North Lake Tahoe Restaurants
North Lake Tahoe Restaurants 

Heading up to Tahoe to take advantage of this awesome winter or summer? Then you're definitely going to need to know where to eat. North Lake Tahoe is home to some of the most enticing dining options in Northern California and Nevada. There are fine, casual and leisure restaurant choices to keep you coming back. Whether you want burgers for the whole family, elegant lakeside dining with a view, legit BBQ, or a hearty breakfast before heading out to the mountain, you may be surprised to discover that North Lake Tahoe has some really amazing food options for diners of all ages. Search by the area around the lake or view all dining options below.

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Incline Village Restaurants

Bite American Tapas

Bite American Tapas

Bite American Tapas strives to provide a comfortable environment to enjoy our carefully constructed wine offering, from-scratch cocktails and thoughtful bites of creative cuisine. We recommend the fried chicken and with coconut sambal slaw, the Indian spiced chickpea lettuce wraps, and the gnocchi. Some local favorites also include Bite Deviled Eggs with Crispy Prosciutto, Citrus Chicken Kale Salad, and BLT ML Sliders. You really can’t go wrong ordering at Bite American Tapas. Call 775-831-1000.
The Lone Eagle Grill

The Lone Eagle Grill

The Lone Eagle Grill offers dining experiences set against the spectacular backdrop of Lake Tahoe and our private beach. Their chefs offer inspired high-Sierra cuisine, changing seasonally to reflect local, in-season ingredients and the tastes of the current season. Their menu ranges from expertly paired game meats and seafood to creative takes on vegetarian favorites. Their staff is made up of talented chefs, passionate sommeliers and cocktail artists, and a reception team who love entertaining and creating authentic and memorable experiences. Call: (775) 886-6899.
The Big Water Grille

The Big Water Grille

Nestled in the mountains on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, the Big Water Grille offers spectacular panoramic lake views, both inside and out. They feature a seasonal California bistro menu with steaks, game, and seafood. Big Water Grille has an extensive wine list from around the world, as well as a full bar with signature martinis, cocktails and craft beers. Explore our exquisite menus including our famous Ahi Tuna, Salads, Steaks, Fresh Seafood, House Made Desserts and more. Reservations: (775) 833-0606. Click Here To View Menu
Le Bistro

Le Bistro

Le Bistro is a small fine dining restaurant serving contemporary French fusion cuisine. They source only the highest quality ingredients focusing on local, seasonal and organic produce. Le Bistro also has gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available. Le Bistro Incline Village Restaurant features prix-fixe menus that tantalize the taste buds of guests throughout an evening. We recommend the Hydroponics Salad and Broiled Halibut. To make a reservation by phone, call (775) 831 – 0800.
Azzara's Italian Restaurant

Azzara's Italian Restaurant

Azzara's Italian Restaurant Incline Village offers some of the best authentic Italian cuisines in Lake Tahoe. Azzara's Italian Restaurant Incline Village is a family-owned operation that maintains all of the best qualities of a mom-and-pop restaurant, offering friendly service that caters to each guest's dining needs. They feature approximately 30 different wine selections that will pair perfectly with your meal.

We recommend the Osso Buco Alla Milanese and the Gnocchi con Pesto. All of the pasta selections at Azzara's Lake Tahoe restaurant are very fresh and highly recommended. Although it’s much more than just a pizzeria, their fantastic crust and special pizza sauce make their pizzas a real highlight. Call: (775) 831-0346 | Click Here To View Menu.
La Fondue

La Fondue

Treat your taste buds to European Alpine Fondue cuisine favorites from the Incline Village, Nevada, a fondue restaurant. La Fondue, a North Lake Tahoe restaurant tradition for over 30 years, offers a great selection of delicious food at affordable prices, plus we provide a cozy Swiss chalet and romantic atmosphere with European ski posters lining the wood-paneled walls. They even offer outdoor dining during the summer. With more than 10 years of experience, they pride themselves on the quality of their meals and excellent customer service. Fondue, French for “melted,” is a traditional Swiss dish made by melting Gruyere or Emmenthaler cheese and wine in a communal pot. Cubes of bread are dipped into the steaming sauce. Modern twists include dipping chicken, prawns, and lamb in different liquids such as hot oil or broth. Call: (775) 831-6104. Click Here To View Menu
Austin’s Restaurant

