| |  

Yosemite area restaurants, dining and wineries

Erna's Elderberry HouseJust as amazing as the views of Yosemite are the dining options throughout California's Gateway to Yosemite. Our restaurants feature five-star dining, mouthwatering hamburgers and fresh, locally grown ingredients. The variety is as amazing as the food is delicious.

Don't miss the great savings in the month of January for California Restaurant Month -


California Wineries wine grapesWINERIES...

Of course the best addition to your dinner is the perfect wine right from the family owned wineries along the Madera Wine Trail and the Yosemite Sierra Wine Road.  Whether you like a bright white wine, to start things off, a full-bodied red to complement a bold main course, or a robust port to add the perfect exclamation point to your dinner, the wineries of Madera County have the perfect option for you,  

Restaurants & Wineries


River Creek Golf Course & Cafe
River Creek Golf Course is truly an oasis for golfers with an affinity for nature. Designed in 1991, the 9-hole championship course measures 3,152 yards from the back tees and provides a challenging par 36 experience.

41709 Road 600
Ahwahnee, CA 93601
(559) 683-5600
Fax: (559) 683-5678

Sierra Meadows Country Club/Four Tears Cafe/RV Park
Located south of Yosemite National Park in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, we offer an enjoyable 18-hole championship golf course, large clubhouse, golf shop, cafe, several beautiful outdoor wedding and reception venues and a peaceful, full-service RV park.

46516 Opah Drive
Ahwahnee, CA 93601
(559) 642-1343
Fax: (559) 642-1346

Bass Lake

Casa Velasco’s Mexican Restaurant - Bass Lake
Serving authentic Mexican food at beautiful Bass Lake.

54311 Road 432
Bass Lake, CA 93604
(559) 683-2272

Ducey's On The Lake
Pines Village at Bass Lake
Fine dining with a spectacular view overlooking Bass Lake.

39255 Marina Dr
Bass Lake, CA 93604
(559) 642-3121
Fax: (559) 642-2517

Price: $$ - $$$ Reservations Suggested

Forks Resort, The
The Forks Resort, family owned and operated for four generations, home of the famous "Forks Burger" offers the finest in family dining. Cabins accommodating two to eight people with lake views, boats for rent and a general store.

319150 Rd. 222
Bass Lake, CA 93604
(559) 642-3737

Miller's Landing Resort
Miller’s Landing-South Shore Bass Lake Miller’s Landing offers year-round cabin rentals & the best selection of boat rentals on Bass Lake! Our grill features a large variety of delicious items including the famous Miller Burger a local favorite and ice cream too!

37976 Road 222
Bass Lake, CA 93669
(559) 642-3633

The Pines Village Bakery Pizzeria
Stop by and grab a slice or a take a few pizzas home for the family. The Pines Village Bakery Pizzeria has been a local favorite for years. They offer everything from delicious pizza pies to ice cream cones and don't forget the smoothies or espresso drinks. Stop by in the morning and grab a fresh muffin or doughnut to go along with a locally roasted cup of coffee. The Bakery is a perfect place to kick back and relax after a fun day on the lake or a quick break from boutique shopping around the village.

54362 Road 432
Bass Lake, CA 93604
(559) 641-5550


Lakes RV & Golf Resort, The
Putters Bistro & Pub offer a beautiful backdrop including the water feature and palm trees of the 18th green. Award winning restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Banquet facilities are also available.

5001 E. Robertson Blvd.
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-6980
(866) 665-6980
Fax: (559) 665-7906


Coarsegold Historic Village
The Village is home to a unique community of shops, coffee house, restaurant and peddlers. The Village is also home to many events including the Memorial Day & Labor Day Weekends Peddlers Fairs and October Tarantula Festival. http://www.coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

35300 Highway 41
Coarsegold, CA 93614
(559) 683-3900

Fish Camp

Narrow Gauge Inn
Narrow Gauge Inn has 26 non-smoking rooms offering majestic mountain views & private decks. The Dining Hall and Buffalo Bar have excellent food coupled with knockout views. Serving dinner seasonally from April thru October nightly from 5:00pm.

