Lake Tahoe Restaurants


1882 Bar & Grill

10009 East River Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-9222
The River Street Inn

The deck at 1882 Bar & Grill is the only restaurant in Truckee where one can enjoy a drink and meal while overlooking the Truckee River. Of course that’s only going to happen when the weather is warm. During the winter 1882 Bar & Grill is a cozy place to enjoy barbeque, sandwiches, soups and salads. Located in downtown Truckee, 1882 Bar & Grill can... read more


Alder Creek Adventure Center

15275 Alder Creek Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-9484
Tahoe Donner

The Alder Creek Adventure Center in Tahoe Donner is brand new with its grand opening in November 2015. And while its centerpiece activity is cross-country skiing, the state-of-the-art lodge is set to be open throughout every season. As the hub for Nordic skiing, the center offers ski rentals, wax and tuning services and lockers. There is also a shop selling Nordic gear and accessories. Non-skiers... read more


Alder Creek Cafe

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

There is nothing like adventure to whet your appetite, so what could be more appropriate that 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, it is also healthy, with an organic (and adventurous!) theme. Can't decide what to order to go along with your drink from... read more


Artemis Lakefront Cafe

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 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



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

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


Beacon Bar & Grill

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

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, a lot of people stop by for a... read more


Big Water Grille

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

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


Blue Angel Café

1132 Ski Run Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-6544

In some ways, Ski Run Boulevard could be considered the heart of South Lake Tahoe. And at the heart of Ski Run is the Blue Angel Café. The cafe was opened in 2003 by Rosie Cowen, and she and her husband, Jeff, have turned the restaurant into an authentic Tahoe institution. There is a bit of everything on their menu, from burgers and pizza to Asian... read more


Boathouse on the Pier

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

The Boathouse on the Pier dining experience is considered to be one of the best sunset-watching restaurants in all of Lake Tahoe. A Top 10 finisher by USA Today as a Lake Tahoe waterfront restaurant, the views of the lake and surrounding mountains are exceptional. Located on a 1,000-foot-long pier that hangs over the turquoise water of Lake Tahoe, the tables are all situated to... read more


Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

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

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill is a favorite of many 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 their super tasty elk burger. The BT is also known... read more


Brothers Bar & Grill

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

Every town has places where the locals go to have fun, and Brothers Bar & Grill 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 the nine big screens. The fun also includes horseshoes and on occasion beer pong or perhaps even live music. The everyday happy hour runs... read more


Cable Car Ice Cream Shop

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

The Cable Car Ice Cream Shop has been a summertime favorite since the mid 1980s. Offering homemade ice cream from Blue Bunny Ice Cream from San Francisco, they also have 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. The Cable... read more


Captain Jon's

7220 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-4819

Captain Jon's is a intertwining of historical Tahoe with the lake's romantic side. Housed within one of Lake Tahoe's oldest buildings that once was home to a waterfront casino, a post office and an important stop for the stately travelers aboard the Tahoe Steamer. Today it's an elegant affair offering gourmet dining and exceptional views of the ever-changing colors of the lake. The kitchen offers... read more



212 Elks Point Road #101
Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-1822

Casey’s, located in the site that was formerly the Coyote Bar & Grill, has gone through a remodel and has more space than ever with live entertainment in their new Living Room. Casey’s is fun and casual, and their menu of American comfort food is enhanced with Mexican specials and a full bar. They have a large breakfast menu, served until noon, and are happy... read more


CB's Pizza & Grill

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

CB's Pizza is most definitely a favorite amongst locals. And for good reason. The friendly, family-centric dining establishment has tasty Italian food, 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 that is often playing sports and is excellent for... read more


Fox & Hound Lake Tahoe Bar & Grill

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

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


Fresh Ketch

2435 Venice Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-5683

One of the great things about a marina is the opportunity for some great waterfront dining, whether or not you have a boat on that water. The Fresh Ketch in the Tahoe Keys Marina fills this role nicely. The marina is a bit off the main route through town, so getting there by car takes you away from the bright lights and through some nice... read more


Front Street Station

11782 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5035

Front Street Station serves Mexican food and pizza — a good combination for those looking for something that's quick, easy and tasty. The iconic log cabin that serves as the Tahoe City location has only a few places to sit inside, so if it's busy (as it can be, especially during the summer and after a good ski day) its recommended to take dishes home... read more


Front Street Station

205 River Road
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3770

Front Street Station serves Mexican food and pizza — a good combination for those looking for something that's quick, easy and tasty. The iconic log cabin that serves as the Tahoe City location has only a few places to sit inside, so if it's busy (as it can be, especially during the summer and after a good ski day) its recommended to take dishes home... read more


