My husband & I are heading up to the West Shore next week for the Wooden Boat Show. We're frequent visitors to the area, but are becoming jaded with our dining choices.
As a point of reference, for "sit-down" fare we still enjoy Plumpjacks @ Squaw, never been disappointed, and The RiverRanch Lodge, good food & an energetic ambiance. We've finally given up on the Sunnyside's Chriscraft(sp?) Room. The food has been on a downhill slide for a couple years & the service has become unbearable. We tried Garwoods, but only made it as far as a drink & appetizer @ the bar. Funny "smell" to the place...bad juju. We tried Wolfdale's for the first time in January & had a horrendous experience. The food was very boring. Fresh, but so bland. The service was excrutiating. Eons between courses. Our server was one of the worst I've ever seen. We finally walked out after the appetizer, had been there an hour. Please understand that I don't do things like that without much thought, especially after the entree has already been ordered.
For more casual food we enjoy breakfast @ the Firesign Cafe, breakfast crepes filled with scramble & covered with hollandaise!! We like sitting @ the bar @ The Bridgetender. Food's not that great, but Guinness on tab & gigantic Bloody Mary's. Fun to watch the 21 year and 5 minute olds do shots. We still like the Sunnyside's bar/patio for lunch or late-night dinner. Non-traditional fish tacos (flour tortillas & lettuce) & great fried zucchini. We've been to a good Mexican joint in King's Beach (chorizo enchiladas) but I can't remember the name.
Sorry for the wordiness. Any help is appreciated.