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7220 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
15305464819
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on a whim for a drink and a view, great food, wonderful service, family owned. I will be stopping here again. Best view in all North Lake Tahoe!

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Thank Livermorex2
Whitstable
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Tahoe Vista and thought we would try this place because it had wonderful views across the lake with balcony seating. We started to doubt whether we had maybe not made the right choice when we were shown to a table next to the edge of the balcony which was not under cover and had no... More 

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1 Thank Ann_Phil
Tracy Y, Owner at Captain Jon's, responded to this review

I am so sorry about your experience. Especially since we have had such great reviews and great experiences from other diners. You are right we have only been open since July 1st and have had our ups and downs. I am confused by when you actually had your meal. you posted it that it was today but when you mentioned... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should visit Captain Jon's just for the view alone. Lot's of restaurants would charge a lot of money for this kind of view but the Happy Hour at Captain Jon's from 4 - 6.30 make eating and drinking here very reasonable. The only reason it's not a 5 star was due to the restaurant not having some food (Calamari)... More 

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Thank Adam N
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great view, nice people. I heartily recommend Captain Jon's. Patio dining right on Lake Tahoe.

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Thank dmccg3
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Captain Johns many times during our week long honeymoon stay! The views can't be beat. The staff was super friendly and fun. We especially loved Kelly and Brandon! They made us some great specialty drinks. We had fantastic clam chowder, zucchini sticks and dessert. If you visit you should definitely request their signature shot "the Tahoe Bear Fu*#*%r"... More 

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Thank The_Henris
Tracy Y, Owner at Captain Jon's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for Staying in our Hotel and visiting us in the restaurant! We enjoyed hosting you. Hope you make it a yearly anniversary visit and that we will be here to serve you! Cheers! More 

Livermore, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Captain Jon's for its scenic location right over the lake. There was something listed as a "Chicago Hot Dog" on the menu -- and as someone who lived in Chicago for over 50 years and now live in California, I've been sadly disappointed by anything so described. But wait -- the description was detailed, and had all... More 

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2 Thank brianjbuck
Seaside, Oregon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Atmosphere , food and service were all memorable. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Tahoe. They have a nice happy hour as well...great spot to have an afternoon snack and cocktails !

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Thank travelintime
RENO, USA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Always crowded, if you have a group make reservations. Food is very good and their specialty drinks are worth ordering. Friendly waitstaff and prompt service. Very happy with the prices and the quality of food.

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Thank JEANNE W
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Captain Jon's had a great menus and incredible view right on Lake Tahoe. The service was exceptional and friendly and everyone made us feel like we were family. I definitely recommend stopping by for lunch or dinner whenever your in Tahoe!

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Thank SeanCRM
San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We just stopped in for drinks and appetizers on the spur of moment. Wonderful over the water location with an on the dock feel. Friendly staff. I am looking forward to going back for a full dinner.

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Thank AlamoBeerGuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7220 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe Vista
  • Phone Number: 15305464819
Description
Perched where land meets lake on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Captain Jon's, is a restaurant that offers modern american dining, craft cocktails great wine list and a stunning view.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?