Austin’s Restaurant

Enjoy fresh, home-cooked comfort food at Austin’s Restaurant in Incline Village. Signature Salad, like the famous Doug’s Favorite, is a meal in itself – or two. Starters to the menu include their Signature Buttermilk Fries with jalapeño dipping sauce, calamari, fried artichoke hearts, and sautéed kale. Try their sandwiches, burgers, meatloaf or specialties like the Chicken Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Steak, or Blackened Ahi. Austin's Restaurant's brand new bar has 10 and counting beers on tap, specialty martinis, winter warmers, and they've got a happy hour during the week. Austin’s is serving lunch and dinner daily and open for brunch on Sundays. Call: (775) 832-7778. Click Here To View Menu.
T's Mesquite Rotisserie

T's Mesquite Rotisserie

Meat-eaters in Incline Village will fall in love with T's Mesquite Rotisserie. This barbecue joint is a tasty destination for Incline Village residents. Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat. The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome. Want to soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at T's Mesquite Rotisserie and sit out on their gorgeous patio.

Or, take your food to go. I’ll have to try the tri-tip and pork burritos, and the soy-lime chicken and cucumber salad. At T's Mesquite Rotisserie, your wallet will stay as full as your stomach. Meals typically run under $15. Wake up early to catch a bite of T's Mesquite Rotisserie's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner. Call: 775-831-2832. Menu: Click Here To View Menu.


Kings Beach Restaurants

Log Cabin Cafe

Log Cabin Cafe

Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere at the oldest originally owned dedicated breakfast/lunch restaurants at Lake Tahoe. Log Cabin Breakfast has been voted best breakfast in North Lake Tahoe since 1981. They have an ice cream store out back open June-Sept. and offer patio dining in the summer months. They are open every day 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. (except Christmas & Thanksgiving). While they do not take reservations, they do have a call-ahead policy. Call: 530.546.7109. Click Here To View Menu
Char-Pit

Char-Pit

Since the days it opened as a walk-up burger joint in 1962, Kings Beach's Char-Pit is just the spot to grub after a day in the big lake. Besides the regular burgers (bacon, cheese, double, avocado, and bacon), there are also especially stacked patties. These include, but are not limited to: the Tiki with teriyaki sauce and pineapple, the French with blue cheese on a French roll with BBQ sauce and the Mexican topped with cheese, green chili, and BBQ sauce. You can substitute a turkey or veggie burger instead. Another absolutely fantastic sandwich option is the grilled portabella. There's also lamb or mushroom, and veggie gyros served in pitas, jumbo hot dogs and chicken and fishwiches. Treat yourself to a classic milkshake or premium malt. Call: (530) 546-3171.
Caliente

Caliente

Located in historic Kings Beach and just minutes from the waterfront, Caliente takes its name from its diverse family neighborhood surroundings. Caliente specializes in the flavor of the American Southwest and beyond. Think Santa Fe, or as they like to say, “Southwest, South.” Enjoy the casual & friendly atmosphere and unique variety of quality food and beverages at affordable prices. Combine their meals with generous premium Margaritas and a famous signature drink, the ChupaCabra, they have created a dining experience to remember. They have the best Chili Relleno in the Lake Tahoe area. (530) 546-1000 | Click Here To View Menu
Lanza’s Restaurant

Lanza’s Restaurant

Step back in time to 1970s Lake Tahoe at Lanza’s Restaurant. The dining room has a lodge feel with wooden booths, red and white checked tablecloths, and vintage fixtures. The menu features build-your-own pasta dishes in which you select the type of pasta, the sauce and toppings. You can also choose from one of various chicken or veal dinners or specialties. We recommend the stuffed lumaconi — jumbo pasta shells filled with beef, spinach & cheese. You’ll find creative cocktails at the bar, great mid-range wines by the glass and tasty appetizers. The servings are plentiful, and the prices are reasonable. Lanza’s is open daily for dinner. They don’t take reservations and parking is limited, so get there early. Call (530) 546-2434 for more information.
Hiro Sushi

