Tahoe City Restaurants

Tahoe City restaurants offer a great variety of fare enhanced by dazzling scenery. On the lakefront, West Lake Boulevard, along the Truckee River or by Fanny Bridge, Italian, Chinese and Mexican and additional restaurants serve food made from generations of family recipes. Others are among the most renowned of Tahoe City restaurants for the many years they have served residents and visitors.

Fire up your day’s activities with Tahoe City dining, like omelets or Eggs Benedict atop regular or gluten-free English muffins. Also sweeten your Lake Tahoe mornings with fresh baked black currant scones and pecan cranberry breakfast bars. By midday, many Tahoe City restaurants stoke your energy with burgers made of Kobe beef, buffalo and elk or lighter fare such as salmon salad with an orange vinaigrette dressing. Raise your glasses and toast Lake Tahoe’s spectacular sunsets with drinks and appetizers. Wolf down truffle fries or enjoy fresh chips and salsa with a large margarita. 

Indulge in it all and make plans to repeat the next day. Be sure to check ahead as several West Shore and Tahoe City dining options close or have reduced hours during the winter.

West Shore & Tahoe City Restaurants

Driving along Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, restaurants can be found every few miles. Some Tahoe City dining options have incredible views of lake and mountains to accompany every meal whether you dine inside or al fresco. Others enrich their West Shore restaurants’ menus with locations under towering trees and near ski runs. There are no fast food or chain establishments, so stopping in allows the enjoyment of fare prepared by local owners of West Shore restaurants.

Breakfast is best found in the general stores’ delis of Homewood and Tahoma where familiar dishes and more gourmet offerings are served early. Burgers and sandwiches are easy to find, as are European specialties like veal cutlets in cream sauce with fresh-made spätzle or creamy asparagus soup. Fresh produce from across the western Sierra Nevada and the regional Central Valley shine in seasonal entrees served in elegant surroundings.

Tahoe City Restaurants by Category and Location

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

West Shore Restaurant
65 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3342

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill is a favorite of many diners in the Lake Tahoe area. Lovingly known as The BT, Bridgetender has been a main player on the burger scene around the shores of Lake Tahoe since 1977. One of the favorite items on the menu is the turkey burger with waffle fries. Another favorite is the super-tasty elk burger. The BT is also known... read more

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill is a favorite of many diners in the Lake Tahoe area.... read more

Hacienda Del Lago

Boatworks Mall
Tahoe City Restaurant
760 North Lake Boulevard, #30, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 581-3700

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Having had a place in the hearts of Tahoe people for years, it left its Tahoe City Boatworks Mall location for a few years, only to come back in response to the desire of so many patrons. A Mexican restaurant with heart, Hacienda (as it is affectionately known) boasts all of the typical Mexican fare plus... read more

Hacienda Del Lago is an absolute favorite among locals. Having had a place in the... read more

Moe's Original Bar B Que

Tahoe City Restaurant
700 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 807-1023

If you are craving Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has your fix. For the best in Southern comfort food, Moe's Original Bar B Que is your best bet, serving all the tasty dishes like Southern fried catfish, St. Louis-style ribs, cornbread and baked beans. Located on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the restaurant has great views of the water and surrounding mountains and is situated... read more

If you are craving Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has your fix. For the best... read more

Obexer's General Store

Obexer's Boat Company & Obexer's Water Sports
West Shore Restaurant
5300 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA
(530) 525-1300

Obexer's General Store is so much more than a general store. Of course it offers all the normal stuff that would be found at a corner convenience shop. But the goodies go far beyond that. At Obexer's you will find homemade sandwiches, the super popular Obexer's secret sauces for pasta, salad dressings, BBQ sauce, seafood and marinades as well as specialty olives and mustards. Obexer's... read more

Obexer's General Store is so much more than a general store. Of course it offers... read more

Rosie's Cafe

Tahoe City 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

Tahoe Tap Haus

Tahoe City 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 provides an exceptional opportunity to enjoy tasty brews, juicy burgers and great views of the lake. The atmosphere is open, inviting and welcoming — it's like walking into your best friend's home, except that there is a huge selection of beers on tap, a robust menu and a wine list that is quite... read more

A favorite among north shore locals, this relatively new tap house and brewery provides an exceptional... read more