Lake Tahoe Restaurants

1882 Bar & Grill

The River Street Inn
10009 East River Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 550-9222

The deck at 1882 Bar & Grill is the only restaurant in Truckee where one can enjoy a drink and meal while overlooking the Truckee River. Of course that’s only going to happen when the weather is warm. During the winter 1882 Bar & Grill is a cozy place to enjoy barbeque, sandwiches, soups and salads. Located in downtown Truckee, 1882 Bar & Grill can... read more

Alder Creek Adventure Center

Tahoe Donner
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9484

The Alder Creek Adventure Center in Tahoe Donner is brand new with its grand opening in November 2015. And while its centerpiece activity is cross-country skiing, the state-of-the-art lodge is set to be open throughout every season. As the hub for Nordic skiing, the center offers ski rentals, wax and tuning services and lockers. There is also a shop selling Nordic gear and accessories. Non-skiers... read more

Austin's

120 Country Club Drive #24, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-7778

If you’re hungry and in the mood for some fresh, home-cooked comfort food, Austin’s might be the place for you. Their Signature Salads alone, like the Doug’s Favorite, are a meal in themselves – or two. Try their sandwiches, burgers, meatloaf or specialties like the Chicken Fried Chicken, Pesto Pasta Primavera or Mountain Rainbow Trout. Home-style side dishes include coleslaw, mac and cheese, chicken fried... read more

Big Water Grille

341 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 833-0606

“Big water” is one meaning attributed to the Washoe name for the lake, Tahoe. You can see just how big that water is when you take in the panoramic views from the spacious dining room of the Big Water Grille. Serving seasonal selections of California bistro cuisine, there’s a great list of starters like the ahi poke or pan-roasted quail plus fresh vegetable sides and... read more

Blue Angel Café

1132 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-6544

In some ways, Ski Run Boulevard could be considered the heart of South Lake Tahoe. And at the heart of Ski Run is the Blue Angel Café. The cafe was opened in 2003 by Rosie Cowen, and she and her husband, Jeff, have turned the restaurant into an authentic Tahoe institution. There is a bit of everything on their menu, from burgers and pizza to Asian... read more

Boathouse on the Pier

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Lake Tahoe
3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6722

The Boathouse on the Pier dining experience is considered to be one of the best sunset-watching restaurants in all of Lake Tahoe. A Top 10 finisher by USA Today as a Lake Tahoe waterfront restaurant, the views of the lake and surrounding mountains are exceptional. Located on a 1,000-foot-long pier that hangs over the turquoise water of Lake Tahoe, the tables are all situated to... read more

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

65 W Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3342

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill is a favorite of many in the Lake Tahoe area. Lovingly known as The BT, Bridgetender has been a main player on the burger scene around the shores of Lake Tahoe since 1977. One of the favorite items on the menu is the turkey burger with waffle fries. Another favorite is their super tasty elk burger. The BT is also known... read more

Brothers Bar & Grill

888 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-7017

Every town has its bar where the locals go to be loud and have fun, and South Lake Tahoe has more than one. Brothers has gone through a few ownership changes over the years but always seems to maintain that rough-hewn and rowdy vibe. The fun includes darts, beer pong, horseshoes and live music on the weekends. Weekday happy hour includes half-off appetizers.

Cable Car Ice Cream Shop

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
6834 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-9500

The Cable Car Ice Cream Shop has been a summertime favorite since the mid 1980s. Offering homemade ice cream from Blue Bunny Ice Cream from San Francisco, they also have cold drinks, lemonade, coffee and a few extra sweets. The ice cream shop also offers access to the Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort's beautiful gardens, giving opportunity to relax and take in the surrounding beauty. The Cable... read more

CB's Pizza & Grill

5075 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA
(530) 546-4738

CB's Pizza is most definitely a favorite amongst locals. And for good reason. The friendly, family-centric dining establishment has tasty Italian food, a welcoming atmosphere and is located across the street from some of the best public swimming on Lake Tahoe. The pizzas are well-sized and the calzones are huge. There is a small bar area that is often playing sports and is excellent for... read more

Cha Fine Teas of Truckee

12030 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5043

There are legions of coffee lovers out there and places for them to gather in Truckee and beyond. But thanks to Cha Fine Teas, lovers of loose-leaf tea now have a place of their own in town. And while there are more than 60 teas available, the offerings don’t end there. Shoppers can sample teas or sit down with a hot cup of tea or... read more

Fox & Hound Lake Tahoe Bar & Grill

237 Tramway Drive, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-8887

If you want to brag that you’ve been to the highest sports bar at Tahoe, then you need to drive up Kingsbury Grade and visit the Fox & Hound. A full restaurant and bar, they serve everything you’d expect to find at a good bar and grill, plus they are rightfully proud of their award-winning barbecue. In fact, the Fox & Hound BBQ will be... read more