In a resort town, the restaurants and pubs often segregate into two different groups – the places that tend toward the locals and the places that tend toward the tourists. Beacon Bar & Grill, on the other hand, is an incredibly popular choice for residents and visitors alike. Located lakeside out at the historic Camp Richardson, it's where a lot of people stop by for a drink or meal after a day on the adjacent beach or walk over from their nearby cabin or campsite. But it isn’t just for those who happen to be close by. The Beacon draws its clientele from across the entire South Shore. People know that it's worth the drive out to Camp Rich. For lunch, a top pick is the Beacon Burger with its special Rum Runner sauce. For dinner, the fresh salmon fits perfectly with the lake-oriented theme, and the restaurant also has a decent menu for kids. There is a nice wine list, and the staff is happy to offer suggestions for pairings with the entrees, but if you really want the Beacon experience you should try their signature drink, the Original Rum Runner. On Friday and Saturday evenings during the warmer months, there is even live music featuring some of the very best local musicians.
1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA