The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

4.6
857 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is an intimate venue with two cozy dining rooms and a festive pub. In our main dining room, you'll find a roaring fire during the winter with wooden rafters and beautiful pine accents, floor to ceiling windows, overlooking endless pines with a spectacular ridgeline back drop. During the summer, you can dine and relax on our deck with stunning views of the golf course and the lush Sierra environment. Year round there is always excitement and camaraderie in our lively pub. We have a spectacular wine list as well as a manager's wine list with incredible deals. There are both weekly and monthy promotions and unique events taking place in the restaurant so check out our events page at www.tahoedonner.com. Our award-winning chef will create a meal you won't soon forget (specials change daily). Last but not least, our friendly and welcoming staff will make you feel like an old friend and show you the true spirit of the people and the area that is Tahoe.
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JM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our local restaurant. The Braised Shortribs, Turkey and Bacon Meatloaf, hamburgers, steaks...heck everything is excellent. Menu changes from summer to winter, but always good. Nice bar and nice white tablecloth area. Busy on holiday weekends and ski weeks but as long as you have a reservation you will be fine. Other times you can usually just walk in. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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OT
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal as always. Professional attentive service.

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P
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Lively sitting by the fireplace

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C
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy our dinners at the Lodge! Especially like that they are the Dinning for Schools cards. That is the only reason why we go there in the winter months. Thank you and keep it up!

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J
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The specials are always great. The service is good. Our waiter, Chris, was awesome.

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LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, as usual!

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y
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Another great meal and Kristin fantastic.

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A
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service! We had a party of 6 and all the food was fabulous. The waitstaff kept our waters full and they did an excellent job. Lighting and ambiance was nice as well. I loved the large outside lighted Christmas tree for the holidays.

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J
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sweet 16 Birthday celebration for our daughter!

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TD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here regularly and have never had a less than excellent experience. The menu is updated regularly, but on most nights I get the specials, always exceptional. Great bargains on really good wines. THe service is the best in Truckee, friendly, courteous but not stuffy, and very attentive, particularly to my 2-year-old!

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y
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter was fantastic! We called from the road to change our reservation, totally booked until 8:30pm. We said no problem as we still were on the road and had a cabin emergency to deal with. Dug out the house, headed to the Lodge. Had a fantastic meal and can't wait to return

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I noted on open table when making a reservation that it is our 20th wedding Anniversary. Nothing was mentioned . Also when we ordered a bottle of Affinity red wine, instead of Cabernet red wine goblets we were given the small wine glass normally used for waters or cheap wine. I was so disappointed when we ordered 2 desserts and not even a happy anniversary was mentioned on any of my desserts! Won’t go back for any special occasions and will not recommend them for any special occasions either .

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B
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always an enjoyable experience.

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B
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

We are big fans of the staff at The Lodge-hopefully, this was an off night. At 5:30, the bar was out of martini glasses, cosmopolitans were served in wine glasses, had to ask for more bread 3 times, corkage fee of $20 is really high, especially when the wine glasses were all the same for white and red, built in s 20% tip which was not deserved, especially when 2 of our party of 6 were 2 and 6 years old. Will definitely come back but thought you should know if our disappointment.

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w
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really fun meal starting with fried mac and cheese, new to the menu. I couldn't believe we ordered it but calories aside, it was yummy. Our other appetizer, the tuna poke was equally good but probably a lot fewer calories. My main, the skirt steak with roasted vegetables was perfections and more than I could eat at one sitting. My husband's favorite, the lodge burger was as always, excellent

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HC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We made reservations weeks ahead of time for Thanksgiving Dinner here. This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We were promptly seated shortly before our reservation time. Other than that, the service was not very good. Did not see much of our waiter. The salmon and the prime rib were good but the side dishes left alot to be desired and we did not even receive some of the items that were supposed to be included. My daughter said the Turkey Gravy was excellent however and the bottle of wine we bought was good. With tax and tip for the 4 of us the total cost was around $340 for what was supposed to be a very special dinner. We did not feel it was very special at all however and left sadly disappointed. We will not be back!

