Lake Tahoe Restaurants

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Alder Creek Cafe

15275 Alder Creek Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9400
Tahoe Donner
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

There is nothing like adventure to fuel your appetite, so what could be more appropriate than a café located right inside the Alder Creek Adventure Center at the Tahoe Donner Resort? But 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 to go along with your drink from the... read more

There is nothing like adventure to fuel your appetite, so what could be more appropriate... read more

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Alpine Union Bar & Kitchen

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

An option for great food anytime of day, 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 desert try their fried... read more

An option for great food anytime of day, Alpine Union is a cozy restaurant located... read more

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Artemis Lakefront Cafe

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

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

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

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Austin's

120 Country Club Drive #24
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-7778
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you’re hungry and in the mood for some fresh, home-cooked comfort food, Austin’s might be the place for you. Their Signature Salads alone, like the Doug’s Favorite, are a meal in themselves – or two. Try their sandwiches, burgers, meatloaf or specialties like the Chicken Fried Chicken, Pesto Pasta Primavera or Mountain Rainbow Trout. Home-style side dishes include coleslaw, mac and cheese, chicken fried... read more

If you’re hungry and in the mood for some fresh, home-cooked comfort food, Austin’s might... read more

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Beacon Bar & Grill

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

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

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Bear Beach Cafe

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

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

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Big Water Grille

341 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV
(775) 833-0606
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

“Big water” is one meaning attributed to the Washoe name for Lake Tahoe. You can see just how big that water is when you take in the panoramic views from the spacious dining room of the Big Water Grille. Serving seasonal selections of California bistro cuisine, there’s a great list of starters like the ahi poke or pan-roasted quail plus fresh vegetable sides and some... read more

“Big water” is one meaning attributed to the Washoe name for Lake Tahoe. You can... read more

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Boathouse on the Pier

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

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

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Brewforia

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

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. With an extensive menu that pays homage to flavors from around the world, there is an option for any palate. A few items that deserve attention include their Wurstplanke,... read more

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

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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

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

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

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Cable Car Ice Cream Shop

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

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 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... read more

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CB's Bistro

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

CB's Bistro is most definitely a favorite amongst locals. And for good reason. The friendly, family-centric dining establishment has tasty Italian food and a welcoming atmosphere and is located across the street from some of the best public swimming on Lake Tahoe. The pizzas are well-sized, and the calzones are huge. There is a small bar area with sports on TV, and it is an... read more

CB's Bistro is most definitely a favorite amongst locals. And for good reason. The friendly,... read more

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Cork & More

1032 Al Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-5253
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

A few select businesses establish themselves to the point that you can't imagine what it would be like if they were to close up shop. The Cork & More, a Tahoe institution for nearly 40 years, is one of those places. Smack-dab in the middle of the South Shore community, it has been described as "a Napa-style market," and that term goes a long way... read more

A few select businesses establish themselves to the point that you can't imagine what it... read more

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Emerald Bay Bar & Grill

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

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 fun also includes horseshoes and beer pong on occasion or perhaps even live music. The everyday happy hour runs from 3 to... read more

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

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Fox & Hound Lake Tahoe Bar & Grill

237 Tramway Drive
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-8887
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you want to brag that you’ve been to the highest sports bar at Tahoe, then you need to drive up Kingsbury Grade and visit the Fox & Hound. A full restaurant and bar, they serve everything you’d expect to find at a good bar and grill, plus they are rightfully proud of their award-winning barbecue. In fact, the Fox & Hound BBQ will be... read more

If you want to brag that you’ve been to the highest sports bar at Tahoe,... read more

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Grand Central Pizza & Pasta

2229 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, #6
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1308
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Grand Central Pizza and Pasta— the name just about says it all. The only way to improve on the moniker would be to note that they also have calzones, burgers, sandwiches and a salad bar. Near both the South Y and the intersection of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Tahoe Keys Boulevard, Grand Central is convenient to get to and offers good food in a friendly... read more