Hiro Sushi

Hiro Sushi is a family owned sushi restaurant. Hiro was taught from the best in Japan. Happy Hour offers 50% off and all you can eat for $25 from 5-7 PM. You better eat fast though; the one-hour limit on the all-you-can-eat sushi is strictly enforced. Choose from a wide variety of fresh sashimi or nigiri or the even wider selection of maki rolls. Specialties include the Hawaiian Roll with maguro, mango, macadamia nuts, and avocado, or the Carlos’ Special – calamari, salmon and crab rolled up with cream cheese and lemon. Not into seafood? Get yourself a chicken or steak bento box dinner. Call: (530) 546-4476
Las Panchitas Mexican Restaurant

Las Panchitas Mexican Restaurant

Las Panchitas Mexican Restaurant is a family owned business that has been serving fresh homemade food since 1982. Fajitas, Chile Rellenos, and Chile Verde are just some of our customers’ favorites. Our chef prepares all food daily! Their staff has been working together for over 23 years, so you’ll see the same help every time you come. They don’t have a big bar, but the margaritas are great! Prices will bring you in, but flavor and quality will bring you back! Call: 530-546-4539.
The Grid Bar & Grill

The Grid Bar & Grill

The Grid Bar and Grill is always your place for entertainment. Since opening in 2010, the local bar continues to host many sports games, live music events, including local bands, open mic nights and karaoke. It’s a great place to watch your favorite sports team with the 14 flat screen TVs inside and outside the restaurant. The grid features a full bar and a menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and more from 11am to 2am. Call: (530) 546-0300. Click Here To View Menu
Steamers Beach Side Pizza Bar & Oven

Steamers Beach Side Pizza Bar & Oven

Steamers is a great beachfront location for families with affordable food and amazing views. Steamers feature hand-tossed pizzas, calzones, oven-baked sandwiches and, of course, steamed clams. Their dough is made fresh daily, and you can choose from their California classic crust or a lighter, thin-style crust. First Date is their best-selling pizza, made with clams and fresh garlic. Steamers have a cozy bar area with a fireplace and walls decorated with antique skis, snowshoes and vintage Tahoe photographs. They offer a full bar and happy hour from 4- 6pm. It’s family friendly and low key with no table service. Get some perspective on the lake and head up to their second-floor deck to take in the panoramic views. Call: (530) 546-2218.
Spindleshanks American Bistro and Wine Bar

Spindleshanks American Bistro and Wine Bar

Spindleshanks American Bistro and Wine Bar offer regional American Cuisine and a variety of wines in a casual atmosphere, the pair created a dining experience that caters to both large families and couples seeking a romantic setting. This local favorite serves mostly classic American cooking—ribs, steaks, and seafood updated with adventurous sauces—as well as house-made ravioli. Savor a drink from the full bar or choose a wine from the extensive list while you enjoy views of Lake Tahoe or the historic greens where Bing Crosby hosted his first golf tournament in 1934. When the weather's balmy, dine on the patio. Call: 530-546–2191.
Kings Café

Kings Café

It’s a fantastic spot to grab breakfast or lunch in the heart of Kings Beach. Kings Cafe is housed in the historic brick flatiron wedged in between Brook Avenue and North Lake Boulevard. Enjoy delicious burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos, sweet potato fries, and salads made fresh to order. Pick up your favorite cappuccino, mocha or latte right here as well. Kings Cafe is a perfect stop for building a picnic, before heading to the Kings Beach State Recreation area, right across the street. Or, enjoy the sidewalk dining just outside the door. Order your coffee, espresso or tea and grab a bagel or muffin to go with it. Check the sandwich board for changing specials such as coconut shrimp with chipotle slaw. Call: (530) 546-3663.
Soule Domain

Soule Domain

Chef and owner Charlie Soule's upscale, intimate restaurant deliciously combines style & romance in the cozy dining room managed by brother Steve Soule since 1985. Soule uses natural, free range, and organic meats and poultry whenever possible, local, seasonal produce and only the highest quality of ingredients in his dishes, which are prepared with love and respect. His passionate culinary skills create twists to traditional recipes and infusing them with influences from around the globe. Call: (530) 546-7529.


