North Shore & Kings Beach Restaurants

For a relatively small place, Kings Beach restaurants are big in number — and in flavors! And don’t let Kings Beach’s dining mostly casual ambience fool you into thinking you’ll only find casual fare.

Here, let us explain what we mean: Foods that we all love, think shrimp tacos, receive an upscale makeover, like a drizzle of cucumber salsa, at Kings Beach restuarants. Think Tex-Mex with Southwestern influence. Pomegranate-glazed pork ribs. Hawaiian swordfish and seared scallops. Flame-broiled hamburgers blanketed in bleu cheese. Clam chowder. Crispy salmon served with truffle mac and cheese. Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli. Cajun Eggs Benedict. Do we have your attention?

Then, when you add in Kings Beach restaurants that feature fresh, authentic sushi, another that used to be a beach shack but became so popular with the burgers and fries they served that they had to put up some walls and shift to year-round or the pizza choices that make any pie eater happy, you’ve got a pretty good scene with Kings Beach dining. Local’s hint: There’s even an amazing place where, on a snowing winter day, you can settle in beside their three-story fireplace, sip on something hot and watch the day go by. Where, you ask? Read on!

The Ease of Kings Beach Restaurants

Since many Kings Beach restaurants are lakeside, they welcome sandy feet and furry, wet paws. They’ll give them treats too. There’s even a pier restaurant where you can pull up, have them valet park your boat then you can slip in for food and refreshment and an unbeatable lake view through their floor-to-ceiling windows.

Many Kings Beach restaurants will pack your order to go. Great food is always more delicious when eaten in stunning scenery, and there’s no lack of that in Kings Beach. Grab your food then dine on a boat dock or find romance under the stars at a picnic table. 

Kings Beach Restaurants by Category and Category

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

Captain Jon's

7220 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-4819

Captain Jon's is a intertwining of historical Tahoe with the lake's romantic side. Housed within one of Lake Tahoe's oldest buildings that once was home to a waterfront casino, a post office and an important stop for the stately travelers aboard the Tahoe Steamer. Today it's an elegant affair offering gourmet dining and exceptional views of the ever-changing colors of the lake. The kitchen offers... 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

Jason's Beachside Grille

8338 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-3315

What more could you ask for than a lodge on the lake with a great view and a beach bar? Jason’s Beachside Grille has been dishing out gourmet burgers, great drinks and good times in Kings Beach since 1984. The interior is rustic and cozy, all wood, with hand-carved barstools and chairs, a vintage fire pit and birch branches strung with white lights. A glass-enclosed... 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

Las Panchitas

8345 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-4539

Las Panchitas is a family-owned establishment that began serving Mexican food to locals and visitors to Lake Tahoe back in 1982. Their menu encompasses the full spectrum of Mexican dishes including burritos, tacos and house specialties like the Fiesta Tostada and the Las Panchitas Special (a two chorizo and egg enchilada with refried beans, rice, tortillas, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and butter). A favorite on... read more

Spindleshanks American Bistro

400 Brassie Avenue, Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-2191

Spindleshanks American Bistro is housed in a modern lodge on the Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach. Decks out back and around the side provide alfresco dining with a view of the golf course. Inside it’s cozy and light with high ceilings, wood floors and a couple of fireplaces. Dinner options are eclectic with oysters, pork belly tacos and nightly seafood specials. Notables are... read more

Tahoe Central Market

8487 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-8344

The Central Market in Kings Beach isn’t a big place, but it’s packed full of wholesome goodness. Mornings you can stop in for a coffee or tea, bagel, breakfast sandwich or baked goods. At the juice bar they blend up smoothies, tonics, wheatgrass and fresh organic juices. Come lunchtime the deli turns out gourmet sandwiches made with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses on Truckee Sourdough... read more

The Soule Domain

9983 Cove Street, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-7529

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner in Crystal Bay made with fresh, natural ingredients, look no further than The Soule Domain. Housed in a mid-century cabin in the shadow of the Tahoe Biltmore, The Soule has been producing French-based cuisine fused with Asian and Mediterranean influences since 1985. The split-level log cabin dining room is rustic and cozy, warmed by a fireplace. Tahoe memorabilia... read more