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Blue Wing Saloon & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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9520 Main Street, Upper Lake, CA 95485-9596
+1 707-275-2233
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Great food, charming server, efficient and attentive. We ate later at night in the patio, candlelight and a fountain bubbling away. Romantic setting, lovely landscaping. There was a musician playing while we were eating, it really added to the atmosphere.

Thank tinekefarley
Lake County, CA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went to lunch there...ordered the $15 bison burger medium rare....when got it I was well done and tasted like sawdust....terrible. Guess it was our fault for not returning it but we did tell waitress and she seemed unconcerned. Also ordered the soup and salad...not good.. Will not be returning. Overpriced and bad quality.

Thank CaGal55
blbLakeCounty_CA, Owner at Blue Wing Saloon & Cafe, responded to this review

Oops! Very sorry about your experience with our Bison Burger (bison from nearby J & S Ranch). Bison has less fat than beef and should ALWAYS be cooked on the rare side -- especially if you ordered it medium rare. There is no excuse for it being over cooked. It's one of our biggest sellers here. And there's no excuse... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We had great service and a nice dinner here. We were staying at the Lodge at Blue Lake 8 minutes away and enjoyed a lovely dinner. My chicken, sausage, & rice soup was really yummy, as was my salad. The outside area had lights, trees, and two lounging areas. We felt so lucky to find this place so nearby our... More 

Thank yellowdahliasf
Alameda, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Large windows look out onto the tree-covered patio of the next door Tallman Hotel. We enjoyed a delicious dinner, friendly server, and great blues from the band playing next door.

Thank 991kayk
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Amazing cocktails, crab cakes, soup, & dessert. Service left a bit to be desired. Staff put off vibe of being burdened by having to serve.

Thank Jerry N
Vacaville, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The staff at the Blue Wing Saloon are great! Tracy (bartender) keeps us laughing when we visit. As stated, the Buffalo Wings are the best. The sauce is amazing. A little spicy and hot. For dinner I'd recommend the meatloaf. Comes with fresh green beans and mashed potatoes. Appetizer was a walnut encrusted boursin with sourdough wedges. Very good!

Thank Dana P
Willits, California
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

beautiful outdoor dining and the food was good too! two of us had the meatloaf and it was very good and a large portion. also had the scallops and they were also quite good. service was excellent. desserts were yummy, cobbler,creme brule and pie.

Thank Char H
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Superb food very well presented. Excellent waiting staff. A superb birthday meal. The outdoor space is beautiful

Thank Diane W
Arcata, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed at the Tallman Hotel for a couple of nights and ate our lunch and dinners at the Blue Wing. The two nights we were there the restaurant was packed because of live music which was great. I don't know the server's name but he's the tallest dark haired young man there. I was impressed he greeted me with... More 

Thank Ray G
Fair Oaks, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Last year my husband found this little gem on accident! We usually travel Highway 20 to our destination in Mendocino. The resturant and Tallman Hotel are located right off Highway 20 on Main Street Upper Lake. The service is prompt and the food is delicious. The resturant has very comfortable and beautifully landscaped outdoor seating right next to the historic... More 

Thank debral474

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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: 9520 Main Street, Upper Lake, CA 95485-9596
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake County  >  Upper Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 707-275-2233
The Blue Wing was opened in 2005 on the site of a well known local saloon of that name that operated from the 1880s until the 1920s. It is separated by a relaxing garden from the fully restored Tallman Hotel. A full bar and seating inside is complimented by seating in the garden and on a heated veranda. Quality food and drink is served in a relaxing atmosphere at lunch and dinner seven days a week. Live music is performed at Sunday Brunch, Sunday Supper, Monday Night Blues and for the special $20 Tuesdays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?