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“Lunch and View”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Captain Jon's

Captain Jon's
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Price range: US$15 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Perched where land meets lake on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Captain Jon's, is a restaurant that offers modern american dining, craft cocktails great wine list and a stunning view.
Kansas City
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lunch and View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch on the deck of Captain Jon's overlooking Lake Tahoe. We started with onion rings - sweet onions in a beer batter served with BBQ sauce. I had a steak salad with large and delicious strips of steak. The serving portions were enormous. The wait staff was comprised of ladies from Romania who were part of a summer work program. It was fascinating to listen to their experiences and their admiration for the U.S. We highly recommend Captain Jon's for the cuisine, the view and the service.

Visited August 2013
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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great view, great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

This place came recommended by the owner of the lodge we were staying at down the road. We ate dinner at 8:00 on a Wednesday evening. It was very quiet, and we were one of only a few tables in the place. Based on the name, we were expecting a place that served fried seafood platters, and other traditional seafood fare. On the contrary, this place had a very diverse menu. It was a pleasent surprise. We ordered the shrimp scampi, eggplant ravioli and pork steak. Every dish was excellent! The desert was equally fantastic. Yes it is pricey, but no more than any other lakeside restaurant located in a resort town. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and ate a memorable dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
“Disappointment on the lake”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Great view. Slow service. Lots of people running around but nothing getting done. Cleanliness is suspect as spoon was served with chewing gum on it.

  • Visited August 2013
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location - But That's All”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

The beautiful lakeside dining view was not enough to compensate for super-slow service and mediocre food. It was obvious that the soup and mashed potatoes were from a mix and our waitress left in the middle of our meal. For the price and location, a true disappointment.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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268 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“A very good restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Went to Captain Jon's today for lunch with my wife and four friends. After being seated, we enjoyed the view of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The waiter came and we ordered two bottles of wine, the burger, quesadilla, ahi sandwich, fish tacos, wedge salad, and the fish & chips. All items were cooked well and tasted excellent. The waiter seemed new, but was very friendly and obliging to any and all requests from us. I would, and will be returning to Captain Jon's in the near future.

Visited July 2013
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