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Tale of The Whale

10300 Bridge Bay Rd, Redding, CA 96003-9418
+1 530-275-3021
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible7%
31 Mar 2017
“Name change”
24 Aug 2016
“Great views, good food ”
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American, Pub
10300 Bridge Bay Rd, Redding, CA 96003-9418
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The name has changed and they weren't opening till 4. Was so hoping to try it. The view looks amazing. Good luck.

Thank Tannedtootsies
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Last night on the lake we decided to eat dinner here. Great views of the lake and bridge. Service was good and the food was great. We had the artichoke dip and shrimp for appetizers. The fish and chips were big and tasty. Two in...More

Thank zhazmatz
Reviewed 15 August 2016

On a recent stop for brunch at the Tale of the Whale restaurant we found it is now signed as the "Cook House Restaurant"....why I know not but found it to be as friendly and having great view, service and food as ever. The view...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We had dinner there and set outside on the patio. It was amazing with a beautiful view of the lake, fabulous food, great service and nice people.

Thank Nobaddays1951
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Disappointed with disorganized service. Ordered drinks then waited and waited. Next ordered dinner and crab cakes intending to nibble on cakes as meals being prepared. Stopped bus person to ask for glasses for water. Wait person missing? 40 minutes and still no food. Sorry, we...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Evidently this place has had a transformation from Tail O' the Whale to Cook House. We stopped by there during a stay in Redding and have no prior knowledge of this restaurant. The interior was bright and airy and has an excellent outdoor deck area...More

Thank mrmikeSantaCruz
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We love to eat here when in Lakehead/Redding Ca. We usually stopped in for lunch or dinner. David makes the trip there worth it. Great service from David, good food and fair pricing. We will continue to come back again. Hopefully we get rain so...More

Thank ducka62
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We stopped here for breakfast during our recent trip to see family and we really enjoyed it! Breakfast was tasty and the views of the lake were wonderful. Very nice!

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Most seats have great lake views. Food is made from Frozen state - not fresh. Go for a drink and view - don't eat the food!

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

Our prime rib was supposed to be medium, but was closer to well. Mashed potatoes and gravy tasted like packaged food. The ice cream served with our ice cream was nearly completely melted. $85.00 for two mediocre prime rib dinners...

Thank Missi B
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Restaurant Details

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American, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10300 Bridge Bay Rd, Redding, CA 96003-9418
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
  • Phone Number: +1 530-275-3021
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