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400 Brassie Ave. Ste B, Tahoe Vista, CA 96143
+1 530-546-2191
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Yuba City, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the French dip and it was delicious. Sit on the deck and watch golfers tee off at Old Brockway...a gem. This is a place to go away from the bustle of kings beach.

Thank crashjohnson
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is listed as dog friendly, which they are (on their nicely shaded deck) but if you want water for your dog you need to bring your own bowl, which I found rather disappointing (and definitely not the norm for California restaurants that say they are dog-friendly!) The food is pretty average for a tourist area restaurant on a... More 

Thank Susan F
San Francisco, CA USA
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to Spindleshanks before and had good experiences, but this time did not meet our expectations. The food was good and the ambiance is welcoming, but the service needs some work. From the time that we walked in, we had the impression that they needed some improvement on efficiency. At each stage we had to wait for our... More 

Thank DiabloDen
Santa Cruz, CA
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Tahoe with another couple the weekend before the 4th of July. We wanted to go somewhere that had great food, nice wine, tables outside and a location where our dog would be welcome to sit with us. We were also hoping for an experience that didn't include the crazy crowds we've encountered before at... More 

Thank Morningsatthebeach
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in after hiking at Spooner Lake and we had to have some breakfast, even tho it was noon. The restaurant serves breakfast all day, but no pancakes/waffles after 11:30. Fine. We wanted omelettes. I had a spinach, mushroom & onion with fresh avocado served with fruit & husband had a Vera Cruz with baby bay shrimp, Pico de... More 

Thank Suanne S
Tahoe Vista, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We have not been in Tahoe for couple of years. We loved Spindleshanks a few years ago. We revisited this restaurant a few nights ago. It did not disappoint. We love the new location, but we enjoyed the oysters Bienzo, the lettuce wedge with yummy blue cheese dressing. The butternut ravioli was made with home made pasta. The toasted pecans... More 

Thank BurkinaFaso
Tahoe Vista, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

You can not go wrong with any of your choices here, and they will help you find something special if you just ask. My husband enjoys the oysters fixed any of several ways...they are flown in from the east coast. I especially like the ravioli with pecans. The wait staff has been around the area for years, so are very... More 

Thank Brix1934
Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I enjoyed the Brick Chicken with potstickers and Asian slaw with calamari as an appetizer with Crumble Tart with ice cream for dessert. We sat by the fireplace, there was live music and clever lights in apothecary jars on each table.

Thank Deborah G
San Jose, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We enjoyed lamb t-bones, which we had never had before. They were great. The restaurant is intimate & cozy.

Thank Mary F
Niceville, Florida
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

After being in the snow all day we were very hungry and struggled a bit to find a good place to eat in this area that wasn't already packed. We found Spindleshanks on TA and with no real expectations were delightfully surprised to receive immediate seating, great service and excellent food. I suppose all things are relative, but in my... More 

Thank Smith61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Brassie Ave. Ste B, Tahoe Vista, CA 96143
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-2191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?