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Warm fire, great food and drinks, historic setting - Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House Pub, Tahoe City, CA

Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House Pub

4.7
4.7
73 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cedar House Pub is located within the beautiful Granlibakken Tahoe resort, and is open to guests and anyone looking for a great meal. It is known for comfort food with a gourmet twist. Indoor and outdoor seating available or surprise your family with a delectable to-go dinner. We offer many dining options for those with specialized dietary needs, family-style meals, and choices for little humans’ distinguished pallets.

A great atmosphere awaits you in Cedar House Pub, featuring a warm wood fire in the winter months, a well stocked bar, and large windows looking out into Granlibakken's quiet, private valley which is surrounded by fir trees and pines.

Our Cedar House Deck is open seasonally. Breakfast buffet served daily in GranHall.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 581-7566

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Gene Roberts

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a number of private dining areas that are available for private functions within Granlibakken Tahoe. These can be serviced from our Cedar House Pub kitchen. Ideal for family or business dining. Contact Mariah or Gregory for more information and to make a booking 530 583 4242

  • Neighborhood

    Tahoe City

  • Parking details

    Follow the directional signs to Granlibakken Tahoe's front desk, and Cedar House Pub is a few feet along the passage from there. Handicap access is from the end of the the main lodge building (follow the passageway to front desk.)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Value

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Kid Friendly

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for Groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Romantic

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Fit for Foodies

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for Groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. D

    Dara

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, excellent service, beautiful ambiance.
  2. TS

    TimothyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! Both Granlibakken and its Cedar House Pub harken back to the days when Tahoe wasn't all about crowds and ostentatious displays of wealth. The staff, service & food are superb and the entire operation feels comfortable & effortless. A place to return again & again...
  3. LP

    LaurenP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The house made, build your own salads are plentiful and fresh. The servers are delightful and attentive.

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on August 4, 2022Thanks for your review Lauren, we are delighted that you enjoyed the build your own salad and the service. Those salads are a great option in the warm summer

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Great food, but service was slow and the host was extremely rude. We had a reservation and was told we didn’t have a place to sit outside and was not warm or friendly. Great food however offputting

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on August 4, 2022Thanks for your review. We are so happy that your food was great, and we will speak to and retrain our hosts, as we want your total experience to be a good one. Thanks for highlighting the issue that you experienced to us. We hope that you will be back

  5. BL

    BrianL

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic. We had the salad with the steak which was superb and the other entrée was the lobster roll which was excellent. The restaurant was quite busy which was good to see and the service was pretty good. We will definitely be going back as it was a great spot for a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the ambience.

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on August 4, 2022Thanks for your great review Brian. We look forward to having you back, and suggest that you join our loyalty program that rewards regular customers. Ask your next server or host about it

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming and attentive staff members made the meal very fun and worth the visit. Food and atmosphere were great.

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for the 5 star review, we feel that we have a great team working this season, and our cooks are also producing great food. We are glad that you noticed, and hope that you will be back

  7. R

    Robert

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s the best find in Tahoe. Premium cocktails made by Jeff, great service, and tasty, reasonably priced food. The build your salad entree is unique and fantastic.
  8. MM

    MicheleM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    First off, the restaurant itself was hard to find as there are no signs specific to the restaurant. We drove all around looking for it. Note it’s in the main lodge building, up some outside steps. The shrimp skewer was to die for! My husbands steak sandwich was so tender and delicious (and huge). I got the lobster roll, supposedly it’s their specialty, and it was super disappointing. No flavor at all, served on a potato hot dog bun, and must have been imitation. I ate maybe a third of it. Not worth the $22 price! The bartender and our waiter were super friendly and fun with great senses humor. The deck was cute and casual, it was a warm night so perfect night to be outside.
  9. JO

    JessicaO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff was awesome. Super friendly and attentive. Food was a little expensive along with the drinks but it was good and overall worth it. We’ll come back :)
  10. Y

    Yvette

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, nice atmosphere of a mountain chalet, great service! outdoor patio looks gorgeous!

