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

 

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

Jason's Beachside Grille

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
8338 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-3315

Enjoy beautiful lake views from Jason's summer deck or dine inside in a rustic, old Tahoe atmosphere by their cozy fire-pit. Their menu features American classics such as slow-roasted prime rib, seafood, pasta, gourmet burgers and nightly specials. Savor their house specialty, baby back ribs, which they slow cook using specially designed ovens. Jason’s offers a full bar with an extensive wine list and a...read more

Enjoy beautiful lake views from Jason's summer deck or dine inside in a rustic, old...read more

Keys Café

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2279 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #2, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-3800

Another little eatery overflowing with Tahoe charm is the Keys Café. Right about where Tahoe Keys Boulevard meets Lake Tahoe Boulevard, this little cabin serves breakfast and lunch with free-range organic eggs, healthy and hearty sandwiches and seasonal homemade soups. You’ll also find fruit smoothies, coffee and tea, and a beer and wine selection that changes with the seasons. The café has a large catering...read more

Another little eatery overflowing with Tahoe charm is the Keys Café. Right about where Tahoe...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

Lone Eagle Grille

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV
(775) 886-6899

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

Moe's Original Bar B Que

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

If you are craving Southern cooking and comfort food, Moe's Original Bar B Que in Tahoe City is your best bet. They serve 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 next to the bike path that...read more

If you are craving Southern cooking and comfort food, Moe's Original Bar B Que in...read more

Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
259 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-8989

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 on lower Kingsbury is a ski bar. Pizza, burgers, fries and comfort food join 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 lot...read more

There are cop bars, there are bars where journalists hang out after work, and at...read more

Orchid's Thai Cuisine

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2180 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-5541

Orchid's Thai Cuisine thrives in its little location just east of the Y. If you are looking for a Thai restaurant that is big on flavor and decorated with beautiful Thai decor, then this is a great place to enjoy. Their large menu offers something for everyone, and the dishes are perfect for sharing family-style. There are a lot of spicy dishes on their menu,...read more

Orchid's Thai Cuisine thrives in its little location just east of the Y. If you...read more

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

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

Offering delicious gourmet dining and bar specials in a nostalgic atmosphere, River Ranch is a landmark destination and locals' favorite year-round. Nestled on the banks of the Truckee River, River Ranch is poised to catch people tubing down the mellow rapids during the heat of the summer and to capture the après-ski crowd funneling down from the ski resorts during the cold winter nights. Their newly renovated seasonal patio...read more

Offering delicious gourmet dining and bar specials in a nostalgic atmosphere, River Ranch is a landmark...read more

RoJo's Tavern

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3091 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-4960

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. With its private banquet room and catering facilities, RoJo's...read more

RoJo's Tavern offers a bit of old-Tahoe charm in the form of food and fun....read more

Rookie's Sports Bar & Grill

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
930 Tahoe Boulevard #1000, Incline Village, NV
(775) 831-9008

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. Serving late into the night, the menu has salads, sandwiches, grinders (a sub doused in marinara sauce) and a long list of gourmet burgers. There’s also a separate pizza kitchen cooking up some good pies. Rookie’s...read more

If you’re looking for a place to watch a particular sporting event – obscure or...read more

Rosie's Cafe

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
571 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-8504

Rosie's Cafe, a longtime player on 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 on the Tahoe City restaurant scene, has fed patrons since...read more