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Wolfdale's

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640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Grove St.)
530-583-5700
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Go here for a special occasion.

This is one of the best restaurants in California, let alone Tahoe City. Douglas, the chef, has had this restaurant for 30+ years and continues to produce the most wonderful meals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Anne S
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Tahoe City, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Tahoe City, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants in California, let alone Tahoe City. Douglas, the chef, has had this restaurant for 30+ years and continues to produce the most wonderful meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We've eaten at Wolfdale's many time over the past 15 years and every time it's been great. Food is fresh and seasonal and service is always first class. This is a wonderful place for a special occasion.

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Rancho Murieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I can safely say that our dinner there was the best I've ever had at the Lake. Service was extraordinary, food very good, I had wild boar and my fiend had a pheasant breast. A bit pricey, but well worth it.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Food was exceptional - interesting choices. Beautiful view of the lake. Service was wonderful. Very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We've been meaning to go for years and finally got our chance on a weekday evening. We were very happy with our experience and would describe this as the best lake view restaurant in Tahoe City. Several highlights: the teasers were excellent (poke cones and Asian beets). Salads and truffle fries were good but not exceptional. Corvina bass was exceptional,... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I would like to give a higher rating for Wolfdales. It has a lot going for it. It has a great location with stunning lake views, an excellent service staff, a full bar, unique serving ware, and a great, congenial owner. To get a higher rating from me the food needs to be more consistently fabulous. Most items I have... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We loved this restaurant! We went with our children and even though it is an upscale atmosphere, the staff was very accommodating. We really enjoyed the happy hour menu and went back later in the week to try the dinner menu. It was excellent!

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always dependably excellent food and service in a lovely setting. The portions are quite small, and prices are not, however. This restaurant can hold its own with our San Francisco favorites. We've never had a bad meal. Reservations are a must as it is VERY popular. We often order the halibut, but don't think any item on the menu would... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We reserved late (reservations a must here - well in advance!), and got the early seating. We thought we might be rushed to make way for another seating, but much to the contrary we ate like Europeans, not worrying (neither us nor the staff) about any time issues. Very refreshing. We all had a red and green leaf salad which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great classy location, clean, awesome service, amazing food. This was our last night out in Tahoe, and I couldn't have been happier ending our stay with the best dining experience of our trip. Everything we had was just incredible. So much attention to every aspect of our evening at Wolfdale's. Yum, yum, yum!

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Additional Information about Wolfdale's

Address: 640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone Number: 530-583-5700
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
    (Grove St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: 530-583-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 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?