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

 

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. The name is a nod to the Park family, known for owning and ranching much of the property in the area and for bringing the Hard Rock to Tahoe. Park Prime offers grass-fed and free-range beef in a modern Western atmosphere. Enjoy live music and a menu...read more

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

River Ranch is a landmark destination and locals' favorite year-round, but it really comes alive in the summer. Nestled on the banks of the Truckee River, River Ranch has a perfect position to catch people tubing down the mellow rapids during the heat of the summer. They have an open patio that frames the last rapids that tubers ride before disembarking. The patio is home to an outdoor bar...read more

River Ranch is a landmark destination and locals' favorite year-round, but it really comes alive in...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. As for the fun, RoJo's hosts weekly events that...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 in 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 in 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

When an important game is on, one thing is vital: a big-screen TV. Thank goodness...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 great views of the lake. Serving lunch and dinner, Tahoe Tap Haus has an atmosphere that is open, inviting and welcoming – it's like walking into your best friend's home. There is a huge selection of...read more

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

Tep's Villa Roma

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3450 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-8227
(800) 490-3066

Tep’s Villa Roma is a family-owned South Shore institution with a grand exterior and classy, old-world interior. Since 1975 Tep’s has been serving Italian and seafood dishes for families wanting a nice dinner out or a place to host a special event. In addition to the relaxing and subdued atmosphere, the restaurant offers an award-winning selection of entrees that runs the gamut of pasta, steak,...read more

Tep’s Villa Roma is a family-owned South Shore institution with a grand exterior and classy,...read more

The Baked Bear

Lake Tahoe Restaurant
4118 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, #5, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-0129

When it comes to delectable desserts, The Baked Bear chain serves up the tastiest ice cream sandwiches possible. Homemade from original cookie recipes made with love and served with made-from-scratch, hand-scooped ice cream, these ice cream sandwiches are literally like nothing you have ever tried before. The cookie base can be switched out with a brownie, depending on just what you're looking for in your...read more

When it comes to delectable desserts, The Baked Bear chain serves up the tastiest ice...read more

The Bistro at Edgewood Tahoe

Edgewood Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Restaurant
180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-2787

Conveniently located inside The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is the Bistro, a hub for guests to gather, dine and reminisce about the day's adventures. The Bistro serves as Edgewood's refined yet casual, dining option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. read more

Conveniently located inside The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is the Bistro, a hub for guests...read more