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West Shore Cafe, Homewood, CA

West Shore Cafe

4.6
4.6
1194 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.

Reservations are required. A credit card is also 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 525-5200 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Including various indoor and outdoor private dining space, our venue offers intimate views of Lake Tahoe complimented further by surrounding mountain peaks, striking interior design and an impeccable culinary team. Plan an unforgettable gathering or celebration with us today.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Small: (530) 584-6875

  • Neighborhood

    Homewood

  • Cross street

    Homewood Mountain Resort

  • Parking details

    West Shore Cafe offers parking on site as well as additional parking at our sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort (steps from the restaurant). We also offer a boat valet service for those who would like to boat our restaurant.

  • Public transit

    FREE on-demand TART Connect available for pickup and drop off in the North Tahoe area. Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.

  • Entertainment

    The West Shore Cafe occasionally hosts live music, featuring local talent. Additionally, the West Shore Cafe hosts special menu items for happy hour, holidays, and festive occasions.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pier Prix Fixe

    $115.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 27 - Sep 30, 2022
    Dinner features a prix fixe menu, including a welcome drink, an amuse-bouche, appetizer, salad, and entrée. Drinks, desserts, and other menu items can be added to the bill and are an additional cost. Pricing for dinner is $115 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Popular dishes

What 1,194 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Scenic View

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for Groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Outdoor Dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Scenic View

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Special Occasion

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great times. Thank you
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to west shore a couple times a season. We received great service from our waiter and the manager checked in on us twice. We were a party on nine. And they could not have been more accommodating. It was definitely the nicest service we’ve received anywhere on the lake this year. Even, with staff shortages that all restaurants are enduring, WSC treated us so well. Btw, our food was great. Halibut fish and chips… yummy!
  3. JC

    JonathanC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    overbooked, and under staffed serving below their usual of standard offering, but charging more. we love west shore but after looking forward to our visit we all came away disappointed
  4. FA

    FerielA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful service, and the best views of Lake Tahoe!
  5. GI

    GINA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It would be great to have a veggie burger option on the burger.
  6. DA

    DACS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue!
  7. W

    Winesipper

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun place to be
  8. DM

    DaveMillerJazz

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for an informal, yet upscale, dining experience.
  9. LG

    LGdiner

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place for the overall experience. Can’t beat the views
  10. AG

    ArtG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Food menu too limited. Wouldn’t go again
  11. f

    foodkitten

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’ve been dining here for years but last week was a disappointment. Although the meat dishes were delicious the one vegetarian choice on the menu (truffle risotto) was definitely not. We had a wonderful waitress who helped make up for the very confused and slightly rude experience at the hostess stand. Unfortunately their amazing setting on the lake was marred by the smell of bleach from the kitchen vent nearby. They’re aware of this but for some reason haven’t fixed it. We love this place and hope they can up their game!
  12. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food!
  13. FF

    FrancesFoy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greater was awesome, friendly and professional Servers attentive, friendly, efficient wine and beer selections awesome, food very good Of course the views from all outdoor seating of Lake Tahoe is spectacular
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, service, and location. We will be back soon!!
  15. a

    alwayshungry

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious, you won’t find a better view in Tahoe!
  16. I

    Ivywag

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    West Shore is one of our favorites. The setting and food quality are unmatched for lakefront dining on Lake Tahoe. We love to arrive by boat—it’s a great destination when spending the day on the boat. This time we drove. It’s a beautiful drive, too. You can’t go wrong!
  17. TM

    TammyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, the service was great & you sure can’t beat the view!
  18. WC

    WendyC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Scott, went above and beyond. We had a wonderful time at West Shore, and didn't feel rushed at all. Great food and atmosphere!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its a Tahoe must!! We love coming here everytime we come to Tahoe. Beautiful setting right on the lake, excellent food and service!! Scott our waiter, could not of been better, he's the best!! We've had him before and was thrilled to have him again taking care of us!!
  20. MR

    MichaelR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect and will go back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    I have been dining here for years and since COVID the food quality has steeply declined and and prices are significantly higher . Very disappointing . Ambience is amazing which is too bad given how bad the food is.
  22. DS

    DeniseS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Prompt service
  23. M

    Manhattan

    San Francisco

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints and always so delicious!!!!! The view is the best in tahoe.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Our food was cold. They ran out of the dessert we wanted.
  25. LG

