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PlumpJack Cafe

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Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 (off of Hwy. 89 South)
+1 530-583-1578
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07:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The plumjack cafe presents the huge advantage of remaining open till 10 pm. It is the only place in the village at squaw to do so and for us who travel to squaw from the Bay Area it is a life savior. The food on the other hand is so so: stick with the burger although the garlic fries were... More 

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Thank dianamna
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cafe is popular so make reservations or plan to wait. The staff are good a seating groups quickly and the wait staff is good, listen and remember any food issues. This has been a problem in other places that think every one likes milk based food. good bar with drinks and quality food to go with it.

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Thank Blake N
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The chef's pasta and poutine were amazing. There is a nice, large fireplace inside perfect for warming up and drying snow gear. Located right in Squaw Valley

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Thank Danny H
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Danny H - Thank you for the recent visit and the notes on your experience. We're happy to read you enjoyed both the cuisine and the ambiance. Take care and we hope to see you again, Steve Lamb More 

Fallbrook, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like buffet breakfasts, but appreciate whole grains and healthy choices? This breakfast had it all. The worlds best granola (really!), outstanding Apple cider (they heated it up for us too - yum!), wonderful breads and yogurts, plus eggs, bacon, potatoes, etc. I'd go every day if I could.

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Thank Casterben
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Good day Casterben - Thanks for the great feedback on breakfast. It's nice to read and we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Come see us again. Best, Steve Lamb More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New Year eve dinner in the Bar area., we put our name on waiting list . They call us we walk from Red Wolf Lodge. The waiters are all friendly and helpful. Order salmon and short rib for dinner plus 2 glasses of red wine. Desert to share , soup to start . Every are perfect . The firework started... More 

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Thank Jujutrain
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Jujutrain - Great to read you enjoyed your NYE experience. Thank you for taking the time to share. We hope to see you upon your next visit to Squaw Valley. Take care, Steve Lamb More 

Ventura, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, so it is always full, so get a reservation. It is worth the wait. Quality products and something or everyone.

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Thank AIRealYoga
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

H i there AIRealYoga - Thanks for the recent visit and positive notes on your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Happy holidays, Steve Lamb More 

Southport ct
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and it was excellent. The waiter was extremely attentive. They have a children's menu as well. They brought warm bread after we placed our order. We had appetizers (soup,salad) and main courses (duck and pork chop) which were all excellent with nice size servings. Enjoyed our dinner very much. Will return if back in the area.

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Thank ctmom79
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Hi ctmom79 - It's great to read about your experience and we appreciate you sharing notes on your evening in the dining room. We look forward to seeing you again. Happy holidays, Steve Lamb More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are foodies so we were excited to try one of the best restaurants in the area. However the meal was underwhelming and certainly was not worth the $150 we spent. Do yourself a favor and seek out other options.

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Thank Hena S
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Good day Hena S - Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I apologize we missed the mark during your experience. We'd love to welcome you back and also understand where we fell short. I can be reached at slamb@plumpjack.com to discuss and learn how we can improve. Take care and I look forward to hearing from you, Steve Lamb More 

St. John's
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Group of 4 friends spent several days enjoying the food truck offerings at Wanderlust and were ready for a nice meal. White table cloths, great service and excellent food. Lovely night out.

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Thank Aegean9999
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Aegean9999 - Thank you for the visit this past summer and for taking the time to share your sentiments. We hope to see you again either this winter or next summer during Wanderlust. Take care, Steve Lamb More 

Palo Alto, California
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Plump Jack is probably the nicest restaurant in the village -- you can sit in the bar area and order from a limited or full menu. Its a nice option after a long day of skiing and you want a nice meal. Just have the right expectations--its run and services by ski folks. Meaning the service is ok, and sometimes... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$80
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
    (off of Hwy. 89 South)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Olympic Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-1578
Description
Sure, we're biased - but we're not alone: PlumpJack Cafe is widely regarded as Lake Tahoe's premier dining destination. Fine dining and exceptional wines are in our heritage, and we'd love to share our passion with you on your next visit. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Jack Connell, our menu changes each season so that we can take advantage of the bounty of fresh produce available to us locally. Our award-winning wine list provides the perfect complement to your meal, and renowned winemakers join us throughout the year for wine dinners and special events.

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