The Timbers

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
** Walk-ins welcome if OpenTable reservations are not available. **
The Timbers provides a relaxing dining environment with open beam wooden ceilings coupled with contemporary decor. Located adjacent to the main casino floor, The Timbers is a Tahoe local's go-to restaurant. The extensive menus offer more than you ever imagine for the price!

You will enjoy traditional American fare and many unique and creative dishes. Dinner choices include flavorful seafood entrees, fresh fish and juicy Certified Black Angus beef, all beautifully presented. Chef Alvaro creates unique daily lunch and dinner specials, including hearty homemade soups. Breakfast is served all day, everyday.
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BG
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Thanksgiving weekend (date night)

KF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Prices have gotten too expensive for lunch and dinner.

MW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting, rustic charm, my wife had the prime rib and I had the smoked pork chop and we not only enjoyed it at the restaurant but made delicious sandwiches with the leftovers. Service was impeccable and prompt.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Steak and eggs good, potatoes some barely warm, some cold. Husband said biscuits and gravy were cold. Manager took his meal off the tab.

K
Tahoe
66 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great deal on prime rib and lobster!!!

MU
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The dining room is really bleak! We got a booth in the bar which was perfect. No noise and light!

C
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic and large portions. We had plenty for dinner the next night too. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The setting is in an older casino so you do have to walk through some stale cigarette smell before you get to the restaurant but once you’re inside that all disappears.

LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The restaurant was in poor condition and I was leary going in that it was just going to be awful. The hostess didn't really know what she was doing, asked for the name on my reservation at least 4 times, but I was pleasantly surprised that the food was very good. Our server was excellent and overall I was happy with our dinner, good value, if you can overlook the restaurant itself.

TS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

great food, great price, and had left overs for the next day.

RP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I had prime rib and lobster, very good.
Waitress, Diana, was outstanding, friendly, courteous and very efficient,
The restaurant overall is in need of a complete renovation, kind of rundown.

P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Just felt rushed. Very little time between pouring wine to salads to main course. Food was good but too many other choices to return.

BM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The main entrees were delicious. The prime rib cooked right, the lobster tails were good, but the sides were not good. The garlic mashed potatoes had way too much garlic, and I like garlic. My wife asked for steamed broccoli which was not steamed enough. Go there for the steaks, prime rib, lobster. Forget the side; soup and salad, those were good. For $29.99 it's a good deal for Tahoe.

HF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Roasted Chicken special was excellent! You have the best mud pie I have ever tasted. We will be back!

m
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

WE WENT TO TWO RESTAURANTS IN LAKE TAHOE. ONE ON 8-28-19 TIMBERS, ONE ON 8-30 THE CHART HOUSE AT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE. THE CHART HOUSE WAS INCREDIBLE GREAT SERVICE AND THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD, PERIOD. TIMBERS, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY, NOT GOOD. I ORDERED A PORK CHOP, IT WAS NOT A BAKED PORK CHOP IN SAUCE. IT WAS A HUNK OK HAM LIKE ON EASTER. I HAVE HAD PORK CHOPS IN NEW ORLEANS AND TIMBERS WAS NO PORK CHOP. THE CHICKEN PICATTA WAS FAIR AND THE CRAB CAKES WELL, THIS IS THE FIRST CRAB CAKE THAT LOOKED LIKE COOKED CHICKEN OF THE SEA TUNA. BAD CHOICE. CHART HOUSE IS COSTLY BUT THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD. TIMBERS IS NOT A GOOD RESTAURANT.

G
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is good and big portions
The service was very good and it was a good value

LJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Staying at the Lakeside Inn and Dinner for 3 people all ordered prime rib & lobster special 39.00 each. Dinners were cold, Prime rib Medium awful grey color. Rare no better could hardly cut meat. Baked potatoes were cold,Lobster tails were spongy & overcooked. $169.00later with a few cocktails & glass of wine.So disappointed and probably will not recommend nor revisit.

VL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My first visit to The Timbers, and I was very satisfied with the service and food was great.

LH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have started going to Timbers on our annual visit to Lake Tahoe. Tim took really good care of us this time. After spending a day on the lake kayaking we were both starving. Food was great and drinks were perfect. We have made this a regular whenever we are in Stateline.

BG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We recommended The Timbers for our friends anniversary dinner. They had looked at other steakhouse restaurants but felt they were too pricey. They were not disappointed with the value and quality. We all had prime rib and lobster with different sides and soup/salads. Add in a delicious Rodney Strong cabarnet and we were all in food heaven. Thanks for helping us make it a memorable dinner and evening.

BL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad food, bad ambience. Do not go unless you're wanting to drink and watch sports. Horrible dining experience.

