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

 

Alibi Ale Works - Brewery and Barrelhouse

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

Alibi’s original taproom – the Barrel House – at their production brewery in Incline Village, is a comfortable, well-crafted space for people to gather and relax. Their brewers curate a draft and bottle list of their favorite beers, and there are always a few Barrel House-exclusive beers here. They offer beers by the glass, build-your-own flights and crowlers/growlers to go as well as a range...read more

Alibi’s original taproom – the Barrel House – at their production brewery in Incline Village,...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 location, opened in 2017 in Truckee’s historic downtown to offer another venue to enjoy their beers along with live music and a rotating food menu of sandwiches, salads, pretzels and daily specials. Much like their other locations, it is a comfortable, well-crafted space for people to gather and relax, featuring a large outdoor beer garden. The taproom...read more

Truckee Public House is Alibi Ale Works’ second location, opened in 2017 in Truckee’s historic...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

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 & Grill

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

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

Brooks' Bar & Deck

Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Honored by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Pubs in the world, Brooks' Bar & Deck is home to a setting both striking and serene and a delicious menu featuring unique takes on comfort food classics. You'll find it adjacent to the 18th hole at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort golf course. Both walk-ins and reservations are welcome.read more

Honored by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Pubs in the world, Brooks' Bar &...read more

Cable Car Ice Cream Shop

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
6834 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-9500

Cable Car Ice Cream Shop has been a summertime favorite since the mid-1980s. Offering homemade ice cream from Blue Bunny Ice Cream in San Francisco, it also has 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 the opportunity to relax and take in the surrounding beauty. Cable Car Ice...read more

Cable Car Ice Cream Shop has been a summertime favorite since the mid-1980s. Offering homemade...read more

CB's Bistro

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
5075 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA
(530) 546-4738

CB's Bistro is most definitely a favorite among locals and for good reason. Located right across the street from some of the best public swimming around Lake Tahoe, this friendly, family-centric dining establishment has sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, soups, salads and tasty Italian food plus a welcoming atmosphere. The pizzas are well-sized, and the calzones are huge. In addition, they have a kids' menu. There is a...read more

CB's Bistro is most definitely a favorite among locals and for good reason. Located right...read more

Crosby's Tavern

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
868 Tahoe Boulevard, #4, Incline Village, NV
(775) 833-1030

Crosby’s Tavern in Christmas Tree Village is a restaurant and bar with ample TVs to watch sports and a welcoming staff and family-friendly vibe. They’re open daily for all-day brunch, lunch and dinner with a little bit of everything on the menu. Lunch and dinner fare includes burgers, grilled sandwiches, steaks and BBQ ribs as well as a wide range of soups and salads and a...read more

Crosby’s Tavern in Christmas Tree Village is a restaurant and bar with ample TVs to...read more

Edgewood Restaurant

Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's hidden gems. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant offers striking views of Lake Tahoe. Diners indulge in culinary masterpieces paired with a carefully selected and diverse wine list.read more

Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's hidden...read more

Emerald Bay Bar & Grill

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
888 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-7017

Every town has places where the locals go to have fun, and Emerald Bay fits the bill in South Lake Tahoe. This sports bar is a gathering spot for friends to meet and watch the game on one of nine big screens. The everyday happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and includes specials on beer, wine and liquor.read more

Every town has places where the locals go to have fun, and Emerald Bay fits...read more