WHITNEY PORTAL STORE, Lone Pine - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

I and most in my party were satisfied but slightly disappointed with the burger here. They are large and made with fresh good quality ingredients, but didn't quite live up to the hype. The ideal burger should have a good charred (but not at all...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

This is a very bare bones establishment at the foot of Mt Whitney, but the biggest pancakes I have ever seen. Knowledgable staff, friendly service, great experience

Reviewed July 2, 2012

Sitting on the small porch outside the Mount Whitney Store enjoying a “Trout Slayer” and eating a magnificent burger (okay maybe this burger’s flavor is enhanced at this elevation but tasty even at any location) you’ll compete with the various squirrels and chatter with hikers...More

Date of visit: June 2012
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Mt. Whitney Portal store is THE only convenience store with water, snacks, and maps at the entrance to hiking the tallest peak (14,496) in the U.S. Started at the portal at 8,365' and a 22 mile RT trek ahead of you, it is a welcomed...More

Date of visit: May 2012
Reviewed May 4, 2012

A one-stop shop for hiking needs, post-hike food and drink, advice and local lore. But don't expect to obtain a Whitney Zone permit there! It's the one thing they don't have.

Date of visit: May 2012
Reviewed September 28, 2011

We ate at the Portal Store prior to the hike to Mt Whitney and upon return from Mt Whitney. I must say our burger was amazing for carbing up for the big hike. The pancake was excellent but I didn't really get a chance to...More

Date of visit: September 2011
Reviewed August 9, 2011

Food is great, and lots of it. Seriously, share a pancake with at least one friend. Way too big for anyone person, unless you are carbing up for a hike.

Date of visit: July 2011
Reviewed June 26, 2011

This is a mountain man's store and grill where the Whitney Portal road ends and the main Mt. Whitney trail begins. Great sandwiches and fries, good beverage selection, and ginormous pancakes are part of claim. The store has last minute items for hikers and campers....More

Reviewed May 31, 2009

Mount Whitney has a "cult" following of hikers all over the world. It's been called the "poor man's Everest" because it is the highest mountain in the contintenal US. And the Whitney Portal Store, and its web site (whitneyportalstore.com), are truly a mecca for Mount...More

Reviewed December 31, 2008

Not a regular restaurant, but kind of a grill .They make and serve great food. They have the best and largest pancakes we have ever seen ,and they are delicious! You can't eat more than one! Will really fill you up and are inexpensive. Also...More

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Response from armstrongvk12 | Reviewed this property |
Send the camera to Doug at Whitney Portal. Anyone who hiked Whitney or stayed at the campground or visited the store is most likely to look there. The stores closes for the winter so send to the hostel in Lone Pine if closed.
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