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

Bare Roots Artisan Coffee Roasting Company

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2572 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-4422

What better way to enjoy Lake Tahoe than waking up early to experience the peace and serenity of the morning hours while sipping a cup of organic, artisan craft coffee that was freshly hand-roasted right here in South Lake Tahoe? Bare Roots Artisan Coffee Roasting Company makes this idyllic situation possible. A family-owned, small-batch roastery, Bare Roots is dedicated to offering delicious, flavorful and distinct...read more

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Boathouse on the Pier

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

Boathouse on the Pier is considered to be one of the best sunset-watching restaurants at all of Lake Tahoe. The views of the lake and surrounding mountains are exceptional. It's on an expansive pier that hangs over the turquoise water of Lake Tahoe, and the tables are all situated to give guests an optimum viewing experience. The atmosphere of the restaurant is casual with a sparkle...read more

Boathouse on the Pier is considered to be one of the best sunset-watching restaurants at all...read more

Brooks' Bar & Deck

Edgewood Tahoe Resort
Stateline, NV Restaurant
100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Honored by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Pubs in the world, Brooks' Bar & Deck is home to a setting both striking and serene and a delicious menu featuring unique takes on comfort food classics. You'll find it adjacent to the 18th hole at the Edgewood Tahoe Resort golf course. Reservations are strongly encouraged.read more

Honored by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Pubs in the world, Brooks' Bar &...read more

Edgewood Restaurant

Edgewood Tahoe Resort
Stateline, NV Restaurant
100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
(844) 207-9179

Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's hidden gems. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant offers striking views of Lake Tahoe. Diners indulge in culinary masterpieces paired with a carefully selected and diverse wine list. Reservations are strongly encouraged.read more

Edgewood Restaurant in the Clubhouse at Edgewood Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's hidden...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. This sports bar is a gathering spot for friends to meet and watch the game on one of nine big screens. The everyday happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and includes specials on beer, wine and liquor.read more

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Getaway Cafe

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3140 U.S. Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 577-5132
Getaway Cafe has been serving alpine comfort cuisine since 2006. Everything on the menu is made from scratch. Breakfast and lunch are served daily. This tiny little cafe has won numerous accolades from the local community, including Best Overall Restaurant in 2013 to 14 and Best Breakfast in 2018 to 2020. During the summer months, their dog-friendly outdoor patio is a big hit with locals...read more
Getaway Cafe has been serving alpine comfort cuisine since 2006. Everything on the menu is...read more

Grand Central Pizza & Pasta

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2229 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, Suite E, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-1308

Grand Central Pizza & Pasta– the name just about says it all. The only way to improve on the moniker would be to note that they also have calzones, burgers, sandwiches and salads. Near the South Y and the intersection of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Tahoe Keys Boulevard, Grand Central is convenient to get to and offers good food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere....read more

Grand Central Pizza & Pasta– the name just about says it all. The only way...read more

Lake Tahoe AleWorX Taproom

South 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

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 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 Thai Cuisine

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

Orchid's thrives in this little location just east of the Y. If you are looking for a Thai restaurant that is big on flavor but simple in decor, then this is a great place to enjoy. With a large menu that offers a great variety of flavors, their selection offers something for everyone. The dishes are perfect for sharing family-style. There are a lot of spicy dishes on their...read more

Orchid's thrives in this little location just east of the Y. If you are looking...read more

RoJo's Tavern

South 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

Tahoe Cocktail Corner

South 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