10 Spots for Outdoor Dining in Mammoth Lakes

Jun 18, 2023

When the weather starts to warm up, you may be tempted to never come inside from this mountain wonderland. Rest assured! Mammoth Lakes restaurants have you covered when it comes to outdoor dining serving up tasty delights and stunning views. With so many options to choose from, summertime in Mammoth Lakes seems to be made for patio sittin’.

Best Breakfast Spots with Outdoor Seating in Mammoth Lakes

Good Life Café

Make the first meal of the day really matter at Good Life Café, where everyone has a favorite on the menu. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio and try the machaca burrito or crab cake benedict. The restaurant’s extensive menu definitely has something for everyone, and with lunch and dinner options, you’re sure to feel the Good Life vibes too.

Stellar Brew

Locally grown and organically operated, Stellar Brew’s kitchen is packed with natural ingredients so that you start your day fueled with nutrients that are absolutely delicious. Herbivores and carnivores alike can be easily satisfied, and almost everything can be made gluten-free. Take a cup of their steaming organic coffee on to the patio, and you have the recipe for homegrown Mammoth Lakes bliss.

Warming Hut

If you’re looking for fresh, real food made from scratch and served on a patio, the Warming Hut is the place for you. From customizable pancakes served with locally bottled real maple syrup to their famous hashes with all the fixings, the menu is full of options for all diets.

Best Lunch Spots with Outdoor Seating in Mammoth Lakes

The Eatery at Mammoth Brewing Company

What could be better than beer flights with a view of the mountain? For good times and good grub, look no further than The Eatery at Mammoth Brewing Company. The brewery itself has been brewing award-winning beers since 1995. And The Eatery inside the tasting room serves up amazing bites to go with your brews. Try the brewery bread fries with a pale ale fondue sauce or dig into the Damn Good Burger. With outdoor views that are postcard-perfect, you may be tempted to for a few rounds.

Side Door Cafe

This cozy gem located in The Village at Mammoth creates inventive cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But mid-day is a particularly delightful time to stretch out on their outdoor patio at Side Door Cafe with a glass of wine from their extensive menu and a cheese and charcuterie platter. The restaurant also serves crepes and panini for those looking for a more substantial fare, and gluten-free options are available for an additional charge. Charming and sophisticated, it’s the perfect place to imbibe, nosh and unwind.

Chip Shots Café

Up your game with breakfast right on the gorgeous greens of Sierra Star Golf Course at Chip Shots Café. No tee time is required to enjoy Chip Shots’ sunny patio or its Tee Box Breakfast sandwich. Plus, enjoy signature libations, lunch and happy hour specials before or after a round of golf.

Best Dinner Spots with Outdoor Seating in Mammoth Lakes

Roberto’s Café

One of Mammoth Lakes’ favorite Mexican restaurants and a TripAdvisor winner of the Certificate of Excellence, Roberto’s Café dishes up beloved South of the Border favorites, as well as intriguing daily specials. Lounge in the sun on the outdoor patio with a margarita and enchiladas rancheras or make your own combination plate served with the restaurant’s famous albondigas soup or salad. Roberto’s Café a tasty destination that the whole family will enjoy.

Gomez’s Restaurant & Tequileria

With plenty of tables and big tiki-style umbrellas, the patio at Gomez’s Restaurant & Tequileria in the Village at Mammoth is a spot you could spend the whole day sipping margaritas. Gomez’s features the largest selection of tequilas in town, and yet it also tops for family-friendly dining featuring Mexican and Latin-fusion cuisine.

Mammoth Rock Brasserie

Discreetly tucked away inside Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl, the Mammoth Rock Brasserie is a restaurant at the heart of Mammoth Lakes’ blossoming food scene. The restaurant serves upscale dishes with a drop-dead gorgeous view of the Sherwin Range and Mammoth Mountain. Elegant, romantic and refined, the menu celebrates the culinary inventiveness of Chef Frederic Pierrel and an admirable wine list.


Celebrity chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio have opened their newest restaurant concept. In addition to indoor seating, Vulcania features outdoor dining globes allowing diners to experience dining outside year-round while sheltered from the elements.

Alexia Wellons

Alexia Wellons has always lived with a mountain range in sight and is a writer, editor, and founding member of Scarlet Letters Copywriting. Since 2014, Scarlet Letters has worked with the Mammoth Lakes Tourism office on fact-checking the printed Visitor Guide and website, and are now delighted to translate that knowledge into blog posts. A…

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