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“Grateful Dinner, Wonderful Surprise”

Yosemite Gateway Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 49 Restaurants in Oakhurst
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We serve american food at reasonable prices. We offer our hotel guests a 25% discount for breakfast. Open for Breakfast and Dinner. We have a full service Lounge.
Lutz, Florida
2 reviews
“Grateful Dinner, Wonderful Surprise”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We had visited Yosemite National Park that day and had left a little later than planned (because it was so beautiful in the evening). We were recommended to the Sweetwater Steakhouse but they were closed when we arrived. Just as we thought our dinner choices were out, we saw a light on at the restaurant next to the Best Western hotel. It was 9:55 pm but we thought we would try. We were joyfully greeted by the host who informed me they were open till 10:00 upon my asking, but she insisted we stay and eat. We reluctantly agreed (I don't like to feel rushed when I eat) but at the same time we were extremely grateful they didn't shoo us away. Needless to say, we weren't anticipating the wonderful surprise that was in store for us. Our server, JJ, was such a delight. Her enthusiasm for her job, co-workers, and surrounding community was very refreshing. JJ's positive spirit poured out in her service to our table. She was very perceptive and made us feel special and she, or any of the other staff, never made us feel like we had inconvenienced the establishment with our late arrival. And to top things off, the food was amazing. My son and I each had salmon and my wife had the almond crusted fish (I don't remember the menu names). Great portions and definitely a treat for the palate. Hats off to the chef and to the staff and a special thanks to JJ for making our dinner so memorable. My only regret is we live in Florida so we can't eat there more often. Best wishes for continued success!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bill K
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Bass Lake, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Everthing is from Scratch”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Mike has done it again at the Yosemite Gateway Restaurant. He has been a favorite chef here in the Oakhurst community. His spaghetti is al dente with a wonderful sauce seasoned to my liking. The ciabatta roll was an excellent pairing with the juicy hamburger my husband ate and raved about. Our friends at our table split a huge order of ribs that fell off the bone. The dinner salad was huge with crispy, cold, fresh lettuce and veggies. Hiphip hooray for Yosemite Gateway in hiring Mike to cook for their customers. I will go back again and again. Everything is from Scratch.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank BeentherD0NEthat
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Atlanta, Georgia
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384 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Good dinner and breakfast”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We ate there for dinner and had the herb chicken and it was very good. We also got a discount and ate there for breakfast. All the food was well prepared. The staff was very friendly.

Visited May 2014
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South Pasadena, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A bit slow for a large group”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

About 20 people for dinner. We gave the restaurant advance notice. We started in the very nice bar/lounge, and eventually moved to the dinning room, which was all set up for us. The food was good and lots of it! The poor server did her best, but it took nearly an hour for everyone to get their meal. Call us crazy, but we went back the next evening. This time they were better prepared and we had two servers. They did a good job handling even more people than the first night!
I would recommend this restaurant to friends!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Don R
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new york
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“Waiter tried -- a bit too hard perhaps -- to make up for awful food and lousy atmosphere.”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Nice waiter but food was bad -- vegetables overcooked and mushy; fish bland and overdone. Maybe steak eaters would do better. Another problem for a restaurant attached to a hotel: kitchen closes at 9 p.m. We saw at least one weary-looking couple being turned away when they showed up a few minutes past 9. Bizarre decor that appeared to be comprised of castoffs from your great-great-aunt's garage sale. Better to hit Sweetwater steak house up the road, or El Cid.

  • Visited April 2014
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