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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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3 reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a late lunch and remembered my favorite Tahoe pitch and putt restaurant is open year round. Great staff...perfect Cobb salad. We didn't try anything extravagant, but sometimes just the basics hit the spot perfectly.

Thank Taylor G
Temecula, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We've been going to Spindleshanks for many years during our visits to Tahoe. Mostly we go for happy hour and have been very happy. Both beverages and food are done nicely. We love the roasted artichoke and always try something new. This time it was the smoked trout and the spider slider. The trout was wonderful. I didn't personally care... More 

Thank getawaycraig
Tahoe City, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This establishment relocated roughly 2 years ago and in doing so seems to have lost touch with reality. The food went from a 10 to a zero, the service is non existent. Emails to the manager with details of issues that I experienced have gone unanswered, not even a reply telling me to go jump in the lake. PLEASE don't... More 

Thank DanTech2000
Steven M, Owner at Spindleshanks, responded to this review

I am truly sorry you were so disappointed with your Spindleshanks experience. Although I know the experience you had here was to come 15 minutes after we had closed and you were angry we had stopped serving lunch for the day. You were served nothing. A restaurant that was open was recommended to you. It is a shame that someone... More 

Tahoe Vista, CA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The food is always spot on. They continually update the menu and have great specials. We've started going in for breakfast and they have the best chicken and waffles in town!! Service is great from the hostess to the kitchen crew. We've never had a bad experience. Would recommend them to anyone.

Thank rwll
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I had heard a lot of good things about Spindleshanks, had eaten at the old location years ago and enjoyed it BUT was very disappointed last night. Spoke with an old friend hours before we went to the restaurant and was told their head chef had passed away about a month ago. I should have canceled the reservation at that.... More 

Thank ronvin123
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is the cafe attached to a small golf course. Our exceptions were low, and this well exceeded our expectations. Club, pastrami, two salads...all solid. I will go out of my way for lunch (same with Sunnyside). Service great too.

Thank Ludgatecircus15
Mexico, Missouri
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

More of a bar than a restaurant inside, the wine list was extensive, and the food excellent. pricing was slightly above average, but not out of line. service was good.

Thank Geno M
2 reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2016

My husband and I came back for our second year in a row, and this place is still awesome! They have a great selection of beer and wine, and the atmosphere on the deck was perfect. For dinner, we started with the calamari appetizer which was crispy and had a delicious spicy sauce. For the meal, I had the pasta... More 

Thank PhilliesPhan019
Indianapolis, Indiana
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

My wife and I kept riding by this restaurant and it always looked busy. We thought it was a bar/grill but pleasantly surprised with a good menu and wine list. We split the ny strip and each had a speciality salad . Really good food.

Thank krfaller
San Jose, California
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I know, it's at a golf course, but the food is anything but "casual golf course fair". Eight of us stopped by for lunch and everyone of us were happily surprised. The French dip sandwich was made with flavorful beef, the western burger was moist and tasty and the pastrami sandwich was the best! Each came with French fries which... More 

Thank San M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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?