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Spindleshanks

6873 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
(530) 546-2191
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Tahoe City, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Went there tonight, 6 of us who live in Tahoe City for the winter. Arrived around 9pm, clearly a bit late for them, service began slow, and when only a few of us wanted an alcoholic beverage, the patron seemed unimpressed. The Blue Moon beer my friend order somehow came out as a bloody mary. Not wanting to cause a... More

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Rainier, Oregon
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327 reviews 327 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had an acceptable dinner with family from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Steelhead was on the menu that night, and they enjoyed a West Coast treat.

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San Clemente, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

They were rude and condescending but didnt care because they said they were moving locations in two weeks.

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Plantation, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We visit Lake Tahoe during the winter almost every year. During our visits we have dined at several area restaurants. Spindleshanks is one of the better restaurants in the area. The night we visited this establishment was mid week and there was not a big crowd. We were immediately seated in a comfortable booth. Service was excellent and the food... More

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wales
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

...absolutely great - the ahi is to die for, wish I had the recipe to take back to the uk!!! Try the 'flights' wine tasting menu, especially in happy hour. Great, prompt and friendly service - it would be hard to better this one!!!

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This restaurant is hands down the best restaurant I've ever tried in the Lake Tahoe area. In the decade that I have been coming to this area, I have had many trials and errors with restaurants. It is unbelievably hard to find good food in Tahoe; most are mediocre and some are just awful. But after Spindleshanks, I have found... More

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San Luis Obispo, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Let's start by saying this is Tahoe. And while there are some really memorable restaurants around the lake...the bar needs to be set a bit lower than San Francisco or Las Vegas. That said, Spindleshanks is a long time favorite for me, my family and friends. I've always found their servers to be humble, friendly and knowledgeable about both their... More

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MIAMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Food, service, and ambiance are always superior. Tuesday nights are all night happy hours with drink and appetizer specials in the bar($6,) like oysters bienzo, mussels in garlic sauce, ahi tuna over wontons, and lettuce wedge with blue cheese dressing and bacon. We had spicy shrimp appetizer and pan fried artichoke. Both were excellent. There are also wine flights for... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were recommended to try this place by our hosts but we're mightily disappointed. There is a largish menu but it seemed to be rather faux bistro in style and this was perfectly complimented by the Uriah Heap style of unctuous service complete with wringing of hands. The simple fish and fries meal was truly forgettable the worst we had... More

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had a nice dinner here, good food and service. Old style lodge type dinner restuarant with American fare.

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