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 W. 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 some Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has got your fix. For the best in Southern comfort food, Moe's Original Bar B Que is your best bet, serving all of the tasty dishes found in the south of the United States such as Southern fried catfish, St. Louis-style ribs and sides like cornbread and baked beans. Located on the shores of Lake... read more

If you are craving some Southern cooking, then Tahoe City has got your fix. For... 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

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2285 River Road, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4264

River Ranch is a favorite for locals in both summer and winter, but it's a favorite for all in summer. Nestled on the side of the Truckee River, River Ranch has perfect position to catch people tubing down the mellow rapids during the heat of the summer sun. They have an open patio that frames the last rapids that tubers ride before disembarking. The patio... read more

River Ranch is a favorite for locals in both summer and winter, but it's a... read more

Rosie's Cafe

Tahoe City Restaurant
571 N. 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 area-centric antiques, memorabilia and photos of long ago, the interior has an immediate homey and welcoming atmosphere. The adjoining bar can be quite lively on... read more

Rosie's Cafe, a longtime player in the Tahoe City restaurant scene, has fed patrons since... read more

Syd's Bagelry

Tahoe City Restaurant
550 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-2666

If you are in Tahoe City and looking for a quick, satisfying breakfast or lunch, try Syd's Bagelry. Offering a full spectrum of breakfast bagels, burritos and drinks as well as lunch items like sandwiches, soups and espresso for the mid-day pick up, the menu is vast enough to satisfy the entire family. The cafe is spacious and offers quite a few tables for enjoying... read more

If you are in Tahoe City and looking for a quick, satisfying breakfast or lunch,... read more

Tahoe City Golf Course

Tahoe City Restaurant
251 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-1516

Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9-hole course (with a par of 33) that has character and stellar views of Lake Tahoe. The history of the course began back in 1917 when England's famous golfer May "Queenie" Dunn was commissioned to create a course on the then-famous Tahoe Tavern resort property. As one of the first courses in the United States to be designed by... read more

Tahoe City Golf Course is a 9-hole course (with a par of 33) that has... read more

The Blue Agave

Tahoe City Restaurant
425 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-8113

The Blue Agave is a large Mexican restaurant that also hosts a giant sports bar. The two are interconnected yet far enough apart to separate the noise factor. The menu is your normal American-Mexican fusion creating burritos, taco plates, chimichangas, fajitas and other south of the border specialties. The bar is accessorized by TVs and a game room to entertain. There are free chips and... read more

The Blue Agave is a large Mexican restaurant that also hosts a giant sports bar.... read more

The Pioneer Cocktail Club

Tahoe City Restaurant
521 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 523-0402

If you enjoy a classy atmosphere and unique and tasty recipes as well as cocktails that will blow your socks off, then you must check out Tahoe City's newest offering of a chic eatery, The Pioneer Cocktail Club. The menu is packed full of imaginative dishes like their small plate option Kale Louie, which is served with bay shrimp, sieved egg and a prawn cracker,... read more

If you enjoy a classy atmosphere and unique and tasty recipes as well as cocktails... read more