Whoa Nellie Deli


Whoa Nellie Deli
22 Vista Point Road
Lee Vining, CA
Tel: 760.647.1088

Lee Vining, CA: Eat here, get gas

Whoa Nellie Deli

We're with you on the whole prairie oysters thing.

You can call them prairie oysters 'til the cows come home, but they're bull testicles and the prairie shouldn't be hoodwinking unsuspecting diners with fancifying nomenclature. Of course, if you're ordering 'oysters' on the prairie, who's to say you're not getting what you deserve?

You'd think the same goes for Yosemite fish tacos. Avoid, fail, no way, right? And when we tell you that they're sold at the Whoa Nellie Deli inside a Mobil station on the eastern side of Yosemite, we can't blame you for thinking that that is a recipe for disaster.

But the crazy thing is, this restaurant, with chef Matt Toomey at the helm, serves delicious food. And not just because you've been hiking for days. In addition to the fish tacos (which come with black beans and a mango/pineapple/plum salsa), you can have jambalaya, baby back ribs, lobster taquitos, sandwiches, even an 'herb-crusted grilled pork tenderloin'.

So, yes, you can have tasty fish tacos during your Yosemite trip. And that's no bull.

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