Historic Mono Inn

Originally established in 1922, the Historic Mono Inn has been a destination for hungry, weary travelers in the eastern Sierra Nevada. It was run as an Inn and restaurant until 1996 when it was bought by the Ansel Adams family.

At that time it was remodeled into a beautiful gallery and restaurant, the Historic Mono Inn established itself as a cornerstone of fine dining for the area. With its sweeping views of Mono Lake and the surrounding landscape, the Historic Mono Inn is known as one of the best restaurants for dining with a majestic view anywhere.

In 2007, the Historic Mono Inn closed. Sarah Adams, Ansels' grand daughter, decided to pursue motherhood and moved back to the coast. Now in 2011, partners Jim O'Meally and Mario Aguilar have re-opened this wonderful landmark in the eastern Sierra Nevada, bringing there own unique style of food and entertainment in a casual relaxed, affordable atmosphere. Chef Jim describes the food as international peasant cuisine with the likes of paella, bolognaise, ceviche, and braised lamb shanks to name a few.

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Latitude: 38.0090999 Longitude: -119.15367 Elevation: 6506 ft
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Jim O'Meally

Hours Open

Every day, Lunch and Dinner

Seasons Open

Spring, Summer and Autumn

Price Style for this Establishment



We visited Mono Inn on Friday, June 9, 2017 while staying at Tioga Lodge-we were told upon checkin that their dining room is closed. Good for us- we got to enjoy an absolutely wonderful dinner at Mono Inn instead. The lamb chops served in a rich sauce with such flavor we could do nothing but rave about it. The beet salad was outstanding as well. A bottle of wine and the view of the lake added to our enjoyment- but the true star of this place is the chef. Thank you to the waitress who served us bread with dipping sauce. We loved our time at Mono Inn.

Cheryl & Guy Liford, Mission Viejo, CA, 6/11/2017

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