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Rafters Restaurant and Lounge

202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-9431
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The atmosphere seems dated. While all was functional, there was nothing engaging about the decor. We stayed for a drink in the bar but decided to go elsewhere for dinner. The drink was good :-)

Thank Portland_OregonGgman
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Where I come from (Belgium) happy hour means 1 drink bought = 1 drink free, or at least half price. Here, you will only have 1 or 2 dollars off, on a very limited choice of wine and beers (cocktails are of course off limits)....More

Thank Nathalie D
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Walked in at 10 am this morn, saw a family of 5 in the lobby waiting to be seated. No one there to greet us, and asked the family if they had been approached. They said they were told there was a 5 min wait....More

Thank hdmomma8
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Good burgers in brioche bun, but the fries had seen better days - appeared to have been cooked several hours earlier and reheated so gave the impression of being well cooked but were soft and not particularly pleasant

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

You MUST try the Gambas al Ajillo!!! Out of This world!! I even ask for s spoon to eat the juice! The shrimps were flavorful and the sauce just delicious!! Great job!!!

Thank Paola H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We drove up from Oceanside on Saturday. Arrived in the late afternoon and spent most of it at Rafters. They had a great beer selection even gluten-free! Good appetizers as well.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Service was beyond excellent ! I ordered the poke which in most places comes in a glass. Here it come on top of a huge green salad. We had shrimp, mac and cheese, mushroom ravioli and steaks. Everyone left happy and full.

Thank valdanko
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here with hubby and daughter. Daughter was celebrating her 13th and Lindsey bought her dessert complete with candles. What a superstar. Burgers good. Flatbreads good. Service amazing. Fair price. Great evening. Special thanks to Lindsey for being a great server.

Thank berlinlover
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were in Mammoth Lakes for the Bluesapalooza 2017. We did not try Rafters until the end of the festival and after all of the crowds had gone away. That being said, we were immediately seated and received excellent service. This is a neat lodge...More

Thank CURTISS222
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My husband and I enjoyed dining at this restaurant. Quite relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent. We shared tri and Brussel sprout dishes. The portions were generous and just right for 2 of us. They brought an extra large plate so we could share the...More

Thank PueoKupaa
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Questions & Answers
1 April 2017|
Response from Sierra Nevada R | Property representative |
Contact Jess Karell in Sales. She will be happy to help organize the event and get rooms set up for your group. Contact her at 760-934-2515. Looking forward to working with you!! Regards, Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
Carrie Z
5 February 2015|
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Response from LaCostaKeith | Reviewed this property |
In Feb 2017 they were closed. I do not know if they have reopened or not. Sorry no other info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mammoth Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 760-934-9431
  • E-mail
A Mammoth Landmark since 1967, Rafters has been reborn as a world class restaurant under the ownership of James and Nancy Demetriades. Executive Chef Jeremy Graham presents New California cuisine complimented by one of Mammoth's most extensive wine lists and perfectly crafted cocktails. Now serving breakfast and dinner, and providing room service to Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa next door. Serving Happy Hour daily from 4pm-6pm and all night on Thursdays - PLUS live music in the lounge every Friday and Saturday night.
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