Dining Guide: Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Welcome to Mammoth Lakes, CA! Photo Credit: Mammoth Lakes Tourism

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Mammoth Lakes might be known for the powder-filled slopes of Mammoth Mountain in the winter, and its endless amount of adventure-filled activities during the summer, but of equal notability are the spots where you’ll relax and enjoy a freshly prepared meal amidst activities. The town hosts dozens of local restaurants that serve cuisine from all over the world to hungry visitors and residents alike. From well-known spots to hidden gems, you’ll be planning your trip around some inspiring culinary adventures in addition to your outdoor excursions.

As your next adventure to Mammoth Lakes approaches, please keep in mind the health and safety guidelines in place due to covid-19. While protocols for dining will change throughout the season, wear a mask, social distance when possible, and sanitize/wash your hands to reduce your risk of infection and your impact on the surrounding community.

How can you stay in the loop and have the most up-to-date information? Look no further, as we’ve got you covered no matter the season in Mammoth Lakes.

Mammoth Mountain
Enjoying A Great Day On The Slopes Of Mammoth Mountain. Photo Credit: Mammoth Lakes Tourism

To minimize prolonged contact and ensure the safety of all workers, visitors, and the surrounding community, takeout and delivery are the preferred dining options. For the latest up-to-date dining options, visit Mammoth Lakes Takeout & Delivery Guide online.

Yama Ramen

In the mood for some traditional Japanese with custom offerings? Located in the Village just steps away from the Village Gondola is Yama Ramen, one of Mammoth’s newest restaurants. Yama is serving up piping hot bowls of build-your-own ramen alongside a vast collection of Japanese whiskey and sake. Pro tip: don’t miss out on happy hour from 4-5 pm daily, where 3 for $10 sake bombs are the call. I’m sold.

Elixir Superfood & Juice

Eating clean is the name of the game. All meals are freshly prepared and use organic ingredients, no GMOs, no preservatives, no refined oils, no refined sugars, and are 100% naturally gluten-free. Enjoy creating your own bowls, cold-pressed juices, and delicious smoothies whipped up on the spot for a day on the go.

The Warming Hut

Named after the original Main Lodge on Mammoth Mountain, The Warming Hut is serving up all the favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From giant stacks of “mountain pancakes” to mouthwatering burgers, the Warming Hut will give you the food fuel you need to continue adventuring through majestic Mammoth Lakes.

First Chair Food Truck

Located in the parking lot of Footloose Sports, grab a quick bite at this local food truck at the corner of Main St. and Old Mammoth Rd. Less is more is the key at First Chair, as they offer a simple menu at affordable prices that are perfect for a day on the go.

Uncle Jimmy’s BBQ

Walking distance from First Chair Food Truck, Uncle Jimmy’s has been serving take-out BBQ to the Mammoth Lakes community since 2017. From a la carte to family-size meals, Uncle Jimmy’s has you covered for any occasion. Not surprisingly, they do sell out, so make sure you order ahead or get there early.

GOJIRA Ramen & Sushi

While its name may be based on the folklore of Godzilla, GOJIRA Ramen & Sushi is as authentic as they come. GOJIRA focuses on traditional Japanese-focused fare with a twist, serving up everything from several types of ramen, to fresh sushi and nigiri, to authentic Japanese snacks such as gyoza (pan-fried dumplings) and Takoyaki (octopus fritters).

One Dish Bistro

Eclectic, creative, affordable. One Dish Bistro is changing the game with ever-changing, hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, and more in a bistro setting. Conveniently located off Old Mammoth Road next to The Stove and Distant Brewing, you’ll be coming back for more, especially with prices that don’t break the bank.

There’s no shortage of places to eat in Mammoth Lakes. Photo courtesy of Mammoth Lakes Tourism.

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