48571 Hwy 41
Fish Camp, CA 93623
(559) 683-7720
(888) 644-9050
Fax: (559) 683-2139

Price: $$ - $$$ Reservations Suggested

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Majestic Sierra resort just minutes from the south gate of Yosemite. Full concierge services, award winning Ascent Spa, all-season recreation ranging from hiking, biking, swimming, skating & sking. Great dining options from casual to candlelit.

1122 Highway 41
Fish Camp, CA 93623
(559) 683-6555
(888) 514-2167

Price: $$ - $$$ Reservations Suggested

More Information

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad / Thornberry Museum
Travel back in time on an exciting 4-mile railroad excursion, on a powerful steam train. Gold panning, Thornberry Museum, gift store and deli lunch. Moonlight Special with entertainment, dinner & barbecue. Open seasonally.

56001 Highway 41
Fish Camp, CA 93623
(559) 683-7273
Fax: (559) 683-8307

Reservations Suggested


Hilmar Cheese Company
Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center offers free self-guided tours, free samples; café, espresso, ice cream, gift shop and picnic area. Fun, hands-on exhibits. Open Mon.-Sat. 7 am-7 pm; Sunday 7 am-5 pm. Easy 4 miles off Hwy 99 in Turlock. 9001 N. Lander Ave. H

9001 N. Lander Ave.
Hilmar, CA 95324
(209) 656-1196
and (209) 667-6067
Fax: (209) 656-1116


Ashjian's California Preserves
Located 5 miles north of the Children's Hospital - just off the corner of Hwy 41 and Ave. 14
Museum and kitchen tours by appointment only - (559) 871-3052

41430 Ave 14
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 871-0352

Birdstone Winery
Birdstone Winery is a family-owned operation on the eastern edge of Madera County.

9400 Road 36
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 970-2060

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
and by appointment

Ficklin Vineyards
"Not just any Ol' port in the storm!" Third generation winemaker Peter Ficklin still guides the daily winemaking at Ficklin Vineyards in the production of their highly acclaimed California Ports.

30246 Ave. 7 1/2
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-4598
Fax: (559) 674-4671

Hours: Daily 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Madera Wine Trail
Our family wineries are proud to invite you to Madera County, a unique grape growing region. Guests visiting the Madera Wine Trail enjoy the benefits of the region’s rich history, knowledgeable hosts and tasting rooms.

Madera, CA
(800) 613-0709
Fax: (559) 673-8275

Quady Winery, Inc.
At Quady Winery in Madera we make wines from rare varietals perfectly suited for the San Joaquin Valley. We use distinctive Orange and Black Muscat to make Essensia, Elysium and Electra moscato. Try Starboard our delicious port style wines and three styles of Vya Vermouths.

13181 Road 24
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 673-8068
Fax: (559) 673-0744

Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

San Joaquin Wine Company
The mission statement at San Joaquin Wine Co. is: “To produce the highest quality wines possible at affordable prices from select local grape varieties.”

21821 Avenue 16
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 673-0066
Fax: (559) 673-2285

Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.
Please schedule appointments for weekday tastings during 11 a.m. 4 p.m. (M-F).

Toca Madera Winery
Toca Madera Winery was founded to share their love of wine making and fine wine. The diverse mix of warm-weather wine grapes was specially selected to create unique blends of estate wines for the sophisticated palate.

36140 Ave. 9
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 474-8286

Valley Pistachio Country Store
Offering a wide array of nuts including pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, flavored almonds, candied almonds and pistachio. Plus dried fruits including apricots, strawberries, mango, plums, raisins, flavored raisins...along with many other yummy treats all from the San Joaquin Valley.

20865 Avenue 20
Madera, CA 93637
(800) 694-0030
(800) 694-0030
Fax: (559) 674-3198

Vineyard Restaurant & Bar, The
The Vineyard is an award-winning, family-owned restaurant/full bar that emphasizes fresh, locally-sourced foods and wines. For 35 years, its beautiful, elegant yet casual atmosphere and convenient location have made it a perfect destination for travelers.

605 South "I" Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-0923
Fax: (559) 674-9470


Cafe at the Bug
Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

6976 A Hwy. 140
Midpines, CA 95345
(866) 826-7108

North Fork

Buckhorn Restaurant & Saloon
World Famous Saloon established in the late 1800's is located in North Fork, the exact center of California. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. They believe in giving hungry people enough to eat!

