About 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. 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.
Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Please see http://www.westshorecafe.com/hours for current hours of operation.
Homewood Mountain Resort
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
West Shore Cafe offer complimentary parking, valet parking during summer months, and additional parking at sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort (steps from the restaurant).
Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Katie Brauer: 530-525-5200x4
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
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.
West Shore Cafe Ratings and Reviews
We have been before and love it every ti ...
We have been before and love it every time! The Caesar Salad was better than mine which is saying a lot because I love mine! Our server was excellent and really the perfect amount of attention! The food selections were great, the view was wonderful and we had a great time sitting on the dock before dinner enjoying a cocktail!
We usually love this restaurant. The vi ...
We usually love this restaurant. The view is amazing. Unfortunately, 3 of the four of us ordered halibut and it was like shoe leather. The waitress told us that we were the 2nd table to complain about the fish. She did comp one of our corkage fees, but we thought the value was still unreasonable in light of the fact that our meals were inedible.
We consider West Shore Cafe to be one of ...
We consider West Shore Cafe to be one of our favorite restaurants in the Lake Tahoe area and have been eating there on our frequent vacations over the past 5 years or so. Unfortunately, the quality of the food currently isn't up to its past standard, so the value isn't what we've experienced on previous occasions. However, the view, service and ambience still make it worthwhile.
This was an anniversary dinner however I ...
This was an anniversary dinner however I was solo-all of the staff were very accommodating to seat me somewhere comfortably and fantastic- I had a table on the pier with an awesome view of the sunset. It was just perfect. The service and food were fabulous.
The ambiance is outstanding but the food ...
The ambiance is outstanding but the food lacked creativity, portion size & flavor but it was decent. I understand when going to restaurants with great views, the food will just ok but the service should still be good, or even a step down from good. Our server never checked on us, forgot our drinks & never brought things we requested like an extra plate, knife & mustard. So if Lakeside is all your looking for then eat here - if you want more than a solid view, run far away!
West Shore Cafe is our GO TO restaurant ...
West Shore Cafe is our GO TO restaurant on the lake. The views are breathtaking and the lodge is rustic and beautiful. Especially like the locals night on Mondays during ski season. Wish the restaurant was open every night in the winter - we would make the drive. This week the wasps were out in force so that spoiled an otherwise lovely dinner but that is not the West Shore Cafe's fault - we also have them at our house in Squaw Valley. Keep up the good work!
We love the setting, going by boat for d ...
We love the setting, going by boat for dinner. Undoubtably it's not the old west shore cafe. Food is marginal, service....you never know? Lots of better restaurants for the price. This year the menu is very limited. Not even close to what you see on Open Table
As one person put it....maybe good for a cocktail and app but that's about it
Food sub-par, over priced, amateurish. S ...
Food sub-par, over priced, amateurish. Service erratic, friendly but overly casual and again- amateurish. In the end we paid for great view, unexpectedly poor food. Not a fan at these prices. Won't go again. Picnic on the beach better:)
Bees, bees, bees.....but not their fault ...
Bees, bees, bees.....but not their fault, currently a problem all over the lake.
We've been coming here for years (as one of the prettiest spots on the lake to boat to) and seen good management/chef incarnations and not so great. This year it seems to be the later. Menu options were limited and every item (from burgers to fish) was overcooked. Service was good.
There's always next year.
Menu very limited--yellow jackets a big ...
Menu very limited--yellow jackets a big problem this year on the patio--not possible to sit comfortably outside. Food delivery late to the restaurant so menu choices of a limited menu even more limited.
New chef not very good
FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. SERVICE WAS OUTSTAN ...
FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. LOVE THE OUTDOOR DINING AND VIEW OF LAKE TAHOE. THERE WERE WASPS WHICH WERE SOMEWHAT BOTHERSOME. RESTAURANT HAD TRAPS OUT BUT HARD TO GET THEM ALL. FUN LUNCH FOR MY BIRTHDAY.
Amazing scenery and good service for an ...
Amazing scenery and good service for an early (6:15) table for two. Fried oysters and grilled peaches and burrata were very good appetizers. Loved the charcuterie plate and a great cheese burger with a tasty aioli . We'll be back!
Lovely setting, and good service, but fo ...
Lovely setting, and good service, but food did not measure up. Both the appetizers and entrees were flavorless, and did not hit the mark.
For the price paid, not worth it, I'm afraid.
But gorgeous setting on the lake.
Has always been a reliable mainstay, how ...
Has always been a reliable mainstay, however for an 80 birthday celebration for my father, we had poor table selection, a waiter who slopped wine across the table repeatedly and dropped dishes. His abrupt, discourteous service was more inline with a greasy spoon diner not a $300 dinner.
We had cocktails before & after dinner a ...
We had cocktails before & after dinner at the bar. The bartender was very friendly & accommodating. I wanted to try a different cocktail & her suggestion was fabulous! Our waiter was very attentive & reccomended apps, salad & our entrees....everything was presented perfectly & the entire dinner was delicious....
This has become my favorite "white table ...
This has become my favorite "white tablecloth" restaurant in Tahoe. My husband and I make sure to go there every time we are in Tahoe--2-3 times a year. We've eaten here in both winter and summer. It's usually just the two of us, but we've also been here with friends, and we've sometimes stopped in for just a sunset drink and a snack. The food and atmosphere is outstanding. It's right on the lake, so the view is amazing. It's quiet enough to talk, but loud enough so that people aren't hearing each other's conversations. The menu changes, but everything I've ordered was excellent. I've also had the burger, which is great, too. I highly recommend this restaurant. You will pay a high-end price, but it's worth it for a great meal.
Ambience and view were excellent. Good w ...
Ambience and view were excellent. Good was mostly good - my cioppino was overcooked and peaches in the appetizer were not ripe, etcetera. However service was terrible - had to ask for bread and heater to be turned on 3-4 times. Every course took much too long.. So disappointing.
Have been dining here for years and what ...
Have been dining here for years and what a disappointment this time! We were seated and the only person we saw in 20 minutes was the water girl. Finally bread and butter showed up; asked for more butter but the girl didn't speak much English. Felt sorry for our waiter as he was slammed with 6 + tables all seated around same time. Reordered a round of drinks and that took 20 minutes. Burrata and peach salad so skimpy! Disappointing dining experience.
New chef not up to the standards of old ...
New chef not up to the standards of old chef. Lobster cake looked bare without much lettuce. Price of waffle and ice cream $13 for a tiny scoop of ice cream and not much fudge. Very mundane--and not worth the price. Beautiful view, good service but menu very disappointing
We are annual summertime regulars, so so ...
We are annual summertime regulars, so sorry to give a mediocre review. Presentation was lovely, but the peach and burrata salad was a disappointment (hardly any burrata whatsoever), the salmon was overcooked and felt the entire menu was overpriced. We were celebrating a special occasion, and the setting is hard to beat ~ but it was a very expensive disappointment.
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