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The Restaurant at Rush Creek is the main place for you to relax and enjoy an authentic mountain lodge style breakfast or dinner in an atmosphere that is relaxed and friendly, vibrant and sophisticated.

The Restaurant offers an expansive dining area with a variety of seating, including intimate booths and areas for larger groups.

The Restaurant also offers the quintessential High Sierra dining experience on our spacious outdoor terrace, where you can take in the beauty of the surrounding forest and glorious sunsets.

For special occasions and small group functions, there is also a lovely 750 square foot private dining room with private terrace. Groups of 15 or more can work with our on-site event specialist to craft a custom menu with expert wine pairings for a spectacular event.

The kitchen is buzzing with energy, putting out amazing dishes and having a fantastic time trying out all sorts of new items in our new wood burning oven.  Take a look at our sample dinner menu for a general idea of what to look forward to.

Restaurant menu items change seasonally to incorporate the finest available local, organic and sustainable ingredients.  We also offer vegetarian selections, gluten free and vegan alternatives, and we will happily accommodate special food needs to the best of our ability. If you don’t see what you want on the menu, just talk with your server and we’ll figure something out for you.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the quality of our wine list, in which we focus on affordable, yet superb California wines and select choices from other wine regions around the world. Many wines are available by the glass, and our reserve selection will satisfy more demanding palates.


Served 7:00am – 10:30am during the winter and 7:00am – 11:00am during the summer.

Get your day started with our scrumptious full-service breakfast and a fresh brewed cup of Peet’s coffee available in the main dining room. We’ve got everything from Challah French Toast to hearty mountain classics like Steak and Eggs. Check out our full breakfast menu. You can also book a Bed & Breakfast package for convenience and value.

If you’re in more of a rush, you can just pop in to our General Store for latte’s, freshly made breakfast items and trail supplies.


Served 12:00pm – 4:00pm daily.

Lunch is available in the tavern and open-air covered patio. Whether you want to keep it light and simple with a homemade Caprese salad or try something new and hearty like our Smoked Trout BLT, you will find something to satisfy every taste on our Lunch Menu.

On the run to your next adventure? Trail-ready sandwiches, salads and desserts are made fresh daily for pick up at the General Store. Plenty of snacks and drinks are also ready to throw in your backpack on your way out to explore.

Coming soon lunch and happy hour snacks are also served at our Pool Bar. Our Poolside menu will offer plenty of options for adults and kids alike. Naturally we round it out with a fun poolside drink menu so stay tuned on Social Media for menus and opening updates.


Served 5:00pm – 9:00pm in winter, 5:00pm – 11:00pm in summer.

Dinner at the Rush Creek is available in the main dining room, tavern and seasonally on the lodge porch. Crowd pleasers such as burgers, steaks and seafood share the stage with some of the Chef’s innovative seasonal items. Our wine list focuses on affordable yet superb wines from California as well as select choices from other areas of the world. Many wines are available by the glass and our reserve list is strong enough to satisfy more demanding palates.

To give you the full flavor of what’s available here is our 2017 Summer Dinner Menu and Kids Dinner Menu.

Dinner reservations are available for parties of 8 or more.  All others are seated on a first-come first-served basis.  Dinner is generally busiest around 7pm, though wait times can vary.  

Note: our menus change often to incorporate the finest available seasonal, local, organic and sustainable ingredients, so check with the restaurant to see what’s on the menu during your visit!


Summer in the Sierra Nevada is not complete without a friendly barbecue, and it’s even more fun barbecuing at Rush Creek’s Pool Bar. Our poolside barbecue includes timeless classics like grilled-to-order Angus Burgers, Grilled Salmon, Slow Smoked Tri Tip and Marinated Grilled Tofu. Our summer barbecue menus rotate nightly so you always have something new to try throughout your stay. Adding to the fun, our custom crafted Rush Creek Lodge libations are available during the barbecue. Stay tuned for more details as summer approaches.

Here’s hoping Rush Creek earns a top spot on your list of favorite Yosemite restaurants…