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