Rush Creek Restaurant

Classic mountain cuisine with a California twist

2021 Travelers' Choice Tripadvisor

Great food in a variety of settings

The Restaurant offers an expansive dining area with a variety of seating, including intimate booths and areas for larger groups, as well as a spacious outdoor terrace, where you can take in the beauty of the surrounding forest and glorious sunsets.  Dinner reservations are highly recommended during our busier times, so if you plan to have dinner with us please be sure to scroll down this page for the link to reserve your table online. For reservations, please scroll to the bottom of the page, call us a 209-379-2373.


Served 7:00am – 11:00 am daily

Get your day started with our scrumptious full-service breakfast and a freshly brewed cup of custom brewed coffee available in the Restaurant. Our menu rotates between a full service breakfast buffet and a la carte selections. We've got everything from the Rush Creek Lodge Omelette to house-made pastries and muffins from our baker. You can also book a Bed & Breakfast package for convenience and value.

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


Served 12:00pm – 3:00pm daily

Lunch is available in the tavern and open-air covered patio (seasonally). Whether you want to keep it light and simple with a homemade Caesar salad or try something new like our Lamb Shawarma, 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.


Served 5:00pm – 9:00pm in winter, 5:00pm – 10:00pm in summer

Dinner at Rush Creek is available in the Restaurant, Tavern, open-air covered patio, and seasonally on the lodge front porch. Crowd pleasers such as burgers, steaks, and seafood share the stage with some of the Chef’s innovative seasonal items. Make sure to direct your little adventurer to our Kids Menu, sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!

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.


Choose from a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits

We offer a wide selection of California beers on tap and our friendly, knowledgeable bartenders can mix up your favorite cocktail or one of our specialty drink menu. They can also help you choose from our excellent selection of whiskey, scotch, and tequila. Adults and children alike can choose from our yummy free-spirited mocktails, as well.

We take pride in serving great wine, and our wine list receives rave reviews. It focuses on affordable, yet superb wines from California, as well as select choices from other areas of the world.

Note that 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!