Lake Tahoe Restaurants

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

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

Gus' Open Pit Barbecue

930 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-4487

Born out of a mobile catering grill, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue is not your usual barbecue joint. While most types of grilling originated in the south, Gus’ employs a California style that came from the central coast around the town of Santa Maria. Tri-tip, seasoned with a dry rub, is slow grilled over an open fire of red oak. It’s served straight, without sauce, so... read more

Hard Rock Cafe

18 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-6200

Before the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino moved in down the street, there was the Hard Rock Cafe inside Harveys Resort. In fact, the Hard Rock has been serving up rock ‘n’ roll food at this location for more than 15 years. The restaurant and gift shop, oddly enough, are designed to look like a rustic log cabin instead of something more related to a... read more

Indu’s Asian Noodles and Curries

868 Tahoe Boulevard, #19, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-8317

Indu’s Asian takes you on a journey to the other side of the globe with a cornucopia of cross-cultural cuisines from China, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Start with an appetizer such as pot stickers or crab Rangoon. Then delve into their array of soups and noodles – pho, wonton, chow mein, or chow fun. Move on to an authentic Sri Lankan curry or a traditional... read more

Jakes On The Lake

780 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-0188

Jakes On The Lake is a longstanding favorite for both locals and visitors to the North Lake Tahoe area. The restaurant has a superb spot situated directly on the shores of lake, making the views from the outdoor seating fantastic. The bar area is huge, perfect for large groups or parties. The menu ranges in styles of food — from Hawaiian-inspired seafood and steak to... read more

Kings Cafe

8421 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-3663

Kings Cafe is housed in the historic brick flatiron wedged in between Brook Avenue and North Lake Boulevard. It’s a convenient spot to grab breakfast or lunch in the heart of Kings Beach. Order your coffee, espresso or tea and grab a bagel or muffin to go with it. Fuel up on a breakfast taco, burrito or egg sandwich such as the White Sando filled... read more

Latin Soul

Lakeside Inn and Casino
168 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-7777

The Latin Soul Restaurant in the Lakeside Inn and Casino is an exotic counterpoint to the Tahoe lodge atmosphere that the rest of the property wears so well. Executive Chef Alvaro Ochoa, a native of Guadalajara and a Lakeside veteran since 1986, has built a menu that is referred to as Latin Fusion, with influences from Mexico, Central America, South America and even the Caribbean.... read more

Lone Eagle Grille

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV
(775) 886-6899

Grab a table next to the wall of windows at the Lone Eagle Grille and sip a glass of California Cabernet as you gaze out over Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Bay and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada beyond. Come evening, pull a chair up to one of their outdoor fire pits and light a cigar from their humidor as you listen to the waves slapping the shore... read more

Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar

754 Mays Boulevard #1, Incline Village, NV
(775) 833-4141

Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar in the Village Center serves up authentic Mexican food in a brightly painted, low-key setting decorated with sombreros, lassoes and other Mexican artifacts. The bar has a good selection of Mexican cervezas and tequilas, and they pour a true margarita called the Natural. They’ve got a full menu of tacos, tostadas, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, seafood, vegetarian and large combination plates.... read more

Mikuni Sushi

Northstar California Resort
5001 Northstar Drive Suite 5101, Truckee, CA
(530) 562-2188

For nearly 30 years Mikuni Sushi has served customers around Sacramento at a half-dozen restaurants. The NorCal sushi fixture also has a location open all year at Northstar California near the resort village’s ice rink. The atmosphere at Mikuni Northstar is as vibrant as the food. The bar is located in the middle of the restaurant, but diners can also find booth and table service as... read more

Moe's Original Bar B Que

120 Grove Street, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4227

If you are craving some Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has got your fix. For the best in Southern comfort food, Moe's Original Bar B Que is your best bet, serving all of the tasty dishes found in the south of the United States such as Southern fried catfish, St. Louis-style ribs and sides like cornbread and baked beans. Located on the shores of Lake... read more

Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats

10007 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-8688

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three B’s — bistro, bar and beats. In fact that’s the popular establishment’s formal name: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats (but locals just call it Moody’s). Occupying the lower half of the historic (and maybe haunted?) Truckee Hotel, you can hit Moody’s any time: lunch, happy hour, dinner or late-night grooving to live jazz. Not hungry enough... read more

Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill

259 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-8989

There are cop bars, there are bars where journalists hang out after work and at Tahoe there are ski bars. Mott Canyon Tavern and Grill is on lower Kingsbury is a ski bar. Pizza, burgers, fries and comfort food joins a full bar with a party attitude. It’s not a large space, although the outdoor patio is a nice addition, but it’s packed with a... read more

Neighborhood Burgers

219 Kingsbury Grade #G, Stateline, NV
(775) 580-6200

What if you had a personal burger chef who could whip you up an infinite variety of burgers on demand? That's almost the idea behind Neighborhood Burgers, where they use different breads, meats, spreads, cheeses and toppings to let you design your own culinary masterpiece. Along with the burgers, there is the Special, a non-burger food that changes from time to time, so don't dally... read more

Rookie's Sports Bar & Grill

930 Tahoe Boulevard #1000, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-9008

If you’re looking for a place to watch a particular sporting event – obscure or otherwise – Rookie’s is probably showing it on one of their 30 high-definition TVs. They serve breakfast until 11 a.m., and the menu is extensive, from a bagel and cream cheese to burritos, Benedicts, scrambles and omelets. Served late into the night, the rest of the menu has salads, wraps,... read more