June Lake Loop RestaurantsJune Lakes has many eating options that are just as colorful as the Eastern Sierra. June Lake eateries offer everything from Hawaiian Food to Pizza. Here is a guide to all your options in June Lake.
Year Round Establishments
Carson Peak Inn – Dinner
Take a step back in time while dining at Carson Peak Inn. Located two miles outside the village, Carson Peak offers seafood, steak, and chicken. With rat pack music playing and dim lighting, dining here reminds one of a time where dining was a treat and you took your time.
Staff pick: Halibut or steak and seafood combo.
Eagles Landings Restaurant- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Eagles landing offers one of the best atmospheres in the June Lake Loop. The décor is Luxury Mountain mixed with old west. Seating is comfortable with large cozy booths and a fireplace in the dining room. The bar has flat screens for watching your favorite game too!
Staff pick: Happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 is always a good time. Favorite happy hour food is the baked brie with fresh fruit or the hearty mountain nachos
Trout Town Tacos and Coffee - Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch (soon dinner as well)
Trout Town is located in the heart of the village. Trout town has recently switched owners and is now offering Mexican food along with morning pastries. This is the best Mexican food in town, period. The coffee shop itself is very quaint, only a few tables. It is fun to sip coffee and watch the town happenings.
Staff pick: You just have to try one of thier daily specials! I personally loved thier tacos de lingui verde! The Mole enchladas are the favorite of many!
June Lake Brewing – Beer Tasting
JLB is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Come relax in the tasting room after a long day of fishing, hiking or skiing. The patio is a favorite on a warm summer day. You can also take beer back to your friends, cabin or campsite with to go growlers and cans. Nothing is better that a Sierra sunset while drinking JLB beer. June Lake Accommodations places a “loaner” growler for your use during your stay in June Lake.
Staff pick: The Huitte Double IPA and Deer Beer Brown are always refreshing. Another favorite is the Ginger Beer which is not always available, so be sure to ask.
June Lake Junction – Breakfast and lunch
Conveniently located at the 395 and 158 junction inside the shell gas station one can find almost anything needed for hitting the road. This Deli style kitchen serves up breakfast burritos, daily soups and sandwiches. Don’t forget water, drinks and snacks for your day of play.
Staff pick: Grab a breakfast burrito and snacks on your way out to a high altitude adventure.
Ohanas 395 – Lunch and early dinner
Located in the parking lot of June Lake Brewing, Ohanas 395 never serves up anything ordinary. They offer Hawaiian food staples such as a plate lunch or savory loco moco. However the specials change every day, things like ahi poke, fusion tacos, stacked hamburgers, sushi hand rolls, rice bowls, and even loaded quesadilla. Ohanas is a food truck so you order at the truck, and they will deliver your food inside the brewery or package it to go.
Staff pick: Hard to pick just one favorite! Ahi bowl and tacos are a favorite of many. Order the tacos “Christmas” style for an extra kick.
Tiger Bar – Breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightlife
With the second liquor license issued in California, the historic Tiger Bar has a long and colorful history. Many consider it a must when visiting June Lake. The wood floors are original. Food is traditional American with some Mexican mixed in. You can find many local personalities with good music always playing on the Juke Box.
Staff pick: BLT with Tiger Chips
Seasonal Establishments April – October
Alpine Pizza and Deli – Lunch and dinner
Located in the village, the Alpine Deli is a great place to grab a sub to go or enjoy a pizza on the sunny patio. Alpine Deli serves sandwiches, salads and pizza. The deli also has one of the only patios in June Lake.
Staff pick: Pepperoni and sausage pizza to take back to the campsite to enjoy the summer sunset and have a stress free dinner.
Cathy’s Candy – Dessert and coffee
Also located in the village Cathy’s Candy is a favorite. Homemade chocolate and candies along with Dryers ice cream and coffee. Kids will love the ice cream and adults can indulge in expresso and treats.
Staff pick: Homemade toffee and giant malt balls
Sierra Inn – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Sierra Inn recently announced they will permantly close after their Holloween party, October 31st.
Silver Lake – Breakfast and lunch
Everyone’s favorite is the Silver Lake Cafe located where else but on the shores of Silver Lake. This is the only dining option with Lake Views, but get there early, the place gets full! Silver Lake resort was once named Carson’s Camp and was built in 1916 making it the oldest resort in the Eastern Sierra. Breakfast has everything you could want along with some of the best biscuits and gravy you can find. Lunch offers fresh sandwiches, burgers and salads. Do not miss this spot on the loop!
Staff Pick: Too many options to choose from. Everything is great.
Going to visit Yosemite National Park or Bodie State Park?
Epic Cafe - Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The newest restaurant in the area. Located in the rear of the parking lot at the Lakeview Lodge in Lee Vining. Food prepared the way it is supposed to be. Everything on the menu is made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. Fresh made desserts and baked goods. Peaceful quiet setting, especially when you eat outside, on the lawn, under the huge shade trees. I personally love the setting, the staff and especially, the food!
Staff Pick: Hard to pick just one item and almost impossible to pass their baked treats! We haven't had a chance to try everything yet, but have loved everything we've been served.
Woah Neli Deli – Breakfast, lunch and dinner (seasonal)
Just as you turn from the highway 395 to highway 120 going into Yosemite you will see a Mobile Gas Station with a restaurant inside called the Woah Nelli Deli . This is great place to stop after a long day of exploring Yosemite. During the summer months you can enjoy live music, food and libations on the lawn all while taking in the sweeping views of mysterious Mono Lake. With a varied menu, everyone can find something to enjoy.
Staff pick: Mango margaritas and fish tacos
Virginia Settlement – Breakfast, lunch and dinner (seasonal)
A few miles North on the 395 just past the entrance to Bodie you will spot a cottage with a restaurant inside called the Virginia Settlement. Stop here after visiting Bodie, Virginia Lakes, or Twin Lakes. They offer both American and Italian food for your enjoyment. Inside is like taking a step back in time with fun signs on the walls to keep you entertained all through dinner.
Staff Pick: Pizza, ravioli and spumoni ice cream for dessert
Going to visit Mammoth Lakes or Devil's Postpile?
Skadi - Dinner (fine dining)
Located where the old Mammoth Brewing used to be, Skadi is an experience to be had. Reservations are very limited so call in advance, especially during peak times like summer months or holidays. There are only six tables. The Chef here takes true pride in his food, and the meal is served at a relaxed pace. The ambiance is of a modern alpine chalet.
Staff Pick: Maple Leaf Duck Breast paired with a red wine. No not miss the frozen macadamia nut &vanilla bean parfait for dessert!
Giovannis- Lunch and Dinner
Giovannis is a family favorite in Mammoth. There is a large dining area along with lots of seating in the bar to watch sports. This casual dining spot is great after a day of shopping, hiking, or hitting the slopes. Gionvannis is located in the Von's parking lot.
Staff Pick: Any pizza with the white sauce or the Canadian Bacon and cheese sub. The salad bar is always refreshing as well.