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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.
Homewood, CA 96141
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) 525-5200 ext. 4
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
Although the lakeview is quite nice, I feel this place is very overpriced for what you get. The food was okay.. nothing special, and the service the same. I assume they expect tourists that don't mind getting taken on the bill if they get to look out at the lake.
My favorite white tablecloth restaurant in Lake Tahoe. We eat there every time we visit, 3 or 4 times a year. It's upscale while still being casual and friendly. The food is always good. The view is spectacular--right on the lake. It's cozy in the winter with fireplaces and ambient lighting. Every seat inside has a view of the lake because of the giant windows. In the summer, the patio and pier are opened up for seating. Often there is live music until about 8 p.m. It's usually the same person, a wonderful acoustic guitar player who sings. It's perfect--not jarring and in your face, but also really good music that many people pay attention to and it's not just background. The salads are always creative and delicious. They can accommodate gluten-free folks like myself. The bar is really nice and I think you can order from bar menu and the restaurant menu. If you don't have time or don't want to have dinner, you can get a drink at sunset with an appetizer, looking out at the lake. Once in a while they are very busy or shorthanded, so the service might be a little slow. It has happened a couple of times. But I really don't mind because it really seems like this restaurant cares about quality and making everybody feel at home there. And hey, many of us are here on vacation, so what's the rush? It's an excellent place for happy hour, dining, and just taking in the view. Friendly staff.
We have been to West Shore Cafe a number of times over the years and each time the food and its presentation was a delight. Our last visit was a complete disappointment, both in what was on the menu and the quality of the preparation.My husband's salmon was overcooked, the only vegetarian option was a ravioli that had a sweet(!) tasting sauce (ugh). Their usual bread basket of two interesting selections was replaced by some kind of a sweet white bread. We came hungry and were still profoundly underwhelmed. Perhaps it's a different chef but, meh. The location is still quite lovely. Make sure you don't let them seat you at the tables with the basket chairs...they are very uncomfortable.
Do not order the Short Rib. Apparently the chef has no idea here. I ordered it in Nov 2015. It was tough like they just fried it up. I thought that it must've been a fluke and ordered it again in Jan 2016. Horrible. Waited a year and ordered it again. Very poor. They should remove it from their menu or figure out how to cook it.
A magical setting whether inside the cozy dining room in winter or on the pier in summer. We enjoyed a lovely meal with the family complete with interesting live music, great service and delicious food. The entrees were excellent and the kids love the menu too. Randy the manager is top notch, thank for another great night.
We made reservations here based on other reviews. We loved the look of the place and the location which frankly didn't make much of a difference since it was dark outside. It's a great looking place and that may be the most it has going for it. After being seated in a cozy corner it went downhill from there. The specialty drinks looked decent. The one I immediately chose was the one they no longer had the tequila for. Rather than offer an alternative, our server said he'd come back so we could find an alternative drink. I don't understand how a restaurant runs out of a particular tequila. I also don't understand how an alternative wouldn't be offered. I had to make that happen but honestly my drink was weak and unappealing. My lobster bisque app was flavorful and my partner's vegetable soup app was the star of the evening! It was so flavorful and delicious that I'm still day-dreaming of it. My partner had the salmon special-- he hardly ate three bites. He said it was dull and the chimichurri didn't do anything to help boost the flavors. My short ribs were disgusting and I'm still angry with myself for not sending them back. I was given a steak knife and was told I wouldn't need it but I did! I keep saying to myself that if I ate in the proper places that I would find the more tender part of the beef. It never happened. The beef was so tough and sinewy. The meat did not fall apart and I was left with a huge yet inedible piece of meat. Gross! Truly. We took it home to see if we could make it taste good but even reheating it made it clear that I was served a terrible cut and the preparation just wasn't there. What a waste of money. What a disappointment for a meal we came all the way from the East coast to eat. After that, we decided no dessert would be worth eating and called it a night.
Loved this restaurant. We were staying upstairs in their West Shore Inn and had Christmas dinner reservations. The waitstaff is exceptional and the combinations of scallops with bacon relish and buffalo meatloaf were my favorite. You also can't get a better view of Lake Tahoe on a holiday night, with gorgeous high wood beam ceilings, iron lanterns and full floor to ceiling windows overlooking the dock covered in lights. Highly recommend for a romantic date or special occasion.
Lovely lakefront restaurant with delicious food in Homewood. The portion sizes are very large so be aware when ordering. Salads can easily be shared.
Appreciated that the noise level was minimal so we could enjoy table conversation. Great location with wonderful views of Lake Tahoe.
We had 2 meals there within 3 days. All the food we ordered on both meals were delicious. The service was excellent. Both waitresses were very nice and friendly, totally made us feel welcomed. The restaurant is located by the lake so the view is breathtaking. We're definitely going back.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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