The West Shore Cafe pier in the summer is hard to beat!

Our Food + Awards

Lake Tahoe is not just beautiful views and awe-inspiring adventures. Tahoe is a community. A community that looks out for each other, our environment, and the values that we share. Whether you’ve come to settle down and make your home here, or are simply drawn by the irresistible beauty; you are stepping into this community, into this experience. No one values this community more than our team here at West Shore Café.

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Old Tahoe charm. Fresh California cuisine.

Dedicated to sourcing our food from local and organic farms our kitchen stays true to helping and preserving our community. That means we are committed to supporting the people that make their lives here, and that make your vacation what you have come to expect. We are one of Tahoe Food Hub’s biggest buyers, and get our produce from local Northern California farms such as Produce Alive and Plum Blossom Farm. Even our finely-stocked bar is prominent with local brews such as Lake Tahoe AleWorx and the ever-popular Tahoe Blue Vodka.

When asked, what inspires him while in the kitchen, our Executive Chef Deinken tells us, “I have a passion for food that is fresh, rustic and comfortable, but with a twist. Quality, attention to detail and using locally-sourced, seasonal products is important to me, and I am focused on offering high quality, creative dishes that dining guests will both remember and return for.”

You’ll be glad to know that the Beer Brined Chicken you ordered probably had a shorter journey than you did getting here. From running around the pasture of one of our farms Back to Basics just over in Grass Valley, CA, to being prepared in the kitchen with Alibi Ale Works brew; when you dine with West Shore Café you know what you’re eating, where it’s coming from, and you know it’s always going to be the best.

Whether you’ve just stepped off the boat to dine on our pier in the bright California sun or you’re coming in off the ski slopes to warm up with a specialty cocktail by the blazing fireplace, West Shore Café changes with the season just like your adventures here. Welcome.

Wine Spectator Award Winner 2017, 2016 & 2015

Each year, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. West Shore Café’s award signals the restaurant’s commitment to providing dining guests with a wine list that aligns with its culinary offering and reflects the extensive knowledge of its sommelier team.

Wine Spectator Award