Where to Eat

Restaurants Up Here in Hills:

– Birdies

Turn right onto Triangle Rd. Proceed about 3 miles past Lush Meadows. It is part of Triangle Market/Gas. Lunches only 11:00am to 2pm.

– Steve’s Sportsmens Grill

Over on Hiway 49. Good taste of local cowboy culture. 8am to 8pm. Daily specials on Facebook except Wednesdays which are $10 burger days.

– June Bug Café (better known as The Bug)

At the Yosemite Bug Hostel in MidPines (on Hiway 140 towards Yosemite). Excellent daily specials (posted by 3pm on Facebook) with home grown ingredients.

– Chester’s Fried Chicken

In Bootjack minimarket – part of gas station (Corner Darrah and 49)

Take out only. Best fried chicken in California.

Downtown Dining:

  • Savoury’s Excellent Fine Dining ($$$)
  • Charles St Diner Good Dining ($$)
  • 1850 Good Dining ($$)
  • Miner’s Inn Good motel diner ($)
  • Don Reuben’s Mexican ($)
  • High Country Health Food. Very organic and small supermarket($$)
  • Pizza Factory Good Pizza and Salad ($)
  • Castillo’s Good Mexican (but small) ($$)
  • Little Ramen Noodle Shop ($)
  • The Happy Goat – new for breakfast and lunch only ($)
  • The Hideout Saloon – great variety in small dimly lit bar under old downtown hotel. Open late.
  • Subway The international chain
  • Happy Burger. When all else fails – or early breakfast

  More Food

  • Number of good restaurants and a big cafeteria in Yosemite Park itself.
  • Full grocery store in town: Pioneer Market (down behind Burger King)
  • Note: This is a country town. Plus a lot of people get up early to go to Yosemite Park. So it shuts down early.  Expect all places to close by 8:30pm up in hills. After 9pm, only food choice is Hideout Saloon.
  • For details, see www.madeinmariposa.com/shop-and-dine/

Coffee Shops

  • Sticks  (In River Rock Inn – 7th street)
  • The Coffee Shop (next to Visitor’s Center at 4 way stop)
  • Pony Espresso (on Hiway 49 close to 4 way stop with Hiway 140)