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For 2
Fri, 2/23
9:00 PM
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West Shore Cafe

484 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
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. West Shore Cafe offers a festive and romantic Lakeview setting with elegant, yet approachable cuisine at affordable prices.

As a year-round destination, the West Shore Cafe beckons skiers during the winter months and is mere steps from sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort.

During summer months, the West Shore Cafe's location is ideal for those cruising the bike path, as well as boaters touring Lake Tahoe. West Shore Cafe hosts several buoys, and welcomes boaters and kayakers ashore.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Please see for current hours of operation.
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Phone number
(530) 525-5200
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ben Deinken
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Private party facilities
With flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces that make the most of the picturesque views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountain peaks, striking interior design, and impeccable catering services, the West Shore Café and Homewood Mountain Resort are a perfect location to celebrate in Tahoe.
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Private party contact
Michelle Saxston: (530) 525-5200 ext. 4
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Cross street
Homewood Mountain Resort
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Parking details
West Shore Cafe offer complimentary car parking, valet parking during summer months, and additional parking at sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort (steps from the restaurant). Those visiting by boat can also enjoy free parking and valet service from our pier.
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Public transit
Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Always popular, Local Mondays at West Shore Cafe are a great way to affordably taste the freshest produce, seafood and meats that California has to offer. Whether you dine solo while staying in a West Shore vacation property, or invite a group of ten friends that live at the lake, West Shore Café’s menu has options that will satisfy any appetite and will pair perfectly with the Café’s wine list and cocktail menu.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 484 People Are Saying
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Iavo (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding- new chef is very good and wait staff very good and very attentive

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines dinner!

S3Evans (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

It's tough to have a better place to dine than watching the sunset on Lake Tahoe. Great view, great service and excellent food with a very fine wine list.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was on the slow side, we had to wait about 15 mins before anyone even approached our table and the food was only “ok”. I say that because the items I had, lobster bisque and scallops, were on the salty side. The menu is pricey so I was expecting better service and for the food to be better than it was.

vipLambshark (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Our waiter , Ryan was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food however was disappointing. The Lobster Bisque was thin and without any lobster meat. Taste was off. The Beet Salad was delicious. I had the Buffalo Meatloaf, the presentation was a mess. The portion was huge but lacked flavor. It did taste better the following day. My wife had the short rib and she took one bite and pushed it away. The menu showed bone in but bones had been removed...odd.
We eat here about twice a year, we’ve had great meals here and some not so good. Beautiful dining room. $25 corkage and one does pay a premium for the magnificent view.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing dinner experience, food was awesome as was the wait staff!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall good food and a pretty decent wine list for being in a remote location. However, the vegetarian selection was truly lacking in creativity, flavor and substance... either lower the price point or raise the bar please. They should discontinue using the fake instant cappuccino machine... you're not fooling in the Bay Area we all know what good coffee is. And that is not it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Poor service, cold food

Bernie (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We drove up last night from SF and headed to West Shore for dinner. We've been here many times, more often for drinks on the deck in the summer but dinners as well, and I've never had a bad thing to say about my experience. Last night was awful. The waiter let us know two items were unavailable (calamari and short ribs). Fine. We ordered a bottle of wine (great). We were given water but had to ask for it to be refilled each time. The tables around us were brought bread. We finally had to ask for it. Our appetizer was not good, super greasy. We were getting the feeling this dinner experience was going downhill. For dinner, I ordered the vegetable tart, they were out. My son ordered the chicken pot pie, they were out. My husband got the special seafood pasta which was scallops and prawns in a creamy sauce. The prawns were not peeled. He didn't eat them because it is very difficult to peel prawns in a creamy pasta dish. Disappointing. My husband ordered coffee. He said it was truly awful. I would not suggest anyone go to West Shore for dinner in the winter. I'm hoping this is just a winter / staffing / food issue but who knows.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Ran out of multiple enterees

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

The salmon dinner was very good. The chicken pot pie was delicious light on the chicken but split was perfect for 2! Our waiter was very attentive and professional. The bar is fabulous and the overall decor is elegant.

Susan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Beautiful setting and gracious staff makes this a lovely evening. The fried calamari is an excellent appetizer - great spicy dipping sauce and light breading on the calamari. The buffalo meatloaf was very good but the chicken was over cooked by a lot. It was literally bone dry. I’m writing it off as dining late in the evening and hopefully it isn’t a regular occurrence.

vipNina (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

We wanted a romantic dinner for date nite!! West Shore Cafe is the perfect place!!!

vipMariaRDH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

West Shore Cafe has stunning views, great food, and very good service. We went there for dinner with my cousins from New Jersey, and it turned out to be in the midst of a thunderstorm and a tornado warning (in Tahoe City and north)! We were a bit late arriving at the restaurant but were graciously received and seated (we did call). The view was amazing due to the storm clouds and light, and there was even a rainbow! We had rack of lamb, a delicious Caesar Salad with Salmon, a Seafood Medley over Wild Rice, and a few other dishes. All were excellent. A good find in the Lake Tahoe area.

Winelovers (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Special place with great food and incredible view!