Mammoth Lakes Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Mammoth Lakes

April 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

High in the Eastern Sierra of California is the growing ski resort town of Mammoth Lakes, surrounded by alpine beauty and majesty. Powdered peaks of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and surrounding wilderness draw skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and ice skaters every winter. Summers are quieter and less crowded, but vacationers in search of the path less traveled will find secluded biking and hiking trails, rushing rivers, icy mountain lakes, green golf courses and breathtaking scenery.
Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

1. Shea Schat's Bakery

Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 760-934-6055
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 583 reviews

Shea Schat's Bakery

Reviewed By India C - Orange County, California

Great bakery in Mammoth Lakes specializing in sheepherders bread, sandwiches and a "komisch night" interior. Schat's bakeries are found in both Bishop and Mammoth Lakes. They offer coffee and lunch sandwiches.

Schat's (Aaron and Shea) are famous in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes---genius entrepreneurs here. Mammoth Lakes is known for world class skiing on par with (Vienna) and welcomes "Friends of Dorothy."

Loads of sweets and warm rolls perfect on a snowy day. Did not try coffee here. Say hi to Aaron in Bishop---bbq is wow---and salad offerings were interesting.

2. Black Velvet Coffee | Espresso Bar

3343 main st. Suite F, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe Breakfast SGD 3 - SGD 5 760 000 0000
Excellent
74%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Black Velvet Coffee | Espresso Bar

Reviewed By CarlDanaPoint - Dana Point

Great coffee, try the mocha. Memo to owners consider a selection of larger portions of coffee. Very friendly and prompt service

3. Mammoth Rock Brasserie

3029 Chateau Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, French Dinner, Drinks SGD 33 - SGD 46 +1 760-934-4200
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Mammoth Rock Brasserie

Mammoth Rock Brasserie is our French inspired restaurant upstairs at Mammoth Rock 'n' Bowl. The restaurant has incredible views, with beautiful food and menu created by Chef Frederic Pierrel. There is additional seating on the outdoor deck for beautiful sunny days. We also offer a private chef's room just off the kitchen for extra special treatment. We do not offer a children's menu and expect any children in the restaurant to be well behaved, to stay in their seats and to keep their voices to a normal speaking level.

Reviewed By DebbyLA - Los Angeles, California

Mushroom strudel appetizer (concentrated wonderful flavor and not at all lost in a sauce, Old fashioned shrimp cocktail done well. 2 plates of elk medallions (pepper sauce I think), orange potatoes and decorative vegetables. Homemade buttermilk berry ice cream (grainy), apple tart- wonderful. Iced tea. No liqueur $125 for 2.
Downstairs bowling alley with artsy background and very friendly. Casual dining with an interesting menu.

4. Mogul Restaurant

1528 Tavern Rd, off Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 760-934-3039
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 517 reviews

Mogul Restaurant

Reviewed By April P

Quaint restaurant that specializes in Prime Rib. We didn't have reservations but they sat us right away. Of course we had to have the Prime Rib; and it was delicious! Staff were friendly and service was fast. We would definitely go back on our next visit to Mammoth!

5. Stellar Brew & Deli

3280 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 760-924-3559
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Stellar Brew & Deli

Reviewed By joserodriguez2016 - Barcelona, Spain

We went to Stellar Brew for breakfast on our trip around 395 route. I have to say that it is a wonderful place. Small but so nice. And the product is of superior quality. Mainly home made and natural and organic products. Coffe, tea, bakery... just impressive. Nice service and fair prices.

6. Burgers Restaurant

6118 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 760-934-6622
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 462 reviews

Burgers Restaurant

Reviewed By kkingmd - San Antonio, Texas

I dropped in here on our last day for a quick lunch. We were quickly and courteously seated and provided the menu. The fair is typical for burger place: burgers, salads and a few other sandwiches. We placed our order for 1/4 pound burger and rather quickly our food was in front of us. Everything was well presented and well prepared. The burgers were cooked perfectly and that he produce fresh and crisp. The taste was excellent.

Our server made sure our glasses never went dry and she frequently checked in to see if we needed anything. All in all a terrific place to have a meal.

7. Good Life Cafe

126 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-6000 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 760-934-1734
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 398 reviews

Good Life Cafe

Reviewed By Chip L - Sandpoint, Idaho

I've been coming to Mammoth forever. Good Life Cafe is the best breakfast place in town. Great breakfast burritos, sure, but fabulous chili Verde rancheros or the shredded beef rancheros! Daily specials, fresh squeezed juices...carrot, orange, grapefruit.... Casual seating, great food, reasonable prices.

8. Slocums Grill & Bar

3221 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 41 +1 760-934-7647
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 526 reviews

Slocums Grill & Bar

Spring: Bar opens at 4, Dining Room at 5. Flame-broiled Steaks & Fresh Fish * Hickory Smoked Ribs * Retro Italian * Ultimate Burgers & Sandwiches * Mammoth's Favorite Happy Hour 4-6 Mon-Fri and 4-5 Sat, with reduced prices on Appetizers/Liquor/Beer/Wine * Full Bar * Craft Beer *Wines Priced to Drink * FREE Private Parking Lot * Closed Sundays * Now in Our 35th Year!

Reviewed By IamDaenerys - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

You’ll find us here frequently from 4-6 weekdays and 4-5 weekends. 1/3 lb beef burgers with fab fries. Pulled pork sliders. Corned beef for St Paddy’s day. Discounts on craft beer on tap, wine, drinks. Pleasant service from all. You won’t find better in mammoth.

9. Giovanni's

Old Mammoth Rd & Meridian, Vons Center, Mammoth Lakes, CA Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 760-934-7563
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 314 reviews

Giovanni's

Reviewed By Kyle B - Palmdale, California

Got take out for 3 basketball teams. Salad, wings and pizza. Pizzas were large and very good. Privided plates, napkins and plastic flatware. Salad was good included cheese peppers and dressings. Wings were also great

10. The Restaurant at Convict Lake

2000 Convict Lake Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546-9718 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 46 +1 760-934-3800
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

The Restaurant at Convict Lake

Dine at The Restaurant at Convict LakeJust 10 Minutes from Mammoth Lakes!The Restaurant at Convict Lake is widely recognized as the finest restaurant in the Eastern Sierra and a "locals" choice for special occasions. Dine in a romantic and casually elegant location just 10 minutes from Mammoth Lakes across from the Mammoth/Yosemite Airport.

Reviewed By Constance M - Long Beach, California

The restaurant has been there since 1959. Some of the menu items are stuck in the 70s, e.g. Beef Wellington and Bananas Foster. It's a rustic setting. Our table had a window overlooking a campsite with kids running around.

We started off with the Burgundy Escargot, failing to notice they came encroute. However, the pastry was tender and flaky, the escargot had a hint of garlic butter. We love the classic escargot swimming in garlic parsley butter where you can dip your French bread into it. This wasn't bad, just not our preference.

Next we had the Field Greens salad with smoke bacon and pickled vegetable relish. I didn't like it, too tart. The pickled vegetables over powered everything.

For the entree we had the short ribs. They were tender but very fatty with gristle.

It seemed like everything just missed. We wouldn't go back.

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