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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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Del Mar
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For Tahoe Vista, Spindleshanks is acceptable. The place had a dirty, worn, run-down appearance. The patio was nice sized, but just as dirty and worn. The nice weather and the chance to eat outdoors not overlooking a highway, a rarity in North Lake, made it worthwhile. The waiter was a surfer-dude type who might have been high. He was extremely... More 

Thank catatthebeach
Carlsbad, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having moved from its prime spot to off a golf course, not sure i would recommend except for after a round but that said, the food is good and the bar fun to visit. Spindleshanks used to be an above average dining spot with atmosphere and while still not bad, is a step down from its former self.

Thank Ashley W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered oysters and a salad with a cocktail on the deck and had a great time. Service was fast and friendly!

Thank Heidi L
Incline Village, Nevada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch or dinner never disappoints. Tonight we had the Lamb chop special. One of the best I have had in a long while. The staff is friendly and attentive. My husband has dietary needs and they were happy to oblige.

Thank Susan C
Carrollton, Tx
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful golf course dining in North Tahoe. Good food, good service, and good location. Wife had Cobb Salad and I had a Burger. All were very good. Outside deck is well shaded and is right next to the first tee box. Fun dining experience.

Thank jfosters6
Yuba City, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 July 12, 2016

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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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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

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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
Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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?