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Captain Jon's

7220 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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48% Recommend
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English first
Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Captain Jon's is the name on the sign outside at the beach/pier, but the restaurant name is the Boathouse. There is no food service from 3-5 pm, but we sat out on the dock and had drinks until the kitchen opened. We ordered appetizers-jicama ceviche tacos, gourmet corn on the cob and tostadas. All food was excellent and the view... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Didn't eat there but the margaritas were excellent!! The restaurant is right on the lake, and the service was very good.

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Lake Tahoe, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was beyond happy to see this location is back in business. We have enjoyed the views and ambiance year after year! This is the must visit place for everyone who comes to Tahoe in our circle. You feel as though you are in the Lake when you sit on the deck/pier. We are thrilled to report that the new... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There is few views as breath taking as Lake Tahoe. This restaurant was formally Captain Jon's is now The Boat House. The service was solid, the menu small but very tasty. The Oyster Bar was very good. Sitting on the deck adds to the experience. If you dine in the evening bring a jacket. Parking Is marginal but workable. Bar... More

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Pleasanton, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I made a reservation on line, using their website. Got a confirmation back, and was looking forward to having our cocktails while watching the sunset. We checked into the B&B next door (Shore House, very nice, BTW) and walked over to the restaurant - only to find it CLOSED. Our host later told us the restaurant had been closed for... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Restaurant sits right on the beach. You feel like you're on top of the water. I don't think we could have had a better view of the sunset. My pork chop was amazing with pumpkin puree.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A lady at the table next to us found a human tooth in her food!! The staff were very quite and unfriendly. Very awkward environment when it came to the servers. Nice view, though. Very small space.

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Kansas City
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch on the deck of Captain Jon's overlooking Lake Tahoe. We started with onion rings - sweet onions in a beer batter served with BBQ sauce. I had a steak salad with large and delicious strips of steak. The serving portions were enormous. The wait staff was comprised of ladies from Romania who were part of... More

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Rochester, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This place came recommended by the owner of the lodge we were staying at down the road. We ate dinner at 8:00 on a Wednesday evening. It was very quiet, and we were one of only a few tables in the place. Based on the name, we were expecting a place that served fried seafood platters, and other traditional seafood... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Great view. Slow service. Lots of people running around but nothing getting done. Cleanliness is suspect as spoon was served with chewing gum on it.

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