If you're looking for a kid-friendly spot with good pizza & wings and great drinks, put the Mammoth Rock-n-Bowl bar at the top of your list. It's not the bowling alley food you're used to, I promise.
With a fine dining restaurant upstairs, and a shared kitchen, I should have known. Not only is the food really good compared to most bowling alleys, but it has one of the best views in all of Mammoth.
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The pizza is a no-brainer. I love the BBQ chicken with slaw on top, but Todd prefers the ham and cheese. Either way, you can't go wrong. But only order 1. The pizza is pretty big and will feed us both, especially if we are also full of beer.
The kids love the wings (proceed with caution.. the buffalo wings are HOT) and the poutine. Now, the poutine isn't really traditional -- its missing the cheese curd. But hey, its still french fries smothered with pulled pork so I'll take it.
If you're bowling, (click here to read about all the things to do at this not-your-average-alley bowling alley) look for a server but if there isn't one (sometimes there isn't) just place your order at the bar. Once your food is ready, they'll deliver it to your lane. If you're not bowling, place your order with the bartender and look for some of the plentiful seating for families adjacent to (but not in) the bar area.
The best way to enjoy your meal, though, is on the back patio where you'll have some seriously impressive views of the meadow and mountains. Its rarely crowded, so I love stopping by in good weather (even sunny winter days) for one of their good beers on tap or their mules, which are dangerously good.
Mammoth Rock-n-bowl Bar
Pub food, full bar, incredible views
Bowling, bocce, ping pong, darts
3029 Chateau Rd
Mary Beth is the owner of Adventure Refined, where she offers true luxury Mammoth Lakes homes to guests. In her spare time she runs a ranch, loves a test pilot, and raises 4 boys & a Rhodie rescue.