For the past 12 years our spring/fall trips to YNP have been in our 5th wheel trailer, and camping in any of the 3 'Pines' campgrounds. But sadly, due to our age, the difficulty in getting camping reservations, etc. we have sold that 'rig' and replaced it with a 'little' gas efficient Hybrid Honda CRV.
We will be taking the new car on its inaugural visit to Yosemite later this week, staying at the Lodge for a couple of nights, and in a motel in Mariposa the night before so we can get an early start and hit Glacier Pt. before checking in at the Lodge (great to hear the GP road finally re-opened)
Typically with the trailer we would drive down 5 and go up 140, and stop for lunch at Burger King in Mariposa. But with the car we have decided to drive down down 49 to Mariposa, and make a lunch stop on the way. Jackson is just about mid-way in our drive.
So the question is, does anyone have any first hand recommendations of a lunch stop favorite in Jackson? We have checked Yelp and TA, but thought I would see if any regulars here have to say. (We are planning on going to Charles Street in Mariposa for dinner).
Thanks for any feedback ;-)
A little history: I fell in love with Yosemite camping there as a kid (the fire fall days). I then went up on two different occasions to visit two different aunts that worked there when I was a young teen-ager (one at Volgelsang). I then worked at TML (Tuolumne Meadows Lodge) as a waiter the summer I graduated from high school ('64), and then came back the next summer to do the same thing (the year they were building the new Tioga Pass road). After helping close TML for the season I went to the Valley and was a waiter at the Lodge restaurant (when the Mtn. room was just a bar) for the fall and winter. Uncle Sam cut my work adventure there short, and I was invited to go to Viet Nam instead. After the DW and I got married (53 years ago) we honeymooned in YNP and have gone back regularly over the years with the kids and then the grand kids. We still get excited every time we think about gong back! And a side note, when I left TML and went to the valley (Sept. '65) there were 27 people on the wait staff at the Lodge. After Thanksgiving and into early Dec. there were only 3 of us (with weekenders coming up from Freson to help out).