Truckee Restaurants

Tacos Jalisco

Tacos Jalisco

Another alternative for breakfast is the Village outpost of the Truckee favorite, Tacos Jalisco, where you can grab a breakfast burrito. They're absolutely huge, providing quite the bang for your buck. However, you'll find value at Tacos Jalisco for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. While their delicious tacos are the baseline, you can also choose from a variety of your token Mexican platters, such as carne asada, carnitas, enchiladas, and tamales, to name a few. Call: (530) 587-1131
Drunken Monkey Sushi

Drunken Monkey Sushi

Elaborate sushi rolls anchor the menu at this casual Japanese hangout with an extensive sake list, plus some Pan-Asian offering like Vietnamese pho and Singaporean street noodles. Diners can sit for omakase at the sushi bar, partake in happy hour at the sake bar and eat lunch and dinner in the purple- and yellow-accented main room. Call: (530) 582-9755. Click Here to View Menu.
Wild Cherries Coffee House

Wild Cherries Coffee House

Wild Cherries Coffee House has earned its reputation as not only the locals favorite, but as the premiere, go-to place for visitors. Wild Cherries offers a wide variety of baked goods, baked fresh daily, including pies, cakes, cookies, breads and more. In addition, Wild Cherries has daily-made breakfast and lunch specials, savory quiches, lasagne, enchiladas, and much more. Call: (530) 582-5602.
Front Street Station Pizza

Front Street Station Pizza

Front Street Station's warm and welcoming log cabin structures, in both Truckee and on the banks of the Truckee River in Tahoe City, offer both a relaxed atmosphere and a cozy neighborhood feel. Guests love 100% natural hand-tossed New York-Style pizza and crave the authentic Mexican specialties and mouth-watering sandwiches, salads, and chicken wings. Truckee Location: (530) 536-5035. Tahoe City Location: (530) 583-3770. Click Here To View Menu.
Pianeta Ristorante | Cucina Italiana

Pianeta Ristorante | Cucina Italiana

Enjoy this cozy restaurant located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, specializing in creating delicious Italian foods, homemade pastas, and stellar dining service since 1998. They feature an extensive menu with nightly specials inspired by the delicious cuisine of Northern Italy. We also feature an impressive rotating wine list with numerous options from California and Italy, and a full bar featuring classic cocktails and aperitifs. Call: (530) 587-4694. Click Here To View Menu.
Bar of America

Bar of America

Bar of America is a comfortable bar and restaurant in Historic Downtown Truckee welcomes guests with its warm interior and friendly efficient service. The All-American menu has a wide range of classic and modern favorites, from sandwiches to steaks and seafood all distinctively paired with an award winning wine list satisfying a broad taste palate at reasonable prices. We recommend the big bird sandwich, parmesan truffle fries, the blackened salmon sandwich, cowboy chili, and bison burger. But you can't go wrong when ordering. Call: (530) 587-2626. Click Here To View Menu.
Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar at the Hilltop Lodge

Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar at the Hilltop Lodge

Eat indoors or on the restuarant's beautiful patio as you take-in the beautiful views of Truckee, charming ambiance and lovingly-prepared Californian-American fare. Choose between crispy Baby Back Ribs grilled with jerk spice, and served with house made barbecue sauce or Jerk-spiced Fried Rock Prawns with Cajun tartar sauce. Order a Braised free Range Rabbit Cassoulet with Andouille sausage, garlic, rosemary and white beans, or simply opt for a Cheeseburger with waffle fries. We also recommend the ceaser salad. The wine and beer lists are extensive. Call: (530) 587-5711. Click Here To View Menu.


