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West Shore Cafe

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5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141 (Homewood Mountain Resort)
+1 530-525-5200
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Palo Alto, Ca
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very good meal, service was a little slow but to compensate us the server did not charge for our drinks. Nice children's menu

Thank sarah67
West Newbury, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent, and in particular the braised short ribs. Yummy! The ahi appetizer and Caesar salad also good. The salad is shareable for three people...could easily be a meal with added fish or chicken. But don't miss the short ribs. Our server was also great....a local fellow.

Thank barbpwhite
Homewood, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place has always had a great setting with amazing views. This year they have upgraded their menu with food quality to match.

Thank Sonomatravelduo
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

delicious food...have the shrimp app super good and lovely views and dockside dining,,,,call and make sure not closed for a

Thank harstrick
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were planing on staying here January 8 for a few days (a holiday weekend at that). They had 7 feet of snow the week before and the power was out. We decided to attempt to go there knowing the situation but had hoped that the power would be restored by the time we arrive. Well it wasn't. When our... More 

Thank cindym57
Newport Beach, California
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and family have eaten here for many years. What people have to realize is restaurants in the Tahoe area are seasonal and it is difficult to keep great chef's and staff, so learn to order knowing this. During the off-season set your expectation accordingly. The service and food were great and Monday nights all main courses are 1/2... More 

Thank Thehandsometraveler1
Alameda, California, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This restaurant is situated on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. I mean ON THE SHORE. They even have a pier to sail your boat up to if you chose to come by water with a water valet during the summer. The view is stunning looking across the lake at the mountains on the east shore (Nevada side). Watching the... More 

Thank Dave J
Oakland, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I really don't like to write bad reviews of restaurants, and try to give the benefit of the doubt. But our experience of a few of the dishes we ordered here was frankly horrifying! The halibut was terribly overcooked and tasteless. It came with an equally bland side of couscous, and a tiny piece of chard. For dessert, we ordered... More 

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Jimmy K, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about your experience with those menu items but I am happy that our staff was able to come up with alternatives for you. We do take all feedback we receive and use it improve upon our service and make adjustments to our offerings. I will be sure to bring up... More 

Modica, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good rather than exceptional, but the view was exceptional. A good Maitre D should be the conductor rather than the star of the show. This one quickly lost interest once he realised that we we only having a main course and beer, a smaller bill a smaller tip. After that it was hard to get his attention... More 

2 Thank CAMRA-ite
Jimmy K, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear about your experience. We do highly value all of our guests and I will be sure to bring up your feedback to the team. I am also sorry about the bar being loud especially if it was due to employees in the area. I will be sure to address... More 

Point Richmond, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after checking Trip Advisor. We were so glad we did. They were able to seat us right away. The staff was so pleasant and helpful. My fiance had a bad cold and they made him a hot toddy which was perfect! We loved the entrees. Halibut with couscous, sauce of red pepper and yellow pepper, mild and... More 

Thank Cathy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
    (Homewood Mountain Resort)
  • Public Transportation: Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 530-525-5200
A picturesque lakefront restaurant and inn located at Lake Tahoe's west shore, the West Shore Cafe offers guests delicious cuisine and superb service amidst some of the world's most beautiful surroundings. West Shore Cafe offers a festive and romantic Lakeview setting with elegant, yet approachable cuisine at affordable prices.

As a year-round destination, the West Shore Cafe beckons skiers during the winter months and is mere steps from sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort.

During summer months, the West Shore Cafe's location is ideal for those cruising the bike path, as well as boaters touring Lake Tahoe. West Shore Cafe hosts several buoys, and welcomes boaters and kayakers ashore.

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