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PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley, CA

PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley

4.6
4.6
603 Reviews
$50 and over
American

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. We offer a complete and unique menu that is sure to satisfy you after a long day in the mountains.
PlumpJack Cafe & Bar hours of operation are Thursday-Monday from 4-9pm. The Bar will be open at 4:00pm for drinks & cocktails, followed by our full dinner menu from 5-9pm. Please note that we may be closed on select dates for special events. Please call 530.583.1578 or check plumpjackcafe.com for the most up to date hours.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 583-1578

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jack Connell

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate with style at the PlumpJack 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!

  • Private party contact

    Rob McCormick : (530) 583-1576 ext. 401

  • Neighborhood

    Olympic Valley / Squaw Valley

  • Cross street

    Olympic Valley Road

  • Parking details

    Parking available in Squaw Valley Resort parking lot adjacent to PlumpJack Cafe & Bar.

  • Public transit

    TART (Tahoe Area Rapid Transit) and TART connect available between 6-11pm on Friday & Saturday nights.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 603 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Notable Wine List

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for Groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Special Occasion

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. j

    johng

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food great outdoor dining The pot shank was incredible
  2. CB

    CristianeB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time at PlumpJack! The Cesar salas and the creme braille were the best dishes! We had the New York steak that came overlooked. It would be nice to see more adventurous options on the menu like duck. Drinks were outstanding, we had a pisco sour and the martini with frozen grapes. The wine was the best thing of the dinner, we chose a Plumpjack Cabernet reserve! Wonderful! Overall we had a great time!
  3. p

    pickyfoodie

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was remarkable. Short selection, but exquisite execution. Simply fantastic
  4. MM

    MartaM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were outside this year. Food as always excellent and wines as well.
  5. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Olympic Valley hands down. If your looking for amusement park food then the village is your best bet. If you want fresh well prepared dinner or lunch you should check this out.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steve and Dia along with the rest of the staff were phenemonal!
  7. W

    Winopaul

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were disappointed that dinner was only served in the bar or in the patio where it was quite warm. The pork shank and the Halibut were excellent.
  8. N

    Nobillionaire

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely setting outdoors near the pool. Quite overpriced for what we got, but what do you expect at a resort ?
  9. KP

    KarenP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal in a lovely setting. Terrific Caesar salad and Ahi Tuna Poke.... Will return.
  10. C

    Chiebear

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    This is a somewhat sad review to write. Plumpjack has been a very good restaurant in the past. We went the four of us and were rather disappointed. The service was extremely slow - the waiter said the "bar was backed up" although there were only 6 tables occupied. The food arrived only just warm and looked as if it had sat around for a few minutes too long. The food quality was fine but when you pay $60 for a NY strip it needs to be perfect. Side dishes were non-existent. Excellent bread, soup and olives. But they can do a lot better and at $100 per person its not a good value
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food really good, service excellent - only issue I had was that the heaters weren't all working. We got one that wasn't very warm and went out after a while. We managed to get a seat in the bar area for dessert. Otherwise a great experience!
  12. C

    Chari

    New England

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great spot, we enjoyed it and will come back. Good menu options, great service and very comfortable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place.. Come here everytime we come up to ski. Food is good, staff is super friendly and just an amazing experience.
  14. MS

    MrsSC

    Oklahoma City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional experience at PlumpJack’s! The seasonal menu is fresh and delicious-try the pilaf! The service is exquisite. Lovely intimate interior. Attentive, yet private,
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from start to finish with new menu items to try during each visit paired with an exceptional wine and cocktail menu. Friendly service and a can’t miss first class dining experience in North Lake Tahoe.
  16. GG

    GayleG

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    3 of the 4 choices were good. Recommend the butternut squash soup, ceasar salad and catch of the day which was mahi mahi. Do not recommend the bison hanger steak. Everything was overpriced, $150 for the 2 of us only drinking water.
  17. W

    karaW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. We really liked the olive bread, Caesar salad, bison steak and elk rack. Cooked to perfection. Even our usually picky kids ate everything! We had reservations and were seated right away. Our waiter was super attentive and friendly. The tables looked fine dining but thankfully no dress code, since we only bring casual clothes to a ski trip. We hope to come back again if we are in town again!
  18. L

    Laurar

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great wine, great cocktails and very nice ambiance!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food but very expensive
  20. VA

    VanessaA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I want the bar menu back! The one menu for the dining room and the bar is lacking in some of the best dishes like the Asian fusion and pizzas. Still one of my favorite places to go in Tahoe.
  21. LA

    LizAnn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was just ok for the price. Wanted more of a variety.
  22. A

