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

 

Hacienda Del Lago

Boatworks Mall
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
760 North Lake Boulevard, #30, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-3700

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Having had a place in the hearts of Tahoe people for years, it left its Tahoe City Boatworks Mall location for a few years, only to come back in response to the desire of so many patrons. A Mexican restaurant with heart, Hacienda (as it is affectionately known) boasts all of the typical Mexican fare plus... read more

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Having had a place in the... read more

Heaven's Little Café

Shops at Heavenly Village
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
1001 Heavenly Way, #23, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-3324

There are several fun restaurants around Heavenly Village that are good spots to relax after a day on the slopes, enjoy some live music or have a drink and watch the game. But sometimes that's not exactly what you are looking for. Sometimes, you just need a quick bite and a drink of coffee. Heaven's Little Café fills that need. The shop offers breakfast combos... read more

There are several fun restaurants around Heavenly Village that are good spots to relax after... read more

Jason's Beachside Grille

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

What more could you ask for than a lodge on the lake with a great view and a beach bar? Jason’s Beachside Grille has been dishing out gourmet burgers, great drinks and good times in Kings Beach since 1984. The interior is rustic and cozy, all wood, with hand-carved barstools and chairs, a vintage fire pit and birch branches strung with white lights. A glass-enclosed... read more

What more could you ask for than a lodge on the lake with a great... 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, then Tahoe City has your fix. For the best in Southern comfort food, Moe's Original Bar B Que is your best bet, serving 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... read more

If you are craving Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has your fix. For the best... read more

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, happy hour, dinner and late-night grooving to live jazz. Not hungry enough for a... 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 is on lower Kingsbury is a ski bar. Pizza, burgers, fries and comfort food joins 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... read more

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

Obexer's General Store

Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
5300 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-1300

Obexer's General Store is so much more than a general store. Of course it offers all the normal stuff that would be found at a corner convenience shop. But the goodies go far beyond that. At Obexer's you will find homemade sandwiches, the super popular Obexer's secret sauces for pasta, salad dressings, BBQ sauce, seafood and marinades as well as specialty olives and mustards. Obexer's... read more

Obexer's General Store is so much more than a general store. Of course it offers... read more

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

Park Prime Steakhouse

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
50 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(844) 588-7625

The steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is more authentic than practically any other resort steakhouse because the owners of the resort, the Park family, have their roots as cattle ranchers in northern Nevada. Park Prime offers local, grass-fed and free-range beef in a modern Western atmosphere. Enjoy live music and a menu that includes premium seafood dishes and specialty drinks. The steakhouse... read more

The steakhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is more authentic than practically any... read more

Pizza on the Hill

Tahoe Donner
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
11509 Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-9669

For visitors renting a place in Tahoe Donner or those hungry after hiking, biking or skiing, Pizza on the Hill in the Northwoods Clubhouse is the perfect place for tasty, convenient and reasonably priced food. Got kids? Even better, as Pizza on the Hill has plenty to keep them entertained in the game room. And while pizza is the star of the menu, there is... read more

For visitors renting a place in Tahoe Donner or those hungry after hiking, biking or... read more