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

 

Brooks' Bar & Deck

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

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 cast iron seared mahi mahi, and they serve a nice selection of craft beers.... read more

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Burger Me!

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

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

Cable Car Ice Cream Shop

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

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

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. The friendly, family-centric dining establishment has sandwiches, burgers, 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... read more

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

Chicken in a Barrel

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

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

Cold Stone Creamery

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

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

Cork & More

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

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

Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

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

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

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 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, and lunch and dinner fare include burgers, grilled sandwiches, steaks, barbecue, pork chops and fried chicken as well as a wide range of soups and... read more

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

Donner Lake Kitchen

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

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 the offerings for breakfast and lunch, you can always go with the house specialty, huevos rancheros. Add... read more

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

Edgewood Restaurant

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

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

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 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