updated safety protocols
The Restaurant at Rush Creek Lodge will reopen for dinner services beginning on June 12th from 5pm – 9pm. After June 12th, we will be offering breakfast from 7am – 11am, lunch from 12pm – 3pm and dinner from 5pm – 10pm. We will also be offering a limited 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 will allow guests to maintain separation and spread out around our various indoor and outdoor dining areas. We’re also implementing 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.
Read more about our Enhanced Clean & Safe Plan and direct any questions to our restaurant manager at .
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Rush Creek Lodge Dining
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. Lunch, Dinner and a Late Night Menu are also available in Rush Creek’s lively Tavern.
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 special occasions and small group functions, there is also a lovely 750 square foot private dining room with a 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. 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 freshly brewed cup of custom brewed coffee available in the main dining room. We’ve got everything from Challah French Toast to classics like Ham & Egg Benedict. 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 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. 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.
Poolside you will find a fun drink menu, complete with frozen beverages for all ages to enjoy.
SUMMER BARBECUE – unavailable summer 2020
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 fresh flairs of timeless classics like Blackened Catfish, Grilled Chili Salmon, Seared Tri-Tip and Smoked Marinated Turkey Legs. Our Poolside Barbeque including the All American BBQ and Taco Truck 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. Please call our front desk for inquiries about our Summer Barbecue.
Here’s hoping Rush Creek earns a top spot on your list of favorite Yosemite restaurants…
Served 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm in winter, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 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.
For parties of up to 8 guests, it’s best to use our new online reservation system below.
For parties greater than 8 guests, our Restaurant Manager would love to speak with you personally to help make the ideal arrangements that are best for your group. You can email P.J. directly at , or call (209) 379-2373, extension 1551.
THAI COCONUT CURRY VEGETABLES 25
ginger, carrot, red pepper, squash, cauliflower, chili peppers, scallion, steamed rice
KING SALMON 26
bok choy, soy-glazed shiitake mushrooms, yuzu ginger butter, sesame seeds
scallops, halibut, shrimp, mussels, white wine tomato broth, grilled bread
KOREAN CHICKEN 25
napa cabbage, carrots, snap peas, shiitake mushrooms, korean BBQ sauce
GREEN BEANS with kimchi pearl onions 9
FINGERLING POTATOES with chive butter 9
Key Lime Cheesecake served with strawberry margarita sauce 11
Soup & Salad
GREEN SALAD 12
cherry tomato, cucumber, radish, red onion, citrus vinaigrette
CAESAR SALAD 14
romaine, parmesan, sourdough croutons, anchovy-parmesan dressing, grilled artichokes
CAPRESE SALAD 15
garden tomatoes, fresh mozzarella basil pesto arugula, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic reduction
BLACK BEAN SOUP 10
cilantro-lime crema, flatbread
ADD TO ANY SALAD:
avocado 3, chicken 8, steak 13, shrimp 12, salmon 13
CRISPY FRIED CAULIFLOWER 16
sweet chili sauce, sesame seeds
BUFFALO WINGS 17
hot sauce, celery, blue cheese dressing
TUNA POKE 20
ahi tuna, avocado, edamame, pickled ginger, cucumber, seaweed salad, sambal dressing, fried wontons
MINI CHILI-LIME SHRIMP TACOS 18
chili-lime shrimp, fresh cilantro-lime slaw, pickled red onion, corn tortillas
QUESO DIP 15
cotija cheese, chili-lime salt, scallion, tortilla chips
SMOKED SALMON RILLETTE 15
country toast, arugula, radish, whole grain mustard vinaigrette
Sandwich & Entrée
RUSH BURGER* 19
sharp cheddar, brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, fries
add: avocado 2, bacon 2, egg 2
GRILLED CHEESE 17
havarti, grilled onion, tomato, country bread, fries
SMOKED TROUT MELT 19
trout salad, harvarti, pepperoncini, rye bread, fries
PHILLY CHEESE STEAK 19
prime rib, onions, peppers, american cheese, fries
FISH & CHIPS 25
beer battered haddock, wedge fries, tartar sauce, lemon
BBQ BRISKET MAC’N CHEESE 20
bacon, onions, poblano peppers, sweet corn, smoked gouda, cavatappi noodles
CARNITAS RICE BOWL 21
slow-cooked pork shoulder, guajillo, pepper sauce, cotija cheese, pico di gallo, chipotle-lime cerma
AVOCADO TOAST 18
avocado, cherry tomato, red onion, grilled artichoke, country toast, kettle chips
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!
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.