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“Great view”
Review of Captain Jon's - CLOSED

Captain Jon's
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This place would have been amazing if the value was there. Food was good but pricey, service was spotty and staff seemed to be crashing things every few minutes - which was somewhat jarring after the 4th time in roughly ten minutes. We had the clams and seared tuna starters - both good, and the Caesar salad was just OK - half a head of romaine with shaved sharp cheese and creamy dressing. The bar crowd was rowdy and loud, so we didn't have the romantic, sunset dinner we'd hoped for.

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Thank JenniferAer
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Had a gorgeous lunch at Captain Jon's looking onto the beautiful lake and enjoyed lovely fish meals - delicious food in lovely setting!

Thank AnneSBlantyre
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

The view is definitely the reason to visit Captain Jon's; you can't beat it. We have also found the service to be great whenever we have visited for the last ~5 years. The food has never been the draw; it has been uneven. However, we used to love Captain Jon's because they were so dog-friendly, and allowed us to eat on the patio with our well behaved golden retriever. This last July we were informed that their landlord (note it is NOT a decision of restaurant management) has included in their renegotiated lease that they may NOT allow dogs, even on the patio. BOO to the landlords; this is counter to the dog friendly atmosphere around Lake Tahoe. Perhaps if enough people complain to the landlords they will relent??

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Thank Laurie K
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We ate breakfast here two days in a row. the first day, our waiter was SO friendly and attentive. Service was fast and food was good. The very next day, our waitress looked like she had a hangover (dark sunglasses and all) the service was slow and we never saw her once she dropped the food off, which was cold when it came to the table. ????? Wasn't brave enough to try a third time.

Thank DAKStrue
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Although our server was really polite, I was amazed at how long it took to be served and get our dinners. We were there on a Saturday night, approx 7:00, we sat outside on the Lakeside. It took about 10 minutes to get menu's, another 10 minutes to get water and order drinks. It didn't seem crowded, we ordered appetizers and dinner specials (prime rib) and it took so long to get our dinner that we were joking with each other about what could be taking so long - by this time, there was only 1 other party out on the deck. I can usually find a silver lining, the place was very clean, and maybe just a staffing issue, but I've never waited so long for a dinner in my life!

Thank Tigerlilly01776
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