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The Village Store, located right near the Visitor Center in the heart of the Valley, offers a full selection of groceries at similar prices(government controlled) to the towns right outside the park. The organic/natural food options are not well represented, but the beer and wine isles are first-rate. There are also small grocery stores at Yosemite Lodge and Curry Village.

 

Good water bottles for bigwall climbing are rarely available in the Valley. Stop and buy them on your way to the Valley.


The town of Oakhurst, Ca, 1.5 hrs from the Valley to the south via Hwy 41, has a Grocery Outlet(cheap discounted foods), A Vons(Safeway) large grocery store, and a Big 5 Sporting Goods(knee pads, cheaper sunglasses, rafts). Similar stores are also available at Sonora, Ca, 1.5 hrs from the Valley northwest on Hwy 120 to Hwy 108.

 

Restaurants/Dining:

(Call 209-372-1001, the Yosemite Operator, to find out if a particular restaurant is open or not). In season the Pizza Deck at Half Dome(Curry) Village is open till 10pm, as are the food options at the Yosemite Lodge Bar, but call to make sure.

 

There are several restaurants in the Valley that unfortunately all tend to be expensive with only fair-quality food offerings. Locals favorites are the Degnan's Deli in Yosemite Village (reasonably priced sandwhiches but little else) or the Mountain Room Restaurant (good American fare dinner) at Yosemite Lodge. The Yosemite Lodge Bar has cold sandwhiches, soup and chili, and has a large fireplace that is lit during the colder months (November - March). Just outside the park dining favorites are the Priest Station Cafe, in Groveland,CA or the Whoa Nellie Deli, at the Mobil gas station, in Lee Vining,Ca (both off the Hwy 120).