Grand Central Pizza and Pasta— the name just about says it all. The only way... read more

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Gus' Open Pit Barbecue

930 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-4487
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Born out of a mobile catering grill, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue is not your usual barbecue joint. While most types of grilling originated in the South, Gus’ employs a California style that came from the central coast around the town of Santa Maria. Tri-tip, seasoned with a dry rub, is slow grilled over an open fire of red oak. It’s served straight, without sauce, so... read more

Born out of a mobile catering grill, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue is not your usual... read more

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Heaven's Little Café

1001 Heavenly Way, #23
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-3324
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

There are several fun restaurants around Heavenly Village that are good spots to relax after a day on the slopes, enjoy some live music or have a drink and watch the game. But sometimes that's not exactly what you are looking for. Sometimes, you just need a quick bite and a drink of coffee. Heaven's Little Café fills that need. The shop offers breakfast combos... read more

There are several fun restaurants around Heavenly Village that are good spots to relax after... read more

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Jason's Beachside Grille

8338 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-3315
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

What more could you ask for than a lodge on the lake with a great view and a beach bar? Jason’s Beachside Grille has been dishing out gourmet burgers, great drinks and good times in Kings Beach since 1984. The interior is rustic and cozy, all wood, with hand-carved barstools and chairs, a vintage fire pit and birch branches strung with white lights. A glass-enclosed... read more

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Lake Tahoe AleWorX Taproom

2050 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-0442
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Nothing against the other adult beverages, but South Lake Tahoe has always been more of a craft beer kind of a place, even before microbrew was a buzzword. So the Lake Tahoe AleWorX taproom at the 'Y' doesn't feel so much like it is a new watering hole and pizzeria. It's more as if it's just a final puzzle piece that is a perfect fit.... read more

Nothing against the other adult beverages, but South Lake Tahoe has always been more of... read more

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Las Panchitas

8345 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-4539
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Las Panchitas is a family-owned establishment that began serving Mexican food to Lake Tahoe locals and visitors back in 1982. The menu encompasses the full spectrum of Mexican dishes including burritos, tacos and house specialties like the Fiesta Tostada and the Las Panchitas Special (a two chorizo and egg enchilada with refried beans, rice, tortillas, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and butter). A favorite on their... read more

Las Panchitas is a family-owned establishment that began serving Mexican food to Lake Tahoe locals... read more

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LewMarNel's Steaks and Spirits

901 Park Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-1072
Best Western Station House Inn
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

When you first learn that LewMarNel’s is affiliated with and connected to a Best Western Inn, you might picture it as a fair-to-middlin’ cafe or diner, and the fact that the Station House Inn guests receive a complimentary breakfast there reinforces that image. The seasonal lunch menu is also rather limited, although dining on the deck or poolside can be a treat. The truth, however,... read more

When you first learn that LewMarNel’s is affiliated with and connected to a Best Western... read more

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Lone Eagle Grille

111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV
(775) 886-6899
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Grab a table next to the wall of windows at the Lone Eagle Grille and sip a glass of California Cabernet as you gaze out over Lake Tahoe’s Crystal Bay and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada beyond. Come evening, pull a chair up to one of their outdoor fire pits and light a cigar from their humidor as you listen to the waves slapping the shore... read more

Grab a table next to the wall of windows at the Lone Eagle Grille and... read more

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Marty’s Cafe

10115 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-8208
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Comfort food with a contemporary twist is the best way to describe Marty’s Café in downtown Truckee. If the description doesn’t convince you of what Marty’s does, the line of people that can develop waiting to get a table should. Open for breakfast and lunch, Marty’s food is savory and hearty and an excellent way to fuel up before a day on the slopes or... read more

Comfort food with a contemporary twist is the best way to describe Marty’s Café in... read more

