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West Shore Cafe

5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
+1 530-525-5200
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, the West Shore is one of few nice restaurants (besides Swiss Lakewood) and it is on the lake. Our food was good but from checking in with the host, getting wine, learning the specials, getting more wine was...More

Thank AUNZTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the setting was stunning and our waiter was a great balance between excellent service and fascinating bits of conversation. Not too much; just right.

Thank julesofthesea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had the fortune to have been here twice in a month for weddings. One was on the “lawn” and one was at the top of Homewood Ski Run. The views of the lake riding the chairlift up and down were beautiful. The West...More

Thank Donnaj13
Reviewed August 6, 2018

You can go by boat and they have a great boat valet service!! The setting on the pier is wonderful but the service is not great. They forget about you and large groups are stuck with the mandatory gratuity. The food is not cheap and...More

Thank Territhetripp
WestShoreCafe, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review. We are glad to hear that you took advantage of our complimentary boat valet and visited by lake; we feel like this is a great way to enjoy the West Shore! Regarding the...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had a nice dinner with the family overlooking the lake. Great food, excellent service. Definitely recommend if looking for a nice place to eat dinner.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Had dinner with a local couple. Seated outside, had excellent service with very good drinks and food. Halibut dinner was delicious. Pricey, definitely paying for the view. Staff didn’t mind bring an extra plate to split salad or dessert.

Thank Brett T
Reviewed July 24, 2018

First the calamari appetizer was overcooked and laid on top of a spaghetti like sauce. Cocktail sauce or a quality aioli sauce would have been much better for the $17 dish. Secondly, the halibut tacos had absolutely no flavor. They were filled with some cabbage,...More

Thank don p
WestShoreCafe, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hi Don, we appreciate you returning to visit us for a dining experience, and of course for continuing to be our guest over the years. Having set high standards in our menu's offering season after season, this experience does not reflect the standard we aim...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

What a let down. We’re up in Tahoe celebrating our 33rd anniversary. I made reservations for tonight, Monday, based on my sister’s recommendation, several weeks ago on Open Table. We have been coming up here for years, starting with our honeymoon. We arrived at 7:25...More

Thank DebCes
WestShoreCafe, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hi Debra, we've already left you a response on another review platform but thought that we would reiterate our thoughts here. Let us begin by thanking you both for your straight-forward review and for visiting us over the years. It's a continuous goal of ours...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have dined at Westshore over 10 years and we have seen the ups and downs with food and service. This summer they are hitting on all cylinders. We have eaten two (2) dinners and three(3) lunches and can now attest that...More

Thank Thehandsometraveler1
WestShoreCafe, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello and thank you for your candid review. We cannot thank you enough for dining with us over the seasons. It's essential to our team that we continue to better our operations and offer an overall better dining experience than we did the past year....More

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Honestly, the food was just not good. Expensive and barely edible. The view was great, the place was busy so I’m not sure if it’s just lack of options or maybe we ordered the wrong items. 5 of us got burgers and 2 of us...More

1  Thank Delana B
WestShoreCafe, Manager at West Shore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Hello Delana, thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to provide us with your candid feedback. Both the quality of our ingredients and final meal presentation are of high importance to us, as it's something we strive greatly for in each dish....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $44
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141
    (Homewood Mountain Resort)
  • Public Transportation: Tahoe Area Regional Transit hosts a shuttle drop-off and pick-up location outside the West Shore Cafe.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 530-525-5200
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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.
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