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 several 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

 

Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant

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

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

Clay Oven

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

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

Copper Lane

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

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

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

D'lish Catering

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

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

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 or 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

Euro Snack

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

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

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 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

Free Bird Cafe

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2753 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3953
2229 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite C, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-3953

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

Grand Central Pizza & Pasta

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

Grand Central Pizza and Pasta— the name just about says it all. The only way to improve on the moniker would be to note that they also have calzones, burgers, sandwiches and a salad bar. Near both the South Y and the intersection of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Tahoe Keys Boulevard, Grand Central is convenient to get to and offers good food in a friendly... read more

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

Gus' Open Pit Barbecue

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

Born out of a mobile catering grill, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue is not your usual barbecue joint. While most types of grilling originated in the South, Gus’ employs a California style that came from the central coast around the town of Santa Maria. Tri-tip, seasoned with a dry rub, is slow grilled over an open fire of red oak. It’s served straight, without sauce, so... read more

Born out of a mobile catering grill, Gus’ Open Pit Barbecue is not your usual... read more

Hard Rock Cafe

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

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

Before Hard Rock Hotel and Casino moved in down the street, there was the Hard... read more