to Yosemite National Park. The people that work at Nicely's is friendly. The food is great.

Thank estebanfarinola
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624 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In all fairness, it seemed to be the only place to eat all your meals in town. The menu was simple but good. Meals were served quickly and very hot. At breakfast the coffee cup was never allowed to empty.

Thank Pixelpanderer
Phoenix, Arizona
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217 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I was in Lee Vining for a few days, the last night I was here, I came to Nicely's. I had chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and country gravy. Both tasted good, the gravy was as good as I have ever tasted. Dinner role was a little rough but the main course was good. The menu had several choices.... More 

Thank TravelJohn092
Greenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had wonderful food and service. The staff was super friendly, and the pie was awesome. Not many places in Lee Vining to eat, but you would not know it by the service you get. Even purchased a shirt for a family member!

Thank srespass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?