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
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 an organic (and adventurous!) theme. Can't decide what to order with your beer or wine from the... read more

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Alibi Ale Works - Brewery and Taproom

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. Come 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, the brewery’s original taproom is... read more

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Alibi Ale Works - Incline Public House

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

Incline Public House is Alibi Ale Works' third location. The taproom serves Alibi's fantastic beer from 22 frequently rotating taps, along with cider, wine, nitro coffee, kombucha and other nonalcoholic options. You can take the beer to go in the form of growlers, cans and bottles. Beyond beverages, they have upscale pub food items like wings, fries, brats, poke, a mezze board, salmon toast and... read more

Incline Public House is Alibi Ale Works' third location. The taproom serves Alibi's fantastic beer... 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 open, airy and welcoming atmosphere they offer 22 seasonally rotating Alibi beers along with cider, wine and non-alcoholic 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 options, including small bites... 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

Beacon Bar & Grill

Camp Richardson
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
1900 Jameston Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801

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. The 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... read more

In a resort town, the restaurants and pubs often segregate into two different groups –... read more

Bear Beach Cafe

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3310 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-2321

Bear Beach Cafe is proof that lake-view dining at Tahoe is not limited to ritzy restaurants in the high-rise resorts. The cafe is a nice, friendly venue with good, satisfying food right across the street from the lake. Breakfast is served all day, and all of the favorites are available. The omelettes are made with four eggs, and the most popular choice is the Lake... read more

Bear Beach Cafe is proof that lake-view dining at Tahoe is not limited to ritzy... read more

Bella Tahoe 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, teaching classes in the Bella Tahoe Cooking Kitchen and preparing the popular, individually packaged Meals in a Box using green and local products. The deli serves lunch each midday Tuesday... read more

From a small intimate dinner to a huge wedding reception, Bella Tahoe Catering will create... 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, espressos and pastries. If you’ve got a little more time, hang around for a smoothie, homemade quiche, breakfast burrito, taco or sandwich. Lunch is hamburgers, specialty sandwiches and build-your-own deli sandwiches. In the summer they do barbecue.... 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

Brewforia Beer Market + Kitchen

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
800 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-7660

For those who enjoy an exceptional beer, Brewforia is a must stop. An example of where fun-loving ambiance meets a spectacular selection of handcrafted beer, Brewforia is a place for enjoying the good tastes in life. Choose from a selection of 50-plus beers on tap. If you're not quite sure what you want, ask their advice; they are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about beer. The... read more

For those who enjoy an exceptional beer, Brewforia is a must stop. An example of... read more