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you for the great review Yvette, we look forward to having you back

  11. BG

    BrianG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We were seated right away but then it got a little interesting from there. We were told many of the appetizers were no longer available (apparently a very large group came though the place) so we didn’t really have many options. My husband then ordered what he thought was a small house salad and not until it showed up did we realize it was a dinner salad. Guess it wasn’t clear originally. Then another waiter came to take the menus to which we explain we haven’t ordered yet (the rest of us now that we realized the salad was a dinner item). We ended up ordering a simple grilled chicken burger, and another salad but with an added protein. It took a long time to get those two items and we were told well a big group just ordered before us (they were right next to us and already had their food). As far as drinks we ordered some items that left us with “the last glass” from an open and only cold bottle and an ice-tea which was actually a green tea. It was perplexing. The food was definitely delicious and overall the staff was nice and managing. There seemed to be only a handful on staff but it was more the process of placing an order and not being clear about the menu that was somewhat of an issue. Understanding that the service industry has been significantly impacted due to COVID issues and sounds like housing issues for staff we understand there can be some issues but again it wasn’t so much the staff or food there was just some things they didn’t jive with the process from ordering to getting items.

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on July 6, 2022Thanks for taking the time to give insights into areas where we can do better Brian. Saturday was in fact our first evening for the season. I personally overheard our Chef reading off the out of stock list for the evening, and I was distressed. Supplier issues and the group caused us to take our attention off of restaurant requirements - apologies. As for the "iced tea"... all that I can say is "sorry" and that we will retrain staff. We hope that you will be back, and notice improvements.

  12. C

    Care

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Father's Day dinner! Our reservation was at 5:00 pm. My husband had the Father's Day steak special and I had the Salmon fillet sandwich. Both were delicious! Our server was very attentive and helpful. Granlibakken is a beautiful place and we look forward to returning to the Cedar House Pub soon.
  13. BT

    BobT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The cedar House! Always great food, fabulous drinks, fun atmosphere, great service. Chicken Schnitzel is really good!!!!!
  14. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Highly recommend the Cedar House.
  15. BB

    BerryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They did an excellent champagne easter brunch. The food exceeded my expectations.
  16. JP

    JoeP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Easter Brunch was great. It is very hard to prepare and serve a buffet for large group. Not everything was perfect but it was all very good. The service was fantastic and Ebola’s taken care of and we felt very well taken care of.
  17. R

    Rabies

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy breakfast and dinner. Excellent service and great food.
  18. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we have been to Cedar House Pub. Great ambience. Staff went out of their way to make our visit turn out very well. We will recommend to family & friends. Comfortable setting, excellent fish n chips. It was snowing and cold outside and a roaring log fire (real wooden logs, no fake logs) was most welcoming. Can’t say enough about the staff and service. We will be back!!!
  19. BT

    BobT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An under-appreciated venue offering an outstanding value.
  20. LM

    LeslyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service from all...from the host to the bartender. Food was delicious and the portions very generous.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The fireplace was great! Food was good enough. Service is good.
  22. P

    Porky

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Good needs improvement but setting is warm, fun and unique. Summer dining is a better bet for better food!
  23. MO

    MarlitaO

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had St. Patrick’s Day dinner at the Cedar House Pub! The atmosphere was fun the corn beef and cabbage and vegetables were delicious. Would definitely go there again.
  24. S

    Sydney

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St. Patrick's Day and the special was corned beef and cabbage . The meal was very good and well presented. One in the party had the chocolate dessert, which was decadent.
  25. VM

    VictorM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive service. I had the Fish & Chips and it was excellent. The quality of the fish was high and not too much batter which I prefer which means the focus is really on the cod and not the dough. It is a nice drive to get up to the Cedar House Pub from town and there is a definite relaxing feel. I recommend.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The seating arrangement is very close and there were many times my son and I had people’s “butts” in our face. Food was good and service was great. Very attentive staff.
  27. K

