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West Shore Cafe

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5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141 (Homewood Mountain Resort)
+1 530-525-5200
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Newport Beach, California
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and family have eaten here for many years. What people have to realize is restaurants in the Tahoe area are seasonal and it is difficult to keep great chef's and staff, so learn to order knowing this. During the off-season set your expectation accordingly. The service and food were great and Monday nights all main courses are 1/2... More 

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Alameda, California, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This restaurant is situated on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. I mean ON THE SHORE. They even have a pier to sail your boat up to if you chose to come by water with a water valet during the summer. The view is stunning looking across the lake at the mountains on the east shore (Nevada side). Watching the... More 

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I really don't like to write bad reviews of restaurants, and try to give the benefit of the doubt. But our experience of a few of the dishes we ordered here was frankly horrifying! The halibut was terribly overcooked and tasteless. It came with an equally bland side of couscous, and a tiny piece of chard. For dessert, we ordered... More 

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3 Thank Serenity2u
Jimmy K, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your experience with those menu items but I am happy that our staff was able to come up with alternatives for you. We do take all feedback we receive and use it improve upon our service and make adjustments to our offerings. I will be sure to bring up... More 

Modica, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good rather than exceptional, but the view was exceptional. A good Maitre D should be the conductor rather than the star of the show. This one quickly lost interest once he realised that we we only having a main course and beer, a smaller bill a smaller tip. After that it was hard to get his attention... More 

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2 Thank CAMRA-ite
Jimmy K, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear about your experience. We do highly value all of our guests and I will be sure to bring up your feedback to the team. I am also sorry about the bar being loud especially if it was due to employees in the area. I will be sure to address... More 

Point Richmond, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after checking Trip Advisor. We were so glad we did. They were able to seat us right away. The staff was so pleasant and helpful. My fiance had a bad cold and they made him a hot toddy which was perfect! We loved the entrees. Halibut with couscous, sauce of red pepper and yellow pepper, mild and... More 

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Thank Cathy S
Kailua, Hawaii
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great light lunch with fabulous service. Our waiter, Sean was attentive, helpful and amusing. We'll go again!

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San Francisco, California
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432 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We ate here last night. The back porch has great views of Lake Tahoe, so stop here for a drink before moving on to have dinner elsewhere. We had the peach and burrata salad and ahi poke tacos. The peaches were cold and not ripe and the burrata was cold as well. I suspect they had the dish prepared early... More 

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Jimmy K, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for coming to visit us. We are constantly adjusting our menu based on feedback we receive and I will be sure to discuss your review with our team. We hope to have you back so we can offer you a better experience and if you do decide to try us again please email Jimmy... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh, local ingredients and an impressive wine list. Friendly staff and a spectacular view of the lake. Stay for a cocktail in the bar on the deck. You won't regret it! 😉

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Thank Amazongl
Pleasanton, California, United States
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went for an anniversary dinner, been here before and liked it. The food was good, the service was good. The fact that kids are allowed without parental supervision on the pier where we were dining was a killer for this review. We dined on the pier, the peach burrata salad and wild mushrooms were both really nice. I ordered... More 

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1 Thank Melissa G
Jimmy K, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our number one concern for all guests is safety and I apologize that our staff did not intervene during this situation. I will be sure to bring this up during our weekly meeting and come up with a plan to avoid this in the future. Thank you again for dining with us and we hope... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The ambiance and views are amazing and the food is excellent! Love the Monday locals night and always go to West Shore to celebrate with friends - they have added music on the weekends. The menu is constantly changing and have loved every meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
    (Homewood Mountain Resort)
  • Public Transportation: Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 530-525-5200
Description
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?