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Any favorites in Mammoth or on the way to or from Mammoth from L A? I know there are a few threads but this area seems to change often

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  1. Any favorites would be appreciated

    1. I like Angel's in Mammoth for ribs, sweet potato fries, and fried pickles (I know it sounds weird, but they're not bad, although not a must). They also have great scones/muffins, whatever they call them.

      Giovanni's in the Vons shopping center serves up pretty good pizza. Sorry, it's been a while since I've been there so I can't give a much more detailed description or specific pizzas to choose. As I recall the pizzas are on the thicker side, but not close to deep dish. I do remember it being filling and a better than average pizza.

      The Mammoth Brewing Co. puts out good beers too. I think I liked the Pale Ale and Amber best.

      1. We were in Mammoth last March and stayed at the Westin Monache, there is a great restaurant there called Whitebark. We also loved our meal at the restaurant at the Tamarack Lodge, they do a really nice Elk Medallion entree there with a Blueberry sauce. :)

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        1. re: syrahgirl

          I am here is Mammoth now (looking on the board for ideas), but had dinner at Whitebark tonight, and we too, had a great meal. Up to 6:30 too, they have an happy hour special with 50% of the bar menu (which is extensive-- sushi, skirt steak, sliders, mussels, etc.) The food was very good, high quality.

        2. Any ideas for the ride from L A or any other good places for dinner?

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          1. re: flowergirl

            It's a bit close to LA, and it's a chain you can find in LA, but The Hat is located pretty conveniently off the I-15 off of Foothill Blvd. And I never mind stopping for a basket of pastrami fries!

            But once you get into the real thick of the driving, I don't think there are a whole lot of choices. A friend of mine likes a bakery in Bishop. I think it's Schat's-Erick Schat's Bakery, but there's another Schat's Bakery around town too (I presume the owners are related). I usually just do the drive as quickly as possible, stopping only for gas (and maybe Subway at the Pilot gas station near Victorville).

            The Hat
            8030 Monet Ave.
            Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

          2. Seasons in Lone Pine may be the best choice in the Owens Valley. I've only eaten there once; the food was good and they are clearly trying to set a higher standard than anywhere else I've eaten along Highway 395.

            In Mammoth I would agree that the restaurant at Tamarack Lodge is excellent, if pricey.