    Andy

    Tahoe

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, everything was just great!! Thanks for a really nice experience and evening!
  23. SP

    SteveP

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. World-class wine list and food. Best option for 4-star dining in Olympic Valley. Cheese plate, pork chop and meatball entrees are a must have. Look forward to returning and trying other items.
  24. P

    Paul

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration made great.
  25. D

    Devoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Pretty good food, but way overpriced. The appetizers and drinks are fabulous, the $90 steak left something to be desired.
  26. NB

    NancyB

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good, but some of the items were overpriced. The $31 meatballs were quite good, but the $63 pork chop was nothing special.
  27. TO

    ToriO

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant has so much potential and I am rooting for its success. There aren't that many options for delicious food without driving from Squaw/Palisades Valley. But I think that their pricing is way off for what it is. $90 steak? $60 fish? $63 pork chop? Please, this is not a Michelin * restaurant, it's a ski town, and the decor is pretty casual (the carpet, ugh). It's even called a 'CAFE' in the name. Just give us great, simple food. The starters were delicious but the entrees, while pretty, really didn't justify the cost. The server was very nice and overall it was a pleasant dinner. I am not sure if it was due to covid but we tried to get the reservation moved earlier and the hostess said they were completely booked but the restaurant was over half empty. Maybe they were intentionally keeping tables open but it felt pretty unpopular and dead compared to the bar area which has an inviting fire and is always full and lively. And it was actually quite cold and drafty and patrons were sitting with parkas on for the entire dinner. If I were the manager of this restaurant I would work on the dining room atmosphere and fix the menu but keep the nice staff! If you do come, stick to the bar area, which is what everyone else seems to do, and load up on appetizers! Cheese plate- yes! Market salad - yes!
  28. MB

    MarcusB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were looking for a place to enjoy a nice dinner to celebrate our last night together on our honeymoon. PlumpJack Cafe has really out done themselves. We made reservations, which I recommend doing to ensure you will be seated without waiting! We were greeted with a celebratory glass of champagne! The hostess and servers were very attentive and offered excellent recommendations. I ordered the Toasted Farro Bowl and my husband ordered the Poke Bowl. We both highly recommend our dishes. We drank the argyle brut which was delicious as well!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time🍷👍
  30. MB

    MarcB

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, wonderful meal as always despite Covid challenges.
  31. DF

    DarrellF

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent as usual. We dined on the patio because the main dining room was closed due to Covid-19. We dined at the cafe twice this trip because of the service and food. The menu was limited but well thought out. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The manager of the resort, Steve Lamb went through the patio conversing with the guest, serving food, and providing excellent wine service. In fact, we did not know Steve was the GM until our conversation with him during our last lunch. The Plumpjack staff provided excellent food and service during difficult times for restaurants. During our conversation with the staff, many of them have been with this resort for a long time...most likely because of Steve Lamb.
  32. z

    zingeoff

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    always special....a special treat during COVID, when they have tables outdoors on a lovely patio, with plenty of distance... food is wonderful as always, relying on the cafe menu... service is excellent
  33. PW

    ParkerW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat. Great food, wonderful setting, gracious staff.
  34. LB

    LeslieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the third time I've eaten a Plumb Jack. The Burrito Bowl is my favorite and totally crave-able. I will definitely eat there again.
  35. AH

    AnetteH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food! The burger is one of the best we have had.
  36. KD

    KristyDP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, cocktails and service were fabulous! We were given assistance in choosing a wine, and were very pleased with the choice. All in all, a wonderful evening. We look forward to returning!
  37. E

    Elliot

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  38. D

    Diner71

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Very covid-conscious and we felt very safe. Beautiful outdoor space, great service, very good food. Only about 10 or 15 tables, so very intimate and away from all the crowds -- exactly what we were looking for. Due to covid they are serving a limited (bar) menu, but it is lovely. If you are concerned about covid and crowds, but looking for a nice evening out, this is it. Highly recommend!
  39. MF

    MF22

    San Francisco

    351 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    351 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Monkfish and lamb shank were outstandi
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was quite good, although a bit slow considering that half the restaurant was empty likely due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide. Also very conveniently located in the village.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 583-1578.

PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley

1920 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Olympic Valley Road

  • Neighborhood

    Olympic Valley / Squaw Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available in Squaw Valley Resort parking lot adjacent to PlumpJack Cafe & Bar.

  • Public transit

    TART (Tahoe Area Rapid Transit) and TART connect available between 6-11pm on Friday & Saturday nights.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jack Connell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 583-1578

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate with style at the PlumpJack 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!

  • Private party contact

    Rob McCormick : (530) 583-1576 ext. 401

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