Since chef Tioga Toomey took over the kitchen at the Whoa Nellie Deli, things haven't been the same. Specialties include my favorite St. Louis Ribs with Huckleberry BBQ sauce, Kansas City Steak Caesar Salad and fish tacos with mango plum pineapple salsa and ginger coleslaw. We gush about it to anyone who will listen and we aren't the only ones; the <em>New York Times</em> magazine called it "a shockingly gourmet oasis."
If the weather is nice, take your meal to one of the picnic tables out on the patio, where you'll have a view of Mono Lake.
Where: US Hwy 395, east of Yosemite National Park and Tioga Pass, just south of Lee Vining