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Best of Mammoth

If you've spent all day playing in the great outdoors of Mammoth Lakes, you're no doubt searching for a satisfying meal. Mammoth Lakes offers no shortage of cafes, restaurants and breweries to fill your stomach and quench your thirst. We've done the hard work of trying out all the local restaurants to bring you our list of the 7 best restaurants in Mammoth. 

7 Best Restaurants in Mammoth at a Glance

  1. Nevado's
  2. Roberto's Cafe
  3. Smokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop
  4. Lakanuki
  5. Burgers Restaurant
  6. John's Pizza Works & Outlaw Saloon
  7. The Stove

7 Best Restaurants in Mammoth Details

#1 - Nevado's
Dessert at a fine dining restaurant

  • Cuisine: Refined American
  • Setting: Upscale
  • Open for: Dinner

Nevado's is the perfect place to go if you want to treat yourself! Their menu changes to offer the freshest ingredients and match seasonal tastes. Think fine dining choices like Duck a la Orange and Spicy Linguini. They also have a nice outdoor patio and when then weather is favorable you can catch a sunset with dinner.

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#2 - Roberto's Cafe
Fresh margaritas

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Setting: Modern / Casual
  • Open for: Lunch & Dinner

Roberto's Cafe is the spot for fresh Mexican cuisine in Mammoth Lakes, and has been since 1985. Homemade Tamales, Chile Verde, fresh margaritas, Chorizo Con Huevos - they have it all. Enjoy a modern atmosphere and flat screens airing sporting events when you dine at Roberto's.

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#3 - Smokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop
Spare Ribs

  • Cuisine: BBQ & Chops
  • Setting: Modern / Casual
  • Open for: Dinner

Smokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop is perfect for conversation, comforting meals and happy hours. They have an outdoor patio with a fire pit, and serve favorites like a BBQ Sampler, Salmon and Chicken Soup. They offer apps and snacks starting at 4pm, and their happy hour is daily from 4pm - 6pm. 

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#4 - Lakanuki
Poke bowl

  • Cuisine: Tropical / Island
  • Setting: Tropical / Casual
  • Open for: Dinner

Lakanuki offers a tropical paradise in the mountains and a really great time. They are a restaurant and bar, and at night they turn into a tropical-party paradise with a dance floor and DJ. Think Pina Coladas and Lomi Lomi Salad with Coconut Shrimp. They also have a kids menu, with favorites like mac 'n cheese and nuggets.

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#5 - Burgers Restaurant
BBQ pork ribs & french fries

  • Cuisine: American / Burgers / Ribs
  • Setting: Casual
  • Open for: Lunch & Dinner

Get a hearty meal in after a full day of skiing or mountain biking at Burgers Restaurant! They offer all the classic American favorites like burgers, ribs, salads and sandwiches. Their burgers are all ground fresh daily with Choice Beef, making it really hard to say no to their quarter pound Buffalo Burger or half pound Mammoth Burger.

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#6 - John's Pizza Works & Outlaw Saloon
Tequila shots at a pizza parlor

  • Cuisine: Italian / Pizza
  • Setting: Casual
  • Open for: Lunch & Dinner

Get your pizza fix in at John's Pizza Works & Outlaw Saloon. This is the kind of pizza place you want to stay at after your meal and have a few drinks - the decor is Midwestern and the atmosphere is welcoming. We love their Pizza Picante, Meatball Sandwiches, and Cilantro Lime Salads. 

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#7 - The Stove
Country fried steak and eggs

  • Cuisine: American / Classic
  • Setting: Casual
  • Open for: Breakfast & Lunch

Don't forget about breakfast! The Stove is the spot to fuel up before a day of adventure in Mammoth Lakes. They've been around for over 40 years and offer all the classics like Blueberry Pancakes, Huevos Rancheros and Country Fried Steak with Eggs.

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