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The Trading Post

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41760 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93634
(559) 841-5394
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointed this time

The Trading Post used to be THE place to go for a nice meal in Shaver Lake but our experience for my birthday in June 2015 was disappointing. They weren't busy - one other table with customers - but it took a good 10 minutes for the waitress to realize that we did not have menus, drinks (even... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
jodip630
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Shaver Lake, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Palo Alto, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a delightful dinner in the outside patio. Service was attentive, food was good and ample. My wife had the steak and it was juicy and perfectly done. I had the soup which was exceptionally flavorful and Potato Skins.

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Shaver Lake, California
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Trading Post used to be THE place to go for a nice meal in Shaver Lake but our experience for my birthday in June 2015 was disappointing. They weren't busy - one other table with customers - but it took a good 10 minutes for the waitress to realize that we did not have menus, drinks (even though we... More 

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Food was good, unfortunately large party was seated very close to my booth, and one large biker took his jacket off over my plate, basically touching my food with HIS rudeness. Not the restaurants fault

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This place is great! small town - excellent food !!! I have never had a complainant ! I happen to be sitting next to the lady's that complained below - they were horrible !! they harassed that young pregnant lady - yelling at her- even after she was very apologetic -they screamed at her saying they couldn't believe she sat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriends and I went in on Saturday nite and had received the worst customer service; the food & drinks were not that great. First of all we went to the bar wanting a drink while we waited for a table. An older man who was standing behind the bar ignored us completely and stood in front of us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I always love coming into this place when I'm in shaver. Great service, great portions, great atmosphere. Where else can you find this great of food and service in such a beautiful place!

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Arlington, VA
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Liked the atmosphere and the hearty food, friendly service Somewhat noisy on the downside We recommend it

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Central Coast California
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is well known in the area. It would probably be wise to go early for dinner or have reservations. It's the best restaurant in Shaver Lake, and there aren't many places to eat in the town. We had good drinks and excellent food.

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San Jose, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We come here every year for vacation on Shaver Lake. The food is great, l would come for the spinach salad alone. But you can't get a side potato and the mushrooms are very limited. It probably has to do with the availability of produce this far up the mountain. But a fun lodge atmosphere and nice 1960s and 70s... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We go to Camp Edison at Shaver Lake every summer. One tradition is to dine at the Trading Post restaurant. It is a homey place that was first established in 1927 (according to legend) and looks like it hasn't changed very much. So step back in time for a great dinner in the mountains. We always enjoy the food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41760 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93634
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Shaver Lake
  • Phone Number: (559) 841-5394

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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