I'll be driving from SF to Yosemite and am looking for restaurants in towns along the way.
I don't want anyone to be harrassed, so please be mindful that at some point my itinerary violates the border between the Bay Area site and the other (non-L.A.)area of the chowhound site. If you know of any restaurants that are beyond the geographic restrictions of the Bay Area site I'd love it if you'd post them in reply to the query I've posted on the non-Bay Area/non-L.A. California section of the chowhound site.
Here's the route: SF over the Bay Bridge to 580: through Livermore and Tracy.
33 then 132 to Modesto.
99 through Turlock to Merced.
140 through Mariposa, and on to Yosemite.
Excellent restaurants not immediately along the route would certainly be worth a ten mile detour.