Lake Tahoe Restaurants

Lake Tahoe restaurants have a little something for everyone. From your all-organic, green smoothie-chugging vegan to the carnivore devouring a burger, milkshake and fries and deciding where to order a pizza, visitors and residents remain well fed in Lake Tahoe. These Lake Tahoe restaurants feature a variety of cuisine and versatile food options that make your dining experience anything but dull. At Incline Village restaurants, for example, you can drift from upscale eateries to no-frill diners to delis open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Like every popular vacation destination, Lake Tahoe has its share of gourmet restaurants. Visit Truckee restaurants, for example, and you’ll discover some high-end places with vast wine lists and chef-prepared goodness. Lake Tahoe restaurants are open to all, resort or not, and you’ll find feasts ranging from ethnic cuisine to Americana fare. And your taste buds won’t be the only ones having a pleasurable dining experience — the flowing Truckee River provides a beautiful piece of eye-candy to enhance your meal. If you want to taste some high-dining representatives of the Tahoe area, you can enjoy Southwest, Tex-Mex-inspired dishes in South Lake Tahoe restaurants or Pacific Northwest-influenced fare in Tahoe City restaurants.

A Full Menu of Lake Tahoe Restaurants

If you don’t want all the fuss, however, these restaurants can definitely satisfy a simple palate. Grab some grub and catch the baseball game’s score at sports bars and grills in Kings Beach. In a hurry? Swing by one of Tahoe’s many burger joints. Or if you want a bite to eat that’s a little finer but still quick, you can make a quick trip to a Squaw Valley restaurant that turns its high-end dishes into carry-out meals.

And with all the activity you’re doing throughout the day — swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and exploring — you’ll want some small munchies to keep you going until your next meal. Visit one of the many coffee shops around the lake for a boost of caffeine and a pastry. If you’re looking for a sophisticated way to start the evening, swing by an eclectic bar or brewery and sip on some locally crafted beers with your friends.

Hungry yet? Good! Check out the Lake Tahoe restaurant listings below to discover where you can satisfy all your cravings.

Lake Tahoe Restaurants by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Lake Tahoe Restaurants by Category

 

Alder Creek Cafe

Tahoe Donner Association
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-9686
There is nothing like adventure to fuel your appetite, so what could be more appropriate than a cafe located right inside the Alder Creek Adventure Center in the heart of Tahoe Donner? And it gets even better, because the food is not only yummy, but also healthy, with locally sourced ingredients and an adventurous theme. Their focus this winter will be freshly prepared grab-n-go breakfast...read more
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Alibi Ale Works - Brewery and Barrelhouse

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
204 E. Enterprise Street, Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-7001

Alibi Ale Works uses pure Lake Tahoe water to brew craft beers ranging from traditional European ales and lagers to hoppy IPAs and dark stouts as well as sour or barrel-aged specials. Visit their modern, on-premise taproom to sample the variety or get a growler filled to take with you. With the opening of their new Incline Public House, only a half-mile away, the brewery’s...read more

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Alibi Ale Works - Incline Public House

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
931 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-8300

Incline Public House is Alibi Ale Works' third and newest location. The taproom and restaurant serves Alibi's fantastic beer from 22 frequently rotating taps, along with cider, wine, nitro coffee, kombucha and other nonalcoholic options. Beyond beverages, their food items range from fries and wing to mezze boards, salmon toast and sushi-grade Ahi Tuna Crudo. Be sure to ask your server for recommended pairings. The culinary...read more

Incline Public House is Alibi Ale Works' third and newest location. The taproom and restaurant...read more

Alibi Ale Works - Truckee Public House

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
10069 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5029

Truckee Public House is Alibi Ale Works' second offering of a tap room serving its fantastic beer. In an welcoming atmosphere, including the new outdoor Winter Wonder Garden, they offer 22 seasonally rotating Alibi beers along with cider, wine and nonalcoholic options. You can take the beer to go in the form of growlers, cans and bottles. Beyond beverages they have a small assortment of menu...read more

