Crystal Bay & Incline Village Restaurants

If you’re up early for breakfast, in need of a mid-morning snack, hungry for lunch or hunting for a great place for dinner, you’ll be well-fed and happy in Crystal Bay and Incline Village restaurants. Variety is on the menu, for sure, and most of Incline Village’s dining surrounds you in an atmosphere of laid-back, easy-going comfort. Sure, if you want to dress up and have a romantic night out, you can find several restaurants that fit the bill, but overall your Incline Village dining options are about comfort and a fun night out. Many Incline Village restaurants can be found on the main drag of Tahoe Boulevard (Highway 28). But also trek to back streets for more culinary discoveries.

National chain coffee shops and fast food franchises exist, and for the most part we don’t include those here. You know what to expect from them! It’s our locally owned places that stand out since almost all are unique to this area. You’ll discover what we call California bistro cuisine, French country fare and a focus on organic. Tapas with lamb, rotisserie meats and entrees with a Gallic flair are a few of the other tastes found at Incline Village restaurants. Asian, Mexican and Italian add more to global gastronomy of local restaurants. Pizza and fried chicken remain patrons’ favorites as does a classic burger with a brew.

Experience The Outdoors With Incline Village Restaurants

Since this area is such a popular winter sports spot, many Incline Village restaurants have cozy fireplaces and warmed outdoor spaces to add to cold weather dining. But year round, these restaurants bring in the diners. Imagine enjoying a meal on the deck of an Incline Village restaurant while the sun sinks into the mountains, casting fiery colors on the Lake for a picture-perfect background.

Crystal Bay restaurants are not as numerous, but they’re nicely varied. Some are located in casinos, so you can dine at all hours of the day or night.

Incline Village Restaurants / Crystal Bay Restaurants by Category


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

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

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

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

Mountain High Sandwich Co.

120 Country Club Drive #28, Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-2636

Mountain High Sandwich Co. is a gourmet, all-natural deli with a conscience. They support sustainable and environmentally friendly practices by using local organic produce, humanely raised meats, eggs and fresh whole foods. Their menu features healthy selections with a focus on vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items. Breakfasts include a variety of pastries, quiche, burritos, breakfast sandwiches on croissants or fresh-baked biscuits as well as granola... 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

The Grille at The Chateau

955 Fairway Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1178

You don’t have to be a golfer to stop in for lunch at The Grille, located in The Chateau at Incline’s Championship golf course. With an indoor dining room and an outside deck above the 18th hole, it’s hard to decide what’s better – the food or the amazing view down the golf course of the lake and mountains. From the Small Plates menu don’t... read more


120 Country Club Drive #61, Incline Village, NV
(775) 833-2200

Tomaato’s has a bright, open feel to it with bare tables and big windows letting in lots of light during the day. In the warmer months you can dine on the patio out front and feel the breeze coming off Lake Tahoe. Pizzas are on the gourmet side with toppings such as prosciutto, Gouda cheese, shiitake mushrooms and caramelized onions. The crusts are thin and... read more

Tunnel Creek Cafe

1115 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-2502

At the edge of town on the former site of the Ponderosa Ranch (remember Bonanza?) sits Tunnel Creek Station. It’s at the hub of several backcountry hiking and mountain biking trailheads including the Flume Trail. If you’re headed up the mountain or just spending a day at the beach, Tunnel Creek Cafe is a great place to fuel up on wholesome goodness. For breakfast they’ve... read more