Eat your way through the eastern Sierra!
Good food prepares us, recharges us, and connects us with our family, friends and a community.
Bishop is the “small town with a big backyard” and it also has a pretty impressive kitchen.
Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant
285 N Main St
All the great Mexican style dishes you’d expect served to eat in or take out. Try their unique, creative enchilada specialties. Good prices and great portions.
Astorga’s Mexican Grill
2206 N Sierra Highway
A family owned and run restaurant with a full bar and tasty Margaritas. The newly remodeled patio where tacos are cooked outside on ‘Street Taco Tuesday’ is a great place for dining al-fresco.
La Casita Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
175 S Main St
This spot boasts a restaurant and bar and the Mango Margarita comes highly recommended. The chile verde plate or the chile relleno with or without shrimp is not to miss.
276 South Warren Street
This hidden gem is a legit, fresh, Mexican Market that comes with grab and go food options that will not disappoint. This Family Owned gem is a MUST TRY-Everything we’ve tried from the Tacos to the Pan Dulce is Muy Sabroso and gets an A++.
Rolling Chef 395
107 South Main Street
Offering you the choice of Mexican, Peruvian and Cuban food. This food truck menu is fun, and service is impeccable. You can’t get food like this anywhere else, so don’t miss out!
Yamatani Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
635 N Main St
For more than 30 years the Tani family has served some of the finest sushi and Japanese food this side of the Pacific. The establishment is spacious and elegant with a large main dining area, a sushi bar and cocktail bar. Only sushi grade (high quality) fish from around the world, and the same markets that supply LA based restaurants, is served here. Every dish is diligently prepared to the highest standards. It’s a local favorite and a visitor’s delight. Don’t miss the jalapeño boat.
970 N Main St
Their slogan is “We Toss’em, They’re Awesome.” They do and they are. In addition to great pizza, the menu is packed full of delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and more. The self-serve salad bar is the go to when you need a load of fresh veg!
Convict Lake Resort
2000 Convict Lake Rd
Fine dining in one of the most spectacular settings ever. Sunday brunch during summer is an outing you’ll remember forever. This is pure elegance at altitude.
Erik Schat’s Bakkery
763 N Main St
Erick Schat’s Bakkery commands respect among the travelers of US Highway 395 that runs through town. Breads of all sorts and sizes and a variety of delicious cakes and cookies are baked fresh daily. The trademark loaf is the ‘Sheepherder Bread’ introduced here in 1938. Sandwiches are made to order in the deli and it’s impossible to leave with an empty stomach or empty hands. Eat some here and take some home.
930 N Main St
This is a spacious, elegant restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and a full bar. The menu has all the standard dishes we’ve come to expect from a good Chinese restaurant. There are sweet and sour dishes, hot and spicy, chow mein noodles, and regional inspirations such as Mongolian and Szechwan dishes. On the road? Take Chinese to go.
Black Sheep Coffee Roasters
232 N Main St
This local boutique roaster is a source of pride for the Bishop community and is a revered coffee brand in the Eastern Sierra. The coffee is sourced directly from farms in Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador and roasted locally in Bishop. The coffeehouse serves these favorites – pour over, espresso, and a smooth and powerful cold brew coffee. The kitchen rustles up some great quiche, breakfast burritos, sandwiches and light meals.
Bishop Looney Bean Coffee & Cafe
399 N Main St
Specialty coffees are the hallmark of this coffeehouse. Smoothies, frappés, lattés and healthy grab-and-go sandwiches, wraps, bowls and freshly baked goodies will keep you on the go.
Indy Coffee Roasting Company
307 S Main St
This European coffee roaster brings full bodied coffee and rich flavor to the Owens Valley. Find it today in Bishop at Manor Market, Blue Lupine and Eastside Guesthouse & Bivy.
124 S Main St
Located in the back of Spellbinder Books, this café brings organic smiles to Bishop. A full espresso bar is complemented by excellent food made from the freshest and, whenever possible, organic and locally sourced ingredients. Their specialties are the Liège waffle, which is deliciously decadent and their heaping doses of avocado toast.
Aaron Schat’s Roadhouse
871 N Main St
Serves the classic rotisserie chicken with that all-American side, coleslaw. Burgers come with options for cheese, sauces and toppings as do steaks and sandwiches. Salad choices are a great mix of classic and new age.
Bishop Country Club
1200 US Highway 395
In a setting that’s almost second to none, the 19th Hole Bar & Grille is a wonderful spot for a good ol’ American breakfast or leisurely lunch. Stunning views, good food, lively bar, and perhaps a round of golf for good measure. It’s open to the public.
Bishop Creek Lodge
2100 South Lake Rd
Head 15 minutes up canyon for a hearty meal in a rugged rustic setting. The café serves steaks, burgers, pizzas, chili and giant beers with tall tales of mountain life. Seasonal: Open May – October.
Cardinal Village Resort Café
321 Cardinal Rd
The mountains are calling and breakfast is served – full, hot and hearty. Burgers are a hunger-busting option after a day exploring Bishop Creek. In summer this is place to be on Friday and Saturday evenings for wood-fired pizza served al fresco. Seasonal: Open May – October.
