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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Alebrijes Mexican Bistro

930 Tahoe Boulevard, #901
Incline Village, NV
(775) 413-5135
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Alibrijes Mexican Bistro is one of the newest Mexican restaurants on the North Shore. In the space formerly occupied by Wild Alaskan Restaurant, this eatery features authentic recipes including chile rellenos, cochinita pilbil and pozole. The atmosphere is bright and lively with a full bar, and the place looks like a lunchtime bistro. But don't be deceived — this isn't a quick in-and-out taco spot.... read more

Alibrijes Mexican Bistro is one of the newest Mexican restaurants on the North Shore. In... 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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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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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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Brothers 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 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 nine big screens. The fun also includes horseshoes and beer pong on occasion or perhaps even live music. The everyday happy hour runs from... read more

Every town has places where the locals go to have fun, and Brothers Bar &... 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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Captain Jon's

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

Captain Jon's is an intertwining of historical Tahoe with the lake's romantic side. It's 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... read more

Captain Jon's is an intertwining of historical Tahoe with the lake's romantic side. It's housed... 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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Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant

6300 North Lake Boulevard
Homewood, CA
(530) 525-9190
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant is a dining experience with historical presence, impressive views of Lake Tahoe and signature drinks (like Chamber's Punch) that keep guests coming back year after year. Located right off the water, the establishment offers a perspective of the lake that is uncommon. Access to the building can be via the street or by boat. There are buoys to keep the... read more

Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant is a dining experience with historical presence, impressive views of... read more

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Clay Oven

868 Tahoe Boulevard, #18-19
Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-8317
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Clay Oven is a wonderful foodie adventure to lands like China, Vietnam and Asian. Their menu is absolutely packed (plus they have daily specials), giving a ton of different options, making certain all taste buds find their match. Some of the recommended dishes include their appetizers pot stickers and crab Rangoon as well as their main dishes pho and Sri Lankan curry. For people in... read more

Clay Oven is a wonderful foodie adventure to lands like China, Vietnam and Asian. Their... read more

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Copper Lane

3001 Northstar Drive, Suite 2057
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-7793
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Locals are loyal customers to Copper Lane (previously known as Earthly Delights) because of their amazing baked goods, savory dishes and creative sandwiches. Copper Lane caters to every type of customer with every type of taste but now takes things a step further by offering exquisite wine and liquor options as well. Their Farm to Fork menu is vast and ranges from carry-out entrees and... read more

Locals are loyal customers to Copper Lane (previously known as Earthly Delights) because of their... 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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D'lish Catering

255 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-6609
The Burrito Window
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

D'lish Catering is a favorite for locals and visitors when it comes to having incredibly tasty food at any size event. With years of experience in delivering exceptional quality, D'lish deserves the admiration. Considering the combination of beauty and taste as the passion that fuels D'lish, the experienced chefs are able to play with the latest gourmet techniques or stick to classical creations, depending on... read more

D'lish Catering is a favorite for locals and visitors when it comes to having incredibly... read more

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Euro Snack

3001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 581-0600
Village at Northstar
Northstar California Resort
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If you are looking for super quick and easy, then Euro Snack is your best bet. A free-standing kiosk at the Great Bear Lodge building, Euro Snack offers different items that will connect with kids and adults alike. A few that are favorites include the hot and flaky waffle and the French baguette–wrapped hot dog, the Frogdog. It's the perfect option for quality snacks and... read more

If you are looking for super quick and easy, then Euro Snack is your best... read more

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Free Bird Cafe

2753 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3953
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Near the middle of town is a cute little coffee shop that specializes in organic foods and drinks. And "little" is the operative word — if there is anyone ordering ahead of you, you may find yourself standing outside until they leave and make room for you. Free Bird Cafe serves coffee and espresso, teas (don't miss the homemade chai latte), smoothies (both simple and... read more

Near the middle of town is a cute little coffee shop that specializes in organic... read more

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Free Bird Cafe

2229 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
Suite C
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3953
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Near the middle of town is a cute little coffee shop that specializes in organic foods and drinks. And "little" is the operative word — if there is anyone ordering ahead of you, you may find yourself standing outside until they leave and make room for you. Free Bird Cafe serves coffee and espresso, teas (don't miss the homemade chai latte), smoothies (both simple and... read more

Near the middle of town is a cute little coffee shop that specializes in organic... 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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inxpot cafe

7001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 536-5046
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

