Lake Tahoe Restaurants

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  • 1. Christy Hill

    $$$$ | American

    Huge windows reveal stellar lake views at this Euro–Cal restaurant serving seafood, beef, and vegetarian entrées, along with small-plate offerings...Read More

  • 2. Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Perched above town on the site of North America's first chairlift, this local institution has a bar decked out with old wooden skis, sleds,...Read More

  • 3. Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    Its excellent service, world-class cuisine, and superb wine list make this intimate restaurant the top choice for high-end dining in South Lake...Read More

  • 4. Marty's Cafe

    $ | American

    You'd never know from this downtown café's laid-back decor that the namesake owner-chef's resume includes stints at fancy restaurants from Beverly...Read More

  • 5. PlumpJack Cafe

    $$$$ | American

    The menu at this silver-tone white-tablecloth restaurant whose wide windows reveal Squaw in all its glory changes seasonally, but look for rib...Read More

  • 6. Artemis Lakefront Cafe

    $$ | Mediterranean

    A festive marina restaurant with a heated outdoor patio, Artemis reveals its Greek influences in breakfast dishes like baklava French toast...Read More

  • 7. Blue Angel Café

    $$ | Eclectic

    A favorite of locals, who fill the dozen or so wooden tables, this cozy spot with Wi-Fi serves basic sandwiches and salads along with internationally...Read More

  • 8. Cafe Zenon

    $ | Eclectic

    Straightforward Vietnamese pho noodle soup is served all day at this restaurant at Tahoe City's public golf course, but the chef also prepares...Read More

  • 9. FiftyFifty Brewing Company

    $$ | American

    In this Truckee brewpub the warm red tones and comfy booths, plus a pint of the Donner Party porter (or a shot of bourbon), will take the nip...Read More

  • 10. Fire Sign Cafe

    $ | American

    There's often a wait for breakfast and lunch at this great little diner with pine paneling, hardwood floors, and an exposed-beam ceiling, but...Read More

  • 11. Fireside Pizza Company

    $ | Pizza

    Adults might opt for the signature pear-and-Gorgonzola pizza at this modern Italian restaurant, but most kids clamor for the house favorite...Read More

  • 12. Freshies

    $$ | Eclectic

    When you've had your fill of junk food, come here for healthful meals prepared with an earth-friendly attitude. Specialties include seafood...Read More

  • 13. Gar Woods Grill and Pier

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    The view's the thing at this lakeside stalwart, where you can watch the sun shimmer on the water through the dining room's plateglass windows...Read More

  • 14. Graham's at Squaw Valley

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Sit by a floor-to-ceiling river-rock hearth under a knotty-pine peaked ceiling in this well-run restaurant's intimate dining room. The southern...Read More

  • 15. Jason's Beachside Grille

    $$ | American

    If the kids want burgers but you want bourbon, area mainstay Jason's has a full bar as well as steaks, 10 kinds of burgers, teriyaki chicken...Read More

  • 16. Kalani's at Lake Tahoe

    $$$$ | Asian

    The white-tablecloth dining room at Heavenly's sleekest (and priciest) restaurant is decked out with carved bamboo, a burnt-orange color palette...Read More

  • 17. Lanza's

    $$ | Italian

    Expect good old-fashioned Italian-American classics on red-and-white-checked tablecloths at this local favorite. There's lasagna, manicotti...Read More

  • 18. Moody's Bistro, Bar & Beats

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Head here for contemporary-Cal cuisine in a sexy dining room with pumpkin-color walls, burgundy velvet banquettes, and art-deco fixtures. The...Read More

  • 19. My Thai Cuisine

    $ | Thai

    Fantastic flavors and gracious owners have earned this humble roadside restaurant with river-stone columns, pine-paneled walls and ceilings...Read More

  • 20. Nepheles Restaurant

    $$$ | American

    The mood is low-key but the California cuisine is outstanding at this small white-tablecloth restaurant inside an old cabin. Start with escargots...Read More

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