South Lake Tahoe Restaurants

South Lake Tahoe restaurants feature an extensive variety of fare and themes that’ll keep you looking forward to your next meal. In the busy and bustling town, South Lake Tahoe dining celebrates the diversity that seems to thrive in the area, and dining experiences are anything but boring.

Italian, Indian, Mediterranean and Greek are just a handful of the foreign influences on food that you can find in South Lake Tahoe restaurants. Cuisine also embraces its locale, and you can enjoy the spicy tastes of the Southwest and the smoky flavors of the Sierra Nevada mountains between stuffed burritos and steaks grilled to perfection. If you want a taste of what’s familiar, several of South Lake Tahoe’s restaurants offer Americana dishes, like burgers, milkshakes and pizza (if you can consider pizza American). You can grab a quick, on-the-go meal from one of several burger joints or catch the game’s score at a sports bar and grill. The West Coast also plays with health-conscious eating, and South Lake Tahoe restaurants help you get your fill of fresh, organic, gluten-free and vegan foods.

It’s not necessary to want breakfast, lunch or dinner when you visit a South Lake Tahoe restaurant. Indie coffee shops, breweries with handcrafted ales and beers, wineries and funky bars will keep you fueled through the day and night.

South Lake Tahoe Restaurants are Diverse

South Lake Tahoe’s restaurants themselves range from upscale fine dining to diners where you can enjoy a bowling game between orders of fries to ethnic cuisine or classic steakhouses and snazzy bars to snow cone vendors. Your hotel may have its own restaurant. A visit to a casino gives the option of having dinner and drinks then hitting a nightclub for some after-dinner entertainment. You can sample fresh seafood while overlooking a golf course. The venues are just as creative as the foods they serve.

If reading this makes you hungry, check out the listing below to see which South Lake Tahoe restaurants can satisfy your tummy rumbles.

South Lake Tahoe Restaurants by Category

Elements Eatery & Bar

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3310 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 650-9004

Elements Eatery & Bar is one of the few restaurants anywhere in the Lake Tahoe Basin that can boast of lake views from its outdoor seating and from...read more

Elements Eatery & Bar is one of the few restaurants anywhere in the Lake Tahoe Basin...read more

Emerald Bay Bar & Grill

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
888 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-7017

Every town has places where the locals go to have fun, and Emerald Bay fits the bill in South Lake Tahoe. Emerald Bay Bar & Grill serves breakfast,...read more

Every town has places where the locals go to have fun, and Emerald Bay fits...read more

FiRE + iCE Interactive Grill + Bar

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
4100 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-6650

One of the first of the fun and different restaurants to come to South Lake Tahoe with the redevelopment projects near the state line was FiRE + iCE...read more

One of the first of the fun and different restaurants to come to South Lake...read more

Keys Cafe

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

A little eatery overflowing with Tahoe charm is the Keys Cafe. Right about where Tahoe Keys Boulevard meets Lake Tahoe Boulevard, this cabin serves...read more

A little eatery overflowing with Tahoe charm is the Keys Cafe. Right about where Tahoe...read more

Lake Tahoe AleWorX

Stateline, NV and South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
Multiple locations

South Lake Tahoe has always been a craft beer kind of a place, even before microbrew was a buzzword. And for craft beer in this neck of the woods, Lake...read more

South Lake Tahoe has always been a craft beer kind of a place, even before...read more

Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill

East Shore 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...read more

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

Orchid's Thai Cuisine

South 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...read more

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

Tahoe Tavern & Grill

Stateline, NV Restaurant
219 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV
(775) 580-6226

If you are looking for a restaurant that celebrates the roots of Lake Tahoe, try Tahoe Tavern & Grill. Voted Best Chef in Tahoe, Tahoe Tavern &...read more

If you are looking for a restaurant that celebrates the roots of Lake Tahoe, try...read more

The Cocktail Corner

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2042 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-2751
A sister bar to Lake Tahoe AleWorX, The Cocktail Corner is a place for delectable specialty cocktails that are expertly paired with culinary
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A sister bar to Lake Tahoe AleWorX, The Cocktail Corner is a place for delectable
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The Getaway Cafe

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3140 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-5132

Getaway Cafe has garnered local acclaim as the go-to spot for great breakfast and lunch experiences. With a legacy of six consecutive years as the recipient...read more

Getaway Cafe has garnered local acclaim as the go-to spot for great breakfast and lunch...read more

The Loft Theatre, Lounge & Dining / Magic Fusion Show

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 523-8024

A combination of live theater, high-end lounge and tapas-style dining, The Loft Theatre Magic & Comedy Theatre offers the full package for a fun night...read more

A combination of live theater, high-end lounge and tapas-style dining, The Loft Theatre Magic & Comedy...read more

The Woods Restaurant & Bar

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3115 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-0921

The Woods is a local dining gem founded by longtime locals Dillon and Connor McKeen. This two-story restaurant is the

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The Woods is a local dining gem founded by longtime locals Dillon and

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