Northstar Restaurants

Tavern 6330’

Tavern 6330’

Tavern 6330’ offers fresh California cuisine in a modern rustic environment, right at the base of Village Run in The Village at Northstar. Open for lunch, après and dinner, Tavern 6330’ truly embodies the “farm-to-fork” culinary movement. You’ll find beautifully presented, seasonal fare crafted from responsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients. Try the Tavern Burger, Fish & Chips, Beet Salad, or mouthwatering filet; you can’t really go wrong at Tavern 6330’. When dinner is over, enjoy after-hours at the bar a stunning wine list is a wide variety of microbrews and signature cocktails available at our full bar inside, or outside at the Rock Bar on the patio. Call: 530.562.3200. Menu: urbanspoon.com. Click Here to View Menu
Copper Lane Café and Provisions

Copper Lane Café and Provisions

Copper Lane Café and Provisions is half a fresh food market, half café,. The café part of it is highlighted by locally inspired foods, such as the grass-fed burger using beef from nearby Hole-In-One Ranch, while the provisions part of it includes everything from California craft drinks to local produce and cheese. They are open for breakfast, too, featuring locally roasted coffee and fresh pastries using organic ingredients, as well as open for late-night munchies (closing at 10 pm). Call: (530) 587-7793.
TC’s Pub

TC’s Pub

Located on the lower level of The Village, TC’s Pub is Northstar’s classic sports pub. Enjoy traditional pub fare, including the hottest burgers and coldest beers, while watching the game on one of the 10 flat screen TVs. This family-friendly restaurant has a warm, cozy feel, and is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day on the mountain. They’re known for their TC’S Inferno Burger & Epic Patron Margarita. Call: 530.562.2250.
Rubicon Pizza Company

Rubicon Pizza Company

Stop in for a fantastic dining experience. Rubicon Pizza Company has pizza that will delight all your senses and create memories that last a lifetime. Please the entire family with our extensive menu of Italian dishes hand-tossed pizzas, fresh salads, and pasta. With generous portions and friendly service, you will be glad you came! They’re located in the Northstar Village next to the skating rink. Call: 530.562.2199.
Mountain Thai

Mountain Thai

Mountain Thai is the hip, urban Asian food truck at Northstar California Resort. The go-to is the Pad Thai (available with chicken or shrimp), while other options include Bahn Mi, Tom Kha, and fresh spring rolls. Additionally, with a selection of beers available, you can merely grab a beer and the Coconut and Cashew Fried Banana while taking in the snowboarders on the superpipe. For those who aren’t skiing or snowboarding, the food truck is just feet from the gondola if you want a break from the traditional Village restaurants for a more unique dining experience.
Petra

Petra

Stop into Petra for their California-focused list of more than 150 wines and their simple but satisfying food menu. Enjoy a wine flight, where you'll get to choose from three wines they've currently got open. They've also got a daily happy hour from 3-5 p.m. that's perfect for après when you can get 2 glasses of wine and an artisan cheese plate for only $21. Call: 530.562.0600. Click Here to View Menu
Manzanita

Manzanita

Manzanita is a celebration Northern California Cuisine focusing on rustic cooking techniques, local produce, and regional farms. Rustic yet elegant mountain eatery in the Ritz-Carlton perched “halfway up the mountain” of the Northstar Ski Resort. The gorgeous views” are the main event. Call: (530) 562-3050.
Frites

Frites

Frites is the new French-fries cabana in the Village at Northstar by the ice rink. These aren’t your everyday fast food fries, but rather gourmet fries like what you’d find in Europe. Their tagline is simply, “gourmet fries and craft brews.” That might be the best combo ever. The fry menu includes everything from bison chili fries to short rib fries to poutine (topped with cheese curds and gravy).


Tahoe City Restaurants

The Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant

The Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant

The Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant is true “Old Tahoe” – located in one of Lake Tahoe’s most historic building still standing, the Tahoe Inn. Offering authentic Mexican and Southwest cuisine made fresh with health-conscious ingredients. We are famous for our great service, stunning lake views, and killer margaritas! Some of their specialties include Shrimp Fajitas, fruit-marinated Carnitas, real Seafood Quesadillas and a "grande" selection of world-class tequilas. Call: 530-583-8113.
Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill is a Lake Tahoe restaurant, along the Truckee River in Tahoe City, CA, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor patio dining during in summer. They have 15 beers on draught and the best burgers sandwiches, ribs, homemade soups, and salads. They also have a full bar and are known for their Bloody Mary’s in Lake Tahoe. Bridgetender Tavern and Grill, also known as The BT, opened its doors on May 1, 1977. It was located next to the Tahoe City Dam, on the Truckee River, which is the only outlet from Lake Tahoe. Relaxed, cozy new/old log cabin on the Truckee River with. Call: (530) 583-3342.
Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro

Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro

Christy Hill is one of Lake Tahoe's most popular and enduring restaurants. Using the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients the cuisine is "Seasonal California" with French-influenced sauces. Diners enjoy a chance to explore fine wines from around the world with an extensive list that has received a Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" since 1982. It sits just 100 feet above the shoreline of Lake Tahoe offering diners a panoramic vista. Spectacular sunsets that can be seen from every table and the charming stone fireplace are just a few of the reasons that Christy Hill was voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Call: (530) 583-8551.
Rosie’s Café

Rosie’s Café

Walking into Rosie’s Café in the heart of Tahoe City is like taking a step back in time. Each of the antique and vintage pieces, as well as the building each tells a story about Tahoe’s past. The café continues to be a family restaurant that offers a menu as eclectic as its décor to meet the tastes of all ages. The menu covers everything from salads, burgers, steak, pasta, seafood and vegetarian style dishes. We have also added pizza. As one of the only places on the lake that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner you are likely to satisfy your craving with one of our signature dishes. Phone: (530) 583-8504.
Fire Sign Café

Fire Sign Café

Come enjoy the creative home-style cooking, cozy country atmosphere at Fire Sign Café for breakfast and lunch. Their motto is "if we can't find a product we like, we will just create our own". This concept has fueled their menu, and is why they make almost everything from scratch! They must be doing something right with over 35 years strong and featured in Rachel Rays "Tasty Travels" on the Food Channel. It has been written up in many publications over the years including Ski Magazine, Travel & Leisure magazine, New York Times, Reno Gazette, Tahoe Living, Horizons in air Magazine and Sunset magazine just to name a few. Their breakfast is mind-blowing.Call: (530) 583-0871.
Jake's On The Lake

Jake's On The Lake

Family owned and operated since 1978, Jake's On The Lake is the ultimate waterfront dining experience in Lake Tahoe! Soak in spectacular views of the lake and enjoy a flavorsome meal while we treat you to our warm "mountain aloha" hospitality. Featuring an abundant variety of fresh seafood, quality meats, and seasonal produce our menu is inspired by Californian and Hawaiian flavors. Wherever possible we choose local and sustainable ingredients. They're open for Lunch from 11:30am and Cafe / Dinner from 4:30pm daily Call: (530) 583-0188.
Sunnyside Restaurant

Sunnyside Restaurant

Sunnyside's spectacular location on the pristine West Shore makes it the place to be in Lake Tahoe. Panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond abound from nearly every table. The Lakeside Dining Room features new American cooking – fresh, vibrant presentations of American classics with a focus on premium seafood and steaks. During the summer, guests can also enjoy alfresco dining on Lake Tahoe’s largest outdoor deck. The award-winning wine list has been carefully selected to complement the menu and offers a wide variety of wines including some rare & limited offerings. Lakeside Dining Room is open every day from 5pm - 9pm. Their Mountain Grill offers a more casual atmosphere and is seated on a walk-in basis only and is open every day from 11am - 9pm. Call: (530) 583-7200.
Fat Cat Bar & Grill

Fat Cat Bar & Grill

All-American, a family-friendly restaurant dedicated to using the freshest ingredients from local farms and ranches, where guests can enjoy innovative dishes in a warm and lively setting with a view of Lake Tahoe. They are known for their burgers. We recommend the mac and cheeseburger & Salmon BLT with avocado. Call: 530-583-3355.
River Ranch Lodge’s Restaurant

River Ranch Lodge’s Restaurant

Enjoy great food and drink that is fun, creative and interesting while being delicious and familiar with an emphasis on local, sustainable, and organic ingredients. Whether you choose one of our tables for cozy fireplace dining or one along the curved wall cantilevered over the rushing Truckee River, the service is efficient and friendly perfect for those who really want to relax and enjoy the laid back mountain feel and have a memorable experience. Begin or end your evening with a visit to the River Ranch Bar with great appetizers and lively après ski. The warm, friendly atmosphere will have you feeling like a “regular” in no time, discussing places to ski, hike or tour the next day with local “experts” and fellow visitors. Or choose a table by the cozy lounge fireplace – perfect for a romantic after-dinner drink. Call: (530) 583-4264.
Wolfdale's Unique Cuisine

