If you’re looking for a great dining option in the Northern section of the Parks, and within minutes of the greatest Sequoias on Earth, Grant Grove Restaurant is a welcome site within Grant Grove Village. We love dining at this restaurant and have found it as an enjoyable getaway located in Kings Canyon National Park, which at one time was General Grant National Park.
We enjoy the special Holiday Dining options, and a Christmas Eve dinner with a walk through the nearby Grant Grove trail is an incredible way to enjoy the Christmas Season.
The Restaurant is newly renovated, and as Delaware North states, “After the 10-month ecofriendly redesign and reconstruction, park-goers can now enjoy an elevated dining experience. It also features improved views of the picturesque setting, surrounded by majestic giant sequoia trees and overlooking Bradley Meadow.”
“Enjoy picturesque views in our recently redesigned restaurant while dining from menus featuring locally sourced, sustainable and organic ingredients.”DNC Parks & Resorts at Sequoia National Park
Our Favorite Foods
- Grant Burger ….. $10.95
- 6 oz. California angus burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, house-made pickle slices, roasted garlic aioli
- Sierra Club ….. $14.30
- The classic triple decker, BLT plus turkey, ham, Swiss cheese on toasted country bread, cranberry-horseradish mayo
- Grass-Fed Beef Chili ….. $6.75 (GF)
- Locally raised beef, pork, black beans, kidney beans
- Roasted Vegetable Lasagna ….. $17.95 (V)
- Five cheeses, summer vegetables, spinach, creamy marinara
- General Grant’s Skillet Cookie Sundae ….. $9.95
- Fruit Cobbler with ice cream ….. $7.50
- Crème Brulee & Fresh Berries ….. $6.95
“It’s very similar to what you would find in Yosemite. Probably more along the lines of the Mountain Room at Yosemite Lodge – not quite the Ahwahnee,” said Dan Cornforth, general manager of lodging, food and retail in Kings Canyon.
There is no dress code and both hikers and people celebrating special occasions are welcome. Reservations are not being taken for now.
The menu designed by executive chef Brandon Bollenbacher offers soups, salad, sandwiches and main dishes from a $30 rib-eye steak to a $9 vegan wrap with hummus and veggies. The restaurant uses free-range Mary’s Chickens from Sanger, grass-fed beef, organic local fruit and sustainable seafood approved by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
“When it comes down to it, it’s comfort food but a little bit higher quality, fresh,” Cornforth said.Fresno Bee Article
New Restaurant Highlights
- The 8,000-square-foot restaurant will now accommodate about 225 diners at once in indoor and outdoor seating areas. The original restaurant built in the 1970s had a seating capacity of only 74.
- Revamped indoor area with seating for 104, plus a new outdoor deck overlooking Bradley Meadow that has seating for 46 and a large courtyard for grab-and-go dining with picnic tables seating 75.
- New menu centered on locally sourced, sustainable and organic ingredients. It was designed by Executive Chef Michael Gover. Highlights include California-raised grass fed beef, San Joaquin Valley-raised organic poultry and cage-free eggs, and Monterey Bay Aquarium-approved seafood. Local farms and vendors, including Mountain Produce (Fresno, Calif.) and Sierra Seafood (Oakhurst, Calif.), will supply additional meat, poultry, seafood, produce, dairy and grains.
- Large windows which feature improved views of the picturesque setting, surrounded by majestic giant sequoia trees and overlooking Bradley Meadow.
- It was built with the goal of receiving LEED Gold certification, using sustainable materials and construction techniques. The room features natural wood tables and chairs set with color schemes that complement the rockwork. Learn more.
Other new features include a fireplace, large windows and an open concept floor plan, which provides both a better cooking facility for our chefs and a better dining area for our guests for a much improved overall experience.
Also, to-go items such as pizza, sandwiches, coffee and ice cream are also available seasonally at a walk-up window for those in a rush or wanting to maximize their outdoor time.
Grant Grove Restaurant is a Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association.
Holiday Dining Menus
Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Grant Grove Restaurant! We’ll take care of preparing the delectable dinner and cleaning, allowing you to spend more time with your loved ones. Reservations are recommended for parties of six or more, and can be made by calling (559) 335-5500, ext. 305.
Hours of Operation
- Breakfast: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
- Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Kings Canyon National Park, 86728 California 180, CA 93633
Phone: (866) 807-3598
Map of Grant Grove Village
Great location in Grant Grove and not far from Sequoias and the entrance to Kings Canyon
Diverse menu options including food for kids
Great beverage options for wine and craft beer
No reservations can be disappointing for larger parties
The wait for food can be long, but we've found the views and unique location to make up for the delay.
The Restaurant requires a Park admission fee as it is located within Kings Canyon National Park at Grant Grove
Entree prices can be higher than you might expect, but dining in a remote national park makes this cost a reality