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

Alpine Union Bar & Kitchen

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

An option for great food from 7 a.m. until into the night, Alpine Union is a cozy restaurant located within the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. It offers all-day breakfast options like steak and eggs or an egg-white frittata as well as lunch and dinner options. A few recommended dishes include their fish tacos with tater tots or their Blue Tahoe Prosciutto Ham Pizza. For...read more

An option for great food from 7 a.m. until into the night, Alpine Union is...read more

Artemis Lakefront Cafe

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
900 Ski Run Boulevard, Suite 111, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 542-3332

Many of Tahoe’s restaurants have views of the lake, but only a handful can honestly be called lakefront. The Artemis Lakefront Cafe is one of these select eateries, located in the Ski Run Marina adjacent to the docks and with lake views from both the dining room and the outdoor dining patio. Serving Greek and Mediterranean dishes, this is a 2014 spin-off site from the...read more

Many of Tahoe’s restaurants have views of the lake, but only a handful can honestly...read more

Bella Tahoe Deli & Catering

Stateline, NV Restaurant
152 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(530) 416-0401

From a small intimate dinner to a huge wedding reception, Bella Tahoe Catering will create a custom menu to meet your taste and budget. Chef Candace Lockhart also offers her services as a private chef, teaching classes in the Bella Tahoe Cooking Kitchen and preparing the popular, individually packaged Meals in a Box using green and local products. The deli serves lunch each midday Tuesday...read more

From a small intimate dinner to a huge wedding reception, Bella Tahoe Catering will create...read more

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
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 and 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 at adjacent to the 18th hole at the Edgewood Tahoe golf course. Both walk-ins and reservations are welcome.read more

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

Chicken in a Barrel

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
2100 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-4480

When it comes to tasty food that is obviously created with care and love, there is a place in South Lake Tahoe to seek out: Chicken in a Barrel. Taking the cue from Hawaiian hospitality and the importance of family, Chicken in a Barrel is a dining experience that embodies togetherness. They utilize a one-of-a-kind cooking style in which custom-made drum barrels give chicken, ribs,...read more

When it comes to tasty food that is obviously created with care and love, there...read more

Cold Stone Creamery

Shops at Heavenly Village
South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
1001 Heavenly Village Way, #24, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-2040

This franchise is perfectly situated in the Heavenly Village to serve up ice cream and other treats. In addition to ice cream dishes and creations, the menu includes cakes and cookies, shakes and smoothies, yogurts and sorbets. You can order a cake online (be sure to check how much advance notice is required). The outdoor seating at the Village is the perfect setting for enjoying...read more

This franchise is perfectly situated in the Heavenly Village to serve up ice cream and...read more

Edgewood Restaurant

Edgewood Tahoe
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, diners enjoy striking views of Lake Tahoe while indulging in culinary masterpieces paired with a carefully selected and diverse wine list.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 fun also includes horseshoes and beer pong on occasion and perhaps even live music. The everyday happy hour runs from 3 to...read more

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

Fox & Hound Lake Tahoe Bar & Grill

Stateline, NV Restaurant
237 Tramway Drive, Stateline, NV
(775) 588-8887

If you want to brag that you’ve been to the highest sports bar at Tahoe, then you need to drive up Kingsbury Grade and visit the Fox & Hound. A full restaurant and bar, they serve everything you’d expect to find at a good bar and grill, plus they are rightfully proud of their award-winning barbecue. In fact, the Fox & Hound BBQ will be...read more

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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 a salad bar. 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...read more

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

Jimmy's

The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort & Spa
South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
4104 Lakeshore Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 600-3501

Located at the Landing Resort & Spa, Jimmy’s is an elegant restaurant that serves mountain chic California cuisine. Brunch and a happy hour are offered daily. For dinner you can choose a number of small dishes to share as appetizers or as your main fare. From the larger entree menu, select from dishes such as Mary’s Organic Rotisserie Chicken Breast and Prime Petit Filet Mignon....read more

Located at the Landing Resort & Spa, Jimmy’s is an elegant restaurant that serves mountain...read more