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Rafters Restaurant and Lounge

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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202 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
+1 760-934-9431
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast both mornings! Rafters opens early for breakfast and the was perfect for us. From the coffee to the real maple surup, you will not be disappointed. The bacon and sausage were amazing! James was our server and I loved his upbeat attitude and great tips or neat places to go in mammoth. It was our first time... More 

Thank Squirrelfriends
Huntington Beach, California
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In all fairness we haven't eaten dinner here, but we have come for happy hour several times and we keep coming back! We love the burgers (which are the best in Mammoth). The drink options are wonderful as well. Restaurants come and go in Mammoth and we are very happy that this one continues its success!

Thank ocpair29
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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have order the tuna salad. The green is tired and the tuna has no taste. Also the salmon is tasteless. The steak has no taste and the sauce is just salty. Only one thing good is the mash potatoes. I have to say one of the worst steak I ever have.

Thank winsir
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We started with the cheese platter! It was so good, if it wasn't so crowded I would have licked the plate! I had the seared tuna salad, it was delicious. My husband had the duck three ways, he was trying to lick his plate. The staff was great and the food is even better. They care about the food they... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Love this place! Food was great and so was the wine list! Pleasantly surprised to discover a very knowledgeable sommelier. We loved both the white and the red he recommended. We will definitely return next time we're in Mammoth!

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Thank MHfromSB
Aromas, California, United States
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a blackberry mule that was really tasty. Dinner was good and portions large enough that we took half back to our room with us and at the rest for dinner the next night.

Thank Simone M
Paris, France
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287 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were in Mammoth for 5 days ate here twice and spent another late afternoon at the bar. This place has a great warm comfy feel about it. The service was amazing, friendly and very welcoming. I felt like I'd been coming here for years. The meals we all ordered were delicious, great sized serves and reasonably priced. Actually they... More 

Thank ducati748af
Mammoth Lakes, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Rafters had recently changed their menu since we'd been there last so we thought we would try it out with some out of town friends. The food was great, portions amble and the Sommelier did a great job of pairing some wines for us to go with our meal. The ice cream mash ups for dessert were crazy! It was... More 

Thank f00die413
Centerville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nice place to eat with good service and tasty food. Prices are slightly high but worth every penny. The portions were very adequate and they were willing to let us try small amounts of the chili before we ordered. It was very good.

Thank lafs22
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I've eaten Rafters several times over the last few years, I've never been disappointed with their variety or their service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
A Mammoth Landmark since 1967, Rafters has been reborn as a world class restaurant under the ownership of James and Nancy Demetriades. Chef Brian Keipler 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. Happy Hour 4pm-7pm and live music in the lounge every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?