Are you visiting Oakhurst, California while enjoying an epic trip to Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake but don’t know which Oakhurst Restaurants you should enjoy…don’t worry!
This Oakhurst CA Restaurants guide is set up to help you find exactly where you want to enjoy a delicious meal!
We are visiting Oakhurst and Madera County quarterly to make sure that we share with you the best restaurants near Oakhurst CA and the places that we have fallen in love with. We partnered with Visit Yosemite Madera County to spend time in the area and truly dive into the restaurant scene and the best things to do in Oakhurst.
Oakhurst truly is the southern gateway to Yosemite National Park and the perfect place to stay during your visit. Located less than 20 miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite you can enjoy all of the benefits of being in town while soaking up everything amazing in Yosemite NP.
We are sharing our favorite local restaurants and skipping over most of the fast food and chain restaurants you already know about.
In case you are wondering Oakhurst does have the following chain/fast food restaurants: Carls Jr, Burger King, McDonald’s, Papa Murphys, Jack in the Box, Round Table, Starbucks and more.
- Oakhurst Restaurants
- Bass Lake Restaurants
- Coarsegold Restaurants
- North Fork Restaurants
- Oakhurst Restaurants we can’t to try
The majority of Oakhurst Restaurants are located right off of Highway 41 and easy to find.
Pete’s Place is located on the main street in Oakhurst and serves huge breakfast and lunches. We enjoyed a great breakfast and were so full we ended up skipping lunch. The menu is filled with classic breakfast items we all know and love. For a fun twist, John enjoyed a pastrami omelet that was great.
The breakfast burrito was so big that I could only eat half of it while we were there. This is a great restaurant for a filling breakfast before heading into the park.
Address: 40093 CA-41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 683-0772
While not specifically a restaurant you can’t go wrong with a few doughnuts from Judy’s Doughnuts. Don’t miss out on their delicious apple fritters, cherry or apple burritos, and well all of them.
We have enjoyed every donut that we have picked up at Judy’s Donuts. If you are heading out on Bass Lake or up to Yosemite early in the morning Judy’s opens at 5 am! There is nothing better than a box of warm donuts!
Judy’s Donuts does have a great ham and cheese croissant available that is perfect for breakfast. Make sure and try the apple fritters! holy yum!
Address: 40444 CA-41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 683-2095
The Vegan Love Cafe can’t be missed as you pull into Oakhurst! Look for the bear doing yoga and the pin-up love ranger on the walls of the restaurant!
Serving organic vegan dishes for breakfast and lunch this is a restaurant you do not want to miss!
My meat loving husband told me this was his favorite restaurant in Oakhurst, California! He kept telling me how fresh everything tasted and that we can eat at the Love Cafe on every visit to Oakhurst.
Don’t miss the vegan bacon! It is delicious!
They also serve great green smoothies, Vegan breakfast burritos, vegan sausage biscuits and gravy, and so many other dishes!
Please don’t let the fact that the meals are vegan stop you from dining here! The food is amazing!
Address: 39993 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Katie’s Country Kitchen
Katie’s Country Kitchen is located on Highway 41 and easy to find. They serve breakfast and lunch seven days a week.
We found the food to be OK, simple easy comfort food breakfast.
The restaurant has a comfortable atmosphere with a lot of crafts available for sale.
Address: 40470 CA-41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 683-8418
South Gate Brewery and Restaurant
The South Gate Brewery and Restaurant is perfect for dinner and a killer beer. They have a large selection of beers that are brewed onsite at the restaurant.
South Gate Brewery brings out new beers at least once a month with rotating taps. They have seasonal beers and a collection of tried and true brews that are always on the menu.
The food is fantastic! Make sure and try the wood-fired Bavarian Pretzels with Beer Cheese! YUM!
They offer a wide selection of burgers including an amazing house-made black bean quinoa burger that is beyond good.
Address: 40233 Enterprise Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 692-2739
Smokehouse 41 BBQ
The Smokehouse 41 BBQ is a local favorite and can sell out of certain types of meat during the day. Once they sell out they are done for the day.
The restaurant uses all-natural premium meats and prepares their side dishes daily.
They serve a gigantic sweet potato that is crusted in a house made salt blend and topped with cheddar cheese and more.
