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Review Mammoth Mountain: On Mountain Dining

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last update on Mar 15, 2020
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On Mountain Dining 6 / 10
Overall: 82 / 100
  • Charming mountain huts
  • Mountain huts with beautiful vista
  • Broad variety of cuisines
  • Mountain huts not evenly spread in the resort
  • Few mountain huts

Top of the Sierra or McCoy Station: Not a tough choice on the mountain

The choice of restaurants and lodges in the ski area is relatively limited. If you want to enjoy the view over the Eastern Sierra, you can only choose between the Eleven 53 Cafe at the Top of the Sierra mountain station and the Steeps Bar at the McCoy Station. The Eleven 53 (the café is located at 11,053 ft, or 3,369 m, above sea level) offers an extensive selection of sandwiches, soups and fresh salads. This is a great place to admire the mountain panorama of the Eastern Sierra through the large glass facade. In contrast, Steeps Bar is where sun-lovers in Mammoth come to catch some rays – burgers, sandwiches and other American fast food specialities are all served on the generously-sized terrace.

From fast food to top-notch cuisine: Plenty of choice awaits in the valley

While guests can only choose from two restaurants on the mountain, there are more than 20 restaurants and cafés available in the valley. If you don’t want to do without Bavarian beer and hearty fare in the USA, then look no further than Yodler at the Main Lodge. In contrast, Tusks Bar, which is also located at the Main Lodge, offers a typically American menu. If you prefer more high-class cuisine in an exclusive atmosphere, 53 Kitchen at the Tamarock base lodge is well worth a visit. However, our tip is without doubt the Mill Café at the base lodge of the same name. The home-made pulled pork and other California barbecue specialities were absolutely delicious and come highly recommended.

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