Lake Tahoe Restaurants

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Alder Creek Cafe

15275 Alder Creek Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 582-9686
Tahoe Donner
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

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

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

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Alibi Ale Works - Brewery and Taproom

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

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

Alibi Ale Works uses pure Lake Tahoe water to brew craft beers ranging from traditional... read more

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Alibi Ale Works - Incline Public House

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

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

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Alibi Ale Works - Truckee Public House

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

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

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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 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

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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 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

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Beacon Bar & Grill

1900 Jameson 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. 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 for... read more

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

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Bella Tahoe Catering

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

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

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Bigfoot Deli

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

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

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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 Beer Market + Kitchen

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. 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

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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

65 West 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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Brooks' Bar & Deck

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

Brooks’ Bar and Deck puts the sport in sports bar, if that sport happens to be golf. Located adjacent to the 18th hole at the Edgewood Tahoe golf course, it combines great views, spectacular architecture and an unparalleled setting. The menu is elegantly casual from the Wagyu beef sliders to the Big Island mahi mahi tacos, and they serve a nice selection of local craft... read more

Brooks’ Bar and Deck puts the sport in sports bar, if that sport happens to... read more

14

Burger Me!

10418 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-8852
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Got a hankering for a bison burger with sauerkraut, blue cheese, a side of garlic fries and a frosty pale ale? Burger Me in Truckee has it covered. While that exact burger isn’t on the fixed menu at Burger Me near downtown Truckee, it is one customers can concoct on their own off the popular burger joint’s list of mains and add-ons. With its super... read more

Got a hankering for a bison burger with sauerkraut, blue cheese, a side of garlic... 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 among locals. And for good reason. The friendly, family-centric dining establishment has tasty Italian food and a welcoming atmosphere and is located right 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... read more

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

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Chicken in a Barrel

2100 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-4480
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

When it comes to tasty food that is obviously created with care and love, there is a place in South Lake Tahoe to seek out: Chicken in a Barrel. Taking the cue from Hawaiian hospitality and the importance of family, Chicken in a Barrel is a dining experience that embodies togetherness. They utilize a one-of-a-kind cooking style in which custom-made drum barrels give chicken, ribs,... read more

When it comes to tasty food that is obviously created with care and love, there... read more

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Cold Stone Creamery

1001 Heavenly Village Way, #24
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-2040
Shops at Heavenly Village
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

This franchise is perfectly situated in the Heavenly Village to serve up ice cream and other treats. In addition to ice cream dishes and creations, the menu includes cakes and cookies, shakes and smoothies, yogurts and sorbets. You can order a cake online (be sure to check how much advance notice is required). The outdoor seating at the Village is the perfect setting for enjoying... read more

This franchise is perfectly situated in the Heavenly Village to serve up ice cream and... 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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Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

10142 Rue Hilltop Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-5711
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If Truckee’s marquee landmark is a tad confusing, it’s understandable: Lit up at night above downtown in glowing red letters is a can’t-miss sign — “HILLTOP LODGE.” But if someone suggests having dinner and drinks at Cottonwood you’ll still aim for those neon lights. The Hilltop Lodge sign sits atop Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, which is perched on one of California’s original ski hills (hence... read more

If Truckee’s marquee landmark is a tad confusing, it’s understandable: Lit up at night above... read more

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Crosby's Tavern

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

Crosby’s Tavern in Christmas Tree Village is a sports bar with a welcoming staff and family-friendly vibe. They’re open daily for late breakfast, lunch and dinner with a little bit of everything on the menu. Breakfast is served all day, from the traditional chicken fried steak and eggs to specialties like the Dagwood – a rib-eye and fried egg on a French roll with all... read more

Crosby’s Tavern in Christmas Tree Village is a sports bar with a welcoming staff and... read more

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Donner Lake Kitchen

13720 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-3555
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

A fixture at Donner Lake for nearly half a century, Donner Lake Kitchen is the very picture of a rustic, family eatery. Just look for the timber-camp-style cabin across the road from the lake and then tuck in for a great meal. If you can’t decide from all of the offerings for breakfast and lunch, you can always go with the house specialty, huevos rancheros.... read more

A fixture at Donner Lake for nearly half a century, Donner Lake Kitchen is the... read more

