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 dining. 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 anytime of day, 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 desert try their fried... read more

An option for great food anytime of day, Alpine Union is a cozy restaurant located... 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 or two 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... read more

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

Beacon Bar & Grill

Camp Richardson
South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
1900 Jameston Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-1801

In a resort town, the restaurants and pubs often segregate into two different groups — the places that tend toward the locals and the places that tend toward the tourists. The Beacon Bar & Grill, on the other hand, is an incredibly popular choice for residents and visitors alike. Located lakeside out at the historic Camp Richardson, it's where a lot of people stop by... read more

In a resort town, the restaurants and pubs often segregate into two different groups —... read more

Bear Beach Cafe

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
3310 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 541-2321

Bear Beach Cafe is proof that lake-view dining at Tahoe is not limited to ritzy restaurants in the high-rise resorts. The cafe is a nice, friendly venue with good, satisfying food right across the street from the lake. Breakfast is served all day, and all of the favorites are available. The omelettes are made with four eggs, and the most popular choice is the Lake... read more

Bear Beach Cafe is proof that lake-view dining at Tahoe is not limited to ritzy... 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

Brooks’ Bar and Deck puts the sport in sports bar, if that sport happens to be golf. Located adjacent to the 18th hole at the Edgewood Tahoe golf course, it combines great views, spectacular architecture and an unparalleled setting. The menu isn’t extensive, but what food is on it is elegantly casual from the Grilled Flatbread and Steak Salad to the baked rigatoni and blackened... read more

Brooks’ Bar and Deck puts the sport in sports bar, if that sport happens to... read more

Casey's

East Shore Restaurant
212 Elks Point Road, #101, Zephyr Cove, NV
(775) 586-1822

Casey’s has gone through a remodel and has more space than ever with live entertainment in its new Living Room. Casey’s is fun and casual, and the menu of American comfort food is enhanced with Mexican specials and a full bar. They have a large breakfast menu, served until noon, and are happy to host large group events.

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. Utilizing a one-of-a-kind cooking style in which custom-made drum barrels give chicken, ribs, tri-tip,... read more

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

Cork & More

South Lake Tahoe Restaurant
1032 Al Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 544-5253

A few select businesses establish themselves to the point that you can't imagine what it would be like if they were to close up shop. The Cork & More, a Tahoe institution for nearly 40 years, is one of those places. Smack-dab in the middle of the South Shore community, it has been described as "a Napa-style market," and that term goes a long way... read more

A few select businesses establish themselves to the point that you can't imagine what it... read more

Edgewood Restaurant

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

The restaurant at Edgewood Tahoe golf course has long been one of the top choices for celebratory dining. Split-level seating, vaulted wood ceilings and a wall of glass overlooking Lake Tahoe make Edgewood Restaurant a perfect choice for that really special dinner or the event that you will want to remember forever. The choice of dinners is not enormous, but the food is very well... read more

The restaurant at Edgewood Tahoe golf course has long been one of the top choices... 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 or 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

If you want to brag that you’ve been to the highest sports bar at Tahoe,... read more