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Macduff's Pub

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1041 Fremont Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-8777
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

I go here a couple times a month and I always get their corned beef and cabbage. They make it proper there and they have a good selection of beer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
eric F
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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Palm Springs, California
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am British and the people who write on here obviously have either never been to a real pub or only ever go to tourist offerings. The bar is too small and I have no idea why they let people sit there and make it difficult to get a beer. The bar is upstairs too which is also weird. The... More 

Thank R K
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go here a couple times a month and I always get their corned beef and cabbage. They make it proper there and they have a good selection of beer.

Thank eric F
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met up with friends here, which is within walking distance of the Beach Retreat and Lodge. The atmosphere was great and they have a large selection of brews, many are local. We ordered several appetizers and all were very good. Our server was attentive and friendly.

Thank Kellie C
Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New England clam chowder is the best I have ever had. Mac and cheese to die for. Chicken pot pie incredible. Friendly people. I forgot my credit card and they came out to find me at my car.

Thank James T
Yorba Linda, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Real Shepherd's Pie and the Chicken Pot Pie were so good I didn't know it was possible for them to be that good. I typically like meat pies OK, but I was sad when it was gone. That's OK, though, we had bread pudding for dessert. With 6 of us going at it, it was gone before you could... More 

Thank PRMan99
Lafayette, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place, both in the summer, when they move their service outside, and in winter, when they bring you inside and warm you up with their comfort food. Highlight is definitely the Shepherd's Pie, but they had good calamari strips (most places serve the tentacles and the little tubes--these are steaks, cut into strips, and there's only one... More 

Thank Vicki E
Southern Pines, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there in January for dinner after a day on the slopes. The service is very good and friendly. We were there with 2 children (5 and 8) and we were comfortable. The food was good and in generous portions. It is very laid back in a pleasant atmosphere. I would suggest this restaurant to everyone.

Thank Thelma0313
South Lake Tahoe, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are locals here and frequent Macduff's a lot. The food is good and the service very friendly. However, do not order the salad with chicken...very LITTLE chicken added for another $5.00+. My hubby loves the Sheppard Pie!! Guinness beer, of course!!

Thank bassoonsue
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great early dinner while passing through South Lake Tahoe. Had heard about Macduff's from friends and it didn't disappoint. Food was outstanding and a great selection of beers on tap. Will definitely go back.

Thank ryanmahaffey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We ordered takeout because I had my pup with us and given the patio was closed for winter. We ordered a fish and chips plate and a shrimp and chips plate. We also ordered onion rings and a side of calm chowder. The onion rings batter was really different but oh so tasty. The food was overall well prepared and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1041 Fremont Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: (530) 542-8777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Irish, Pizza, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?