T
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have enjoyed several meals at this restaurant, mainly partaking of their prime rib and lobster special. This time I brought my mom and brother to enjoy a meal. The service was great and the food was good. I’m sure we will return!

SG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Hostess professional and friendly, Seated in a isolated area, waited 15
Minutes before the wait help arrived. Wait helped saw the table we were at and commented that she wasn't supposed to have anymore customers. This made us feel "unwelcome" & that was NOT a good first impression. Table next to ours had some issues with their order and asked for the wait help. Wait help seemed to have no sympathy to the issue and the manager arrived, also with NO solution to the situation. Hearing all this made me nervous, I wanted a drink but DARED not to make it more ugly for the waithelp. Main focus of the food was ok, waithelp didnt ASK me what sides I wanted she JUST presumed I wanted salad and asked what type of dressing I wanted. Lobster TINY, Vegetables and potato was over cooked and appearance was interesting, the salad that I was 'FORCED TO HAVE' was wilty. Sadly I wanted to like this place and besides the main food focus everything else was an experience to learn from. I wouldn't recommend this place according to the advertisements rave.

TJ
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had not been in quite some time because the food quality went way down. We thought we would give it another try because this was one of our favorite local places. It was very good. Our waitress Patty was on the ball. We had a marvelous time. We were celebrating a birthday. Everyone was happy.
Thank you!

G
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prime rib and lobster tail specials were well worth a visit to this restaurant. Baked potato had been cooked much earlier as is often the case for busy restaurants with quick turnarounds of diners. Service was great except that food came too fast to the table - no time to finish a cocktail let alone salad/bread.
My prime rib was perfectly cooked and delicious. They had run out of the very popular chocolate tart despite the fact we had 6P dinner reservations. And on a Friday night!! Our server brought chocolate and vanilla ice creams with sauce on the house to compensate for our disappointment.
Would try here again but request slower food delivery.

BD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good with very capable and a friendly wait staff. Service was prompt.

RS
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food and service. Very reasonable prices.

C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service, very good prime rib!

MD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The place was dirty. It was very warm inside. This may be the summer time crowds that made this place
Dirty. Food on the ground, on the seats and menus. They have raised the price of the prime rib and lobster two times, 19.99, 24.99, now 29.99. I won’t eat there again in the summer months. Wait till mid week in winter.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was EXCELLENT and VERY TENDER! The sourdough bread was fresh baked and also excellent. Gabriel and Narinder offered excellent service!

PS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good. Food was good. Drinks were priced right!!! Nice to have a casino on the premises!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We booked a reservation for our wedding anniversary. Usually we go to an upscale steakhouse but since just losing my job a few days prior decided to try saving some money. Big mistake, or at least at The Timbers. We didn’t realize it was at the Lakeside Inn, old and outdated, as was the interior of The Timbers. The minute we sat down we were fighting off several flies. Our server arrived some time later but was very sweet and friendly. Ordered our meals and a cocktail. The salads came and within moments so did our entree. I prefer to finish my salad before ever seeing my entree. Regardless, the meal looked decent, especially the prime rib and lobster tail. The smashed potatoes and carrots and broccoli were cold and seemed we’re sitting around awhile. My cocktail finally came when I was more than half done with my dinner. I quickly gulped it down just to get out of there and escape the pesky flies. The bread was good but I think what topped off the experience was the filthy apron and pants the food runner was wearing. Needless to say, will never return and do not recommend.

RS
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Great food, good drinks, they didn’t have Pinot Gris or a savougion blanc which was disappointing.

DL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We go here when we are in Tahoe. This experience was disappointing. My meat was overcooked the waiter never came back to check on us. He came back to give us our check and asked how was everything was. I mentioned my meal was overcooked and he rudely said why didn't go tell me. I told him he never came by to check on us nor was he in visible sight to flag down and he just dismissed it.. I will go back but this was the poorest service I have ever had there

SN
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal & great service! It was rather warm and we did leave earlier than expected because of the inside temperature. Other than that, everything was good.

LA
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

I made reservations for 4pm for a table in the bar (36) I received confirmation of this
reservation. When we got there we were seated at the table, given water and menus, and not checked on for 30 minutes. When my husband finally asked the bartender how we get service,
he said where we were seated didn't open until 5pm!! But he would call on a waiter to serve us.
I feel this is very poor service on the reservation side.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The casino is too smoky; need better air exchange.

VS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Adequate, reasonably priced prime rib and starters.

OP
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food came cold, lobster over cooked, even coffee after dinner was luke warm. Asked server to heat food, and came back missing some of the food.

Told manager and he seemed indifferent.

Gave two stars because breakfast following day was very good.

BI
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised to find the food was very good at a fare price. The prime rib was perfect.

SH
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value for the prime rib and lobster dinner! We will return this trip.

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