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Moe's Original Bar B Que

700 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 807-1023
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you are craving some Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has got your fix. For the best in Southern comfort food, Moe's Original Bar B Que is your best bet, serving all of the tasty dishes found in the south of the United States such as Southern fried catfish, St. Louis-style ribs and sides like cornbread and baked beans. Located on the shores of Lake... read more

If you are craving some Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has got your fix. For... read more

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Mofo's Pizza

868 Tahoe Boulevard
#23
Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-4999
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Mofo’s Pizza in Christmas Tree Village has been locally owned and operated since 1986. Their decor is a nostalgic throwback to the days of red and white checked tablecloths and wood paneling. They use fresh toppings and ingredients, and the dough is made daily and hand-tossed for thin or extra-thin crusts. Pizzas range from vegetarian to barbecue chicken, or you can create your own from... read more

Mofo’s Pizza in Christmas Tree Village has been locally owned and operated since 1986. Their... read more

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Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats

10007 Bridge Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-8688
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three B’s — bistro, bar and beats. In fact that’s the popular establishment’s formal name: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats (but locals just call it Moody’s). Occupying the lower half of the historic (and maybe haunted?) Truckee Hotel, you can hit Moody’s any time: lunch, happy hour, dinner or late-night grooving to live jazz. Not hungry enough... read more

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three B’s — bistro, bar and beats.... read more

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Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market

10087 W. River Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-5000
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Ignore the old saying from Maine that “ya can’t get there from here” when it comes to finding fresh seafood in a mountain town. Get down to West River Street in Truckee and you’ll be there — Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market to be exact. With half of the ownership hailing from Maine, Morgan’s has a direct line to fresh New England lobster and... read more

Ignore the old saying from Maine that “ya can’t get there from here” when it... read more

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Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill

259 Kingsbury Grade
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-8989
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

There are cop bars, there are bars where journalists hang out after work and at Tahoe there are ski bars. Mott Canyon Tavern and Grill is on lower Kingsbury is a ski bar. Pizza, burgers, fries and comfort food joins a full bar with a party attitude. It’s not a large space, although the outdoor patio is a nice addition, but it’s packed with a... read more

There are cop bars, there are bars where journalists hang out after work and at... read more

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Obexer's General Store

5300 West Lake Boulevard
Homewood, CA
(530) 525-1300
Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Obexer's General Store is so much more than a general store. Of course it offers all the normal stuff that would be found at a corner convenience shop. But the goodies go far beyond that. At Obexer's you will find homemade sandwiches, the super popular Obexer's secret sauces for pasta, salad dressings, BBQ sauce, seafood and marinades as well as specialty olives and mustards. Obexer's... read more

Obexer's General Store is so much more than a general store. Of course it offers... read more

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Orchid's Authentic Thai Cuisine

2180 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-5541
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Like many of the smaller restaurants at Lake Tahoe, Orchids Thai is located in a building that, architecturally speaking, could be called “mid-century shopping center,” and has an interior that, if it weren’t for the decorations on the walls, could just as easily be that of a rural cafe. But since dining is less about the surroundings than it is about the food, Orchids thrives... read more

Like many of the smaller restaurants at Lake Tahoe, Orchids Thai is located in a... read more

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Park Prime Steakhouse

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

The steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is more authentic than practically any other resort steakhouse that you’ll find because the owners of the resort, the Park family, actually have their roots as cattle ranchers in northern Nevada. Park Prime offers local, grass-fed and free-range beef in a modern Western atmosphere. Enjoy live music and a menu that includes premium seafood dishes and... read more

The steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is more authentic than practically any... read more

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Pizza on the Hill

11509 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-9669
Tahoe Donner
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

For visitors renting a place in Tahoe Donner or those hungry after hiking, biking or skiing, Pizza on the Hill in the Northwoods Clubhouse is the perfect place for tasty, convenient and reasonably priced food. Got kids? Even better, as Pizza on the Hill has plenty to keep them entertained in the game room. And while pizza is the star of the menu, there is... read more

For visitors renting a place in Tahoe Donner or those hungry after hiking, biking or... read more