Holy Smoke Texas BBQ
772 N Main St
A smoky, sweet, tangy, and spicy taste of Texas. Not all rolled into one of course. Choose your flavor, choose your meat and choose your sidekick. Everything is homemade and served with southern hospitality.
Mahogany Smoked Meats
2345 N Sierra Hwy
Meet the smoked meats; jerky, hams, bacon, chops, steaks, turkey and sausages. It’s so good folks couldn’t wait to eat it, so they opened a deli. Now you can have it here and take some home thanks to the Meadow Farms Country Smokehouse.
Mountain Rambler Brewery
186 S Main St
This fine microbrewery serves 10 of its own exquisitely crafted beers on tap. This establishment has a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and, in addition to the craft brews, an excellent menu of lunch and dinner fare is made from scratch from quality ingredients, many of which are locally grown and sourced.
Paiute Palace Casino – Tu Ka Novie Restaurant
2742 N Sierra Hwy
Large portions at reasonable prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s a ‘lite eaters’ option too. Be sure to join the players club and try your luck at the 24-hour Vegas style casino, featuring over 300 of the latest and most popular slot machines and a variety of table game, you never know what day may be your lucky day.
Rock Creek Lakes Resort
1 Upper Rock Creek Rd
The Grill at Rock Creek Lakes Resort smokes their own meats, brews and bottles their own BBQ sauce, bakes their own deserts and serves up a mean mountain breakfast. Seasonal: Open May – October.
Rock Creek Lodge
85 Rock Creek Rd
Here’s one place you’ll have to visit at least twice – a winter trip and a summer trip. During the winter months you can ski up to the lodge or get a chauffeured ride on a snowmobile to enjoy a four-course ‘prix fix’ menu served family style. It’s quite magical. Breakfast and lunch is served in summer and a hunger-busting burger hits that spot after a day in the mountains.
Tom’s Place Resort
8180 Crowley Lake Dr
On the way up to Mammoth Lakes from Bishop is the rustic, mountain restaurant at Tom’s Place. It’s definitely the place for steaks and the prime rib is a specialty. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner and take a seat inside or outside depending on the season and the weather. Plenty of options here.
524 N Main Street
Dating back to 1924 this authentic country inn and restaurant has recently been remodeled. It’s a wonderful fine dining experience serving fine steaks and other fine American fare. Try lunch on the deck looking out toward the Sierra or sip a cocktail in the saloon. There are great choices for the whole family.
Sweets and Treats
Brown’s Town Café and Country Store
Highway 395 and Schober
Get a taste of the old-fashioned ice cream fountain, homemade pies and fine candies. Hot and cold sandwiches are available too. While you’re there check out the replica Old West main street museum. Seasonal: Open May – October.
Great Basin Bakery
275-D S Main Street
This bakery produces fresh bread, bagels and croissants daily plus a wide assortment of cookies, pies, muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls … and all manner of delicious treats. The bakery includes a café where their artisan breads and bagels are also made into delicious breakfast items and lunch sandwiches, soups and salads.
Good Earth Yogurt
251 N. Main Street
Organic yogurt, pie and wine bar. This entirely different type of eatery allows locals and visitors alike to indulge in a heaping of self-serve frozen yogurt, cheese plates, panini style sandwiches and fresh homemade pies. And since it’s an inviting place for the whole family, there’s a wonderful selection of California grown wines and local beers on tap.
Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Café
Open during the summer months this lovely little café perched above the docks at Lake Sabrina serves a full breakfast and lunch. It’s worth the drive up to the lake for the spectacular views, the delicious food, but most of all – for the homemade pies and ice cream. Seasonal: Open May – October.
Back Alley Bowl & Grill
649 N Main St
Food and fun all rolled into one. Where there’s an alley there’s bowling. There’s league play, regular play and then there’s cosmic bowling on Saturday nights. It just so happens to have the best burger and prime rib in town.
McMurry’s Sports Bar
175 N Main St
Order a drink, fire up the jukebox, pull out the pool cues or grab the darts and play on. There are plenty of TVs to catch your favorite game too. Good drinks, good games, and good times.
Mountain Rambler Brewery
186 S Main St
It’s worth repeating this establishment here. Live music performed by many of Bishop’s talented resident musicians and well-known and up-an-coming artists from further afield perform regularly at the brewery. Quality brews and bands!
112 N Main St
This is the lively locals bar that’s been serving up fun in bishop for over 50 years. Choose your tunes, or catch a DJ in action, or join in for some Karaoke. It’s usually rockin’ at Rusty’s.
Just Passing Through
In addition to the dozens of unique independent establishments listed above, Bishop also has a great selection of known name franchise restaurants that feature convenient speedy service.
El Pollo Loco
500 N Main St Lone Pine
Open Memorial Day – Labor Day, it’s a must stop in Lone Pine on the way to Bishop. Burgers, sandwiches, old-fashioned soft serve ice cream cones. Try the peanut butter cone!