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MK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place exceeded expectations. The staff was the best, the service was amazing, and I really lived it. Go!!!!

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A
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious interesting menu and cheerful knowledgeable servers. Always enjoy it. Very consistent. Thank you.
Highly recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!

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LG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food was excellent. We were in the main dining area with the best view we've ever had there... will probably be even better after the Christmas tree lighting. The Lodge is where we go when we feel we deserve a special "treat". The food has never been a disappointment!

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B
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Truckee. Great food and since it is our neighborhood restaurant we know the staff well. They make us feel welcome. Definitely recommend eating here.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While looking for a dinner date spot, The Lodge looked great, so we booked our reservation on Open Table. We sat next to the fireplace in the dining room, and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The braised short rib dish was amazing! We will definitely be back.

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C
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, could not have been better. Plus they easily accommodated my request to altering my entrée slightly.

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T
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy The Lodge and we go there a lot. This time the chef featured a blackened salmon with tempura veggies. It was on rice and had a fabulous sauce. 7 in our group had it and it was One of the best pieces of salmon I’ve ever had.

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P
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service - it’s quieter in the back room but a great place to have great food. Save room for the desserts - the pumpkin pie cheesecake is lighter than air.

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Chris, made our 50th very special. We hadn't been to the Lodge b4 and it was the perfect venue for our anniversary. Magnificent Pines outside and expansive views, quiet dining in small rooms, great food and personal service. All together wonderful. Thank you.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent. Wonderful food and great service from Tess, our waitress. Love that if we go early it is nice and quiet enabling us to have a conversation.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this place. We like to eat healthy options and this place offered organic beef and organic vegetable options. I ordered the beef short ribs - so I was surprised when my plate came an there were no ribs on it - only a melt in your mouth slice of deliciousness that must have been attached to a rib at some point. The flavors played well together and the presentation was nice (to those who don't like their food to touch you might want to make that a special request). I eat gluten free and was given several options. I would definitely like to go again and try something else on the menu.

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P
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed a casual evening with friends. Everyone was able to find an item to meet their needs and desire. We were even offered a hamburger without a bun and wrapped in lettuce for those who wanted to watch carbohydrates. Good evening had by all.

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SC
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good! Reliable food. Great waitress, Jaime! Very FUN evening!!

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WM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not any green vegetables with entree, no green salad/dinner salad on menu.

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OD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good evening. Our waiter was friendly and got into our silly mood with good bantering. She also take very good care of us throughout the meal.

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F
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was excellent. Water glasses filled promptly. Server came by several times to see if we needed anything and how we liked our meals. The food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints...

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B
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We advised via Open Table that we were celebrating our 44th anniversary at the Lodge, and mentioned it to our waiter, who we know from prior visits and is a great guy; however, they had no idea it was our anniversary and didn't do anything special to acknowledge it. A little disappointing.

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RF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Convenient for those residing in Tahoe Donner.
If not for the tent the views of the area are great.
Menu is pretty limited, but specials are pretty reasonable.

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BB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific baked Alaskan Halibut as a special. Short rib was overdone, but still tasty. Wine list leaves a lot to be desired, limited selections. Most menu items are very over-priced.

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ML
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never heard of the lodge but we made a reservation and went by online comments. It was a beautiful view of the golf course, great service, and the food was outstanding.
I had the Reuben sandwich and it was the best one that I have ever had along with the bacon bloody Mary. I took it home and heated it up for dinner about six hours later and it was still delicious
Also Peggy our waitress was very sociable and give good service

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

No mention of my birthday, though reserved the table with that included. Waiter was personable. Meal delicious except for the hair in mine.

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JD
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It has been one of our favorite restaurants for several years. This time the food was not up to the usual good standard (both my wife and I felt this way). Our waitress was excellent.

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