Lake Tahoe travel guide

Restaurants in Lake Tahoe

Dining in Lake Tahoe is a vacation all its own. With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, you’re bound to find your favorite. There are casual cafés on the slopes, lavish fine dining on the lakeside, and diverse buffets in the casinos. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just appetizers and drinks, you’ll find what you’re looking for, no matter what your taste or budget.

Below are just a few of our favorite Lake Tahoe dining options:

Great Gatsby Living History Festival

August 13th, 2016 - August 14th, 2016

If you have ever had the desire to attend one of the Great Gatsby’s incredible parties, then this festival is a dream come true. Revel in vintage car shows, wandering musicians and jugglers, a raffle, lively music and a Sunday tea and period fashion show! Step back into the 1920s and help support Lake Tahoe’s Heritage Foundation!

4th Annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival

August 20th, 2016

Celebrate all that reggae has to offer with the whole family at the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival. Enjoy live music with 7,500 of your closest friends. Located at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, this is sure to be a day you will not want to miss.

Lake Tahoe’s 7th Annual Sample the Sierra

September 17th, 2016

Sponsored by the TahoeChamber, Sample the Sierra is a farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine and art in the Sierra Nevada. Shop your way through beautiful handmade products while enjoying fine food and wine and listening to live entertainment. Celebrate the heritage and culture of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with the whole family!

Alpine Meadows (North Lake)

Ice bar

Take a quick breather between runs to kick back with a hot drink and barbecued bratwurst at Alpine Meadows’ Ice Bar. Find the perfect pick-me-up at the base of Sherwood chair, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Treats café

Located right in the breezeway at Alpine Meadows, Treats Café can provide savory sweets and gourmet deli items as you make your way to or from the mountain. Pick up a sandwich, coffee or any number of tongue-tickling desserts all made from scratch. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekends.

Northstar at Tahoe (North Lake)


Baxter’s Bistro & Lounge has refined the après-ski dining experience by creating dishes that are fresh, seasonal and modern. Choose from a wide selection of wines and contemporary American cuisine as you soak in the live lounge jazz and sleek décor.

Mikuni Sushi

This chic sushi bar and restaurant rivals the fabulous Tahoe scenery with equally fabulous cuisine. The rich décor blends contemporary Asian styles with the look of a traditional European mountain lodge. Mikuni Sushi is ideal for a high-energy experience or just a cozy night on the town.

TC’s Pub

TC’s Pub provides cocktails, après-ski appetizers, and an assortment of delicious pub fare in a casual environment. Stop in for a bite and watch the game on the number of plasma screens; TC’s is ideal for groups and families.

Chocolate Bar

At the Chocolate Bar you’ll experience the social side of dining with a vibrant atmosphere complimented by a unique menu, spectacular desserts and tempting libations. The variety of culinary creations will satisfy connoisseurs and chocolate aficionados alike.

Squaw Valley (North Lake)

Cornice Cantina

Situated in the Far East Center of Squaw Valley, Cornice Cantina crafts well-known Mexican favorites as well as original dishes. Lounge on the large sundeck to take in views of sweeping Squaw Valley as you enjoy a terrific drink and nachos. On weekends after 9:30, Cornice Cantina is transformed into a vibrant dance club.

Le Chamois

Le Chamois has established itself as the traditional gathering spot in which local skiers and snowboarders unwind and grab a drink after a day on Squaw’s powdery slopes. Come in for a beer with friends or just stop by for a few laughs with a group of entertaining Squaw Valley locals.

Auld Dubliner

The Auld Dubliners offers authentic drafts, Irish cuisine and a number of local favorites. With an interior crafted to replicate a traditional cottage pub, the surroundings create an ideal setting to recline and enjoy good company, good friends, and live music each weekend.


This wine shop and bar hosts events, wine tastings, live music, and “Meet the Winemaker” sessions each weekend. Uncork a bottle and savor a delectable cheese plate or take a bottle to go. Uncorked is located at The Village in Squaw Valley on First Street.

Heavenly Resort & South Lake

Tamarack Lodge

This expansive 15,000 square-foot lodge is a brand new addition to Heavenly Resort. The food court has a wide selection of dining opportunities, from artisan pizza and grilled dishes, chili and sandwiches, to a full service bar. Satisfy the whole group after a day on the slopes at the Tamarack Lodge.

Snow Beach

The Snow Beach is a relaxed place that offers a wide range of traditional American cuisine. Choose from soups and sandwiches, hot dogs and chili dogs, salads, and much more. Take the views of Lake Tahoe and Heavenly from the Snow Beach to create a fantastic end to a wonderful day.


Conveniently located at the center of Heavenly Village, this grill and bar creates outstanding dishes with a unique flair. As you sit out on the sunny patio be sure to take in the splendid views of Heavenly’s impressive mountain skyline and the shimmering waters of nearby Lake Tahoe.


