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“A Great Surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of PlumpJack Cafe

PlumpJack Cafe
Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
530.583.1578
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: off of Hwy. 89 South
Los Gatos
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341 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“A Great Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We drove into Squaw Valley just to look around. Many of restaurants were closed because it was the off season. Decided to eat at Pump Jacks and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a beautiful sunny day and we sat out on the spacious back patio in a beautiful and relatively quiet setting. The four of us had salads and sandwiches all of which were excellent. Tasty food, fresh ingredients, and nicely prepared. We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. My only complaint was that the service was just a bit on the slow side. Didn't mind, though, as it was such a nice setting and beautiful day.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“best steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

San Francisco Quality in the mountains. Great winelist and food.

Visited October 2011
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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food, good times!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Enjoyed a couple of dinners here during the 2011-12 season. The cafe gets really busy with over 30minutes wait so be prepared to wait. The bar has a great selection of beer, cocktails (pisco sour!), and wine (even HALL by the glass) so we were fine waiting.

We usually order a bunch of foods and share it. The enchiladas, flat bread pizzas, warm olives, and burgers were tasty. There were a few more dishes that we all shared. I thought the grill cheese was a bit intense but worth trying if you're sharing. It's a pretty decent place to grab good food and enjoy drinks at the end of a long day on the slopes!

Visited March 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Typical bar fare done really well. Recommend the pulled pork Sammy.

Visited March 2012
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“No big deal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We ate in the bar and thought the food was ok, but nothing special.

Best part of the experience was the hot bread served prior to our meal. Place had been billed as the best in the area, so we had higher expectations I guess. Service was very good tho and the place seemed to attract a different crowd, that is, not the usual ski bums looking for pizza and beer. Folks at a neighboring table had a dog with them, seems to be pretty common at Squaw.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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