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Primo's Italian Bistro

2180 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-2220
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Jim Primo’s Tahoe restaurant is the continuation of a family tradition, one that began with the first Primo’s in Boston in the ‘60s. The local Primo’s Italian Bistro makes their sauces, pastas and desserts in house, prepares each dish to order and uses only organic, free-range chicken. Primo’s is on the main boulevard as it nears the Y coming from the east, and to call... read more

Jim Primo’s Tahoe restaurant is the continuation of a family tradition, one that began with... read more

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RoJo's Tavern

3091 Harrison Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-4960
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

RoJo's Tavern offers a bit of old-Tahoe charm in the form of food and fun. In a nearly century-old historic building in the middle of town, the food side of things includes the bar and restaurant serving lunch and dinner entrees of steak, seafood, chicken, burgers, Italian house specialties and an entire range of barbecue dishes. As for the fun, RoJo's hosts weekly events that... read more

RoJo's Tavern offers a bit of old-Tahoe charm in the form of food and fun.... read more

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Rookie's Sports Bar & Grill

930 Tahoe Boulevard #1000
Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-9008
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you’re looking for a place to watch a particular sporting event – obscure or otherwise – Rookie’s is probably showing it on one of their 30 high-definition TVs. They serve breakfast until 11 a.m., and the menu is extensive, from a bagel and cream cheese to burritos, Benedicts, scrambles and omelets. Served late into the night, the rest of the menu has salads, wraps,... read more

If you’re looking for a place to watch a particular sporting event – obscure or... read more

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Rosie's Cafe

571 N. Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-8504
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Rosie's Cafe, a longtime player in the Tahoe City restaurant scene, has fed patrons since 1964. It not only offers basic American fare like hamburgers, salads and steaks, but also pays homage to the history of the area. Filled with area-centric antiques, memorabilia and photos of long ago, the interior has an immediate homey and welcoming atmosphere. The adjoining bar can be quite lively on... read more

Rosie's Cafe, a longtime player in the Tahoe City restaurant scene, has fed patrons since... read more

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Sidelines Sports Pub

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

When an important game on, there is one thing that is vital: a big screen TV. Thank goodness for places like Sidelines Sports Pub, where watching your favorite team while enjoying your favorite beverage is as easy as stopping by. A new sports bar within the hotel lobby of Beach Retreat & Lodge, Sidelines Sports Pub is a welcoming eatery literally steps away from the... read more

When an important game on, there is one thing that is vital: a big screen... read more

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South Lake Brewing Company

1920 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 578-0087
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

When it comes to creating a great product, it all comes down to passion. And that is exactly what owners Chris and Nicole Smith have put into their creation of South Lake Brewing Company. Built on the admiration of both the area and the taste of excellent handcrafted beer, the warmth and welcoming atmosphere of South Lake Brewing Company brings to reality what Lake Tahoe... read more

When it comes to creating a great product, it all comes down to passion. And... read more

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Straw Hat Sports Bar & Grille

18 U.S. Highway 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 586-9000
Harveys Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Those of a certain age may remember Straw Hat Pizza as the fun birthday party restaurant of their youth. But in Tahoe it’s the Straw Hat Sports Bar & Grille, located in Harveys on the main casino floor. It’s still a celebrated spot, but for a slightly older demographic than pre-teens in party hats. With dozens of HDTVs, patrons can watch every NBA and NFL... read more

Those of a certain age may remember Straw Hat Pizza as the fun birthday party... read more

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Syd's Bagelry

550 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-2666
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you are in Tahoe City and looking for a quick, satisfying breakfast or lunch, try Syd's Bagelry. Offering a full spectrum of breakfast bagels, burritos and drinks as well as lunch items like sandwiches, soups and espresso for the mid-day pick up, the menu is vast enough to satisfy the entire family. The cafe is spacious and offers quite a few tables for enjoying... read more

If you are in Tahoe City and looking for a quick, satisfying breakfast or lunch,... read more

