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

 

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

Pete 'n Peters

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
395 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-2400

Pete 'n Peters is one of the more consistently happening bars in Tahoe City. Located a step or two off of the beaten path, Pete 'n Peters' slightly hidden location does not at all take away from its popularity. A true sports bar at heart, it is adorned with its fair share of giant TVs as well as pool tables, dart boards and shuffleboards. It's...read more

Pete 'n Peters is one of the more consistently happening bars in Tahoe City. Located...read more

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

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

Offering hearty 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 recently renovated seasonal patio...read more

Offering hearty 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

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 delicious breakfast and pizza. As a place that pays homage to the history of the area with local antiques, memorabilia and photos of long ago, the atmosphere is entertaining, homey and welcoming. The adjoining bar...read more

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

Sage Leaf Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
893 Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 600, Incline Village, NV
(775) 413-5005

Sage Leaf curates an elevated dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner bringing healthy, comforting and innovative fare in an inviting, friendly atmosphere. The ever-changing menus and wine list feature local, sustainable and humanely raised products along with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Sage Leaf offers indoor dining and patio seating, and take-out with online ordering is available. The restaurant can be rented in the...read more

Sage Leaf curates an elevated dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner bringing healthy, comforting...read more

Tahoe Bear Tea House

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3668 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #G, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-4200

If you are yearning for a delicious treat, then check out Tahoe Bear Tea House. A welcoming environment offering flavorful bubble tea, Thai tea, milk tea, tea lattes, smoothies and fruit tea, Tahoe Bear Tea House is the new hot spot for delectable drinks and deserts. Using only premium black tea leaves in combination with specially imported chewy boba from Taiwan, this unique tea house...read more

If you are yearning for a delicious treat, then check out Tahoe Bear Tea House....read more