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MacDuff's Public House

MacDuff's Public House is a dog-friendly local Irish pub in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Outdoor seating is available in the summer months when you can Bring Fido to an umbrella-shaded table on the enclosed patio. Open for lunch and dinner, menu options include seasonal soups and salads, meat and seafood dishes, tacos, pasta, burgers, kebabs and wood-fired pizza. Pair your dish of choice with a classic pint of Guinness or your favorite draft beer. Visit Website

Or call (530) 542-8777 or email scott@macduffspub.com for more information.


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MacDuff's Public House has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 964 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors rave about the exceptional food, friendly staff, and dog-friendly atmosphere at MacDuff's Public House. Some guests found the prices to be high and encountered issues with staff treatment towards customers with dogs.

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  • Jana
    Aug 24, 2023

    This local gem was suggested to us by our hotel along with reviewers from Bring Fido. I was excited to try since Bring Fido reviews were great and there were more than one review! Aside from having an extremely dog friendly patio, the staff and locals, sitting next to us, were outstanding and so friendly. Then comes the food… It is just down right outstanding! Fish and chips, French onion soup and if you like shepherds pie, my partner does not, we found everything absolutely Divine! Get the Paloma as a cocktail… they actually use fresh squeeze grapefruit! Whether you take a bite or devour the entire dessert, do not skip the bread pudding. This place is a treat whether you are flying solo or have your furry babies.

    Dec 31, 2022
    Great place to chill with your dog

    There food was great, the Paloma was delicious, and everyone was amazing to our dog (who’s pretty large). He even got some bacon. We’ll definitely be back.

  • Luis
    Aug 3, 2022
    Great location, food, and service

    VERY dog and kid friendly. Try the shepherds pie.

  • Abby
    May 14, 2022
    5 for doggy Service

    Brought our dog his own MacDuff engraved drinking dish. Dogs allowed outside. They will also cook your catch 3 different ways if you go fishing with Tahoe Sports fishing and bring it to them.

  • Tammera
    Nov 23, 2020
    Wonderful pub experience close to hotel

    We are staying at the pet friendly and BringFido recommended Hotel Azure this week. After a full day of driving we wanted some place close for a meal and pint and opted for MacDuff's, where you also recieve a discount for being a Hotel Azure guest. This was a wonderful pub experience. No inside dining due to Covid but they've got a few closed in igloo looking structures set up (first come first serve) and our table under the heat lamp was plenty warm. Staff was super friendly and attentive and even brought a treat for our dog. Would recommend if you are looking for casual, pub fare.

  • Cyndi
    Oct 5, 2019
    Excellent And Truly Dog Friendly

    Beautiful big patio and also a big grassy area where the bar stools are. Pick up bags provided and big water bowls brought out. Super happy to see our 2 Great Danes, everyone loved them.
    Had the beef stew and fish

  • Amy
    Jun 3, 2018
    Wanted so badly to love this place....

    If you want to pay $90 for lunch for two people and two dogs to listen to cracks from your server (looks of disgust at us every time a new family came in and loud mutterings of can’t seat them next to the dogs with a big show of seating them away from us—only for the kids to immediately get up and pet our dogs—or for one couple seated by us, you are the only ones I can put at this table next to them) and the owner who has a mastiff (asking if my Bernese were going to bite him as he delivered the $90 of food—has a Bernese ever bitten anyone???) then by all means go here. I have a seven year old Bernese and a 4 month puppy that laid side by side next to our table. They did not bark, they did not move around. They chilled. Especially for a four month old puppy, it was exemplary behavior. At least 15 kids pet the dogs over the course of the meal with the dogs remaining well behaved and loving the attention—including an entire sports team that surrounded them as we left. It would be a great place I would recommend for people without dogs, but it is far too expensive and unwelcoming if you do have dogs. While I was there there were other dogs that the staff did not comment about, so apparently you have to be a local that they know for good service. Many local sports teams come here after games. I love the public house idea, and the food is quite good, but true to English food—bland. Ask for hot sauce. There is a large parking lot, excellent beer selection, and if you sit on the railing of the patio you can see the lake. But it was $15 each for the two burger patties ($30 total) for the dogs. Charged at the exact same price as if the fries etc were on the plate. If you want to enjoy your meal with your dog pass this restaurant by. There are so many restaurants in Tahoe that are truly dog friendly—go to one of them instead. Artemis, California Burger, Azul, Basecamp pizza, x Crows, Makeside Beach Bar, McPs... all will warmly welcome you and your dogs and have options for a treat you can order your dogs under $15.

  • Sarah
    More than a year ago
    soooooo good!

    Absolutely delicious food, fast service, tasty drinks! Great laid back atmosphere!

  • Penny
    More than a year ago
    A lovely place to eat

    We had a lovely dinner there. Our food was good and they cooked a plain burger for our girls. When one of the servers accidentally stepped on a tail (it was dark and so was the tail) she immediately made amends with some bacon. All was forgiven. We will definitely eat there again!

  • David
    More than a year ago

    Had lunch there one block from Lake Tahoe. Super friendly with large selection of food and beer. Seems to be locals favorite.

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