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Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

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Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby DAVELA » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:44 pm

The Whisky Creek was the only real decent restaurant in Bishop and now it is closed.It is astonishing that in a bustling town that serves many visitors that there is not 1 good restaurant.There is nothing but fast food left and a few poor restaurants ie Jack's and the chinese restaurant.
Personally, i can eat kfc for a few days straight and sleep in the car or tent but my dad cant and wont-he is also willing to pay for good meals and services like many people who pass through.
In fact, my father and i where going to stay in bishop for 2 days and nights this time but when we found out WC was closed we went back to lone pine.We are also re considering a trip to owens valley this winter because of the lack of service.This is really frustrating.
What's more amazing is if you consider between the 14/395 junction and mammoth there is only 1 good restaurant and that is Season's,in lone pine.I have never understood the lack of services in the owens valley.Its bizarre to me.Look at independence and big pine,2 major gateways to serious mountain trails and ghosttown atmosphere without services.Does anyone know what is up?We dont hang in Mammoth so thats not an option.



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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby Teresa Gergen » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:30 am

Living in CO where every single little mountain town across the state has food to die for year round, I felt the same way about Bishop, until I spent enough time there to at least find a few good restaurants.

Mountain Rambler Brewery
Upper Crust Pizza has good Italian food, not just pizza, with very nice service and atmosphere
The restaurant in the Back Alley Bowling Alley has good food, and the best salmon dinner I've found in town
La Casita is my favorite for Mexican
Thai Thai at the airport has ok Thai food

Schat's Bakkery has great sandwiches for lunch, and Jack's is better for breakfast than lunch or dinner.

Sage is supposed to be a good upscale restaurant, but it's never been open when I've been in town. I miss Whiskey Creek too.

As an outsider and coming from a very "foodie" state, I've always had the same surprise that more people haven't realized the business potential for putting in a few good restaurants in Bishop.
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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby oleander » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:12 pm

Teresa Gergen wrote:Upper Crust Pizza has good Italian food, not just pizza, with very nice service and atmosphere


x10, and you worded it exactly as I would have. The regular Italian dishes are great; better than the pizza. Sweet people. Our go-to in Bishop.

For breakfast, and great coffee: Great Basin Bakery!

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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby balzaccom » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:24 pm

I'll put in a good word for Sage. Very nice...and completely different from the usual pizza/bbq/sandwich places that you usually find near trailheads. Nice menu, good wines. We'd eat there again in a heartbeat.
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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby MountainMinstrel » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:45 pm

We ate here...
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Certainly not gourmet but we had a couple of foodies with us and everyone thought the food was great.
Just an old musician who loves the Mountains.
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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby calipidder » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:51 pm

Great Basin bakery is the best!

I also like Black Sheep Cafe (next to Eastside sports) for a breakfast sandwich and coffee or snack and beer later in the day.
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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby Pulpit » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:34 am

It's not Bishop, but the Copper Top BBQ in Big Pine was really good. The tri tip brisket was out of this world as were the ribs. The pulled pork was just OK, wouldn't go running back for that.
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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby DAVELA » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:02 pm

Thanks Teresa and all...We heard about the bowling alley but were dubious about the concept...We will try out some of the suggestions.Dont know about the texas bbq though as ribs arent our thing but we dont have many choices so...There is a new place called schatts rotisserie-have no idea about that.It was closed at 9pm i think. as were most places on a thursday evening-even kfc was closed at 8.Its just weird.
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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby George Tirebiter » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:47 pm

Bishop burger barn. Awesomely weird eclectic place.


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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby austex » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:31 am

I've heard very good things about the bowling alley from a very reliable source especially the burgers. As far as Holy Smoke. My buddy from L.A. who has been to me to some places in Texas, thought it was nothing special, The brisket which is a Texas staple is what I had as well as chicken. The brisket was just so, so meh!? I want to try Copper Kettle though. BTW for those who know "Franklin BBQ" in Austin by that celebrity guy that only has a limited amount of food everyday and sells out before 10:30... I guess I don't get the celebrity shortage induced quality thing, I wouldn't stand in line for 3hrs only to find out they ran out of such and such. My $.02
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Re: Is there anywhere decent left to eat in Bishop?

Postby edhyatt » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:29 pm

Sage is really good with a chef who knows about flavour. I ate there three times last summer - enjoyed the food.

The bakery (name I forget) is very good too with great sandwiches....you'll know it if you see it - very popular.
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