Grand Central Pizza & Pasta

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

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... read more


Gus' Open Pit Barbecue

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

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


Hard Rock Cafe

18 U.S. Highway 50
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-6200

Before the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino moved in down the street, there was the Hard Rock Cafe inside Harveys Resort. In fact, the Hard Rock has been serving up rock ‘n’ roll food at this location for more than 15 years. The restaurant and gift shop, oddly enough, are designed to look like a rustic log cabin instead of something more related to a... read more


Heaven's Little Café

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

There are several fun restaurants around the 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... read more


Indu’s Asian Noodles and Curries

868 Tahoe Boulevard, #19
Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-8317

Indu’s Asian takes you on a journey to the other side of the globe with a cornucopia of cross-cultural cuisines from China, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Start with an appetizer such as pot stickers or crab Rangoon. Then delve into their array of soups and noodles – pho, wonton, chow mein, or chow fun. Move on to an authentic Sri Lankan curry or a traditional... read more


Jakes On The Lake

780 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-0188

Jakes On The Lake is a longstanding favorite for both locals and visitors to the North Lake Tahoe area. The restaurant has a superb spot situated directly on the shores of lake, making the views from the outdoor seating fantastic. The bar area is huge, perfect for large groups or parties. The menu ranges in styles of food — from Hawaiian-inspired seafood and steak to... read more


Jalapeño’s Taqueria

675 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1422

South Lake Tahoe has a number of small eateries that rely more on the locals than on the tourist trade. When you locate such a restaurant, you can usually count on good food at reasonable prices and a lot of it. Jalapeño’s Taqueria is one such place, not far from the edge of town on Emerald Bay Road. Free homemade chips and salsa and free... read more


Jamba Juice

4000 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #33
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-8890

Jamba Juice is a chain that serves fruit and veggie smoothies and other good-for-you items such as bananas and berries and wheatgrass shots. The South Tahoe Jamba Juice is located in the island of the Village Center, just across from the Village at Heavenly and the Chateau at the Village, so it is in just the right spot to pick up a nice smoothie when... read more


Jason's Beachside Grille

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

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


Jax at the Tracks

10144 West River Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-7450

With its stainless steel and glass interior, lunch counter and comfy booths, Jax at the Tracks in downtown Truckee is a classic American diner — with a California twist. Jax’s vibe isn’t a cheesy reproduction either. It’s an actual 1948 Kullman diner imported to town decades ago. If you’re looking for tried and true diner fare of burgers and shakes you'll find them at Jax.... read more


Kings Cafe

8421 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-3663

Kings Cafe is housed in the historic brick flatiron wedged in between Brook Avenue and North Lake Boulevard. It’s a convenient spot to grab breakfast or lunch in the heart of Kings Beach. Order your coffee, espresso or tea and grab a bagel or muffin to go with it. Fuel up on a breakfast taco, burrito or egg sandwich such as the White Sando filled... read more


Las Panchitas

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

Las Panchitas is a family-owned establishment that began serving Mexican food to locals and visitors to Lake Tahoe back in 1982. Their 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... read more


Latin Soul

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

The Latin Soul Restaurant in the Lakeside Inn and Casino is an exotic counterpoint to the Tahoe lodge atmosphere that the rest of the property wears so well. Executive Chef Alvaro Ochoa, a native of Guadalajara and a Lakeside veteran since 1986, has built a menu that is referred to as Latin Fusion, with influences from Mexico, Central America, South America and even the Caribbean.... read more


Lone Eagle Grille

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

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


Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar

754 Mays Boulevard #1
Incline Village, NV
(775) 833-4141

Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar in the Village Center serves up authentic Mexican food in a brightly painted, low-key setting decorated with sombreros, lassoes and other Mexican artifacts. The bar has a good selection of Mexican cervezas and tequilas, and they pour a true margarita called the Natural. They’ve got a full menu of tacos, tostadas, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, seafood, vegetarian and large combination plates.... read more


Margarita's Mexican Café

2494 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-6907

There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in South Lake Tahoe, but few can compare to the warmth of Margarita’s Mexican Café. Long-time residents Rafael and Gabriela Aguirre have been preparing home-style food here for some 14 years and are joined by their three children in the operation of the business. The oldest, Rafael Jr., is the manager and is proud of the authentic ingredients... read more


Marty's Provisions

12030 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-1800

You are probably already familiar with Marty’s Café in Truckee. Now get ready to experience a new dimension of this popular eatery as it expands to a second location with Marty’s Provisions. This is your chance to bring Chef Marty Carlton’s French-California atmosphere and meals into your own home with gourmet goods and products, foods and services. Enjoy smoked meat and seafood, gourmet imported foods,... read more


