West Shore Cafe

4.7
1014 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 1014 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.8
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JORGEYALE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful view! Had a great time!

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LisaM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and view. Can’t be beat. Food is excellent and wine selection was varied.

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Diana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location on the lake. Excellent food and friendly staff. Pricey, but well worth it

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Devon
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

For a 350 dollar dinner for 4 I would hope the wait staff would be in formal, professional attire. I felt like the food prices were fine dining level but the service was definitely not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal location, outstanding service, and I can only describe the food as a life experience that should not be missed. Could not have asked for a better evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent family dinner spot or romantic dinner spot. Gorgeous views! Worth the drive ! Remember to have dessert 💕

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GabrielG
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent place and amazing views! The service was very good

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ashleym
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Not much of a menu, especially for the price point, expected more specials and options!

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Jessi
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is incredible. A must have if you’re in the South Lake Tahoe area. I highly recommend the short rib and gnocchi

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DaveR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The lake view is amazing. Better than anywhere else I've been, except Sunnyside (which has a similar view from a few blocks away). We had the filet and the shortrib. both were good (filet was better). The vegetables looked fresh and were perfectly prepared. The Polenta (came w/ the shortrib) was the best I've had. The only downside to the meal was the calamari. It was a disappointment... small portion, high price, and poorly prepared and presented. I'd give that a skip. Otherwise, a great meal, with an amazing view, and attentive service.

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vipMaureenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view with outstanding food and service.

MT
MikeT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was fabulous. Delicious cocktails!

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Duker
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We had the crab cakes, they were good but we both got sick!

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vipPetey3
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place handed the reduced capacity and outdoor dining exactly right!
Food and service were both excellent

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vipKennethK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is most certainly one of the best places to go for a special dinner and a fantastic view of Lake Tahoe. Due to the COVID situation, the only seating available was outside. However, my understanding is that they are likely to open indoor dining very soon. Of course, be sure to make reservations in advance! Great staff, restaurant and food!!

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vipIng23
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning location with delicious food- we loved every minute of our time.

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JennieS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience! Beautiful venue and great food!

WA
WilliamA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and location. The only downside was the required outdoor dining which is not comfortable in early March. In warm weather it would be great.

JL
JessieL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Alex, the host, was quick, efficient and extremely friendly! Brit, the bartender does such an amazing job making some of the best drinks! And the bussers were quick and attentive as was our server. The food was perfect and it was a great place to take my friends from out of town that had never been there before. I loved the firepit table! It made it feel so cozy. Great place for apres ski and dinner!
Will definitely be back!

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BingoBango
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Amazing ambiance, right on the lake. Food left a bit to be desired for. Service was ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great always nice on the lake

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service by Scott. The fire pits kept us warm and the view was amazing. Thank you we will be back!!

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EdithM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular lakefront view, delicious food and a friendly staff. Any closer and you would be in the lake. Perfect for a special occasion dinner or celebration.

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susanb
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Tahoma locals and have been coming here for many years. Everything was great except the fire pit malfunctioned, and they were not set up to take cash. Food and service were great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
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.

OT
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
Sacramento
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.

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 1014 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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