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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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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Aurora, Oregon
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239 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went for birthday and early valentine's dinner. The food was wonderful and the service excellent. Not the place for the fast and hungry, but for those who can afford it and wanting great food. The dining room is small and a little noisy, but that is the downside of popularity

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Thank steve-h132
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Good day Steve - Thank you for the recent visit and notes regarding your evening. The team appreciates your positive sentiments. Happy belated birthday and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Steve Lamb More 

northeast US
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155 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wandered in to look and stayed for a few drinks. The bar area is really attractive. Open fire pit, cozy tables and chairs. I sat at the bar and had a manhattan cocktail...one of the best I have had in a bar. Large selection of rye or whiskey to choose from. bartenders were friendly and attentive. I hated to... More 

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Thank 29paskier
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Good day 29paskier - Thanks for the bar visit recently. The hard working bar crew appreciates your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again. Perhaps for your next trip you can join us for lunch or dinner in the bar or relax the evening away in our cozy dining room. Take care, Steve Lamb More 

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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bumped into Plump Jack without any idea of what to find. Staff was very welcoming even when we were wet and full of gear returning from a rough weather ski day. The ambiance is very pleasant and the waitress was great at walking us through the menu and what the best options were. The burgers were much better than... More 

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Thank Cruisin4brusin
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Good day Cruisin4brusin - Thanks for stopping in recently. It's great to read you enjoyed your experience and the PlumpJack Burger. It definitely is a must have from our bar menu. Come back and see us again. Best, Steve Lamb More 

Redwood City, California
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Plump Jack after a full day skiing and was impressed with the food, great tasting, great presentation but the small portions didn't fill me up. Place was packed and it took a while to get a table, Waitress was a little forgetful but not too bad. Overall its a nice place with good food, just not my favorite... More 

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

Hi there cabinetpat - Thank you for the visit and notes on your experience. Winter continues to deliver with consistent snowfall so we hope to catch you on your next visit. Consider the poutine, our chef's pasta or the PJ burger for heartier dishes after a day on the mountain. Take care, Steve Lamb More 

Pasadena
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181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And you will not be let down. Was staying at the SVL and was highly recommended. I got in around 2pm and HR had just begun. I ordered the bacon cheeseburger with garlic fries and washed down with a $5 Firestone Easy Jack IPA. Was all delicious. Located close to the Tram. I recommend

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

Good day diverdownfbh - Thanks for the happy hour visit. It's great to read you had a good time with some delicious deals. We look forward to welcoming you back. Take care, Steve Lamb More 

Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this place for a cozy lunch by their warm fireplace. If you are a bloody mary fan they make the best and the burgers are delicious as well.

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Thank busymom914000
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there busymom914000 - I concur regarding our burgers and bloody marys. Thanks for joining us recently and it's great to hear you enjoyed a nice lunch by the fire. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Steve Lamb More 

Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the food was good. The Caesar salad was small but tasty. The grilled ham and cheese with onion sandwich was flavorful. The waitress forgot to bring our requested horseradish. Short Ribs was a very small portion as well. - Overcooked as the meat was a little dry. Overall good but not great.

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Thank pvw2015
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there pvw2015 - Thank you for the visit and notes on your experience. We use guest feedback to improve and have noted your points. We hope to see you again and elevate good to great. Take care, Steve Lamb More 

Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were quite good. We had the pork belly appetizer which was simply sublime. My wife enjoyed the Turkey Roulade and I my Filet Mignon. I'm not a drinker but the wine list seemed impressive as well.

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

Good day Kevin C - Thank you for the recent visit to our dining room. It's great to read you and your wife had a nice evening and enjoyed your culinary experience. We look forward to your return. All the best, Steve Lamb More 

Truckee, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Super good food, amazing wine list, tons of cocktails and great service! It's a popular spot so chances are it will be busy....but we'll worth it!! AND That's only the cafe, it's a botique hotel and Resort too. Friendly & over the top helpful staff know their hospitality WELL!!!

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Thank thejim2016
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there thejim2016 - Thanks for the recent visit and kind words. Our team sure appreciates it and we look forward to seeing you again this busy, snow-filled winter. Take care, Steve Lamb More 

San Francisco, California
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 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
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Good Day Dianamna, Thank you for taking the time to review PlumpJack Cafe, we appreciate your feedback about your experience and look forward to meeting the mark the next time you dine with us. Sincerely, Stephanie 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?