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Edgewood Restaurant

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

The restaurant at Edgewood Tahoe golf course has long been one of the top choices for celebratory dining. Split-level seating, vaulted wood ceilings and a wall of glass overlooking Lake Tahoe make Edgewood Restaurant a perfect choice for that really special dinner or the event that you will want to remember forever. The food is particularly well prepared, and the offerings are the sort of... read more

The restaurant at Edgewood Tahoe golf course has long been one of the top choices... 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 and 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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Fredrick's Fusion Bistro

907 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-3007
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Fredrick’s, an American bistro with an Asian twist, is known for their sashimi and sushi rolls, but they also serve up seafood, duck, filet mignon and braised short ribs, to name a few. The menu changes with the seasons to keep things fresh and new. Not to be missed are the Lobster Dogs, the Turf & Surf sushi roll and the Coffee & Doughnuts dessert.... read more

Fredrick’s, an American bistro with an Asian twist, is known for their sashimi and sushi... read more

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Grand Central Pizza & Pasta

2229 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite E
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1308
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Grand Central Pizza & 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 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 and... read more

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

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Hacienda Del Lago

760 North Lake Boulevard, #30
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-3700
Boatworks Mall
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Having had a place in the hearts of Tahoe people for years, it left its Tahoe City Boatworks Mall location for a few years, only to come back in response to the desire of so many patrons. A Mexican restaurant with heart, Hacienda (as it is affectionately known) boasts all of the typical Mexican fare plus... read more

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Having had a place in the... read more

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Inclined Burgers and Brews

901 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV
(775) 298-7909
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you are looking for a tasty burger and beer spot, Inclined Burgers and Brews is going to serve up exactly what you are looking for. The welcoming, inviting atmosphere pairs well with their scrumptious, well-sized burgers and yummy fries (the garlic fries are highly recommended). With their great assortment of beer choices, the combo makes the meal a satisfying treat. The outdoor patio is... read more

If you are looking for a tasty burger and beer spot, Inclined Burgers and Brews... 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

What more could you ask for than a lodge on the lake with a great... read more

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Jimmy's

4104 Lakeshore Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3501
The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Located at the Landing Resort & Spa, Jimmy’s is an elegant restaurant that serves contemporary Greek and California cuisine. For your dinner, you can choose a number of the small dishes to share as appetizers or as your main fare. From the larger entree menu, select from dishes such as Mary’s Organic Rotisserie Chicken Breast and Prime Petit Filet Mignon. The restaurant’s interior is spectacular,... read more

Located at the Landing Resort & Spa, Jimmy’s is an elegant restaurant that serves contemporary... 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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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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Moe's Original Bar B Que

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

If you are craving Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has your fix. For the best in Southern comfort food, Moe's Original Bar B Que is your best bet, serving all the tasty dishes like Southern fried catfish, St. Louis-style ribs, cornbread and baked beans. Located on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the restaurant has great views of the water and surrounding mountains and is situated... read more

If you are craving Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has your fix. For the best... 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 Bs – 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, Moody’s is open for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night grooving to live jazz. Not hungry enough for a... read more

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three Bs – bistro, bar and beats.... 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, Orchid's 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, Orchid's thrives... read more

Like many of the smaller restaurants at Lake Tahoe, Orchid's 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. The name is a nod to the Park family, known for owning and ranching much of the property in the area and for bringing the Hard Rock to Tahoe. Park Prime offers grass-fed and free-range beef in a modern Western atmosphere. Enjoy live music and a menu... read more

The steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is more authentic than practically any... 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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River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2285 River Road
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4264
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

River Ranch is a favorite for locals in both summer and winter, but it's a favorite for all in summer. Nestled on the side of the Truckee River, River Ranch has a perfect position to catch people tubing down the mellow rapids during the heat of the summer sun. They have an open patio that frames the last rapids that tubers ride before disembarking. The... read more

River Ranch is a favorite for locals in both summer and winter, but it's a... 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 late morning, 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 North 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 local antiques, memorabilia and photos of long ago, the interior has a homey and welcoming atmosphere. The adjoining bar can be quite lively on weekends.... 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 is on, one thing 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 sports bar within the hotel lobby of Beach Retreat & Lodge, Sidelines Sports Pub is a welcoming eatery just steps away from the front desk. From football... read more

