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“Good food, good times!”
Review of PlumpJack Cafe

PlumpJack Cafe
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: off of Hwy. 89 South
Description: Sure, we're biased - but we're not alone: PlumpJack Cafe is widely regarded as Lake Tahoe's premier dining destination. Fine dining and exceptional wines are in our heritage, and we'd love to share our passion with you on your next visit. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Jack Connell, our menu changes each season so that we can take advantage of the bounty of fresh produce available to us locally. Our award-winning wine list provides the perfect complement to your meal, and renowned winemakers join us throughout the year for wine dinners and special events.
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food, good times!”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Enjoyed a couple of dinners here during the 2011-12 season. The cafe gets really busy with over 30minutes wait so be prepared to wait. The bar has a great selection of beer, cocktails (pisco sour!), and wine (even HALL by the glass) so we were fine waiting.

We usually order a bunch of foods and share it. The enchiladas, flat bread pizzas, warm olives, and burgers were tasty. There were a few more dishes that we all shared. I thought the grill cheese was a bit intense but worth trying if you're sharing. It's a pretty decent place to grab good food and enjoy drinks at the end of a long day on the slopes!

Visited March 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good eats”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Typical bar fare done really well. Recommend the pulled pork Sammy.

Visited March 2012
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
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159 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“No big deal”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We ate in the bar and thought the food was ok, but nothing special.

Best part of the experience was the hot bread served prior to our meal. Place had been billed as the best in the area, so we had higher expectations I guess. Service was very good tho and the place seemed to attract a different crowd, that is, not the usual ski bums looking for pizza and beer. Folks at a neighboring table had a dog with them, seems to be pretty common at Squaw.

  • Visited March 2012
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Port Washington, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance and very good food.”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Nice ambiance and the food was very good but not great. A bit pricey however solid service with the staff going out of their way to insure we enjoyed our dinning experience. An interesting menu and if you are an adventurous eater, you'll enjoy your visit. Alternately, you will still find some tasty enjoyable entrees.

Visited August 2011
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic on slope dining”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Best dining in Tahoe, amazing food and wines with generous pours

Visited February 2012
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