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The Lodge

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12850 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee, CA 96161-6355 (Donner Pass Rd.)
+1 530-587-9455
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

False advertising. Claims free drink during snow days, but snows a foot after midnight, and claims the free drink happens only if snowing during sunlight. I'll never believe their marketing again.

Thank George P
Hayward, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Tahoe Donner Lodge for diner many times and never disappointed. The chef offers fresh takes on classic dishes and many new offering seasonally. Highly recommended.

Thank Vicki H
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Sat at the bar and had several apps and drinks. The bar staff is the best I have seen in the Truckee area. These guys make a perfect martini, no matter what you are looking for these guys can help. The menu is excellent and the food is outstanding, although the food has become a bit pricy$$..... Not sure if... More 

Thank BCTG77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and I had dinner with friends from the area. Tuesday is No Corkage night, so I brought a very nice Merlot that I had with terrific short ribs over excellent mashed potatoes and four al dente asparagus spears. My wife had a Caesar with shrimp and a glass of Pinot Grigio. We shared a delicious appetizer of roasted... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We were happy to get a table without a reservation and settled in to enjoy some food & wine. The service was excellent. Our appetizer - the ahi tuna poke - was yummy, although most of the chips to accompany it were broken. Our main dishes - the halibut special and the fish taco - were again really yummy, but... More 

Thank Lesley B
Auburn, CA
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I spent the most relaxing evening last Saturday, having dinner on the outdoor patio. This is our go-to place when we're in the area for golf, and it never disappoints us. The menu is superb, and the views of the trees and the course are beautiful. Try the turkey meatloaf with bacon and shitake mushrooms, with mashed... More 

1 Thank gshattog
Blythe, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had fantastic food. We went every day while visiting the area...dinner, Sunday brunch, drinks. Martha, our waitress, was so friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The chef creates special, delicious dishes. You cannot miss by going here.

1 Thank Paula H
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were on a family vacation - 6 adults and 2 babies under the age of 2. We stopped in late afternoon for a snack. Even though they weren't serving lunch anymore, they let us sit outside and served us drinks and appetizers. We enjoyed it so much we decided to go back for dinner that night. They provided us... More 

1 Thank tobymeister
Napa, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We go here every time we stay in Tahoe-Donner. Whether you want their incredibly hearty turkey meatloaf or just some bites at the bar area on the porch, they won't disappoint. Try the fish tacos. One of the best!

1 Thank CRYA
Forestville, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We have enjoyed previous experiences at The Lodge but this time it was just disappointing. The view was perfect, the service was great, but the food was less than satisfactory. Don't know if there have been changes in the kitchen but we will need to start looking for another restaurant in the area that will meet our expectations.

1 Thank rumtucootie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12850 Northwoods Blvd, Truckee, CA 96161-6355
    (Donner Pass Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: +1 530-587-9455

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