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7220 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
+1 530-546-4819
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a late lunch Saturday afternoon and sat outside - directly over the water. The view was amazing. The service was very slow. Only one waitress - taking care of outside customers, inside customers and bartending. Food was good - very large portions.!

Thank jasumo
Pismo Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant sits on the water. Food was great service a little slow. View is spectacular. Great cocktails.

Thank MeloB01
Tracy Y, Owner at Captain Jon's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting Captain Jon's. I am so sorry for the slower than usual service during your visit. This is the time of year that most Tahoe restaurants close, we decided instead to reduce our staff and limit our menu until the first snow falls. The weather has been so beautiful that we decided to stay open but... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on our way around the lake after looking at several other restaurants that did not have as good a view. We were seated right at the lake front window and we even turned our table so that both couples could see out easily. The two wives ordered the clam chowder in a bread bowl. Both remarked... More 

Thank letseat428
Tracy Y, Owner at Captain Jon's, responded to this review

Hi- I am so sorry to hear of your experience while dining at Captain Jon's. I totally agree the server should have asked you before making a substitution. I am so sorry as that is not our policy to assume you would be happy with that. We actually had a run on chowder that day and ran out of bread... More 

Ventura, California, United States
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My family is up in S Lake Tahoe for the week. We came to Tahoe Vista for the Ropes course and zipline adventure. We stopped into Captain Jons for lunch prior. First thing I saw was Boat house deck dinning. We checked the menu and were in. Service could not have been better or friendlier. Winter dinning may not include... More 

Thank Kevin C
Incline Village, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Food is awesome, Staff is friendly and kind, and the view puts it over the top! Also reasonably priced. Definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Lukas B
Auburn, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I was here opening weekend and have things changed! I was pleasantly surprised to walk in for lunch early October to see the restaurant full of patrons and great energy. The staff was smiling and interested in our table and what brought us in. The cocktails were amazing and the food excellent. Going to come back later for happy hour... More 

Thank Caroline L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service! Nice waitresses! Greeted by owner,nice atmosphere,beautiful view of the lake,Good food

1 Thank 209gilbertos
Pinole, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Gorgeous view of the lake. Sitting on the pier with the glass partitions to shelter from any weather is fantastic. The staff is very friendly and is happy to talk about the area. Lots of food choices - the nachos smell and taste great. Lots of appetizers to sample. We did not have dinner so I can't comment on those... More 

1 Thank cnm0m
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

As you may know, looking for a great restaurant with a view is a hard combination sometimes. We found both in Captain Jon's at North Lake Tahoe. Not only was the view spectacular on a pre-storm day with whitecaps lapping at the deck, The Caesar salad with grilled chicken was perfect. Many times Caesar salad can be overdressed and lacking... More 

1 Thank Trippers1310
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view, wonderful service, and the prime rib and lamb pops were delicious. My understanding is that the new owner, Tracy, recently took over this business. She absolutely spoke with every customer, to make sure their experience was great! Hear the Bloody Mary's are outstanding, we will be back tomorrow to check them out. Jack & Brenda, San Francisco Deli,... More 

1 Thank Brenda L
Tracy Y, Owner at Captain Jon's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review! I am glad that I decided to make one more round of the room before I had to leave. It was so nice talking to you and hearing about your deli in Redding. I cannot wait to come up and try it sometime. Hope we see you today for a bloody Mary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7220 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-4819
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?