Marty’s Cafe

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

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


Mikuni Sushi

5001 Northstar Drive Suite 5101
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-2188
Northstar California Resort

For nearly 30 years Mikuni Sushi has served customers around Sacramento at a half-dozen restaurants. The NorCal sushi fixture also has a location open all year at Northstar California near the resort village’s ice rink. The atmosphere at Mikuni Northstar is as vibrant as the food. The bar is located in the middle of the restaurant, but diners can also find booth and table service as... read more


Moe's Original Bar B Que

120 Grove Street
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4227

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


Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats

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

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


Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market

10087 West River Street
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-5000

Ignore the old saying out of 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 one half of the ownership hailing from Maine, Morgan’s has a direct line to fresh New England... read more


Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill

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

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


Mountain High Sandwich Co.

120 Country Club Drive #28
Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-2636

Mountain High Sandwich Co. is a gourmet, all-natural deli with a conscience. They support sustainable and environmentally friendly practices by using local organic produce, humanely raised meats, eggs and fresh whole foods. Their menu features healthy selections with a focus on vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items. Breakfasts include a variety of pastries, quiche, burritos, breakfast sandwiches on croissants or fresh-baked biscuits as well as granola... read more


Obexer's General Store

5300 West Lake Boulevard
Homewood, CA
(530) 525-1300

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


Pizza on the Hill

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

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


Primo's Italian Bistro

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

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 handmakes their sauces, pastas and desserts, prepares each dish to order and uses only organic, free-range chicken poultry in the chicken dishes. Primo’s is on the main boulevard as it nears the Y coming from the east,... read more


RoJo's Tavern

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

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


Rookie's Sports Bar & Grill

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

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


Sno-Flake Drive In

3059 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-6377

Located right near the spot where Lake Tahoe Boulevard turns away from the lakeside and heads inland, the Sno-Flake Drive In is a classic South Lake Tahoe fixture. The name, however, is more of a nod to the past than a description of the place, as it isn’t a true drive-in restaurant. The Sno-Flake is locally famous both for burgers and for milkshakes as well... read more


Spindleshanks American Bistro

400 Brassie Avenue
Tahoe Vista, CA
(530) 546-2191

Spindleshanks American Bistro is housed in a modern lodge on the Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach. Decks out back and around the side provide alfresco dining with a view of the golf course. Inside it’s cozy and light with high ceilings, wood floors and a couple of fireplaces. Dinner options are eclectic with oysters, pork belly tacos and nightly seafood specials. Notables are... read more


Tahoe Central Market

8487 North Lake Boulevard
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-8344

The Central Market in Kings Beach isn’t a big place, but it’s packed full of wholesome goodness. Mornings you can stop in for a coffee or tea, bagel, breakfast sandwich or baked goods. At the juice bar they blend up smoothies, tonics, wheatgrass and fresh organic juices. Come lunchtime the deli turns out gourmet sandwiches made with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses on Truckee Sourdough... read more


The Grille at The Chateau

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

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


The Lodge Restaurant & Pub

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

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 along with a fun pub atmosphere. Depending on the season and one’s mood, the evening could... read more


The Loft Theatre

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

The Loft Theatre is an excellent way to bring more to just a dining experience. A restaurant enhanced with magicians and theatrical acts that change nightly, The Loft Theatre brings you both fun 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.... read more


The Soule Domain

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

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


The Timbers

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

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



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

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


Tunnel Creek Cafe

1115 Tunnel Creek Road
Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-2502

At the edge of town on the former site of the Ponderosa Ranch (remember Bonanza?) sits Tunnel Creek Station. It’s at the hub of several backcountry hiking and mountain biking trailheads including the Flume Trail. If you’re headed up the mountain or just spending a day at the beach, Tunnel Creek Cafe is a great place to fuel up on wholesome goodness. For breakfast they’ve... read more


West Shore Cafe and Inn

5160 West Lake Boulevard
Homewood, CA
(530) 525-5200

West Shore Cafe and Inn is one of the premier gourmet restaurants in Lake Tahoe. Attached to a small lodge that offers five suites and two villas, all looking out toward Lake Tahoe, the property is considered a place of luxury. The cafe is a full scale cuisine experience. The menu focuses on tasty and unique creations like their proscuitto-wrapped chicken roulade that includes baby... read more


Wild Cherries

11429 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-5602

Long before those ubiquitous chain coffee places started popping up across America, Truckee had its own go-to spot: Wild Cherries. The long-standing meeting place in Truckee is a cross between “Cheers” (sans the adult beverages) and an establishment owned by a buddy, which means after a while employees will know your name and order upon your entrance. No worries, though, if you’re just visiting town.... read more