Continually recognized as one of Tahoe’s best establishments, Orchid prepares authentic Thai cuisine made to order with fresh and flavorful local ingredients. The menu includes curries; noodle dishes; chicken, beef, pork, and tofu entrées; and an array of vegetarian options.

Other North Lake Tahoe Area Dining


Open since 1978 Wolfdale’s has developed a distinctive style of cuisine and professional service that illustrates a reputation of dedication to excellence both in the uniqueness of food and style. The talented staff enjoys learning and catering to precisely what guests enjoy.

Moody's Bistro and Lounge

At Moody's, an unexpectedly diverse group of people comes together to make your fine dining experience remarkable.

CB's Pizza and Grill

CB’s has been serving delicious sandwiches, burgers, pasta, pizzas and more for over 20 years. Only the highest quality fresh ingredients are used. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 5075 North Lake Blvd

Chart House Restaurant

Enjoy great steak and seafood prepared just the way you like it while enjoying stunning views of Lake Tahoe and Mt. Tallac, right from your table. Serving dinner nightly. 392 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV

Christy Hill Restaurant

Enjoy a panoramic view is as you sit just a hundred feet above Lake Tahoe. Using the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients, the French influenced cuisine has been recognized by Bon Appetit, The LA Times, and Wine Spectacular. Come to Christy Hill for a night to remember. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 115 Grove St, Tahoe City.


For fine Italian food and spirits, be sure to try Lanza’s, which features pastas, steak, seafood, chicken, vegetarian dishes, pizzas and much, much more. Open daily for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. 7739 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach.

Le Bistro Restaurant and Bar

Featuring creative French cuisine, Le Bistro offers soups, salads, appetizers, and dinners prepared using the finest ingredients. Order a la carte, or choose from a "Prix-Fix" menu offering five courses you choose. Open from 6–9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 120 Country Club Drive, Incline Village.

Lone Eagle Grille

An ideal spot for lunch or dinner, Lone Eagle serves a seasonal menu featuring wild game, fresh seafood and choice meats. All the freshest local ingredients are used. Enjoy dinner while taking in breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village.

Rosie's Cafe

Rosie’s is one of the only places on the lake open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and covers everything from salads, burgers, steak, seafood, pizza, and vegetarian. There is something for everyone, so bring the whole family for a great meal. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 571 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City.

The Beacon Bar & Grill

This lakeside restaurant features an outstanding menu which has been voted a favorite by locals year after year. Selections include seafood, chicken, pasta, steak, and an array of outstanding appetizers. Open for lunch and dinner. 1900 Jameson Beach Rd

The Fresh Ketch Seafood Restaurant

Using only the freshest ingredients, the chef designs fresh fish, meats, pastas, appetizers and more to satisfy everyone. Enjoy some of the best cuisine in Tahoe while overlooking beautiful shimmering lake. Serving dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m. 2435 Venice Dr, South Lake Tahoe.

The Soule Domain

Featuring creative American cuisine in an elegant log cabin. Every dish is a house specialty, created by chef/owner Charles Soule. Open nightly at 6 p.m., 7 days a week. 9983 Stateline Rd, Kings Beach, CA.

Other South Lake Tahoe Area Dining

The Naked Fish Sushi

The Naked Fish is located in South Lake Tahoe, California right on Hwy 50 near the state line just two blocks from the casinos. It was first opened in 1999. It is the original Naked Fish Sushi Restaurant. It has many imitators but is not affiliated with any other Naked Fish.

Café Fiore

With only seven tables at Café Fiore you know it doesn't get more intimate. Candles glimmer at each of the window side tables arranged in the cozy wood paneled dining room. In the summer, tables are set up outside. Wherever you sit, be adventurous; among other unusual selections the Italian menu features items such as eggplant crepes served with sun-dried tomatoes and a sherry wine sauce. Amazing desserts include homemade white chocolate ice cream.

Off the Hook

Locally owned and operated, Off the Hook Sushi is one of South Lake Tahoe’s favorite sushi spots, and was rated "Best of Tahoe 2008."

Tahoe House Bakery and Gourmet

Tahoe House features fresh baked breads, pastries, coffee drinks, cookies, European style tortes, a variety of bottled sauces and dressings, deli lunches and fully prepared meals to go with gourmet cheeses, meats and much more.


Throughout the past 26 years, Dan Passaretti and Tai Hannon have worked side-by-side to create this unique establishment in South Lake Tahoe. Passaretti's Italian Restaurant is a local favorite and a hidden jewel to those who visit.

Heidi's Family Restaurant

Not a big franchise, not a big chain, just locally owned and operated family restaurants.