West Shore Cafe

4.7
988 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.

Due to COVID policies and regulations within our area, we are currently seating outside only. We do have heat lamps for each table but be sure to bring extra layers. All guests who wish to dine with us must make a reservation via Open Table.

Due to new policies limiting tables in our space, a credit card is 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 988 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful view nice heaters. Great burger. Bummed they only allow service dogs. Nice time after skiing Homewood

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StephanieE
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The West Shore Cafe created a memorable and beautiful dining experience. Their staff was welcoming, helpful, hardworking, and gracious. Their efforts to maintain Covid standards were impeccable. The ambiance was charming and quiet. Most importantly, the cocktails, wines and food were outstanding!

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JohnR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

West Shore Cafe has adapted well with Covid restrictions. The outdoor area with heaters makes for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The view of the lake is awesome. Great service and food.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific service, sumptuous food, gorgeous view of the lake! Loved it!

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sstrope
San Luis Potosi
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a wonderful experience! Very romantic and so beautiful. Service was excellent, food was excellent and the ambience was amazing

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vipChrisR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! Service was incredible, food was spectacular, and the Tahoe lake side setting was world renowned! Highly recommend the burger.....

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vipMegan
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning views of Lake Tahoe paired with friendly and safe service. Highly recommend for a nice outdoor dinner or fancy apres after skiing at Homewood!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome scenery, perfect ambience, and great food. We’ll definitely be back again!

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ScottW
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Best video on the lake! Remember to wear warm boots for outdoor seating.

DJ
vipDanielleJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was ok for the price and the service was terrible but the view was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Outdoor dining on the lake was perfect. There were plenty of heat lamps and fire tables to keep warm, even in a cold winter day.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great experience if it wasn’t for the parking lot.. lots of snow boarding teens causing issues- there were at least a half dozen cars in the WSC parking lot full with all there stuff sprawled out in the street.. you could barely get in and had to argue your space rights while they acted like a bunch of well- teens!

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken was cooked perfectly and our waiter was polite and prompt.

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WhitneyBrown
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing, even dining outside in the snow. They were very accommodating to make us comfortable.

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KurtL
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a terrific job serving outside. The heaters were adequate, service was fast and food, as usual, was fabulous. The menu was a bit brief, but, due to just opening, it made sense. Certainly well worth even for wintertime out door dining.

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BobbyF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A must try restaurant tucked away in Homewood (across from the ski area). The food and service were outstanding!

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BrookeB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were greeted graciously by a gentleman up front when we arrived and departed. Our service was impeccable and the good was amazing! We tried the creme brulee for dessert and it was delicious. We had a wonderful time!

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fairy
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It was cold & empty, disappointment so decided to take our food to-go and leave.

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Scott
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Magnificent! Food was delicious, service was top notch, and the casual and warm atmosphere were perfectly mountain-elegant.

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AmyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Best in the west shore tahoe area!

AE
AmyE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Will definitely go again!

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vipSouthernWriter
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Disappointing. Food was only average at above average prices. Selection was also slim. Would not recommend to friends nor would I return. There are better choices in the vicinity.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great day!! Sunny for lunch outside at West Shore Cafe. All of our dishes were super tasty and the cocktails too. Highly recommend you try it out!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place! The wait staff is wonderful and the food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Beautiful views. Food was a B. Really nice wait staff.
It got a bit cold on the deck at 1pm. Hard chairs seemed to say, “time to leave”.

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vipNana
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at West Shore Café was perfect. Our server, Scott, was attentive and personable. The cocktails were stellar, especially the Negroni. The new item on the menu, elk, was cooked perfectly. And of course, you can't beat the view. On a side note, they appeared to be following all of the rules around COVID-19.

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vipDKSR
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting
Superb food
Professional service
Comfortable seating

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HeidiL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live 1 mile away from the Cafe, and I always bring my guests to see the lake either it’s outside on the pier or at the window. The food is delicious and the bartender Britney always remembers me with a smile. You’ll enjoy this place!

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CynthiaJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 7:00 pm reservations and I thought we would be seated inside but to my surprise we were seated outside. I was only worried because we Had our elderly moms with us and it was quite chilly out. They were wonderful and brought us three heating lamps which was so warm and wonderful. The foods was great and our server was so sweet and very helpful with the menu.
We can’t wait to go back!!

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TrishaU
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , atmosphere and the view is unbeatable!

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite places to dine! Such a magnificent location, amazing food, excellent service and a view to die for. It never disappoints. Thank you West Shore Cafe!

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vipShelliD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dora was incredible!!

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BruceF
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late lunch at West Shore Cafe sitting outside. We were well cared for, the food was delicious and we had a wonderful time.

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MikeS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish tacos, filet mignon, all salads were excellent

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Wiessached
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical dining experience safe tables outside lakeside w heaters great service and food

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vipwherenext
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is as outstanding as the view! Our favorite place to eat outside even if sometimes we are staying quite far from this gem. We make the drive. Lovely ambiance and covid safe! xoxo

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LisaM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening on the lake with excellent service and food. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Peter
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio overlooking Lake Tahoe. The view was fantastic as always. We had calamari appetizer to start off. We then ordered lunch and had a very excellent meal. This was a wonderful event, as we rode our bikes to wish your café from Tahoe city.

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TerryR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining spot with wonderful views, amazing food and great staff!

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 4.7 stars by 988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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