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Updated dining information June 21, 2021

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Updated dining information June 21, 2021
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Updated Service for The Ahwahnee Dining Room

Breakfast & Dinner Buffet: The Ahwahnee Dining Room is offering buffet dining for both meals. Health and safety precautions are in place for the touchless buffet dining service.

Lunch: The Ahwahnee Dining Room is featuring a takeout menu for lunch. Guests can enjoy their meals in the Dining Room, but there is no tableside service.

Menu & pricing here: https://www.travelyosemite.com/dining/the-ahwahnee-dining-room/

Advance reservations for the dinner buffet are available for hotel guests of The Ahwahnee.

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Yosemite Valley Lodge "Mountain Room" is still closed as is "The Loft at Degnan’s"

The Village Store in Yosemite Village is open 8:00am - 9:00pm. Buy picnic fixin's and eat outside.

More info from TravelYosemite about dining options

https://www.travelyosemite.com/alerts/2020/covid-19-guest-updates

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Great news!

When I lunched there a few days ago I was reminded that the buffet dinner still requires formal dress, but had no issues enjoying a sit down lunch in my hiking garb.

This was a great place to cool down during the 100 degree heat!

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Thank you. This led me to check on the lovely Vintner's Holiday, which I've enjoyed in the past. It's sad that it won't be happening this year, but I'm looking forward to considering 2022.

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Great to hear the Ahwahnee Bar is open. We always like to get something from there. Will try to stop by when we are there next weekend.

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I wonder want the reasoning is for not having. normal dining service. Is it not having enough vaccinated younger employees? I thinking food service workers have been vaxed for quite awhile. CA is open without capacity limits if the establishment desires that?

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Its sad to see that they have not opened up places like the Mountain Room and have made the dining at Ahwahnee not that nice. It is not the same as it was before and given that we are no longer under covid restrictions, its sad to see.

Thanks for the info - but really?

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It could be lack of staff as well. Service industries having hard time hiring people all over

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We went on a National Parks tour of Utah in May 2021, and it was my understanding that National Parks follow federal guidelines so state rules aren't as relevant to their operations. For example, Utah was declared totally open, but in National Park lodge common areas masks were required. I'm guessing the lack of staffing is also the case.

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Hey, I’m visiting Yosemite Aug. 28-31st. I’ll be staying at Yosemite Valley Lodge. I understand only guest can reserve at Ahwahnee dining room. Do you have any idea if walk-ins are successful in being seated?

Thanks so much!

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Hi Deborah

Conditions in late August may be different than now. I suggest asking again when it's closer to the time for your visit.

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Is there outdoor options at the Awhwahnee for dinner or breakfast? (such as takeout)

Also, how does the touchless buffet work? Is it servers that fill your plates?

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