32992 Road 222
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-8700
Fax: (559) 877-7890

Hours: The restaurant and salon is open 365 days a year. Food is served from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The saloon is opens at 8 a.m. and last call is at 1:45 a.m. Open all year

Price: $


BEST WESTERN PLUS - Yosemite Gateway Inn
Conveniently located near the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. A park-like setting with indoor and outdoor pool, 133 guest rooms including 18 suites/family units, onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

40530 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-2378
and (800) 545-5462

Hours: Serving Breakfast & Dinner daily. Best Salad Bar in Town

Branding Iron Steakhouse & Saloon
Sierra Sky Ranch Resort
Experience history while dining at this rustic, converted mountain-ranch home.

50552 Road 632
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 658-2644

Hours: Open Wednesday - Sunday nights, doors open at 5pm.

Price: $$ - $$$ Reservations Suggested

Crab Cakes Restaturant
Serving Fresh Seafood and Shell Fish, Steak, Chicken and Pasta. Prime Rib every Friday and Saturday Award Winning Children’s Menu Beer and Wine-Patio Dining-Sunset Specials from 4-6 pm.

49271 Golden Oak Loop
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 641-7667

Price: $$ Reservations Suggested

They are open.... open to good prices, so that everyone can leave satisfied. They're open to all kinds of food for all kinds of tastes — with new specials all the time. They’re open to your suggestions. They’re open to your feedback. If you want to join them on Facebook, they’re open to that. It’s what a great diner does: it makes everyone comfortable whenever it can. It makes the world a nicer place, too.

40650 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-2000

Price: $ - $$

Di Cicco's Italian Restaurant
Di Cicco’s delivers a full menu of delicious Italian food to customers homes and offices 7 days a week, and is still known as the place for great family dining.

40282 Highway 41 #9
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 641-5588
Fax: (559) 641-5599

Hours: Hours: 11am - 10pm (7 Days a Week)
Lunch Menu Served 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday through Friday

Price: $ - $$

Erna's Elderberry House
Award-winning California-French cuisine in understated country elegance.

48688 Victoria Lane
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-6800
Fax: (559) 683-0800

Price: $$ - $$$ Reservations Suggested

Idle Hour Winery
Come visit Oakhurst's first winery. Taste our handcrafted wines. Located at the Queens Inn By The River, a quaint 8 room inn and wine bar on the Fresno River. We use sustainably grown grapes and make the wine gently using native yeasts, gravity flow and other traditional methods.

41139 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4354

Hours: June - August:
Wednesday thru Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
or call for an appt. 559-760-9090
September - May:
Friday thru Sunday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. or call for appt.

Queen's Inn Wine Bar & Beer Garden
Come and Enjoy our Wine & Beer Garden with premium wines and an exciting selection of micro-brewed and imported beers. Check out the events calendar for concert in the garden and special events.

41139 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4354

Hours: Wed thru Saturday 4 pm to 10 pm

Reimer's Candies
The Sweet Story
Over 50 years ago, a Visalia candy maker started selling chocolates at the little red gingerbread house in Three Rivers, California. Since then, guests from all over the world have flocked to the candy store for a sweet treat. Reimers has long been owned and operated as a family business. The current owners continue the tradition of old world charm and delicious candy making that loyal customers expect from Reimers. They have three (3) California locations: Oakhurst, Three Rivers and Avila Beach.

41969 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 642-3232

Hours: Summer Hours: 7 days a week 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

South Gate Brewing Co., Inc.
South Gate Brewing Company is located in beautiful Oakhurst, CA at the South Gate to Yosemite National Park. Open for lunch & dinner, the brew pub / restaurant serves fine hand-crafted beer made in-house, along with handmade natural sodas and fine farm to table cuisine. The perfect place for friends and family.

40233 Enterprise Drive
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-2193

Hours: Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Price: $ - $$

Sweet Dreams Cakery & Wedding Flowers
Sweet Dreams Cakery is an award winning Cakery with their custom cakes and specialty desserts. Sweet Dreams Wedding Flowers uses the freshest flowers and with their creative and talented designers, they look forward to making your dream a reality.

49271 Golden Oak Loop
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 641-7606

Find great Southern Yosemite Area travel advice on TripAdvisor.