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400 Brassie Ave. Ste B, Tahoe Vista, CA 96143
+1 530-546-2191
08:00 - 21:30
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Spindleshanks, on the northwest side of Lake Tahoe, is a medium sized restaurant tucked away along the highway going south. The decor is attractive rustic-western and the spacious bar is isolated from the main dining areas. The food menu is oriented towards all taste options, with a nod to fish and seafood. Our reunion family of 14 were quickly seated... More 

Thank ForsterHelen
Palm Springs
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stumbled into this restaurant because it was close to our timeshare. What a gem. We been in Tahoe Vista 5 night and have been here 4 of those nights. From 5pm -7pm they have a happy hour with $4 house wines (taste so much better than any house wine that I've had). and 4-5 appetizers for $6.00. The owner... More 

Thank Patrick B
Oakland, California
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127 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

We especially liked the "small plates" options, combining some of their interesting appetizers with a salad. The two we selected were outstanding - a raw Ahi tuna concoction and a BBQ shrimp disk (that was spicy and more like a soup, but that was fine). The salads were also good - iceberg lettuce and romaine. Service was maybe a little... More 

Thank jjbong
Sparks, Nevada
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Just a short walk from our lodging to a friendly place with a welcoming atmosphere. Stopped at the rustic looking bar first for a Guinness on tap-the bartender even tried to decorate the head of my beer with a shamrock!! We sat on stools at the counter on the patio and enjoyed the street action and peek through the trees... More 

Thank Pattiepoo
Sacramento, CA
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We shared the barbecue pot roast and a salad. The food was in generous portions and excellent. Our waiter brought the order already divided (for a $3 plate sharing charge).

Thank gparrott
Orangevale, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Great food - Great service - Great back patio.. a must. Inside tables not impressed, outside tables were plastic REALLY But back patio was nice! Pricey menu but very good food. Pasta dish was very small-butternut ravioli and I'm a small eater needed sm salad or something. Samon was great came with veggies and garlic potato's lots to eat. Went... More 

Thank Teresa M
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

We have been several times in past and enjoyed our meals. On 6/29 we went back. Restaurant was not crowded. We ordered drinks. Took about 20 minutes to get them. My martini was not cold. Salads were fine. My wife ordered scampi and I had flank steak with the stuffed pepper. The scampi really was shrimp linguine. Call it what... More 

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Holland, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

We sat at the bar and watched game 6 of the NBA finals while having great appetizers and drinks. Then, there was live music. What else could a girl ask for!

Thank dianapa
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

The food was great and our waiter was fun. No problems there. The real problem was that the manager should have had the good sense to correctly place the very noisy team of wine salespeople, who happen to be placed in the very center of the main dining room, into a more private/discreet area. Other diners, especially those couples looking... More 

Thank airplanedzyner
Summit, New Jersey
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191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Two visits: One for drinks during happy hour, which was the very friendly part. Good drinks at good prices. Congenial service. Second was a pre-wedding dinner. Food was good, but the place seemed to be unprepared for the party of about 70 that descended on them. The two waiters made the best of a challenging situation with the requisite good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Brassie Ave. Ste B, Tahoe Vista, CA 96143
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-2191

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