West Shore Cafe
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Monterey Bay Calamari
gochujang aioli / soy caramel / baby cilantro
sticky rice / chili glazed miso carrots / ponzu sauce / scallion kimchi
Dungeness Crab Cakes
whipped avocado / ruby grapefruit / cilantro
Beautiful view nice heaters. Great burger. Bummed they only allow service dogs. Nice time after skiing Homewood
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!
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.
Terrific service, sumptuous food, gorgeous view of the lake! Loved it!
we had a wonderful experience! Very romantic and so beautiful. Service was excellent, food was excellent and the ambience was amazing
Exceeded my expectations! Service was incredible, food was spectacular, and the Tahoe lake side setting was world renowned! Highly recommend the burger.....
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!
Awesome scenery, perfect ambience, and great food. We’ll definitely be back again!
Everything was awesome. Best video on the lake! Remember to wear warm boots for outdoor seating.
Food was ok for the price and the service was terrible but the view was great.
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.
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!
The chicken was cooked perfectly and our waiter was polite and prompt.
Food and service were amazing, even dining outside in the snow. They were very accommodating to make us comfortable.
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.
A must try restaurant tucked away in Homewood (across from the ski area). The food and service were outstanding!
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!
It was cold & empty, disappointment so decided to take our food to-go and leave.
Magnificent! Food was delicious, service was top notch, and the casual and warm atmosphere were perfectly mountain-elegant.
Awesome restaurant! Best in the west shore tahoe area!
Food and service was great! Will definitely go again!
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.
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!
A fabulous place! The wait staff is wonderful and the food is delicious.
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”.
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.
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!
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!!
Great food , atmosphere and the view is unbeatable!
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!
Our server Dora was incredible!!
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.
Fish tacos, filet mignon, all salads were excellent
Magical dining experience safe tables outside lakeside w heaters great service and food
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
Wonderful evening on the lake with excellent service and food. Highly recommend.
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.
Perfect dining spot with wonderful views, amazing food and great staff!
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.