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West Shore Cafe, Homewood, CA

West Shore Cafe

4.6
4.6
1222 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Old Tahoe Charm. Fresh California Cuisine.
A picturesque lakefront restaurant and inn located at Lake Tahoe's West Shore, the West Shore Cafe offers guests delicious cuisine and superb service amidst some of the world's most beautiful surroundings.

Reservations are required. A credit card is also required to secure all reservations with a 48-hour cancellation policy. Any reservation canceled within 48 hours of the reservation time will be charged $25/person. This includes decreases to party size and no-shows.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 525-5200 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Including various indoor and outdoor private dining space, our venue offers intimate views of Lake Tahoe complimented further by surrounding mountain peaks, striking interior design and an impeccable culinary team. Plan an unforgettable gathering or celebration with us today.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Small: (530) 584-6875

  • Neighborhood

    Homewood

  • Cross street

    Homewood Mountain Resort

  • Parking details

    West Shore Cafe offers parking on site as well as additional parking at our sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort (steps from the restaurant). We also offer a boat valet service for those who would like to boat our restaurant.

  • Public transit

    FREE on-demand TART Connect available for pickup and drop off in the North Tahoe area. Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.

  • Entertainment

    The West Shore Cafe occasionally hosts live music, featuring local talent. Additionally, the West Shore Cafe hosts special menu items for happy hour, holidays, and festive occasions.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pier Prix Fixe

    $115.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 27 - Sep 30, 2022
    Dinner features a prix fixe menu, including a welcome drink, an amuse-bouche, appetizer, salad, and entrée. Drinks, desserts, and other menu items can be added to the bill and are an additional cost. Pricing for dinner is $115 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Popular dishes

What 1,222 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Scenic View

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for Groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Scenic View

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Special Occasion

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Nina

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Waitress was very good and knowledgeable about the menu.
  2. DH

    DonnaH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was very mediocre. Calamari was good, I had the Halibut and it was dry and tasteless. My husband had the short ribs and thought they were good. Overall, very pricey for not so good food. We’ve had much better meals at other restaurants for less money.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service just ok. Menu very limited. Dessert no bueno. . Had Halibut, very good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful holiday dinner
  5. M

    Margaret

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in the West Shore. Excellent wine list. Killer views. Great service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for an birthday afternoon! Second time at the restaurant. Great food and the people are super!!!
  7. I

    Ivywag

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here often. Everything is superb!
  8. w

    widowtraveler

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth the expense!!!Everything was excellent from service to setting to the amazing food! A most enjoyable experience!!
  9. JS

    JoyceS

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I asked for a table away from people and close to the fence near the grass area. Sierra took my request and did not accommodate us. They had lots of empty tables. I was very disappointed ! Our server was awesome and we enjoy the food!!
  10. W

    Winesipper

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good boat service and good food
  11. MM

    MichelleM

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a beautiful evening at West Shore Cafe. The service was awesome, we had a great table, the Ahi Poke was a tasty appetizer. The short ribs and elk loin were outstanding. Always a winner!
  12. M

    Mickey

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of the classiest must enjoyable venues on Lake Tahoe!
  13. B

    Beto

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and location amazing
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable food, service and views!
  15. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I love the ambiance as this is right on the lake. Service was just okay this time as the staff was not as friendly as I would have liked. Just short and no interaction. I will be back because the location is awesome.
  16. MM

    MelanieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You may dine on the pier or the terrace Bring a light sweater for the evening. It is the most beautiful spot at Lake Tahoe. Allow extra time for traffic and summer road construction. The date you want may not be available because it is popular for weddings which often book the entire property. We love it there.
  17. SH

    SHARONJ

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was over the top! Everything was perfect, and the food delicious, served hot. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Intriguing lunch memo. Good service and great food
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Service was alway
  20. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a MUST1 Beautiful setting, great service, and spectacular food. Every time we dine here, my wife and I walk out remarking "isn't this restaurant the best."
  21. BN

    BrianN

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. We’ll definitely go back. Great service and can’t beat the view.
  22. M

    Marieb

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    West Shore Cafe never disappoints! We had delicious Burrata appetizer & halibut battered for lunch with delicious homemade coleslaw!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Anniversary
  24. D

    Discerning

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    When making our reservation we requested that we would like to be seated on the pier. When we checked in, we were told that pier seating wasn't available and the tables were already reserved. NOT SO! We insisted, as we were previously disappointed with this same "reason." We sat on the dock and noted that several tables, during the entire time that we were there, were unoccupied. In fact, the entire venue was almost empty. Very few diners, and an almost empty parking lot. the food selection is not extensive, and offerings tend to be pricey. When Ranch Dressing was requested, we were told that they were "all out" of Ranch Dressing. Really?! That is pretty basic! The "medium-please" burger was raw inside. The setting is the best! It was delightful to dine over the water. for that reason, in spite of the disappointing and expensive food, we will probably return.
  25. S

    Salvo

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Somewhat disappointed. We heard good things, maybe we were expecting more. Hopefully we just went on an off night.
  26. T

    Tahoe

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    It was very stormy and raining on pier no accommodations or actions like moving tables inside. Actually experience took very long time out in storm and the dessert took extra long our server was over worked. Which I understand employee shortage. Mayb allow pier refunds if soo stormy.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting
  28. RT

    RondaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent with great presentation. Great to see the west shore on a quiet day.
  29. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is one of our favorites for the lake view, service and always outstanding food.
  30. BB

    BBoy

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Great spot, nice staff, not enough shade - the sun travels the same path every day.. wonder what they don't plan for it?
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great times. Thank you
  32. PH

    PattyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food is good, but pricey…you pay for the amazing view. But the wait staff, from waiter to water guy to the food servers were not friendly and that kind of ruined the experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to west shore a couple times a season. We received great service from our waiter and the manager checked in on us twice. We were a party on nine. And they could not have been more accommodating. It was definitely the nicest service we’ve received anywhere on the lake this year. Even, with staff shortages that all restaurants are enduring, WSC treated us so well. Btw, our food was great. Halibut fish and chips… yummy!
  34. JC

    JonathanC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    overbooked, and under staffed serving below their usual of standard offering, but charging more. we love west shore but after looking forward to our visit we all came away disappointed
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Setting is gorgeous but the food was mediocre at best (bland short ribs, dry halibut, flavorless chicken) and so ridiculously expensive.
  36. FA

    FerielA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful service, and the best views of Lake Tahoe!
  37. GI

    GINA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It would be great to have a veggie burger option on the burger.
  38. DA

    DACS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue!
  39. W

    Winesipper

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun place to be
  40. DM

    DaveMillerJazz

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for an informal, yet upscale, dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

West Shore Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 525-5200 ext. 1.

West Shore Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 1222 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for West Shore Cafe

5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Homewood Mountain Resort

  • Neighborhood

    Homewood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    West Shore Cafe offers parking on site as well as additional parking at our sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort (steps from the restaurant). We also offer a boat valet service for those who would like to boat our restaurant.

  • Public transit

    FREE on-demand TART Connect available for pickup and drop off in the North Tahoe area. Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    The West Shore Cafe occasionally hosts live music, featuring local talent. Additionally, the West Shore Cafe hosts special menu items for happy hour, holidays, and festive occasions.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 525-5200 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    Including various indoor and outdoor private dining space, our venue offers intimate views of Lake Tahoe complimented further by surrounding mountain peaks, striking interior design and an impeccable culinary team. Plan an unforgettable gathering or celebration with us today.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Small: (530) 584-6875

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