With a week of eating under our belts, I thought I’d do a quick review of some of the highlights of dining on Heavenly Mountain and down at Heavenly Village.
Tamarack Lodge is located just up the gondola from Heavenly Village on the mountain. The food is extremely expensive (think $25 for frozen chicken nuggets, burgers, soups) and nothing to write home about. Tons of guests seemed to pack lunches and bring them in for the day, which Honey and the boys did a few days as well. All food aside, the Bloody Mary (with spicy praline bacon) at Tamarack Lodge ($22, gulp) is outstanding and is pretty much a meal in a glass. We later learned from a friend that Heavenly Mountain has an official Bloody Mary Crawl, and I was pleased to find out that I unknowingly completed it during my stay. Ha!
On the California Lodge side, the food is slightly cheaper but equally as unimpressive. They did have a taco option that didn’t look too bad. Again, many guests packed a lunch. Their Bloody Mary was also tasty, but could not compete with Tamarack.
Stein’s is located up the Gunbarrel Express lift at the base of the Powderbowl Express on the California side of Heavenly. It is open air and has tons of picnic tables and Adirondack chairs for a “heavenly” spot on blue-bird days. Stein’s also has a solid Bloody Mary option, as well as good food. Their chili in a bread bowl was my favorite thing I had on the mountain!
Fire & Ice
Fire & Ice is located at the base of the gondola in Heavenly Village. It was our favorite apres ski spot and we hit it every day. :-) They have fantastic happy hour specials from 3-6 PM and wonderful fireside seating with gorgeous views.
Heavenly Donuts were another favorite. They are open all day, but made for the perfect apres ski sweet treat. They are located at the entrance to the gondola in Heavenly Village.
Gunbarrel Tavern is a sit down restaurant in Heavenly Village. We dined here one evening and had a decent meal. The star here was the Tower 16 Tuna app with ahi poke, mango, pickled red onions, sriracha aioli, wasabi cream and avocado. We devoured it before I could even snap a picture, but I think I would enjoy apres ski here more than the full blown meal.
Base Camp Pizza
Base Camp Pizza is also in Heavenly Village and was our favorite casual meal all week! If the waits are insane, they do also offer a pick up window. This is the sole picture I have of this dinner, and I think we all could relate by this time. :-) Overall, the pizza was really, really good and I would eat here again!
I know we visited during a peak week, but wait times for every single restaurant in Heavenly Village were 90-120 minutes every night that we were there. I don’t think any of them are on Open Table or take reservations.
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