Rush Creek Tavern

A Yosemite Classic

2021 Travelers' Choice Tripadvisor


Lunch, dinner, and snacks for the Rush Creek Tavern are prepared by the Restaurant culinary team, so you can enjoy the same great dinner, lunch, and kids menu in the Tavern’s more casual atmosphere.  Options change with the seasons to incorporate the finest local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Good Food

Delicious cuisine in a relaxed mountain atmosphere

The tavern is open for lunch and dinner and provides a relaxed setting to enjoy great food and libations. The tavern extends into our covered dining patio. A beautiful open-air space with views of our pool and hot tubs, where you are welcome to dine as well. We serve the same menu in our restaurant and tavern, so no matter where you choose to dine, you’ll enjoy or classic mountain cuisine.

Many restaurant guests choose to end their meal in the tavern with dessert and a glass of port, cognac or other after-dinner drink.

Tasty drinks

Choose from a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits

We offer several 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. Children can choose from our yummy mocktails, as those under 21 are welcome to hang out in the tavern until we stop serving food for the evening.

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.

Great times

The perfect end to a day exploring Yosemite!

The Tavern is also your friendly hub for late-night entertainment, including themed parties, karaoke, and all sorts of fun that you just won’t find at most Yosemite restaurants. And of course, we even have a late-night menu served seasonally for the adventurers returning late after a Yosemite-filled day.