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PlumpJack Cafe

Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
+1 530-583-1578
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bar with a higher end menu. Very good wine list and Bar also outdoor seating. Burger is large enough to split. Intimate bar.

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came in for a late breakfast. Only a buffet was available at $18 per person. They served thick cut bacon, organic scrambled eggs, potato wedges, assortment of breads, red velvet pancakes, fruit, granola, yogurt, apple/orange juice, and coffee/tea. The staff was pleasant. I don't...More

Thank Alix_12
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alix_12, Glad you made it in for breakfast! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Stop by next time your around! Thanks, Stephanie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good but smaller portions for the price.White table type restaurant. If you like and are used to the "California" experience you will like this cafe.

Thank RogRos72
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RogRos72, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal. Please visit us again soon! Cheers, Stephanie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined in the restaurant on a Saturday evening, it was a busy weekend with Nastar Nationals wrapping up on the weekend. We did book a reservation about a week ahead, we were happy to be seated as soon as we arrived. The staff was...More

Thank Christopher E
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Christopher E, Thank you for your positive words and we are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable time at PlumpJack Cafe. In regards to the outdoor seating, in the summer months we offer lunch on our patio. It is quite a lovely space...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a light dinner of Soup and Salad with Salmon on salad and a beer. Soup was good but small size; salad was smaller than an “add-on” house salad at other restaurants and below average in taste. Price was the cost of a much larger...More

Thank Rick B
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rick B, Thank you for visiting our restaurant. We apologize that we missed the mark on the portions and we will apply your feedback for future menu planning. Thanks, Stephanie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellant Ribs, my husband was licking his chopps all night! They have a variety of items that will suit everyone in your group.

Thank Jodi W
Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was the only choice for a weekday full breakfast but the buffet is very good, food is hot and fresh and staff does a good job keeping it that way. Breakfast is traditional american breakfast items including scrambled eggs, meats change daily between bacon,...More

Thank Dre4golf
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great food. Quite pricy in the restaurant, but very reasonable at the bar. Great wine selection. Try their own wine brand Case.

Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hello TGMZJ, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and the wine at PlumpJack. Come see us next time you're in the valley! Thanks, Stephanie

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Nice spot and nice atmosphere. Was cool watching the Olympics in the bar area. Seating is very tight - 5 of us around a 3' diameter table. That was okay I guess but a little surprising for a place that charges $24 for a mediocre...More

Thank ronjeremy69696969
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Dear ronjeremy69696969, Thank you for taking the time to enjoy the Olympics with us at PlumpJack Bar and also for the review. I apologize for your cramped and untimely dining experience. We will promptly look into improving our facilities and service. Cheers, Stephanie

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place this is, from start to finish! We enjoyed delicious, attractive, interesting and fresh food in this festive, comfy, friendly and yet posh “cafe”. IMHO it’s actually a serious restaurant which calls itself a cafe in order not to scare off the...More

Thank SacAnnie
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Hey SacAnnie! Thank you so much for your kind words, and yes of course you may come back tomorrow night! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Stephanie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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