OAKHURST - EAT
This is a local favorite with a great selection of burgers, pizza, salads, tacos, and entrees along with - of course - their own house-brewed beer and a great selection of wine. It can get pretty busy sometimes so it’s best to go during the “off hours” to avoid a long wait for a table. 40233 Enterprise Dr, Oakhurst. 559.692.2739.
Our favorite winery is now serving dinner Wed-Sat & lunch 7 days a week! Check the Idle Hour Facebook page for the latest menu and call for more info or reservations. 41139 CA-41, Oakhurst. 559.760.9090.
A fantastic local food truck selling poke bowls, sushi rolls, Tokyo fried chicken, gyoza and more! Great food and they are great friends of ours. Bonus: they use our commercial kitchen to prepare their food! Check their Facebook page or call for current location. 559.273.9035.
Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, smoothies and breakfast all day! This is a new spot in Oakhurst and the food is really good along with a friendly staff. Try to find Sierra Meadows on their enormous outdoor mural! 39993 CA-41, Oakhurst. 559.825.3717.
The Hitching Post (Ahwahnee)
An area staple that also happens to be the only restaurant here in Ahwahnee! This is a classic roadhouse bar/diner/family restaurant with pool tables, TVs and more. If you’re lucky it’ll be karaoke night! Don’t order too much - the portions here are enormous. 42592 Hwy 49, Ahwahnee. 559.683.7917.
Not the best pizza in the world but it’s the best in town. They are also one of the only places that will deliver out here! Be sure to tell them your cabin number when placing your order. 40034 CA-49, Oakhurst. 559.683.7472.
If you’re looking for something really special and price is not an issue, make a reservation at Erna’s. This 5 diamond restaurant offers a world-class, fixed-price, nightly menu with truly gourmet food, wine, and cocktails. It’s truly a restaurant that would be at home in the San Francisco high end food scene, located in Oakhurst. 48688 Victoria Ln, Oakhurst. 559.683.6800.
Excellent spot for ice cream and sweets on highway 41 as you are heading to Yosemite. We haven't had a bad ice cream flavor here yet (and trust us, we've done plenty of testing). Sundaes here are also delicious. 41969 CA-41, Oakhurst. 559.642.3232.
A local gem of a donut shop, located right on Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Maple bars, plain glazed, pick your poison: they are all absolutely delicious. Highly recommended. 40444 Highway 41, Oakhurst. 559.683.2095.
OAKHURST - DRINK
A lovely spot run by some of our favorite people. Stop in for a tasting or enjoy a bottle on their patio overlooking the Fresno River. All of their wines are great but the award-winning Tempranillo is their crown jewel.
A new honky tonk bar with great drinks, great food and great music. A fantastic new addition to Oakhurst's nightlife.
BASS LAKE - EAT
A local tradition for many years, Ducey’s has a nice view of the lake and a variety of options for everyone. Note that it can be fairly expensive for dinner; if you arrive early you can take advantage of a discounted menu. 559.642.3131.
Classic roadside diner food. They are known for their burgers and fries. 559.642.3737.
Excellent little Mexican restaurant at Bass Lake. Call ahead to make sure they’re open. 559.683.2272.
Comfort food with outdoor seating and a great beer selection. 559.642.3633
COARSEGOLD - EAT
A great little restaurant if you’re on your way to southern California via 41 to Fresno. Outdoor seating, excellent food and run by some lovely friends of ours. Best brunch in the area. 35300 CA-41, Coarsegold. 559.658.3447.
MARIPOSA - EAT
LOCAL DINING & ENTERTAINMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Oakhurst and the neighboring area offer a variety of dining options.
Several of our personal favorites are linked below.