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9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
(209) 379-2316
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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259 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast was pretty good, though they did get my wife's order wrong. They fixed it. Lunch was poor, had tomato basil soup which tasted like they poured out a can of crushed tomatoes and heated it, terrible. Prices are a little high, service is OK, nothing special.

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Langtoft, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were friendly and accommodating. Food a bit limited. Bacon, two types of scrambled egg, grits (I think?), French toast, toast, butter, jams, yoghurt, pastries, muffins, fruit and cereal. $13.95 with extra for juice but you could have soda, tea and coffee included. Most of it tasted alright but seemed overpriced and a bit bland for me. Limited choice in... More 

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San Jose, California
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may be best place for breakfast in the valley with buffet breakfast and lot of options. The pricing is pretty good too.

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Thank Narasimha B
Trivandrum, India
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This restaurant is the one situated next to Cedar Lodge at El Portal. There is also a lunch/dinner place (Canyon Bar and Grill) in the same building. Food was good. Portions were good. There was only one elderly lady to serve everyone who came in the morning. But she took care of everyone nicely, albeit with a slight delay which... More 

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Kolkata, India
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were staying at the attached Cedar Lodge and were here for breakfast before we hit the Yosemite National Park. We ordered the usual coffee, fried eggs, hashbrown, toast and sausage. One guy was manning the entire restaurant and he was very attentive despite being very busy. The food was good - particularly the hashbrown, and we had our fill.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

cedar house restaurant is average but ok for a simple diner meal. You can also get a drink and play pool. That's it folks!

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Thank cbsgwobal
Hong Kong, China
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68 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Horrible and Painful Experience, we didnt get much choice as we wanted to stay close to the park. The restaurant did not provide quality food nor service. The worst was my Coach sunglasses was stolen. Be aware! Will not recommend.

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Thank Jwebuser
Lubbock, Texas
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We ate dinner in the bar grill twice. The fish and fries, chicken basket and onion rings were excellent! We had breakfast in the restaurant one morning. We didn't appreciate paying $11.95/per person for a breakfast buffet that is free at most hotels.

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Sebastopol, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The brunch was $12 and was your basic assortment of food you would expect for a brunch price. No ordering off a menu allowed for breakfast.

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Thank Kate B
Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Since the motel was full, the restaurant was inundated and while we were offered free soup and salad bar it still took an hour for our sandwiches to come. Our server was attentive and apologetic, and the for was good when it came, but I would suggest going early if they have a full house.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9968 Hwy 140, El Portal, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Portal
  • Phone Number: (209) 379-2316
  • This restaurant is at Cedar Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?