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“What a bargain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of West Shore Cafe

West Shore Cafe
5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
(530) 525-5200
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Homewood
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Homewood Mountain Resort
Transit: Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.
Description: A picturesque lakefront restaurant and inn located at Lake Tahoe's west shore, the West Shore Cafe offers guests delicious cuisine and superb service amidst some of the world's most beautiful surroundings. West Shore Cafe offers a festive and romantic Lakeview setting with elegant, yet approachable cuisine at affordable prices. As a year-round destination, the West Shore Cafe beckons skiers during the winter months and is mere steps from sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort. During summer months, the West Shore Cafe's location is ideal for those cruising the bike path, as well as boaters touring Lake Tahoe. West Shore Cafe hosts several buoys, and welcomes boaters and kayakers ashore.
Sacramento
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a bargain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

After Labor Day the restaurants around the lake have 1/2 price menu's on Monday nights. Great deals on everything.

Visited September 2013
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El Dorado Hills, CA
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
“A Special Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at the Inn for a couple of nights over Labor Day weekend and had two lunches and a dinner at the Cafe. We did not make lunch reservations on the first day and it was very busy, but were seated at a beautiful table on the dock because we were Inn guests. (I will remember to make lunch reservations next time)! I had fond memories of the Lobster Roll I had on the dock last summer and hoped it would still be on the menu and it was. It was good but it was more minced lobster this time and less chunks of lobster as I prefer it. On the second day for lunch I ordered the Bouillabaisse and it was outstanding. It was packed with seafood (cod, salmon, prawns, clams and large scallops). Dinner that night was very good - with the Black Cod really being the stand out dish.

The location is gorgeous and mesmerizing and the service very good. Highly recommend. I give this restaurant a 4.5!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“lunch on the lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had lunch her with my daughter on the outside deck. Our server was attentive but let us enjoy our conversation and the beautiful view of the lake. Highly reccommend the gazpacho and the Peach Bellinis. We will definitely return for dinner

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Roseville, California
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55 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Stunning food, service & location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Six of us enjoyed a late afternoon dinner seated at an outdoor table with a spectacular view of the lake. Our plan was to sit and enjoy our perfect evening as long as possible so we all started out with house specialty cocktails, including a rye old fashion for me. Our starters were – ahi tuna, tomato ‘caprese’ & fried asparagus with squash blossoms. Entrees were – Cod, salmon, rack of lamb, chicken & risotto. All of the dishes were perfectly prepared and shared by all.

Our meal was highlighted by a pre-wedding party, enjoying their champagne and departing into 3 vintage wood boats for a short trip to a near-by house for their outdoor ceremony.

West Shore Café & Inn is ideal for relaxing at one of the most visually stunning lakes in the world. Definitely a big thumbs-up and a must return visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, NV
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Unbeatable view and ambiance, good overall experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

From the complimentary valet parking to great service, it was an upside surprise. We had drinks at the outside bar then dined on the patio, watching fireworks in the distance and a lucky few diners arrive by boat and enter via the pier. Food was good - not excellent - and there were some nice twists on the drink menu (such as the Ginger Manhattan). The real stars of the show were the view and atmosphere. We will definitely return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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