All the way from Keystone, Colorado, inxpot cafe is Northstar's go-to eatery for breakfast, lunch and drinks. The breakfast menu ranges from hearty to grainy with breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, hot plates and even a special kids menu. Lunch offerings include hot and cold sandwiches, soups and salads, and, again, the kids are not forgotten. The cafe is also a cozy coffee shop with all... read more

All the way from Keystone, Colorado, inxpot cafe is Northstar's go-to eatery for breakfast, lunch... read more

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Jakes On The Lake

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

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

Jakes On The Lake is a longstanding favorite for both locals and visitors to the... read more

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Jamba Juice

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

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 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 smoothie when you are... read more

Jamba Juice is a chain that serves fruit and veggie smoothies and other good-for-you items... 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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La Mexicana Meat Market & Taqueria

8515 Brook Avenue
Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-0310
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

La Mexicana Meat Market & Taqueria is a little corner store and so much more. Just off the main drag in Kings Beach, it’s a full-service grocery with a butcher, fresh produce and dairy, and a bakery producing traditional Mexican pastries and breads. You’ll also find a wide variety of spices, seasonings and chili peppers. There’s also a small kitchen producing authentic, made-to-order Mexican food:... read more

La Mexicana Meat Market & Taqueria is a little corner store and so much more.... 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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Latin Soul

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

Latin Soul Restaurant in 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. Specialty cocktails... read more

Latin Soul Restaurant in Lakeside Inn and Casino is an exotic counterpoint to the Tahoe... 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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Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar

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

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

Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar in the Village Center serves up authentic Mexican food in... read more

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Marty's Provisions

12030 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA
(530) 550-1800
Marty’s Cafe
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

You may be 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 meals into your own home with gourmet goods and products, foods and services. Enjoy smoked meat and seafood, gourmet imported foods, sides from the... read more

You may be familiar with Marty’s Café in Truckee. Now get ready to experience a... 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

120 Grove Street
Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4227
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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Mountain High Sandwich Co.

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

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, quiches, burritos, breakfast sandwiches on croissants or fresh-baked biscuits as well as granola... read more

Mountain High Sandwich Co. is a gourmet, all-natural deli with a conscience. They support sustainable... read more

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Nepheles

1169 Ski Run Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 314-7084
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

If practice makes perfect, it’s no wonder that Nepheles is one of the area’s top choices for fine dining. The restaurant has been under original ownership for some four decades, and its creative California cuisine translates into high-end meals with an award-winning wine list. The executive chef has been with Nepheles nearly since the beginning, and in addition to working with meat from Niman Ranch... read more

If practice makes perfect, it’s no wonder that Nepheles is one of the area’s top... read more

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Obexer's General Store

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

3001 North Village Drive, #3112
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-0600
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Petra is a wine and gourmet restaurant at Northstar, the perfect place for an afternoon or evening of relaxation with good drinks and good food. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, wines and craft beers, shared-plate appetizers, entrees and scrumptious desserts. Make it a wine tasting outing with their 150 wines available and then enjoy your selection on site or take it home with you.... read more

Petra is a wine and gourmet restaurant at Northstar, the perfect place for an afternoon... 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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Rubicon Pizza Company

6001 Northstar Drive, #6105
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-2199
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

Nothing satisfies like pizza, whether you're having some beer or wine with a few friends for the game or you have the entire family out for a meal after a spin at the Northstar Village's skating rink. Rubicon Pizza Company, like its area counterparts Fireside Pizza Co. and Base Camp Pizza Co., presents that ubiquitous Italian favorite with a California twist. And if you don't... read more

Nothing satisfies like pizza, whether you're having some beer or wine with a few friends... 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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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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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 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 at Northstar

5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-1010
Northstar California Resort
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

The Village at Northstar is an example of the coming of age of the Sierra ski resorts. Gone are the days when the Tahoe area hillsides were bustling with snow-sports enthusiasts in the winter but then empty during the other seasons. The activity these days takes place all year long, and even if you never set foot on the slopes, you'll find more than enough... read more

The Village at Northstar is an example of the coming of age of the Sierra... 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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Yamakai Fish & Sushi Co.

5001 Northstar Drive, Suite 5101
Truckee, CA
(530) 562-2188
Northstar California Resort
Village at Northstar
Lake Tahoe Restaurant

A new restaurant has popped up in Northstar Village and it is filled to the brim with unique and scrumptious sushi and fish dishes. Offering a combination of a happy atmosphere and a packed menu of delicious recipes, Yamakai Fish & Sushi Co. is a superb choice for both dinner and lunch. A few items that deserve recognition include their torched Flying Squirrel Roll, which includes... read more

A new restaurant has popped up in Northstar Village and it is filled to the... 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