"Home of the Original Sheepherder Bread," since 1907 they have been baking fresh the original Sheepherder, breads, rolls and pastries. As you walk up they have many wonderful table to enjoy the outdoors. As you walk inside it was kind of overwhelming because they have some many things hanging all over the place. Inside there is another dinning area, but rather crowed because there are so many racks of baked goods. There is a sandwich bar, cappuccino drinks, Delftware and many imported gifts for enthusiastic tourists from all over the world.
Our doors are always open (except Christmas Day) seven days a week.
Okay. Tourists delight. Locals delight. Bread the old-fashioned way. Delicious. Fresh. Different. Many styles and types of bread made daily with the original Sheepherder Bread being the favorite. The racks of bread beckon you with names like Chileno Cheeze, Mule Bread, and Honi Squaw Raisin Nut. There are over 24 different loaves of bread as well as rolls, pastries, cookies, candy, pound cakes, and Cinnamon loaves.
Not only a bakery but a stand-up-place-your-order restaurant and candy, gelato, and snack center. There seems to always be a line in the candy area. The abundance of selections is overwhelming. Weekdays are not as crowded as the weekends.
Favorite Dish: Going to the back of the bakery side and you find a wall menu to choose a sandwich of choice. Some are award winners and others are just plain good. Lunch time is the best time to enjoy one of the sandwiches and not only are they good but with good portions of fillings, as well. Find a seat first, because the lunch crowd gets long. I guess a lot of people agree wih me that ERICK SCHAT'S BAKKERY is a great place for lunch. Don't take my word on it. Just check out their Facebook page for others reviews. A must stop. Half the fun of a road trip is finding something unique in dining. This is one of those places.
The Airport Cafe is one of the better places to catch a fry up for breakky because it won't leave you as queasy and as broke as the other options in town.
Plus, it's fun to catch all the pilots of small planes cheating death.
Favorite Dish: two pork sausages (they they are almost like chipolatas and not the wee brown salty things you find at most diners), two eggs, hash browns (grated fresh from the potato) -extra crispy, AND biscuits in white gravy with bits of real HAM!
all the coffeeshop Farmers' Bros. coffee you can down
and orange juice
The place where we end up most of the time.
The chips and salsa are fresh. Burritos are big.
The carnitas isn't the real deal, but it will do.
The diorama decor in the smaller dining room is great fun.
It's a bit of a hole in the wall, but it suits our town's personality well.
Favorite Dish: Carnitas Buffalo Burrito and a Mexican lager, just what you need after a long day of being out.
Vegetarians can opt for the Chile Rellenos Burrito - go for the whole beans, though.
The beans and rice aren't sitting underneath a layer of orange grease, but vegies beware, they are made with a bit of yummy lard
This place, on the road to the Rock Creek Trail head, just opposite the Lake, is a bit of a time warp.
Along your pie and burger, you can get power bait, fishing tips, and a cabin.
Come early, or you'll miss out on your slice o' pie. It doesn't even hurt to place your order when you sit down.
Favorite Dish: each and every slice of pie.
I don't even usually like cream pies, but the fresh ingredients and the interesting flavors make them a winner here.
Coffee is great, too, for coffee shop-style coffee.
I first tried Raymonds Deli this past trip on my way back from Mammoth Lakes. The food was great. The prices were reasonable and the place had a great feel about it. We ordered five sandwiches to go and everyone enjoyed their meal. A little "in your face" attitude, where signs on the table read "bus your own table, we ain't your mommy". Rock and roll on the juke box, entertaining signage and pictures "If I had to live my life over, I would live over a deli".
Favorite Dish: The gut buster was most excellent.
Trying to eat healthy while on a trip can be challenging, but we did our best by looking for salads. Unlike Jack in the Box, service was efficient and friendly...plus the food was delicious.
Favorite Dish: We had the Charbroiled Chicken Salad-To-Go (charbroiled chicken, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cheese, croutons, black beans and spicy southwestern ranch dressing).
These folks really care about their grounds (they roast their own) and leaves and serve a lovely cup of coffee or tea.
You can get a scone, roll, smoothie, or Italian soda while you're at it, too.
You can chat up the locals or you can peruse the great books up front.
Favorite Dish: Double Cappucino. The only place for hundreds of miles where "burnt and nasty" aren't considered acceptable espresso flavors. Starbucks has done such a disservice to train our American tastebuds that way.....Espresso drinks in the Northern Italian style.
This is a local bakery, situated on the main road of Bishop. It has a title of "Home of the Original Sheepherder Bread since 1907".
The place is fantastic for lunch, as the sandwiches have to be seen to be believed.
Also the cakes looked incredible and the fruit pullaways tempting. It was only the fact that we were heading for the heat of Death Valley that stopped us buying more goodies.
Favorite Dish: I had the Mule Kick Sandwich which consisted of Premium Roast Beef, Natural Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Red Onions, Alfalfa Sprouts, Tomatoes, Jalapenos, and Spicy Mustard on Mule Bread.
The name really speaks volumes about the offbeat vibe you'll find not just in the coffeeshop but in the town in general. This is a place where Starbucks has yet to set up shop and the Looney Bean is the local instution. In addition to a good strong cup of coffee for about half the price of the mega coffee store, they make the best raspberry chocolate chip muffins I've ever tasted. Granted, I don't think I'd had a raspberry chocolate chip muffin before, but it was still fantastic. One of the guys on my Mount Whitney trip found some danish here that we were all salivating over as well.
It was advertised in the yellow pages as being the best in town, and advertisements never lie. I have no basis for comparison on that. As you may have guessed, Bishop is not exactly a haven for world reknown cuisine. Most places are casual and functional, much like the town itself. I arrived late, having flown and driven all day and wanted something filling, cheap and delivered to my hotel room. Nick n Willies delivered. They serve pretty decent pizza and garlic bread, great for carb loading grub for the night before a big hike.
Amigo's - Mexican restaurant on north Main Street (U.S. Highway 395).
It is a small, yet authentic, restaurant. The prices are reasonable.
Favorite Dish: Hmm...I like the enchaladas yucatan on Friday nights. The Fajitas are good too
This was a good restaurant (for Bishop). Back at home, it would not compare to some of the outstanding cuisine we have available to us. The meat was prepared exactly as ordered. The wine list, surprisingly enough was very reasonable. We had a very nice bottle of Stag's Leap Petite Syrah!
Favorite Dish: I had the Filet Mignon and my boyfriend ordered the New York Strip. Both were good.
I was really surprised what a decent restaurant this was! Regular dining area and sushi bar was available. I couldn't believe the sushi could be so fresh since Bishop is located out in the "boonies" and it's hard to imagine they can get fresh fish daily. So, we stuck with the cooked cuisine offerings. Started with miso soup, a smidgen of picked cabbage (Kazunoko) and some friend pork dumplings called Gyoza which was served with a dipping sauce. I had the Tempura dinner that included 6 pieces of shrimp and various vegetables (green beans, eggplant, sweet potato, carrot, brocholi, mushroom and zucchini). My boyfriend had the beef and chicken teriyaki dinner. Both plates also had a green salad.
Good breakfast spot. The decor was great, exactly what you would expect in Bishop! From the mounted fish to old license plates and antiques. The waitress was also no surprise. A grandma type women with a beehive hairdo hardly able to move around and instead of calling everyone honey, she calls you kiddo.
I had the two eggs over easy, sausage links and waffles. Nothing special but I enjoyed it! My boyfriend had the Denver omlet. He thought the onions and peppers could have been cooked more.