You can’t beat the Eagle’s Landing restaurant for ambiance, but the quality of the food and service is a little more touch and go. Located within the Double Eagle Resort on the June Lake Loop, the place has got rustic charm up the wazoo—wrought-iron eagles pose at the entrance to the resort, the Eagle’s Nest Saloon features ornate wood carved pine trees and, you guessed it, more eagles, and the restaurant has lovely booths with high windows that allow diners to gaze out into the whispering pines.
The place is known predominately as an events venue, again, because it is so strikingly beautiful and has a dedicated events coordinator and staff who are used to handling 100-plus person weddings.
However, as a destination for food and drink, it’s best to keep in mind that both the kitchen and waitstaff have a reputation for high turnover, making service either really great or sub-par, depending on your luck.
I’ve had some pretty great Bloody Marys in the saloon and some decent appetizers as well, but due to the preponderance of so many other great dining options on the June Lake Loop, I can’t even remember the last time I ate there on my own volition (outside of a wedding or retirement celebration). I do know they have rotisserie chickens which they roast daily, filling the dining room with the smell of crispy skin and rosemary, and I’d probably order one of those were I to be joining people who insisted on having dinner there.
Their menu isn’t even posted on their website, and when you navigate to the “restaurant” page, you get a “file not found” message. I’d say this is pretty indicative of the attention they give the daily service at the Eagle’s Landing. We’ve also heard a rumor that they don’t serve dinner on nights when there’s a wedding happening (pretty much every weekend in the summer), so you’d be well-advised to call ahead if you have your heart set on enjoying dinner.
Certainly lovely meals have been enjoyed in the gorgeous dining room, but if excellent food is really what you’re seeking, you might want to visit one of the other spots on the loop.
Sarah Rea is a freelance dirtbag-turned-journalist who has been living in the Sierra on and off for twenty years, with eight spent in Yosemite National Park and five in Mammoth Lakes. She likes dogs, rocks, good food and jumping into cold water.