Lake Tahoe Restaurants

Lake Tahoe restaurants have a little something for everyone. From your all-organic, green smoothie-chugging vegan to the carnivore devouring a burger, milkshake and fries and deciding where to order a pizza, visitors and residents remain well fed in Lake Tahoe. These Lake Tahoe restaurants feature a variety of cuisine and versatile food options that make your dining experience anything but dull. At Incline Village restaurants, for example, you can drift from upscale eateries to no-frill diners to delis open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Like every popular vacation destination, Lake Tahoe has its share of gourmet restaurants. Visit Truckee restaurants, for example, and you’ll discover some high-end places with vast wine lists and chef-prepared goodness. Lake Tahoe restaurants are open to all, resort or not, and you’ll find feasts ranging from ethnic cuisine to Americana fare. And your taste buds won’t be the only ones having a pleasurable dining experience — the flowing Truckee River provides a beautiful piece of eye-candy to enhance your meal. If you want to taste some high-dining representatives of the Tahoe area, you can enjoy Southwest, Tex-Mex-inspired dishes in South Lake Tahoe restaurants or Pacific Northwest-influenced fare in Tahoe City restaurants.

A Full Menu of Lake Tahoe Restaurants

If you don’t want all the fuss, however, these restaurants can definitely satisfy a simple palate. Grab some grub and catch the baseball game’s score at sports bars and grills in Kings Beach. In a hurry? Swing by one of Tahoe’s many burger joints. Or if you want a bite to eat that’s a little finer but still quick, you can make a quick trip to a Squaw Valley restaurant that turns its high-end dishes into carry-out meals.

And with all the activity you’re doing throughout the day — swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and exploring — you’ll want some small munchies to keep you going until your next meal. Visit one of the many coffee shops around the lake for a boost of caffeine and a pastry. If you’re looking for a sophisticated way to start the evening, swing by an eclectic bar or brewery and sip on some locally crafted beers with your friends.

Hungry yet? Good! Check out the Lake Tahoe restaurant listings below to discover where you can satisfy all your cravings.

Lake Tahoe Restaurants by Area

South Lake Tahoe | Truckee | Tahoe City & West Shore | Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
Kings Beach & North Shore Incline Village & Crystal Bay

Lake Tahoe Restaurants by Category

 

CB's Bistro

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

CB's Bistro is most definitely a favorite among locals and for good reason. Located right across the street from some of the best public swimming around Lake Tahoe, this friendly, family-centric dining establishment has sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, soups, salads and tasty Italian food plus a welcoming atmosphere. The pizzas are well-sized, and the calzones are huge. In addition, they have a kids' menu. There is a...read more

CB's Bistro is most definitely a favorite among locals and for good reason. Located right...read more

Crosby's Tavern

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

Crosby’s Tavern in Christmas Tree Village is a restaurant and bar with ample TVs to watch sports and a welcoming staff and family-friendly vibe. They’re open daily for all-day brunch, lunch and dinner with a little bit of everything on the menu. Lunch and dinner fare includes burgers, grilled sandwiches, steaks and BBQ ribs as well as a wide range of soups and salads and a...read more

Crosby’s Tavern in Christmas Tree Village is a restaurant and bar with ample TVs to...read more

Edgewood Restaurant

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

Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's hidden gems. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant offers striking views of Lake Tahoe. Diners indulge in culinary masterpieces paired with a carefully selected and diverse wine list.read more

Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's hidden...read more

Emerald Bay Bar & Grill

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

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 everyday happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and includes specials on beer, wine and liquor.read more

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

Fox & Hound Lake Tahoe Bar & Grill

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

If you want to brag that you’ve been to the highest year-round bar at Tahoe, then you need to drive up Kingsbury Grade and visit Fox & Hound Smokehouse Grill & Bar. 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...read more

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

Fredrick's Fusion Bistro

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

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. Not to be missed are the Lobster Dogs and the Turf & Surf sushi rolls. There’s a welcoming bar with a mellow ambiance serving craft cocktails. They have an extensive and eclectic...read more

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

Grand Central Pizza & Pasta

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

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 salads. 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 relaxed atmosphere....read more

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

Hacienda Del Lago

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

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Located in the iconic Boatworks Mall, it's easy to find for both visitors and year-round residents. A Mexican restaurant with heart, Hacienda (as it is affectionately known) boasts all the typical Mexican fare plus signature margaritas and seasonal Happy Hour schedules – all with a beautiful view of the lake. Check in with them for special...read more

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Located in the iconic Boatworks Mall,...read more

Inhale By Xhale

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
31 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(775) 580-7221

Inhale By Xhale is another local business created by owner Sunny Patel. Located within her unique (and only) hookah lounge in Lake Tahoe, called Xhale, is her next creation, Inhale, an unrivaled Boba Tea Shop. What is Boba Tea? Also known as bubble tea, Boba Tea is a tea-based drink originating in Taichung, Taiwan, that includes chewy tapioca balls or a wide range of other...read more

Inhale By Xhale is another local business created by owner Sunny Patel. Located within her...read more

Jason's Beachside Grille

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
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, drinks from the full bar 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...read more

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

Jiffy's Pizza & Homemade Ice Cream

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
930 Tahoe Boulevard, #904, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-6161

Jiffy's Pizza & Homemade Ice Cream is a longtime favorite for locals. From humble beginnings more than 30 years ago, Jiffy's Pizza still offers the same NYC-style pizza crust today that made them famous around Lake Tahoe. The cozy restaurant offers outdoor seating, and they have a wonderful selection of beer and wine. They also offer incredibly delicious homemade ice cream in an assortment of...read more

Jiffy's Pizza & Homemade Ice Cream is a longtime favorite for locals. From humble beginnings...read more

Lake Tahoe AleWorX Taproom

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

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