Carson Pass Restaurants

Amador County and Alpine County


A good variety of eating establishments are found along Highway 88, with the most being around Pine Grove, Pioneer, and Kirkwood. Not to be overlooked are the several resorts along the highway - Kit Carson Lodge and Plasse's Resort at Silver Lake and Sorensen's Resort over in Hope Valley.

Pine Grove Restaurants

Giannini's Restaurant, Pine Grove, CA

Giannini's Italian Dinners

19845 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA   (209) 296-7222
Open Thursday - Sunday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Las Minas Mexican Restaurant

20220 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA   (209) 296-6400

88 Giant Burgers To Go

19845 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA   (209) 296-7277

Pine Grove Pizza

19724 CA-88. Pine Grove, CA  (209) 296-8555

Wok and Roll Asian Kitchen

19885 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA   (209) 296-4800

Star Pizza

19892 Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA   (209) 296-6988


Pioneer - Volcano Restaurants

Le's Chinese Restaurant

24887 Highway 88, Pioneer, CA   (209) 295-7000
Lunch and Dinner, Take-out available

Black Station Inn, Pioneer CA

Black Station Inn

28355 Highway 88, Pioneer, CA   (209) 295-4508
(shown right)

Ray's Pizza

26590 Highway 88 #c, Pioneer, CA   (209) 295-2253

Deer Ridge Inn, Pioneer CA

Deer Ridge Inn

18400 Inspiration Drive West, Pioneer, CA   (209) 295-7640
(shown right)

OK Corral

27065 Highway 88, Pioneer, CA   (209) 295-4883
(shown right)

OK Corral Restaurant, Pioneer CA

Volcano's St. George Hotel

16104 Main Street, Volcano, CA   (209) 296-4458
Fine dining with warm, country elegance. Brunch on Sundays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; Dinner Thursday through Saturday, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (8:00 PM on Sundays)
Whiskey Flat Saloon
St. George Hotel

Cook's Station

31950 Highway 88, CA   (209) 295-7900


Silver Lake Restaurants

Kit Carson Lodge

Silver Lake, CA   (209) 258-8500
Open June 24 - October 9, Tuesday - Saturday for Lunch (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM) and dinner (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM), Continental breakfast served daily, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sunday BBQ Dinner, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kit Carson Lodge Restaurant

Thunder Mountain Restaurant

Plasse's Resort, Silver Lake, CA   (209) 258-8500
Opens for the season June 15, 2012
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check website for hours.
Thunder Mountain Restaurant


Kirkwood Restaurants

Some of Kirkwood's restaurants are only open seasonally, so it is best to check with the restaurant to be sure of their hours. Main information phone for Kirkwood:
(209) 258-6000

Restaurants and Bars at the Mountain Village

Off the Wall Bar: Fine dining at the Mountain Village, Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Lunch and Dinner Reservations: (209) 258-7365
Monte Wolfe's Mountain Kitchen: Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Pastries, hot breakfast entrees, sandwiches, burgers, and more.
Thunder Saddle Bar: Located in Monte Wolfe, views of the terrain, drinks and food.
The Spur Grill: Open weekends and holidays. Burgers and hotdogs.
Groover's Links n Drinks: Open daily for a quick snack or drink

Bub's Pub, Kirkwood, CA

Bub's Pub: All-American cuisine, casual family dining.
(209) 258-7225
(shown right)

Restaurants and Bars at Other Kirkwood Locations

Snowshoe Thompsons: Located at Timber Creek, breakfast and lunch. Pastries, coffee, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pizza and a full-service bar.
General Store Deli: Located at Red Cliffs. Breakfast choices, espresso, sandwiches, salads, smoothies and more. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Red Cliff's Cafeteria: Family dining, enjoy lunch indoors or out, Sun Deck.
The Back Side: Located on the backside of the mountain near the base of Chairlift 4. Burgers, snacks, chicken, beverages.

Kirkwood Inn, Kirkwood, CA

Kirkwood Inn

Highway 88, Kirkwood Meadows, CA   (209) 258-7304
Historic inn built in 1864
Western cuisine for lunch and dinner, plus a full service bar
Open 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM daily


Restaurants on the East Side of Carson Pass

Sorensen's Country Cafe

Sorensen's Resort, Hope Valley, CA

Sorensen's Resort, 14255 Highway 88, Hope Valley, CA   (800) 423-9949
Breakfast (7:30 AM - 11:00 AM (noon on weekends), Lunch 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Dinner 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (9:00 PM in summer)
Sorensen's Country Cafe

Woodfords Station

Woodfords Station, Woodfords, CA

290 Old Pony Express Road, Woodfords, CA
(530) 694-2930
Open daily 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Serves deli sandwiches, soups and other hot items; snack foods
Recently under new ownership.
Woodfords Station

Sierra Pines Country Store

19750 Highway 89, Markleeville, CA   (530) 694-1700
groceries, restaurant, 24-hour gas