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Tahoe City Golf Course

251 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1516
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9-hole course (with a par of 33) that has character and stellar views of Lake Tahoe. The history of the course began back in 1917 when England's famous golfer May "Queenie" Dunn was commissioned to create a course on the then-famous Tahoe Tavern resort property. As one of the first courses in the United States to be designed by... read more

Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9-hole course (with a par of 33) that has... read more

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Tep's Villa Roma

3450 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-8227
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Tep’s Villa Roma is a family-owned South Shore institution with a grand exterior and classy, old-world interior. For some four decades, Tep’s has been serving up Italian and seafood dishes for families wanting a nice dinner out or a place to host a special event. In addition to the relaxing and subdued atmosphere, one of the highlights of Tep’s is the antipasto bar with soup,... read more

Tep’s Villa Roma is a family-owned South Shore institution with a grand exterior and classy,... read more

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The Blue Agave

425 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-8113
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

The Blue Agave is a large Mexican restaurant that also hosts a giant sports bar. The two are interconnected yet far enough apart to separate the noise factor. The menu is your normal American-Mexican fusion creating burritos, taco plates, chimichangas, fajitas and other south of the border specialties. The bar is accessorized by TVs and a game room to entertain. There are free chips and... read more

The Blue Agave is a large Mexican restaurant that also hosts a giant sports bar.... read more

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The Grille at The Chateau

955 Fairway Boulevard
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1178
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

You don’t have to be a golfer to stop in for lunch at The Grille, located in The Chateau at Incline’s Championship golf course. With an indoor dining room and an outside deck above the 18th hole, it’s hard to decide what’s better – the food or the amazing view down the golf course of the lake and mountains. From the Small Plates menu don’t... read more

You don’t have to be a golfer to stop in for lunch at The Grille,... read more

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The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

12850 Northwoods Boulevard
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9455
Tahoe Donner
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you’re looking for the quintessential Tahoe lodge with vaulted ceilings, natural wood and stone interiors and expansive windows looking out over mountain evergreens, The Lodge Restaurant & Pub in Tahoe Donner is the place. The Lodge has paired perfectly the Tahoe look and feel with classic menu offerings and a fun pub atmosphere. Depending on the season and one’s mood, the evening could be... read more

If you’re looking for the quintessential Tahoe lodge with vaulted ceilings, natural wood and stone... read more

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The Loft Theatre

1021 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 523-8024
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

The Loft Theatre is an excellent way to bring more to a dining experience. A restaurant enhanced with magicians and theatrical acts that change nightly, The Loft Theatre brings you both entertainment and tasty Italian food. Their menu and acts change throughout the year, making the designation a fun visit multiple times a year. The menu is true Italian and incredibly delicious.

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The Oyster Bar

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

Right alongside the casino floor in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, practically right in the middle of the gaming action, is The Oyster Bar. There have been seafood restaurants in the South Shore resorts before but never anything quite like this. The namesake offerings are fresh seasonal oysters on the half shell and oyster shooters. The bar also features a New Orleans theme, with... read more

Right alongside the casino floor in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, practically right in... read more

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The Pour House Wine Shop

10075 Jibboom Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-9664
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Sure, you can buy a bottle of wine from a grocery store chain or at expensive and/or pretentious wine bars. Best is discovering that little out-of-the-way place with character, selection and owners happy to help wine novices and connoisseurs alike. The Pour House Wine Shop in Truckee is that place. Settled in a funky old clapboard house behind downtown’s Commercial Row, the Pour House curates... read more

Sure, you can buy a bottle of wine from a grocery store chain or at... read more

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The Soule Domain

9983 Cove Street
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-7529
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner in Crystal Bay made with fresh, natural ingredients, look no further than The Soule Domain. Housed in a mid-century cabin in the shadow of the Tahoe Biltmore, The Soule has been producing French-based cuisine fused with Asian and Mediterranean influences since 1985. The split-level log cabin dining room is rustic and cozy, warmed by a fireplace. Tahoe memorabilia... read more

