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PlumpJack Cafe

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American, Californian
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Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 (off of Hwy. 89 South)
530.583.1578
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Plump Belly and Plump Bill

We just enjoyed a great dinner with some friends in a ski trip to Squaw Valley. They were very accommodating to our friends infant, but I'd say the main restaurant is not ideal for kids unless you have little angels. Each course was a healthy portion and we all left satisfied. As expected in any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
BuffBadger
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Walnut Creek, California
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The atmosphere is excellent and it is right at the bottom of the Mountain at Squaw Valley - very good drinks, food and service.During the slow season the restaurant is only open on weekends but you can eat in the bar on the other nights.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've eaten dinner at Plumpjacks several times and have loved everything I've tried so far! Food is delicious (just had the braised ribs--YUM!) and they have an amazing winelist too! If you're looking for a great meal in Tahoe, you won't go wrong with Plumpjacks (kids menu is delish too)

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Peter F, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to everyone here when we hear such good feedback. We all take pride in our work and service. Please come back soon and know the glowing personalities here are that way in part because of guests like you. More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had mix of good food and lame food. For the price I was expecting something awesome but it didn't measure up. Bistro 22 had much better food.

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Peter F, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We strive to provide the best quality food and experience. We did not execute the food to your expectations. I hope you join us again upon your next visit so we may correct the experience. Please ask for me by name. Sincerely, Peter Fain Food and Beverage Director Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We just enjoyed a great dinner with some friends in a ski trip to Squaw Valley. They were very accommodating to our friends infant, but I'd say the main restaurant is not ideal for kids unless you have little angels. Each course was a healthy portion and we all left satisfied. As expected in any resort town you are going... More 

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Squaw Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you want some great food, wine, beer and cocktails….. this place is a must!!! Love this place!! The chef "wyatt" is one of the best. The menu is always being updated with new and exciting dishes. The main thing for me is the gluten free options and the organic fresh produce and proteins. They always have the best!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

I spent a dinner at the bar with friends and our kids. The server set a table for kids and one for adults. The wine list is incredible, the food is excellent. I ordered chicken, favoulos. We were close to the fire place, nice atmosphere

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

the teriyaki free range chicken had no flavor, as well as the sides that came with it. Wagyu beef burger was overcooked. Homemade chips did not have much flavor. Great selection of beer, wine and cocktails but way overpriced. One drink was more than most meals! People also had their dogs running around in the bar area, how is that... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Loved the location, food, service, beds, views and general hospitality and charming feel. It is a smaller hotel with a supreme location.

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San Diego, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a great experience and a scrumptious dinner. Just know that it's a bit expensive. If you don't mind that, you won't regret it.

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Covington, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Get a shuttle from Resort at Squaw Creek and take it here! More of a boutique restaurant, they have amazing selections to choose from. Presentation was gorgeous--taste was worth it. Knowledgeable staff on both wine and food.

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Restaurant Details

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: 530.583.1578

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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