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PlumpJack Cafe Squaw Valley

486 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies (9)
  • Notable Wine List (9)
  • Good for a Date (8)
PlumpJack Cafe is widely regarded as Lake Tahoe's premier dining destination. Fine dining and exceptional wines are in our heritage, and we'd love to share our passion with you on your next visit. For those seeking a refined experience dine with us in the elegant PlumpJack Cafe. Offering dinner daily from 5:30-9:30 PM . The menu features distinctive seasonal entrees along with PlumpJack Signature dishes. Looking for a relaxed dining experience? Join us at PlumpJack Bar, open daily for lunch & dinner from 11:30-10:00 PM. We offer a complete and unique menu that is sure to satisfy you after a long day in the mountains. PlumpJack Bar is first come first serve and during peak busy times or holidays we experience a wait for bar tables.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily 7:30am -10:30am

PlumpJack Bar Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily: 11:30am -10:00pm

PlumpJack Cafe : Winter Hours are daily from 5:30-9:30 pm

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Phone number
(530) 583-1578
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jack Connell
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Private party facilities
Celebrate with style at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn! Whether you are planning an anniversary, birthday party, shower or family reunion, PlumpJack offers attentive service and personalized planning to create memories that will last a lifetime!
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Private party contact
Rob McCormick : (530) 583-1576 ext. 401
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Cross street
off of Hwy. 89 South
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Parking details
Parking available in Squaw Valley Resort parking lot adjacent to PlumpJack Cafe & Bar.
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Public transit
TART (Tahoe Area Rapid Transit)
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Special events & promotions
Attentive service, extensive wine selections, and high standards of excellence combine to create a world-class dining experience and impressive on-site catering services for your special event. We look forward to making all of your dreams for your event a success.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Many unique options, explained nicely by our waiter; cozy atmosphere and fun to try new things

4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were there for our 28th wedding anniversary and the wait staff made us feel pampered and special by bringing some champagne and chocolates as a surprise to the table. The desserts were beautiful.

OGRay (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Another nice dinner at PJs. Always a special experience.

vipEllie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Super expensive, portions are small, food sounds much better while reading the menu but tastes just average once you start eating it. Place is super loud and cramped. You will most likely leave hungry with a headache all after spending bunch of money. I recommend getting a reservation at Graham’s down the road - same prices but food is outstanding and portion sizes are like three times bigger than at this place.

vipSteakFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The fine dinning here is just okay. The prices are high even for Tahoe standards. The USDA Choice 16oz Ribeye cost $65. The quality of the meat is poor and was not prepared well. They make a good sauce that mask the quality of the steak. It’s the same sauce they use for the lamb. It’s a great place to avoid the crowds in the bar area and with great service but the limited menu and high cost is simply not upholding the PlumpJack Brand.

vipFrank (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

The Turkey was dry and cardboard like. Disappointing meal.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Prime rib was incredibly fatty and gross and overpriced.

Excellent (Anchorage)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice but not terribly friendly. The food was good but nothing interesting or unique.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

This place is must when visiting North Lake Tahoe. Not only is the food exquisite but the portions are very generous. If you dine in the bar, or the dining room, it can get loud on busy peak weekends but I don't mind it. I think it adds to the jovial ambiance.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Always delightful to dine at PlumpJack. The menu had diverse options. Most of the items were delicious; the fish had issues as it was served underdone. Nevertheless, we always make a point to dine at PJ when we’re at Squaw.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

They are always the best

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We love dining at Plumpjack when we are in Squaw for the holidays but last Christmas Eve food fell short. I feel like the octopus was dry and a touch of EVOO would have been a difference. Also, we asked that the Prime Rib not be split (although my husband and son will share it) for good presentation but it came split in 2 plates.
We thought will have dinner before the whole remodel takes place early next year.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was too rich. Service was disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Small variery of food choises but a huge list of wines. Everything was delisios

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I dine out frequently and I have to say that Plumpjack really impressed me. The cocktails were amazing, the food was even better. Great ambiance and great service, I couldn’t have improved any of it, just perfect

DallasVisit (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

A really relaxed and wonderful dining experience. Onion soup with lavender creme fraiche is a must try!

vipnutty (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

We haven't been there for several years so was very surprised at how good the food was
Great taste reasonably priced

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

The servers were all attentive. Ours was wonderful about changing the entrée to provide me with a gf option. Someone in the kitchen was also most helpful splitting items we wanted to share. The salmon was delectable and the grilled peach with something lemony was absolutely scrumptious!!

vipMichele93950 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Limited menu but what they have is top notch! The salmon tartar on avocado toast appetizer was to die for and their burger with Pork Belly....well what else can I say?!

vipCSN2017 (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Disappointing. PlumpJack has franchised out it's brand. Our table was not ready at the agreed upon time, our meal was late and overcooked, and the noise level was unpleasant.

I do not recommend this cafe. Skip it and had over to Fat Cat Bar & Grill for a better experience.