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner in Crystal Bay made with fresh, natural ingredients,... read more

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The Timbers

168 U.S. Highway 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-7777
Lakeside Inn and Casino
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Known to old-timers as the Timberhouse, this restaurant’s namesake (both past and present) is immediately evident in its open-beam wooden ceilings. In classic Nevada style, The Timbers is open 24 hours, seven days a week, with a late-night menu and breakfast served around the clock. But classic doesn’t mean outdated. The makeover that brought a new name to the site included a fresh, contemporary décor... read more

Known to old-timers as the Timberhouse, this restaurant’s namesake (both past and present) is immediately... read more

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Tomaato's

120 Country Club Drive #61
Incline Village, NV
(775) 833-2200
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Tomaato’s has a bright, open feel to it with bare tables and big windows letting in lots of light during the day. In the warmer months you can dine on the patio out front and feel the breeze coming off Lake Tahoe. Pizzas are on the gourmet side with toppings such as prosciutto, Gouda cheese, shiitake mushrooms and caramelized onions. The crusts are thin and... read more

Tomaato’s has a bright, open feel to it with bare tables and big windows letting... read more

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Village Bar & Grill

1001 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(775) 588-9090
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Located smack dab in the middle of Heavenly Village, Village Bar & Grill is perfectly situated amidst spectacular scenery and people-watching opportunities. Tasty starters include Pulled Pork Nachos, Grilled Cheese Dippers and a Sausage Feast. The main menu includes favorites like their Kobe Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, Mango BBQ Ribs and Chipotle Pineapple Pork Tacos. They also offer a basic menu for children. 

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Waterman's Landing

5166 North Lake Boulevard
Carnelian Bay, CA
(530) 546-3590
Patton Landing Beach
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

A small cafe nestled on Patton Landing Beach, Waterman's Landing offers food, drink, water-toy rentals and more. With a menu providing breakfast, lunch, snacks and alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, the locally owned, family-run cafe provides hearty meals to keep energy levels high. On the rental side of things they offer kayaks, paddleboards and canoes. They also provide kayak and paddleboard tours and lessons. Waterman's Landing... read more

A small cafe nestled on Patton Landing Beach, Waterman's Landing offers food, drink, water-toy rentals... read more

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Whitecaps Pizza

8290 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-2200
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Whitecaps Pizza has created the perfect combination: delicious pizza accompanied with stellar views. On the shores of Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach, Whitecaps Pizza is a new restaurant offering pizza, appetizers and sandwiches. They also have 14 handcrafted beers on tap as well as an extensive domestic and international wine selection. Their welcoming, clean establishment is great for enjoying your meal indoors, whether from the... read more

Whitecaps Pizza has created the perfect combination: delicious pizza accompanied with stellar views. On the... read more

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Xhale Bar & Lounge

27 Highway 50, Suite Basement
Stateline, NV
(775) 580-7221
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Xhale Bar & Lounge is a welcoming bar that offers dancing, hookah enjoyment and great drink specials. The vibe is fun and relaxing while at the same time hopping with the latest music beats. Their full hookah bar offers the smoking apparatus (perfect for groups) and a variety of smoking flavors. They also feature a full bar and nightclub scene with music raging into the... read more

Xhale Bar & Lounge is a welcoming bar that offers dancing, hookah enjoyment and great... read more

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Zephyr Cove Restaurant

760 U.S. Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 589-4968
Zephyr Cove Resort
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Longtime residents and visitors know it as the Lodge, even though it now goes by the name of the Zephyr Cove Restaurant. This historic building has a stonework fireplace, views of the lake and forest and some of the best milkshakes at the lake. Adjacent to the Zephyr Cove Resort amenities, the Lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This means pancakes and eggs, sandwiches, burgers... read more

Longtime residents and visitors know it as the Lodge, even though it now goes by... read more