    Katie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    My daughter was served her food first at after 10 min I asked the waiter if my food was coming. She went to check in the kitchen and came back to say that children are usually served first. 30 min later, my daughter now done eating, I asked again where my food was and she went to the kitchen again and came back to say it was just being out in the oven, at that point we had already been there for an hour. After I told her I wanted to cancel it she was very rude and not apologetic at all, she basically just said it was busy and that the kitchen is small and made it seem like I was in the wrong for questioning why it took an hour to even start my food. It was not a good experience at all. I would also add that there was a live singer who had a nice voice but the music was way too loud for such a small room.
  28. j

    jgoss

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We eat here every time we come to Tahoe. In the summer, the deck is a great place to sit and relax while you eat. In the winter, the fire makes the smallish dining room seem cozy. The staff is wonderful and you can still get a glass of house wine for $8! The menu has some variations- it’s not huge but it has enough. The prices are fair. It’s an easy place to have a good meal for a reasonable price.
  29. T

    Timdogg

    Tahoe

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food Outstanding service Fireplace was going and live music Old school Tahoe Highly recommend
  30. AH

    AndyH

    Aberdeen

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service experience, food was fantastic!
  31. SS

    SerenaS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was good but the food wasn’t great. Salmon had no flavor and French onion soup was way salty.
  32. j

    jeremyg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space was open and inviting, the staff was quick to see our arrival, and the live music filled the room with a warm welcoming sound.
  33. T

    Tahoed

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a good value for dining in a mountain lodge atmosphere. Live music was a plus.
  34. a

    aurorem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing & Friendly staff. Food was very good:-) Thank you!
  35. RG

    RobinG

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but the menu is not extensive. The ambience was nice but simple. They’ve replaced the old wooden bar chairs with modern ones which takes away from the charm of the log post & beam construction & the enormous wood burning fireplace.
  36. KC

    KCalifornia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Unexpected gem. We have been two times in the last month. Love the cozy fire and ambiance. Food yummy and service very good. Having the folk singer on Saturday night made it even more special. The bartender Jeff is sweetheart, checking on everyone and making sure all is good. This place is under the radar and a lot of fun. Felt like we were back having dinner in Switzerland.

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on January 26, 2022Thank you for the kind review and we are delighted you enjoyed our entertainer Tuck. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cedar House Pub in the near future. Cheers, Mark

  37. JK

    JohnK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I had high hopes for this restaurant but alas was disappointed. I had the prix fixe NYE meal, as did my 5 other dining companions. IThe choices were not outstanding, sirloin steak, breaded haddock and portabello mushrooms in Yorkshire pudding. The food ingredients were not of high quality in the salad. My entree was good and the dessert was something that should not be served in a Dairy Queen. As for the wine service, we brought our own wine, but the staff did not know how to disgorge a cork on a 13-year-old bottle of wine, the glass stems were bar quality and they did not know how to put together an ice bucket to keep the champagne chilled (next time, less ice and add water).
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had New Years Eve dinner there. The food was excellent across the board and the staff worked really hard to ensure good service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always a solid choice. Appreciate the old world-skiing decor and huge fireplace. Definately cozy and what you would think of as a ski resort. Been coming for years and the food quality has been consistent. Good menu also. Appreciate that they are open an hour earlier now!

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on December 31, 2021Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted you enjoyed your recent visit at Cedar House. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Cheers.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a good time at dinner here. Staff was very attentive!

    Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House PubResponded on December 29, 2021New manager, new furniture, warm fire and our team are working together... we are so glad that your experience was 5/5

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 581-7566.

Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House Pub

725 Granlibakken Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tahoe City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Follow the directional signs to Granlibakken Tahoe's front desk, and Cedar House Pub is a few feet along the passage from there. Handicap access is from the end of the the main lodge building (follow the passageway to front desk.)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Gene Roberts

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 581-7566

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a number of private dining areas that are available for private functions within Granlibakken Tahoe. These can be serviced from our Cedar House Pub kitchen. Ideal for family or business dining. Contact Mariah or Gregory for more information and to make a booking 530 583 4242

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