Address: 40713 CA-41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 642-2271
Plazuelas Mexican Restaurant
If you are looking for fresh unique Mexican food than Plazeulas is the restaurant for you! They have four rotating micro-brews on tap along with your favorite Mexican beers available. One thing to know is they do not have margaritas!
Menu item not to miss:
Bistek Ranchero – Grilled steak with tomatoes, jalapeno and onions, served with rice and beans, and fresh flour tortillas.
Carne Asada Steak Taco – All I can say is this is a must try!! So flavorful! Make sure you have a napkin ready because this steak taco is filled with juicy steak and my husband managed to have it drip down his shirt. He said it was so good that it was worth the stain on his shirt.
Address: 40015 CA-49 St 203, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 658-7771
Erna’s Elderberry House
If you are looking for a fancy dinner than Erna’s Elderberry House is the place to go in Oakhurst. The restaurant served a prex-fix menu nightly from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you have any dietary restrictions make sure and let the restaurant know when you make a reservation.
They also serve Sunday Brunch and have a locals night every Tuesday.
Erna’s Cellar Bar has a bar menu with burgers and bar bites along with great cocktails every Friday and Saturday night from 5 pm to 8 pm and on Sundays from 1 pm to 7 pm.
Please be aware that tank tops and flip flops are not acceptable. Plan to dress in elegant casual dresses for women and shirts and slacks for men.
The charge for the 7-course tasting menu is $145 per person with tax and gratuity additional.
Address: 48688 Victoria Lane, Oakhurst, California 93644
If you are looking for a place to stay check out the Chateau du Sureau which is part of the Estate by the Elderberries.
Phone: For reservations (559) 683-6800
Reservations are accepted by phone Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reservations may be made up to 4 months in advance
We normally only talk about local restaurants in our restaurant guides so you may be a bit surprised to see a Pizza Factory listed. We are including them because this location was the very first Pizza Factory Restaurant.
Since it is the original and a local favorite we felt like we should include it.
They offer pizzas, calzones, deli sandwiches, soup and sandwiches, and pasta dishes.
You can dine-in, take out or order pizza for local delivery. They have been in Oakhurst for more than thirty years!
The garlic cheese bread twists are delicious! We really enjoyed our pizza and how comfortable the restaurant is. Definitely a local favorite with great food and chill atmosphere.
Address: 40120 Highway 41, Suite B, Oakhurst, CA
Phone: 559-683-2700 (delivery)
The Oakhurst Grill and Whiskey 41 Lounge are located next to the Best Western on Highway 41. Right in the center of Oakhurst the restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You need to try the pretzel and beer cheese! It is huge and tastes amazing!!!!
Address: 40530 HWY 41, Oakhurst, California 93644
Phone: (559) 641-2477
Me-N-Eds is located next to Plazuelas Mexican Restaurant in the Raley’s Grocery Store parking lot. This pizza restaurant is perfect for families that want a comfortable place to relax and enjoy dinner.
There are a few arcade games in the back for fun. They also have a small salad bar, soda and tea machines with free refills, an space to relax.
This pizza restaurant reminds me of a place that sports teams would go to celebrate a game or the end of the season. Super casual and easy.
There garlic cheese bread is amazing and I would go back just for the cheese bread. It has alfredo sauce, garlic and a ton of cheese. You might be able to fight off vampires after eating it but it is so worth it!
Address: 40015 CA-49OAKHURST, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 642 -2929
The Cool Bean Cafe
If you are looking to get your caffeine fix and want to try a local coffee shop the Cool Bean Cafe is the place to go. Make sure and try their blueberry scones and coffee cake!
I will say their chai is made with a powder so if you are a connoisseur of chai latte’s it may not be the taste that you are expecting.
John had their house coffee and really enjoyed it. They also have gluten-free and regular paninis and other snacks available.
The Cool Bean Cafe is a great place to relax and take a moment to just enjoy a snack during the day.
Address: 40120 CA-41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Phone: (559) 683-7575
Bass Lake Restaurants
Ducey’s Bar and Grill
Located at The Pines Resort on Bass Lake above Ducey’s on the Lake this bar and grill offer lunch and dinner with a full bar.
They have an extensive menu and we loved the spinach artichoke dip. They also had a fig pizza with duck bacon that was amazing.
You can’t beat the view looking out over Bass Lake.
Ducey’s on the Lake
Ducey’s on the Lake is located at The Pines Resort at Bass Lake and serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
They are known for their great dinners with an amazing view over Bass Lake.
