updated safety protocols

The Restaurant at Rush Creek Lodge is serving breakfast from 7am – 11am,  lunch from 12pm – 4pm, dinner from 5pm – 10pm, along with a kid’s menu. We offer a delightful beverage and dessert menu for you to enjoy with your meal. Walk-ins are welcome but we strongly encourage you to make an advanced reservation.

New table layouts allow guests to maintain separation and spread out around our various indoor and outdoor dining areas. We’ve also implemented a host of best practices in the restaurant and our kitchens including appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure a clean, safe dining experience for all.  When necessary due to shifting health requirements, we provide a full menu for take out to be enjoyed throughout the property or on your private deck.

Read more about our Enhanced Clean & Safe Plan and direct any questions to our restaurant manager at [email protected].

Great Food and Drinks Served Up with a Warm Welcome Daily

Yosemite activities create robust appetites, and the culinary team at Rush Creek Lodge is eager to satisfy your hunger and tempt your taste buds with fresh and hearty California mountain lodge cuisine.

At Rush Creek Lodge we take our cues from our surroundings, so our food speaks to our iconic location. You can look forward to American dishes with a California approach – sensibilities and ingredients that are fresh, thoughtful, delicious, and environmentally sound.

Both the Restaurant and the Tavern are ready to welcome you with warm and friendly service throughout breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The kitchen is buzzing with energy, putting out amazing dishes and having a fantastic time trying out all sorts of new items in our brick oven.  Take a look at our sample dinner menu for a general idea of what type of deliciousness you can look forward to.

If you have food allergies or other special food needs, please let your server know and they will be more than happy to work with the kitchen to cook up something wonderful that works for you.

Dining Service hours

May through October

November through April


Breakfast7-11 am7-11 am
Lunch12-4 pm12-4 pm
Dinner5-10 pm5-9 pm
S’mores7-9 pm6-8 pm
Late NightTBD


Daily12 pm-12 am12-10 pm


Pool Bar12-9 pmClosed
Summer BBQ6:30-8:30 pmClosed
Note that food service hours are subject to change.


This rustic yet sophisticated dining room is the place to enjoy friendly service and memorable meals that pair perfectly with your Yosemite adventures!

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Rush Creek Private Dining Room Entrance (Kim Carroll)

Rush Creek Dining Reservations

To avoid wait times for dining, reserve your seating time here.

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Rush Creek Tavern (Kim Carroll)


For slightly more casual lunch, dinner, or late night snacking, the Tavern is the place to be. In addition to a full bar with local craft beers and signature cocktails, the Tavern is home to big screen TV’s for sporting events. You can also hang out at the Tavern for after-hours fun with live music and other events.

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Rush Creek General Store Coolers (Kim Carroll)

General Store & Gift Shop

The General Store at Rush Creek is well stocked with trail-ready food and drinks, including fresh house-made sandwiches, salads, breakfast items and snacks. Located next to reception, it’s also a great stop for happy hour supplies, games, gear, gifts and that stuff you forgot to pack!

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Pool Bar

In the heart of the lodge you’ll find our amazing pool area, which will soon feature a Pool Bar serving a variety of fun, delicious drinks (including mocktails)! Meanwhile, you’ll find plenty of great options in our Restaurant, Tavern and General Store. Cheers!

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