Wawona Hotel Dining Room
Yosemite National Park, California
Wawona Hotel Dining Room Yosemite National Park Reviews
sandwiches & soup are filling, good ambiance and fair price Sep 10, 2014
As far as I know, there are only a few food services inside Yosemite park. And prices are worth a king's ransom. Most people bring their sack lunch and eat at picnic grounds.
We were starving after visiting the Mariposa Grove, where some giant Sequoia trees grow in this particular park. We were driving along Highway 41, near the park's entrance when we spotted Wawona Hotel. We're not sure if it has a place to eat, but it's a hotel, so our hopes were high. We drove into the hotel's driveway and then parked; parking was not a problem at noontime.
We walked inside and were greeted by a friendly desk staff. She then directed us to another staff who works in the restaurant.
Glad to find out there is a restaurant, "Wawona Dining Room," is the name of the hotel's restaurant. Unfortunately, they just stopped serving lunch at 1:00 p.m. But the staff informed us they have sandwiches and soup if we are okay with that. That worked perfectly since we didn't plan to consume heavy meals.
The serving staff was very friendly, and even gave us complimentary pens!
We ordered sandwiches and bowls of soups, which were fantastic--simple meals but filling enough.
The dining room is spacious, clean and does have a Victorian but rustic feel. We had a quite place to ourselves because most of their guests have left already.
Prices are relatively fair; we paid $10.00 per person for a sandwich, a bowl of soup and refillable soda or tea. Probably, we'd pay about the same price if we ate at the park's concession food service. Over here, we had a good ambiance, and foods were good enough.
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Great Food Mar 27, 2011
This restaurant offered great food, at an affordable price, in a very nice setting. We got great service, friendly and was very satisfied overall.