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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Solid good food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
SusanMcK
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Tahoe City, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tahoe City, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Montecito, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Probably the best food in town, we go there at least one night every time we're visiting Tahoe. Food is consistently good, although would like to see more new items rotating with the long time favorites. Good wine list, and if it's warm enough there's outdoor patio seating. Christie did a nice serving job, but Bob is the long time... More 

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San Rafael
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

In our experience, restaurants in popular vacation spots away from metropolitan areas like Tahoe can be inconsistent over time. Not so Wolfdale's which has delivered great service and delicious food in 4 visits over the past 4 years. Congratulations! We look forward to our next lake-view dining experience.

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St. Helena, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wolfdale's in Tahoe City is a true destination restaurant...in the same vein as those places Michelin says, "are worth a special detour". We were pampered from the first moment. View the lake from an outside table - or inside. I like dining inside. Trevor, our waiter, took us in hand and curated the perfect occasion for old friends to celebrate... More 

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a meathead restaurant for meathead diners. The food was somewhere between awful and just plain bad, and the prices were what I would expect to pay at top restaurants in San Francisco, New York or London. The food was over-cooked, over-sauced, over-priced, and just plain absurd.

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Pleasanton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

OK, I'm fourth generation San Franciscan. My ex-wife is a foodie. So I grew up with world-famous restaurants and amazing cuisine. When I moved to Truckee, I expected to have to go back to SF to rescue my palette. Wolfdale's made that not necessary for several reasons. One - it is a world class restaurant on its own. Two -... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?