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The Trading Post Dinner House

Trading Post Dinner House - summer. Notice it's original bark exterior. The inside has the original quartsite fireplace, a sugarpine bar and original wood panel walls and wood floors. – rsargentini

ADA Accessibility Notes

There are two steps leading to the front door as this building was built in 1927 and is still mostly original. Customers in wheelchairs are allowed to enter through the side door and out through the waitress area.

The Trading Post Dinner House was established in 1927 as a diner, bar, post office and store. It served the community of Shaver Lake during the building of the dam and the prosperous logging community. This building has been maintained with historical photos and artifacts, cedar bark siding, sugar pine bar and quartzite fireplace.

Currently, the Trading Post serves some of the finest food and most generous portions in the area including New York steak, Filet Mignon and its world famous calamari steaks. It is owned and operated by the Elming family and their efficient staff of the cutest waitresses around. In the summer there is also outdoor seating in the beautiful courtyard among the pines and the relaxing waterfall. Come to the Trading Post Dinner House and explore the history of Shaver Lake. Owner, Steve Elming, can answer a lot of questions about the history of the building and the area.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Trading Post Dinner House is owned and operated by Steve Elming and his daughter, Sophia, and son, Saylen. Steve has lived in Shaver Lake and the surrounding area his entire life. He is a wealth of information about the area's history as well as local recreation including, hiking, camping, boating, water and snow skiing, fishing, etc in the southern Sierra Nevada.

Pet Friendly Notes

This is a restaurant and pets are not allowed into the dining area per Fresno county restrictions.


Bar opens at 3pm. Dinner served from 5pm to 9pm.

Seasons Open

Year Round: Thursday through Sunday - Summer 7 days a week


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