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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Touted at the oldest bar in California, this is a must see for anyone visiting. They serve food as well for families”
  • 58 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great grocery store around the corner to get anything you may have forgotten”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Excellent pizza place. One of the best pizzas I have ever had. This is a must have every time we visit the cabin”
  • 23 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Cocina Michoacana is a very humble and cute Mexican restaurant set right in the heart of Groveland. Comforting and delicious Mexican food.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course, designed by William F. Bell, has been rated “4-1/2 stars Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest magazine and is open for play year-round. Located in beautiful Pine Mountain Lake community, its a great place for beginners as well as champions. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious coffee and tea drinks; freshly made baked goods; comfy place to lounge and use wifi, both inside and out; and friendly staff.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Now in its sixth generation of family ownership, Priest Station has a long and interesting history. Originally a miner’s supply store, it was purchased by Margaret & Alexander Kirkwood in 1853. A few years later, Alexander passed away and left Margaret a young widow. She received 36 marriage proposals and chose Wm. Priest, Yosemite’s first Park Commissioner and an engineer responsible for the Big Oak Flat Road (now Hwy 120) as well as Tioga Pass. Under the Priests’ ownership the property became a stagecoach stop and 22 building hotel complex known for its hospitality, accommodations and table. In 1926, a fire destroyed everything except the well, which still stands today and is the only structure remaining from the 1800s. A few years after the 1926 fire, a new house was built for the next generation of family owners, gradually adding four cabins in the 1940s. This house stood near the roadside and had a front parlor where the public could be served. Cabins, 1940s In 1969 the property was sold and run by various non-family owners who made changes to the property, including the conversion of one cabin into a restaurant after the 1920s front house burned down in the 1980s. Priest Station was re-acquired in 2007 by the Anker Family, the 4th, 5th and 6th generation descendants of the original Priest Family founders. After undergoing complete renovations, Priest Station Cafe opened in August 2009.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Food
“If you need a packed lunch, this is the place to get a loaded, made-to-order sandwich or healthy salad (the edamame and bean salad is delicious!). You can also pick up grass-fed beef, organic poultry, deli meats, cheeses and homemade cookies and cakes.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“I have heard really good reviews On the restaurant at this place. I’m planning on trying it October 2019 and I’ll let you know. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderful exhibits, movie about history of local area, and a nice little gift and souvenir shop too. Run entirely by volunteers, located next to the local community park with fun things for kids to do. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The lake is a great way to cool off after a long day of hiking. Take the free water taxi for a complete tour of the lake. It runs every hour.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Coffee, smoothies, boxed lunches, breakfast burritos and other yummy goodies.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“The Groveland Pharmacy is on the east end of town. It has all the typical pharmacy/drug store essentials. It also has a gift section if you need to pick up a local souvenir. Store Hours: Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Tue 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Wed 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Thu 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sun Closed ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“YARTS buses stop at Mary Laveroni Community Park in Groveland May 14th, 2018 – September 30th 2018, and take you all the way to Yosemite Valley”
  • 7 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Most Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. downstairs in the Groveland Library there is a used book sale at the Book Nook. Most books are in the $1 range and children's books are 25 cents. Find a good book or two and help support the Groveland library!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“The park encompasses just under 748,000 acres of granite cliffs, groves of giant sequoias, waterfalls, streams, and diverse plant and animal life. Designated a national park in 1890, Yosemite National Park is the third oldest national park in the United States, though President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant in 1864, paving the way to a national park 26 years later. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Touted at the oldest bar in California, this is a must see for anyone visiting. They serve food as well for families”
  • 58 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Excellent pizza place. One of the best pizzas I have ever had. This is a must have every time we visit the cabin”
  • 23 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Cocina Michoacana is a very humble and cute Mexican restaurant set right in the heart of Groveland. Comforting and delicious Mexican food.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Now in its sixth generation of family ownership, Priest Station has a long and interesting history. Originally a miner’s supply store, it was purchased by Margaret & Alexander Kirkwood in 1853. A few years later, Alexander passed away and left Margaret a young widow. She received 36 marriage proposals and chose Wm. Priest, Yosemite’s first Park Commissioner and an engineer responsible for the Big Oak Flat Road (now Hwy 120) as well as Tioga Pass. Under the Priests’ ownership the property became a stagecoach stop and 22 building hotel complex known for its hospitality, accommodations and table. In 1926, a fire destroyed everything except the well, which still stands today and is the only structure remaining from the 1800s. A few years after the 1926 fire, a new house was built for the next generation of family owners, gradually adding four cabins in the 1940s. This house stood near the roadside and had a front parlor where the public could be served. Cabins, 1940s In 1969 the property was sold and run by various non-family owners who made changes to the property, including the conversion of one cabin into a restaurant after the 1920s front house burned down in the 1980s. Priest Station was re-acquired in 2007 by the Anker Family, the 4th, 5th and 6th generation descendants of the original Priest Family founders. After undergoing complete renovations, Priest Station Cafe opened in August 2009.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“I have heard really good reviews On the restaurant at this place. I’m planning on trying it October 2019 and I’ll let you know. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For over 30 years, Pizza Factory has stayed true to its roots. Hardworking owners and staff , family - friendly dining, and a high- quality product make them the best pizza in town. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Grille at Pine Mountain Lake is the community focal point. It has just completed a $2.5 million remodel and it is stunning! The 16,000 square foot restaurant and lounge overlooks the Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course with majestic views of Yosemite’s peaks. The outside deck is perfect for outdoor dining and cocktails. The Grille is located within the Pine Mountain Lake development and is a 5 minute drive from The Cedar Cabin. This is the perfect way to end a day of hiking in Yosemite!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“While visiting the marina, you can order off the current menu: burgers, fries, ice cream. Call ahead for hours open.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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