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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great Christmas Eve dinner

We chose Wolfdale's based on reviews on tripadvisor and were delighted. Food was excellent, service first class and the ambience delightful. Truly a local gem frequented by locals and visitors. Add it to your dinner venue list. You will not be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
MichelleBermuda
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Bermuda
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We chose Wolfdale's based on reviews on tripadvisor and were delighted. Food was excellent, service first class and the ambience delightful. Truly a local gem frequented by locals and visitors. Add it to your dinner venue list. You will not be disappointed.

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Westlake Village, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Lovely ambience, very elegant, awesome food. We had the elk and it was the best. Attentive service, fair pricing, deserts to write home about. The perfect dining experience.

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Thank Deborah K
Grass Valley, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Another great find in Tahoe City! Limited seating on the outside deck for large group but if you and significant other want a great lake view dinner try Wolfdales out. You want be disappointed. Beautiful interior and great food!

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Thank WeRTravelbugs
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Douglas Dale, owner and head chef of Wolfdales, is in my opinion The best chef at the Lake. For over 30 years he has consistently served the best meals. Top end Asian style is his speciality. Only negative is that he does not experiment and change up his menu as much as he used to do. Rated as one of... More 

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Thank Mornayway
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We ate in the bar as we neglected to make a reservation, and didn't want to wait. Met locals doing the same and they recommended things off the appetizer menu. Very nice and plenty. Great wine. Nice service from bartender and quiet. Will return with a bigger appetite for dinner. Make a reservation as this place is very popular.

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Thank MOBreviews
Green Valley
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I had heard good things about Wolfdale's, so tried it for my birthday. It was OK. On the expensive side (San Francisco prices) but we knew that going in. I ordered the Petrale and was not pleased. I expect Petrale to be thin, delicate. This was not. It appeared to be regular sole, two large pieces of a rather firm... More 

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reno, nv
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131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is an excellent place for fine dining on the lake. We love to pop in and have their delicious burger with the truffle fries. Sometimes I find myself just craving that meal. Of course anything chef Douglas creates is divine but just the simplicity of that burger is heaven. A starter of his smoked trout is also a special... More 

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Thank really1
Incline Village, Nevada
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Very nice upscale bar and dining establishment with wonderful view of the lake. Menu is limited with several selections-venison,veg, beef and seafood. Portions are adequate so no leftovers. Appetizers are interesting, lots of good wine, but then there was the Kenwood-hum. Nice atmosphere, clean and nicely decorated with great wait service that have been nicely trained-no "that's a great selection"... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Atmosphere and view of Lake Tahoe excellent in this excellent upscale restaurant. Food portions are adequate, menu is limited but excellent choices with nice appetizers. Entrees are expensive, service is excellent-they won't take plates away until everyone has stopped eating, wine glasses stay full, coat check, popular bar and 2 for 1 entrees at this time of the year.

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Thank Marine9
Tahoe City, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This restaurant has the best food and service hands down. If you want to eat a unique cuisine where each item on the menu has special love put into it, I highly recommend visiting this establishment. Head chef and creator of the menu, Douglas Dale is truly a 5-star chef. He, along with his family and friendly staff serve you... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?