When you think of Mammoth Mountain or Mammoth Lakes, you never think of food or fine dining. You think of Skiing and partying, right? Well, that you should! But, several years ago, it was hard to find fine dining or just good grub, up near the slopes. But, no longer! Having a great meal up in Mammoth now goes hand in hand with skiing! So many good places to eat and drink in Mammoth. Here are some favorite Mammoth food at Mammoth Mountain..
Whitebark Restaurant – Located in the Westin Hotel, as their main dining room. Upscale and elegant, but not over the top fancy. Offering breakfast, seasonal lunch and dinner. They also offer a very good happy hour. I’m sucker for a good happy hour! The cuisine is seasonal and a wide range, including sushi! Relaxing, comfortable with village and forest views. 50 Hillside Drive, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Lakefront Restaurant – Located in the rustic Tamarack Lodge. This small restaurant is romantic, warm and cozy, with lovely views of Twin Lakes. Excellent local fish, meat and vegetable. Service is impeccable. Dining here is a special experience. 163 Twin Lakes Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Nevados Restaurant – Centrally located, near Mammoth Village. This fine dining restaurant is a true gourmet experience, with a fancy, but comfortable feel. Contemporary American and European cuisine with traditional styles. Serving only dinner. Nevados has an extensive international and California wine list. Reservations are highly recommended. 6060 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Petra’s Bistro and WIne Bar – Considered to be one of the trendiest spots in Mammoth. Located in Alpenhof Lodge. Petra’s is a lovely wine bar with delicious, casual fine dining. A stone fireplace helps to keep you warm, after a day of skiing! 6080 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Mogul Restaurant – Considered the #1 restaurant in Mammoth by Tripadvisor. Prices are affordable and Mogul is family friendly, in a log cabin atmosphere! Steak is the big hit here, including filets and the flat iron steaks! But not to worry, if you don’t eat red meat, like me. There’s fish, chicken and plenty of vegetarian side dishes, too. 1528 Tavern Road, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Gomez’s Restaurant and Taqueria– Located in Mammoth Village, this family friendly restaurant offers a kids menu, a sandbox in the patio and there’s a big changing room in the women’s restroom. Fear not, Gomez’s is adult friendly too, offering 400 tequilas, wow! 100 Canyon Blvd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Mill Cafe – Located just off of the ski run, Gold Rush and Stump Alley, on Mammoth Mountain. There’s a large deck and firepit, where you can take in the skiing and mountain view, while grabbing lunch and a drink. There’s indoor dining, as well, but it’s a small area. Great for everyone, yes, including the kiddies! Not considered a cheap meal, but it’s convenient, when you need a break from shredding! 1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Z Pizza – Pizza is the most affordable family meal, but that doesn’t mean you need to skimp on good pizza! Z Pizza is a casual pizzeria and the food is good! Organic, gluten free and vegan options are also offered. Take out and delivery are great for families who don’t want to leave their cozy condos! 26 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes 93546. Call 760-934-5800 for delivery.
Side Door Cafe – There’s a large patio for your dog to stretch out on, while you munch on European styled dishes, like panini’s, crepes and crostini’s. If you check in on Yelp, you’ll receive a free glass of Sangria, yay! 100 Canyon Blvd, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Base Camp Cafe – Delicious food served, with a nice outdoor area for your dog to relax on. Server will often bring out water for your pooch, so sweet! Base Camp serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and all delicious! Good Earth sandwich is most popular, with avocado, sprouts, cheese, soy bacon bits, etc..Also, nice kids menu. Great for whole family! 3325 Main St. Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
Stellar Brew & Deli – Young and hip cafe, with wooden tables and indie music playing. They allow pets on their deck, so extra points for that! Good grub, including pretty good vegan food. Large selection of coffees and free wifi, so you can linger here for hours! 3280 Main St. Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Mammoth Brewing Company – Not just a brewery, however, it is my hubby’s favorite! The Eatery at the brewery serves a rotating menu of american styled brewpub food. Well behaved dogs are allowed in their Beer Garden, cool! Kids are welcome here too, serving their very own Imperial Root Beer. Sounds yummy! 18 Lake Mary Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546