Wolfdale's Unique Cuisine

North Lake Tahoe’s premiere restaurant and popular bar is celebrating 40 years of exceptional service. As a family-run business, Wolfdale’s provides lakeview dining with a warm ambiance, and uses 'Cuisine Unique' to describe the fresh and simple aesthetic of each dish. Since opening in 1978, Chef Douglas Dale has developed a fusion style of California and Asian influences that is present throughout the menu. Wolfdale's accommodates gluten-free and vegan guests. We recommend the scallop, ahi cones, and Thai seafood stew. Call: (530) 583-5700. Click Here To View Menu.


Alpine Meadows Restaurants

The Crest Café and Catering

The Crest Café and Catering

The Crest Café and Catering offers fresh homemade breakfast, lunch and happy hour in a cozy setting beside the Truckee River at the corner of Rt. 89 and Alpine Meadows Road. Enjoy coffee, espresso drinks, pastries, bagels, sandwiches, & beer and wine are available as well. You can eat-in or take out. Call: (530) 581-3037.
Chalet At Alpine Meadows (on hill)

Chalet At Alpine Meadows (on hill)

Spot by thi fantastic Bavarian-style beer garden at the base of Scott chair on the side of Weasel trail. Cozy up inside at a booth or take in the sun on the outside deck. It's the perfect place to stop for a beer and a pretzel in the middle of the day while taking in the views. Some local favorites are the signature raclette (melted Swiss cheese), their delicious pressed sandwich with one of six different beers on tap, tasty soups, and wursts. Call: (530) 583-8963.


Carnelian Bay Restaurants

CB's Bistro

CB's Bistro

CB's Bistro has been a staple in Tahoe for over 20 years! Tahoe local and world traveled chef, Callie GilanFarr, has taken over in 2015 to bring more variety and specials to the menu. CB's Bistro dishes up some of the most excellent pizza in Lake Tahoe. They offer casual family-style dining with hand-thrown pizza, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and pasta. They’re open year-round for lunch, dinner. Beer and wine bar, friendly service, video games, sports TV. Happy Hour Daily from 4 - 6 P.M. Live music every Wednesday from 6 -9 P.m. CB’s Bistro Daily Specials: Meatless Monday, Italian Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, Mexican Thursday, and Fish Friday. Featuring new items every week! It’s a real locals favorite. Call: (530) 546-4738.
Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Gar Woods Grill & Pier is an upscale casual restaurant that accommodates groups of 160 just as comfortably as a party of two. Their chef has created a menu highlighting California cuisine; hand-cut steaks and fresh Pacific seafood served in their fun-in-the-sun atmosphere. The wine list is a collection of California's best-known vintners featuring more than a dozen wines by the glass. Enjoy Tahoe's warm summer days sitting on their waterfront deck while sipping on a world famous “Wet Woody” fruity rum cocktails. With nearly two million sold you'll be in good company but come early to get a seat. When visiting during the ski season, thaw out in front of their three-story tall river rock fireplace with a Warm Woody or a Heavenly Bottom. Lake Tahoe sunsets are their specialty. Call: (530) 546-3366.
Waterman’s Landing Beach Café

Waterman’s Landing Beach Café

Stop by Waterman’s Landing for their unique blend of organic coffee and eclectic Café Menu offering a unique selection of beer and wine by the glass. Waterman’s Landing Beach Café is one of Tahoe's only actual lakefront breakfast spots. You’ll fall in love with their breakfast burritos, Panini sandwiches (chicken pesto is fantastic), gourmet salads, and snacks & drinks. Call: (530) 546-3590.
The Old Post Office Cafe

The Old Post Office Cafe

Head west of town toward Carnelian Bay, where this always-packed, cheery wooden shack (never, in fact, a post office) serves scrumptious breakfast: buttery potatoes, eggs Benedict, biscuits with gravy, fluffy omelets with lots of fillings and fresh-fruit smoothies. We recommend the California Omelette with the potatoes & the pancakes. Waits for a table get long on summer and winter weekends, so go early. Call: (530) 546-3205.