Truckee Public House is Alibi Ale Works' second offering of a tap room serving its...read more

Alpine Union Bar & Kitchen

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(844) 588-7625

An option for great food from 7 a.m. until into the night, Alpine Union is a cozy restaurant located within the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. It offers all-day breakfast options like steak and eggs or an egg-white frittata as well as lunch and dinner options. A few recommended dishes include their fish tacos with tater tots or their Blue Tahoe Prosciutto Ham Pizza. For...read more

An option for great food from 7 a.m. until into the night, Alpine Union is...read more

Artemis Lakefront Cafe

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
900 Ski Run Boulevard, Suite 111, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-3332

Many of Tahoe’s restaurants have views of the lake, but only a handful can honestly be called lakefront. The Artemis Lakefront Cafe is one of these select eateries, located in the Ski Run Marina adjacent to the docks and with lake views from both the dining room and the outdoor dining patio. Serving Greek and Mediterranean dishes, this is a 2014 spin-off site from the...read more

Many of Tahoe’s restaurants have views of the lake, but only a handful can honestly...read more

Bare Roots Artisan Coffee Roasting Company

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2572 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-4422

What better way to enjoy Lake Tahoe than waking up early to experience the peace and serenity of the morning hours while sipping a cup of organic, artisan craft coffee that was freshly hand-roasted right here in South Lake Tahoe? Bare Roots Artisan Coffee Roasting Company makes this idyllic situation possible. A family-owned, small-batch roastery, Bare Roots is dedicated to offering delicious, flavorful and distinct...read more

What better way to enjoy Lake Tahoe than waking up early to experience the peace...read more

Bella Tahoe Deli & Catering

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
152 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(530) 416-0401

From a small, intimate dinner to a huge wedding reception, Bella Tahoe Catering will create a custom menu to meet your taste and budget. Chef Candace Lockhart also offers her services as a private chef, teaches classes in the Bella Tahoe Cooking Kitchen and prepares the popular, individually packaged Meals in a Box using green and local products. The deli serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday...read more

From a small, intimate dinner to a huge wedding reception, Bella Tahoe Catering will create...read more

Bertie's Hot Chicken

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
903 Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 413-5050

Bertie's Hot Chicken in Incline Village started with owner Rick Boyd's upbringing in which homemade chicken recipes were made with loving care. Boyd brought his native Texan roots and family recipes to Lake Tahoe and offers incredibly tasty fried chicken made with the spicy love that only the Deep South can create. With Boyd's passion for fried chicken and spicy food, this is a dining...read more

Bertie's Hot Chicken in Incline Village started with owner Rick Boyd's upbringing in which homemade...read more

Bigfoot Deli

Village Market
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
770 Mays Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-6666

Carved out of a corner of the Village Market, Bigfoot Deli has a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items. For a quick breakfast they do coffees, teas, espresso, pastries, smoothies, homemade quiche, breakfast burritos and many types of breakfast sandwiches. Lunch is hamburgers, specialty sandwiches and build-your-own deli sandwiches. In the summer they serve barbecue. Seating is available inside and outdoors, and this is...read more

Carved out of a corner of the Village Market, Bigfoot Deli has a wide selection...read more

Boathouse on the Pier

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6722

Boathouse on the Pier is considered to be one of the best sunset-watching restaurants at all of Lake Tahoe. The views of the lake and surrounding mountains are exceptional. It's on an expansive pier that hangs over the turquoise water of Lake Tahoe, and the tables are all situated to give guests an optimum viewing experience. The atmosphere of the restaurant is casual with a sparkle...read more

Boathouse on the Pier is considered to be one of the best sunset-watching restaurants at all...read more

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
65 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3342

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill is a favorite of many diners in the Lake Tahoe area. Lovingly known as The BT, Bridgetender has been a main player on the burger scene around the shores of Lake Tahoe since 1977. One of the favorite items on the menu is the turkey burger with waffle fries. Another favorite is the super-tasty elk burger. The BT is also known...read more

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill is a favorite of many diners in the Lake Tahoe area....read more