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After a day of hiking the trails in Yosemite, there are few places I'd rather hoist a pint of beer and eat dinner than the deck at the Yosemite Bug. The service is well-oiled, the vibe is friendly and social, and the healthy food is first-rate. That being said, the operation is casual—you order at the counter and get your salad, roll, and drink, then take a seat and your meal gets delivered a few minutes later. Breakfasts include pancakes and egg and tofu scrambles, lunch ranges from black bean quesadillas to Vietnamese salads, and dinners change often—expect fresh and local ingredients in savory dishes like an African pea-and-plantain stew.