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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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Watertown, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tuna poke cones were AWFUL. I asked that they leaves out cucumber if possible, told no problem. Seems like they substituted red onion as a filler. Figured that out and took the, out of next two cones but still couldn't taste any of the other ingredients listed in the menu. Caesar salad was pretty bad. Lamb shank was tough and... More 

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

Good day Midge - I'm sorry to read about your experience as we missed the mark with your visit. We'd love to welcome you back and show you a proper time. I can be reached at slamb@plumpjack.com to make arrangements. Take care and I look forward to hearing from you, Steve Lamb More 

Oakland, California
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724 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good spot for a fancy lunch. The food is very good and the atmosphere, both inside and out, is inviting. Service is excellent. Prices are high but one expects that.

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

HI there Thomas V - Thank you for the recent visit and notes on your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Steve Lamb More 

Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place for a nice dinner. A bit pricey, but good. Stay away from the mashed potatoes. Otherwise, amazing place.

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Thank jennyh910
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Good day Jenny H - Thanks for the recent visit over World Cup weekend. Come back and see us this Spring. All the best, Steve Lamb More 

Huntington, New York
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have a reservation but were able to get a table in the bar which was OK (kind of in a hallway). Our drinks and food were decent - fresh and tasty.

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

Margaret M - Thanks for joining us recently and I'm happy to read you enjoyed your experience. Reservations are always recommended for the dining room and our bar and lounge area does open seating. Take care and we hope to see you again, Steve Lamb More 

Monterey, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really excited about having dinner in the bar area here. Great location, great ambience and really interesting menu! We had checked it out and had drinks a few nights before and the staff was really friendly as well. Unfortunately, nothing can make up for bad food. My husband's pizza was visibly burnt. I opted for the bibimbap with... More 

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

Hi there Deborah - I apologize for your experience and hope you are feeling better. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back. Please reach out to me directly at slamb@plumpjack.com and I will make arrangements to insure a delicious, comfortable, and relaxing evening. Take care and I look forward to hearing from you, Steve Lamb More 

Aurora, Oregon
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239 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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162 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 

Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 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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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 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 

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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?