    LaurieG

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    We love this location on the lake but have noticed that the service has gone downhill, the cost of the food has gone up and we were over charged for items we did not order. We had to wait a long time for drinks. Also, there is valet boat parking but we had to wait a very long time for someone to take us back to our boat. It use to be so much better. Hopefully it is a one-time thing going on but it may be a while before we return.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Halibut fantastic Short ribs- small, cold, and dry Chicken tortilla- cold and extremely bland Ahi poke- good
  27. RJ

    RoyJ

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, location and staff. And you get to sit on a dock at Tahoe.
  28. DG

    DarciG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Highly recommend!
  29. JK

    JKK1

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love this restaurant and its setting! Shishito peppers and Alaskan Halibut were amazing but the Crab Cakes were pretty dry and the avocado served with it did not complement it. The heirloom and mozarella salad was ok but not wow. It was still a lovely evening and good experience for us.
  30. LH

    LoriH

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a greet time
  31. CE

    ChoralE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The food was very disappointing . I actually felt ill afterwards because the sauces were warm and the slaw that was served with halibut was also very Warm. Those are items and ingredients that should always be kept cold and served chilled. We were disappointed that we requested a seat on the dock and were not unable to sit there.. We have another upcoming reservation and I hope that things will be improved.
  32. U

    Unhappy

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience4
    We had made a reservation for lunch at 11:30am two weeks ago to sit on the pier. When we arrived we were told they were holding the pier for a large party at noon. We asked why they didn't notify us of the change in our reservation as we would have gone to another restaurant. Of course when we left at 1pm, there wasn't a party on the pier and the pier was still open for sitting. Very frustrating as we have gone to West Shore Cafe for several years and supported them during tough times. It was clear to us that they didn't value us as customers.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Best seats on the pier!!
  34. DK

    DianeK

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The setting of the West Shore Cafe is amazing! Beautiful views right on the lake. Our server was personable and attentive. In the past, the food has always been memorable. Sadly, not so much last night. The elk and halibut were both very bland. However, we all recommend the burrata and calamari starters which were delicious. Maybe just an off night, and we still all love West Shore Cafe!
  35. DS

    DanS

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love West Shore. Scott is amazingly attentive, friendly and helpful. The best in Tahoe.
  36. P

    Paula

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite place to go to lunch by water! Amazing experience!
  37. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    Walk in and 1st person you meet is on the phone and doesn't even look up. Wait. Finally mention reservation. Now directed downstairs. 2nd person is on the phone and also doesn't look up. Wait. Finally make it to a table. Waiter is surly. Super limited lunch menu. Waiter rushes plate clearing then hovers and hovers trying to rush us out. Yet the place is empty. No cappuccinos are available. 2 super simple salads, one hamburger, 3 iced teas and 2 cups of coffee = $100.00. Why would I ever come back?
  38. R

    Rubigirl

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We had a reservation so I expected a nice table, the hidays are gone. We're locals and have dined here off and on for years. We were taken to a table (4 of us) that was no more than 3 feet from the hostess station! I pointed out a nice table for 4 overlooking the lake and asked if it was possible we could sit there. I was told that was for the "investors." There were countless empty tables on the pier; we were told those were for the fixed price dinners! What??? They change chefs yearly so you never know what to expect. The last few years haven't been great. Okay, West Shore, after tonight...I'm done.... the halibut was the driest fish entree I've ever had. We're done, I'll not return. Too many other restaurants around the lake with much better food and service.
  39. DR

    DRosatiWines

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you visit Tahoe, the Westshore Cafe is a MUST. The setting is a given; what could go wrong on a sunny, mild afternoon on Lake Tahoe. Add in delicious and inventive food and terrific staff. Keep it going!
  40. P

    Peter

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Rode our bikes from Tahoe City. The calamari was excellent & good size portion. My only negative is that the food is pricey.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 4.6 stars by 1194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for West Shore Cafe

5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Homewood Mountain Resort

  • Neighborhood

    Homewood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    West Shore Cafe offers parking on site as well as additional parking at our sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort (steps from the restaurant). We also offer a boat valet service for those who would like to boat our restaurant.

  • Public transit

    FREE on-demand TART Connect available for pickup and drop off in the North Tahoe area. Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    The West Shore Cafe occasionally hosts live music, featuring local talent. Additionally, the West Shore Cafe hosts special menu items for happy hour, holidays, and festive occasions.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 525-5200 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    Including various indoor and outdoor private dining space, our venue offers intimate views of Lake Tahoe complimented further by surrounding mountain peaks, striking interior design and an impeccable culinary team. Plan an unforgettable gathering or celebration with us today.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Small: (530) 584-6875

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