We had breakfast at Ducey’s on the Lake multiple times during our stay. We can’t wait to go back this summer and enjoy the outdoor seating and delicious food.
Address: 54432 Rd 432, Bass Lake, CA 93604
Phone: (559) 642-3131
Casa Velasco Mexican Restaurant
Located just down the street from The Pines Resort on Bass Lake this Mexican Restaurant is delicious.
We can’t wait to return to Casa Velasco for another great meal. The restaurant is small but mighty. It is tucked in a corner near a realty office and a few other businesses.
John had the Arroz Con Pollo and said it was wonderful. I enjoyed the Cheese Enchiladas and was so sad when my plate didn’t have another one to enjoy.
Address: 54311 Rd 432, Bass Lake, CA 93604
Phone: (559) 683-2272
Miller’s Landing Resort
Miller’s Landing is located on the South Shore of Bass Lake. This casual restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a bit of lake life. They serve their famous Miller burger, sandwiches, Baja fish tacos, fried picks and an amazing variety of ice cream and snow cones.
Don’t miss the fudge bucket! 9 scoops of ice cream covered in whip cream and sprinkles. Oh, and it is served in a sand pail coated in hot fudge!
Address: 37976 Road 222, Wishon, California 93669
The Forks Resort
The Forks Resort is located right on Bass Lake with stunning views. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
Make sure and try the famous “Forks Burger”! The menu has a great variety from burgers to soup and salads.
Address: 39150 Road 222, Bass Lake, Ca
Wild Fig Kitchen
If you are anywhere near the Wild Fig Restaurant than you HAVE TO visit this delicious restaurant. We had breakfast at Wild Fig and it was so dang delish.
This is a restaurant we will be visiting every time we are anywhere close to Coarsegold, California!
Don’t miss the fresh pastries, chicken and waffles, and breakfast burrito. Honestly, the whole menu looked amazing and we are excited to try as many things as we possibly can.
Address: 35300 HWY 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614
Phone: (559) 658-3447
North Fork Restaurants
The Buckhorn Saloon is one of those places you just have to experience. We heard from many people that the Buckhorn was a must try and then they would kind of smirk and say you will love it.
I was honestly not sure what to expect other than I had heard there were dead animals on the wall and it was full of character. We went in not really knowing how the food would be but knowing we would have experience either way.
What I love is this is a family restaurant and a saloon at the same time. Sure there are a lot of dead animals on the wall but they also have Easter brunch and celebrations at the saloon.
I will warn you that John had the chicken wings and they are spicy HOT! He was sweating at times and said that they were hot wings they were not lying.
The Buckhorn Saloon is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with daily specials. On Wednesday the kitchen is closed but the bar is open.
Breakfast is served from 7:45 am to 11:15 am
Lunch and dinner are served from 11:15 am – on
Address: 32992 Rd 222, North Fork, CA 93643
Phone: (559) 877-8700
Oakhurst Restaurants we can’t to try
The Branding Room Iron Steakhouse and Saloon
Located 10 miles from the southern entrance from Yosemite National Park and 4 miles from Bass Lake. The restaurant is located at the Sierra Sky Ranch Historic Hotel established in 1875.
The ranch was the area’s first working cattle ranch and supplier for fruits, veggies, and meat for the Soquel and Sugar Pine logging camps.
Famous guests include John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe.
Address: 50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, Ca
Matsumoto Samurai’s Kitchen – Food Truck
This food truck moves around Oakhurst posting their updates on their facebook page. They offer sushi, poke, and teriyaki.
They also have a vegan plate with tofu steak, rice, edamame, and avocado with pico de gallo dressing.
Poke bowls include the Samurai Deluxe with tuna, salmon, scallop, shrimp, avocado, edamame, ginger, and wasabi.
The shogun poke bowl includes spicy tuna, spicy salmon, krab mix, green onion, cilantro, wasabi, and ginger.
The chef Yuji Matsumoto has been a sushi chef for more than 20 years in Los Angeles. Chef Matsumoto was the first Master Sake sommelier in North America. He moved to Oakhurst in 2017 and started his food truck. He serves contemporary Japanese food showing his love of flavors and passion for food.
I hope this Oakhurst, California Restaurant Guide helps you find an amazing place to eat. We will be adding to this guide on each of our trips to Visit Yosemite Madera County this year.