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

 

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

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Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
10007 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-8688

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three Bs – bistro, bar and beats. In fact, that’s the popular establishment’s formal name: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats (but locals just call it Moody’s). Occupying the lower half of the historic (and maybe haunted) Truckee Hotel, Moody’s is open for lunch, dinner and late-night grooving to live jazz. Not hungry enough for a full meal?...read more

Moody’s in downtown Truckee is all about the three Bs – bistro, bar and beats....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

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Orchid's Authentic Thai Cuisine

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

Like many of the smaller restaurants at Lake Tahoe, Orchid's Thai is located in a building that, architecturally speaking, could be called “mid-century shopping center,” and has an interior that, if it weren’t for the decorations on the walls, could just as easily be that of a rural cafe. But since dining is less about the surroundings than it is about the food, Orchid's thrives...read more

Like many of the smaller restaurants at Lake Tahoe, Orchid's Thai is located in a...read more

Primo's Italian Bistro

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2180 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-2220

Jim Primo’s Tahoe restaurant is the continuation of a family tradition, one that began with the first Primo’s in Boston in the ‘60s. The local Primo’s Italian Bistro makes its sauces, pastas and desserts in house, prepares each dish to order and uses only organic, free-range chicken. Primo’s is on the main boulevard as it nears the Y coming from the east, and to call...read more

Jim Primo’s Tahoe restaurant is the continuation of a family tradition, one that began with...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 seasonal patio is home...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. They serve breakfast until late morning, and the menu is extensive, from a bagel and cream cheese to burritos, Benedicts, scrambles and omelets. Served late into the night, the rest of the menu has salads, wraps,...read more

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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

Sidelines Sports Pub

Beach Retreat & Lodge at Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-6722

When an important game is on, one thing is vital: a big-screen TV. Thank goodness for places like Sidelines Sports Pub, where watching your favorite team while enjoying your favorite beverage is as easy as stopping by. A sports bar within the hotel lobby of Beach Retreat & Lodge, Sidelines Sports Pub is a welcoming eatery just steps away from the front desk. From football...read more

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Tahoe Cocktail Corner

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2042 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-2751

Are you looking for handcrafted cocktails and a contemporary comfort food experience? Look no further than Tahoe Cocktail Corner, a place with culinary and cocktail savoir faire in South Lake Tahoe. As the sister to Lake Tahoe AleWorX, with which they share a fantastic expansive patio, the cocktail lounge is a dining option that delights and satisfies through both libations and menu items. They serve...read more

Are you looking for handcrafted cocktails and a contemporary comfort food experience? Look no further...read more

Tahoe Tap Haus

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
475 North Lake Boulevard, Cobblestone Center, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 584-2886

A favorite among north shore locals, this relatively new tap house and brewery in the Cobblestone Shopping Center provides an exceptional opportunity to enjoy tasty brews, juicy burgers and some of the best views of the lake that Tahoe City has to offer. Serving lunch and dinner, Tahoe Tap Haus has an atmosphere that is open, inviting and welcoming, like walking into your best friend's home. They...read more

A favorite among north shore locals, this relatively new tap house and brewery in the...read more