River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2285 River Road, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4264

Offering delicious gourmet dining and bar specials in a nostalgic atmosphere, River Ranch is a landmark destination and locals' favorite year-round. Nestled on the banks of the Truckee River, River Ranch is poised to catch people tubing down the mellow rapids during the heat of the summer, and to capture the après-ski crowd funneling down from the ski resorts during the cold winter nights. Their seasonal patio is home to an outdoor bar that serves the iconic Class V River Rum Punch and features live music on select Thursdays in June, July and August. The cozy and intimate indoor bar and restaurant are known for scenic river views and gathering around one of the two fireplaces. Their menu brings together all the summer and winter favorites with California cuisine and rotating specials and is proud to offer game, fish, chicken and veggie options. In 2020 they offer new outdoor seating under a patio tent, intended to extend their COVID-compliant dining options as long as possible. They also provide 19 small, cabin-style rooms for guests; reservations are highly recommended.