Crystal Bay Restaurants

Bistro Elise at Crystal Bay Casino

Bistro Elise at Crystal Bay Casino

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual atmosphere, the Bistro Elise serves late night snacks as well as superb, eco-friendly cuisine at a reasonable price. Located inside the Crystal Bay Casino. Bistro Elise is a place where people can come together to share stories over a perfectly made cappuccino and enjoy delicious Bistro fare. Looking to indulge? Treat yourself to a CBC Burger and top it off with dessert with a delightful guilt-free frozen yogurt! Call: (775) 833-6333.
Steak & Lobster House at Crystal Bay Casino

Steak & Lobster House at Crystal Bay Casino

The Steak & Lobster House at the Crystal Bay Club is the place on the North Shore for your fine dining pleasure. They specialize in Australian Rock Lobster. Their cozy atmosphere and excellent service enhance your dining experience. Their Maître d', will thrill you as he prepares your Caesar's Salad, Steak Diane, or Bananas Foster tableside. If you prefer, try one of their many combination dinners: Filet and Australian Lobster Tail, Prime Rib and Lobster, Rack of Lamb and Lobster, to name a few. Let the Steak & Lobster House Chef tantalize you with his daily specials. Call: (775) 833-6333.


Donner Summit Restaurants

The Dining Room in Village Lodge at Sugar Bowl

The Dining Room in Village Lodge at Sugar Bowl

Fine dining with a view, enjoy Bay Area-inspired California cuisine in a classic high-alpine Lodge. An oversize wood-burning fireplace greets you, while you take in beautiful photos depicting the history of Donner Summit, on your way to a meal you won't soon forget. Featuring fine dining selections such as Scottish seared salmon, elk tenderloin and vegetarian penne pasta, complete with an extensive wine selection to perfectly complement the experience. Call 530-426-7002 for reservations. Note* The Dining Room is open during Sugar Bowl’s winter operating hours.
Belt Room Bar in Village Lodge at Sugar Bowl

Belt Room Bar in Village Lodge at Sugar Bowl

Located in the Village Lodge, the Belt Room bar serves up American classics for a perfect mid-day break. And for après, you can enjoy a cold beer, cocktail or glass of wine with the best mountain view. On spring days the expansive deck is the place to be found with your beverage of choice in hand. Open daily from 11AM to 10PM. Note* The Belt Room is open during Sugar Bowl’s winter operating hours.


West Shore Restaurants

Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet

Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet

Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet is a family-run bakery and gourmet food store. Tahoe House specializes in fabulous brewed-to-order coffee, homemade pastries, cakes, bread and more. Breakfast goodies such as cinnamon rolls, fresh bagels, scones, and coffee drinks are available from 6 am until closing daily. Daily offerings include sandwiches made on our famous fresh bread, homemade soup and a variety of salads. And homemade soup is served daily as well. Phone: 530-583-1377.

Tahoe Vista Restaurants

Jason's Beachside Grille

Jason's Beachside Grille

Jason's Beachside Grille in Kings Beach is fantastic American style restaurant right on Lake Tahoe with a patio with stunning lake views. The menu at Jason's Beachside Grille Lake Tahoe Restaurant is extensive and features a great selection of appetizers, slow roasted prime rib, bbq baby back ribs, Cajun Salmon, Smoked Chicken Pasta, fresh seafood and pasta specialties, the best 1/2 pound flame broiled burger at the Lake. Don't forget about their famous fresh salad bar. Call: (530) 546-3315. Click Here To View Menu.
Old Range Steakhouse

Old Range Steakhouse

The Old Range Steakhouse in Tahoe Vista is one of the most popular steakhouses at the lake and offers a wide range of aged steaks, chops, prime rib, King Crab legs, BBQ ribs and a full bar with several dozen wines to choose from. For dinner try the Barbecue Ribs and Rotisserie Chicken. The Garlic Mashed Potatoes are very good and the house bread is warm. The restaurant has a great view of the lake, mountains and the forest and the interior is cozy, but can be dark. Call: (530) 546-4800. Click Here To View Menu.