When an important game is on, one thing is vital: a big-screen TV. Thank goodness... read more

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Tahoe Tap Haus

475 North Lake Boulevard
Cobblestone Center
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2886
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

A favorite among north shore locals, this relatively new tap house and brewery provides an exceptional opportunity to enjoy tasty brews, juicy burgers and great views of the lake. The atmosphere is open, inviting and welcoming — it's like walking into your best friend's home, except that there is a huge selection of beers on tap, a robust menu and a wine list that is quite... read more

A favorite among north shore locals, this relatively new tap house and brewery provides an exceptional... read more

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TASTE at The Loft

1001 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 523-8024
Shops at Heavenly Village
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

TASTE at The Loft features a vibrant mix of small plates and American tapas meant to be shared in the magical environment at The Loft Theatre in Heavenly Village. Each dish is carefully prepared in house by award-winning chefs using the best sustainable, local and seasonable ingredients. They offer vegetarian, seafood, meat, gluten-free and keto dishes, both cold and hot. Before or after your dining... read more

TASTE at The Loft features a vibrant mix of small plates and American tapas meant... read more

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Tep's Villa Roma

3450 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-8227
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
(800) 490-3066

Tep’s Villa Roma is a family-owned South Shore institution with a grand exterior and classy, old-world interior. Since 1975, 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, salad and... 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 Baked Bear

4118 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #5
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-0129
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

When it comes to delectable desserts, The Baked Bear chain serves up the tastiest ice cream sandwiches possible. Homemade from original cookie recipes made with love and served with made-from-scratch, hand-scooped ice cream, these ice cream sandwiches are literally like nothing you have ever tried before. The cookie base can be switched out with a brownie, depending on just what you're looking for in your... read more

When it comes to delectable desserts, The Baked Bear chain serves up the tastiest ice... read more

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The Bistro at Edgewood Tahoe

180 Lake Parkway
Stateline, NV
(775) 588-2787
Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, if you are craving a touch of class to your meal, then you must partake in a luxurious dining experience at The Bistro located within the world-class destination resort Edgewood Tahoe. Outfitted with a magnificent ambiance and opulent setting, the restaurant is an experience not to be missed for those who enjoy the finer things in life.... read more

Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, if you are craving a touch of... 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 Idle Hour Wine Bar + Events

3351 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3304
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

When it comes to combining an amazing lakefront event with exceptional wine, The Idle Hour is a business not to be missed. Created out of the desire to bring together a wine bar with a stunning event space, The Idle Hour offers an ever-changing lineup of boutique wine producers that are personally chosen by The Idle Hour team. Within that offering is their magnificent Wine... read more

When it comes to combining an amazing lakefront event with exceptional wine, The Idle Hour... 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 with 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 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 offering is fresh seasonal oysters by the dozen, and don't miss out on the shrimp cocktail. The bar also features a... read more

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

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner made with fresh, natural ingredients, look no further... 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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Village Bar & Grill

1001 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 523-8024
Shops at Heavenly Village
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 Smoked Pulled Pork Nachos and Grilled Cheese Dippers. The main menu includes favorites like their Kobe Bacon Bleu Burger, a Bison Chili Dog and Buffalo Grilled Chicken. They also offer a basic menu for children. 

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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 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 or on the outside... 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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Za's Lakefront

120 Grove Street
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-9292
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Seeking a Lake Tahoe view to enjoy with your lunch or dinner? Za's is an excellent choice for lakefront dining in Tahoe City. The views will blow you away at this eclectic American-Italian restaurant that's also known for its good prices and casual setting. And wait until you see their new outdoor bar that's right over the lake. The menu offers something for everyone, including... read more

Seeking a Lake Tahoe view to enjoy with your lunch or dinner? Za's is an... 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

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Zuri Coffee Co.

11357 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5151
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Zuri Coffee Co. is a fresh option for coffee in Truckee. Offering incredibly tasty black gold from all over the world, they also have homemade pastries such as scones, muffins and cinnamon rolls. They offer other breakfast items like yogurt with homemade granola and fresh fruit, egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos. Zuri Coffee also serves a small lunch menu with paninis, cold sandwiches, soup and... read more

Zuri Coffee Co. is a fresh option for coffee in Truckee. Offering incredibly tasty black... read more