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PlumpJack Cafe

Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
+1 530-583-1578
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An upscale dining spot in the middle of the Squaw Valley development. Very nice spot with excellent food and high prices to match. Go for a splurge, even for lunch.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found myself on business at the Olympic Village in Squaw Valley. Hidden at the back of the village near the Tram you’ll find PlumpJack Cafe. Given that this IS a ski resort I was shocked at how upscale the cafe presents itself. I was expecting...More

Thank Scott B
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Scott B, Thank you so much for the rave review and appreciation of our establishment! Come back and see us next time you're in town! Cheers, Stephanie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here first 5 years ago and decided to try it again since we were in the area. The outside dining option is really nice if it is a sunny day. The patio is partially shaded and partially sunny so you can pick a seat...More

Thank dhen
Stephanie H, Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello dhen, Glad to hear you came back! The patio is a spectacular spot and the aspens this time of year are unforgettable. Thank you for your kind words, we are happy you enjoyed your visit. Don't make it another 5 years to come back...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Going to PlumpJack is always a special treat! We have always found the menu to offer a great mix of local specials and varieties. The service is great and very friendly staff.

Thank Kathleen S
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hello Kathleen - Thank you for the recent visit and kind remarks on your experience. Come see us again - take care, Steve Lamb

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

9/2/17 Dinner Menu a bit weak. Minimum selections. Pricey for what you receive. Tonight service was poor. To point of two meals for another table delivered to our table. Order appetizer. Salads. Enters. Salads arrived before appetizer even started. Limited room on table Don't think...More

Thank renostew
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Good day renostew - Thank you for the visit this past weekend. Our team is disappointed we did not deliver a memorable experience. Please contact me prior to your next visit to Squaw Valley and I'll make arrangements for a fine evening in our dining...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We ate at a table in the bar section. Food was very good, service was just okay for the type of restaurant this is.

Thank Matt_Hosken
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi Matt - Thank you for the recent visit and notes on your experience. We look forward to seeing you again. Take care, Steve Lamb

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Plumpjack's cafe is a cozy place to hang by the fire and enjoy conversation and the fantastic selection of wines and cocktails/bites at the bar, winter or summer. "Go to" for locals so always familiar faces and feel. Favorite bites are the truffle parmesan popcorn...More

Thank JenMDoyle
Reviewed 15 August 2017

PlumpJack Cafe has delicious food and amazing cocktails...try the PlumpJack Martini....made with Ciroc Vodka and frozen grapes.

Thank _sharidwalker
Reviewed 13 August 2017

At the start seemed fine and the service was good. Then we waited forty minutes for our meal. We were the second people there that night. Some people came after us and got their food way before us. When the meal came out the food...More

Thank amvallance
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Good day amvallance - Thank you for sharing your experience. I apologize we did not meet expectations. I would like to learn more about your dinner and can be contacted at slamb@plumpjack.com if it isn't too much trouble. I look forward to hearing from you....More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Went after a vigorous hike up to the tram, so perhaps anything would have tasted good. But enjoyed the vegetarian pasta, which was flavorful.

Thank Claudia B
Steve L, General Manager at PlumpJack Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi there Claudia - Thanks for joining us after enjoying Shirley Canyon. It's good to read our pasta did the trick. We look forward to seeing you again. Take care, Steve Lamb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Squaw Valley Blvd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
    (off of Hwy. 89 South)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Olympic Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-1578
  • E-mail
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.
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