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 new wood burning 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 he or she 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 Night10-11 pm


Daily12 pm-12 am12-10 pm


Bar12-9 pmClosed
Dinner BBQ6:30-8:30 pmClosed
Note that food service hours are subject to change.
Cheers with Julie Johnson (Kim Carroll)


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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