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The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club, Truckee, CA

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club

4.8
4.8
502 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Please note, our current hours of operation are 2pm-8pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and 2pm-9pm Friday and Saturday. We are currently requiring reservations. You can visit us at Schaffersmill.com to place an order online or call our host phone at 530.214.7385. to place an order with a team member. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Located in the heart of the Pinyon Pine-Juniper woodland area of the Sierra Nevada’s, elevated at 5,817 feet in the town of Truckee, resides The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill. With food true to the land and served by real Truckee people, The Sawyer is the perfect name for the final, most awaited addition to Schaffer’s Mill

The Sawyer is centered around an amazing indoor and outdoor bar with views of Lookout Mountain and the golf course. The restaurant features a locally crafted all-day menu with selections of shareable, freshly-prepared salads, generous sandwiches, and delicious entrees.

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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 214-7385

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Corey Kelso

  • Neighborhood

    Truckee

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 502 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Value

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Kid Friendly

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for Groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • 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

    Notable Wine List

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Outdoor Dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. r

    richardm

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sawyers has some of the best food. I'm always impressed. The service is excellent considering staffing issues with Covid. Great Bar, great entertainment.

  2. J

    Jennifer

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner for husband. Got a great table and manager was friendly and honored a gift card from last October. Food was delicious and wine excellent. Good size portions. Thank you! We’ll be back

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great service.

  4. TL

    TruckeeLove

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I live locally an have been here many times. The food is always great and they recently updated their menu to a more summer theme. The prices are a bit less expensive than several of the go-tos in Truckee, and the food quality better. Their salmon is awesome and their burger one of the best around! Happy Hour really is the best time to go - otherwise grab an open table reservation!

  5. L

    Lisa

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Food before Covid was better tasting then they hired a new chef… Atmosphere nice! Waitress good!

  6. D

    Dinner

    Sacramento

    361 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    361 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent service and wonderful food and drinks. Thanks for a nice evening!

  7. JW

    JohnW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best part was the Manhattan and the cake/berry compote dessert. Enjoyed eating outside.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Appetizers and entrees were great. Service today was the best.

  9. E

    Elizabeth

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best portobello sandwich ever! All other dishes were excellent! Love Sawyer’s at Schaffer’s Mill.

  10. PP

    PatP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4

    The filet mignon was ordered rare to medium rare and was medium. The salmon portion was small and lacked flavor. My last experience there was with the filet mignon and it was delicious. That's why I went back.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always good.

  12. R

    Russ

    Los Angeles

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Pork Loin...large and tasty...couldn't finish it due to its size Stroganoff...tender meat, but the gravy was a type of cheese instead of sour cream...good, but not what was expected Filet...Cooked to perfection Flank Steak...tough around the edges, but tender in the middle...great french fries.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside, it was beautiful overlooking the golf course. The food was delicious and the menu has many choices

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food and beautiful environment

  15. j

    jreb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Sawyer accommodated our last minute reservation change adding an additional guest. Drinks appetizers mains and dessert were spot on. Our server was not feeling well but toughed out her shift and provided excellent service. This is a nice restaurant in a casual setting and a welcome change to the usual spots in downtown Truckee. We will be back.

  16. SR

    ScottR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The Sawyer is a great place to take friends for a quiet evening dinner. It was a thank you dinner for hosting our stay in Truckee and it was received with great appreciation. Thank you for making it a special time with friends

  17. JJ

    JeffJ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the specialty cocktails, poke appetizer and skirt steak.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tabitha was wonderful and the meal was outstanding

  19. F

    Friends

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We are never disappointed at the Sawyer. The food is good and it is our preferred spot in town for a casual dinner.

  20. C

    Calsun

    Tahoe

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food is always consistent. However the wedge salad was not up to par. Maybe a new chef? There was like blue cheese and virtually no bacon. It used to the best wedge salad in town. Disappointed.

  21. DK

    DianeK

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful lodge setting (wood beams, oversize windows) overlooking the forest. Large outdoor seating for when weather is warm. The food was delicious and some of the menu offerings were unusual which was fun. Great cocktails too. Our waitress was very knowledgable and went beyond.

  22. NT

    New2This

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    It was a wonderful experience, as usual. The menu is varied and creative, with many dishes that everyone liked - no “settling” here!

  23. P

    Paulo

    Tahoe

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great location- Had our choice of tables. Nice menu selection of appetizers- sad to hear the brussel sprouts are being taken off the menu. Hummus Board was great. Pork tenderloin was very tender and moist. The Ahi tune was cooked to perfection. Apple cobble for dessert was our only disappointment.

  24. MR

    MikeR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great bartender and service. Food was excellent (scallops). Ventilation still a problem (cold)

  25. j

    jchtahoe

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Always a good time, but they are in the process of updating the menu. Staff is amazing. Food is good, but when you factor in quality/cost, it's not great. Very expensive for what it is. They need to decide - fine dining vs. pub food. Wine list is confusing. The atmosphere is great and when you can sit outdoors in the summer, it's amazing. Do yourself a favor and order the burger or a pizza and call it a day. Would love to see improvement.

  26. RS

    RSFresident

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wood grilled filet is outstanding!

  27. l

    local

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time there. Loved it. Great service, excellent food, good value!

  28. D

    Dinner

    Sacramento

    362 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    362 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great meal and wonderful service. Love the ambiance of this place!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding and the service superb. We went for Easter dinner and all had different dishes, every single one was delicious. We were greeted in their friendly manner and promptly seated. Love the ambience and friendly atmosphere here! I highly recommend the flourless chocolate brownie :-) it is addictive!

  30. CA

    ChristinaA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated an early Easter dinner with family. Beautiful property. Very nice decor. Friendly staff. Exceptional food. Don’t miss the vegan brownie and ice cream desert. Amazing.

  31. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite restaurant. My wife has special allergies and they were able to accommodate us. Everything was just perfect.

  32. CI

    CarlosI

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All food is excellent, the restaurant is amazing especially if you sit outdoor. Great service as well. Price is also very good for the quality you get. We always come back when we come to Truckee. This is one of my favorites restaurants in California.

  33. r

    richardm

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is excellent, and the service exceptional.

  34. MB

    MindiB

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great all-around food. Great server. Close by and worth the expense.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a fantastic dinner at a reasonable price! I will visit again!

  36. CB

    CrystalB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose the Sawyer last minute for a birthday dinner and it was perfect. The service was great, the food was delicious and our cookie dessert was the best! The location of the restaurant is nice and hidden and so peaceful. We will be back when it's warmer to sit on the deck!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always. The food was delicious & Andrea took great care of us!!

  38. MJ

    MichaelandJulia

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food is good there and I enjoy the atmosphere and the decor

  39. m

    mlar

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great dinner at The Sawyer during a ski weekend. Started with a shishito peppers, sriracha honey chicken wings, and brussels sprouts, enjoyed some stroganoffs and a rocket bird, and finished with a butter cake and cookie skillet. Our favorites were the wings, stroganoff, and cookie skillet! Ambiance was mellow, with views onto the golf course. Our server was fantastic. Will definitely return on a future trip.

  40. A

    Alongfield

    Tahoe

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always a solid choice when in Truckee. Joey’s service was amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club using the Order Online button. The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 214-7385.

The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club is rated 4.8 stars by 502 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club

9055 Heartwood Dr Truckee, CA 96161

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Truckee

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Corey Kelso

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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