Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge
Boasting the largest lakefront deck at Tahoe, Sunnyside's summer-party atmosphere and somewhat predictable burgers-and-ribs menu keeps diners of all ages happy. A meal here is more of a social event than a fine-dining experience, but that’s exactly what the crowd wants. Expect to see a lot of fried calamari plates coming out of the kitchen. In winter, the action moves indoors to the cozy lodge-style dining room. In any season, it’s a near-requirement to share a slice of tooth-achingly sweet hula pie for dessert (macadamia nut ice cream on a chocolate cookie crust, crowned with whipped cream and chocolate fudge). Sunnyside is part of a family of restaurants that includes several Hawaiian cousins—Duke’s, Leilani at the Beach, Kimo’s, and Keoki Paradise.
By Ann Marie Brown, AFAR Local Expert
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Drinks and food with an epic view
Sunnyside restaurant, on the west side of Lake Tahoe, is a popular after-ski place for drinks and food, and for good reason. The view from both the bar area and the restaurant is a wide expanse of lake to mountains, while the interior is warm and homey - very much a lodge feel. In the summer, there is a great outside deck with a dock where small boats can moor.
By Derek Butcher, AFAR Staff
1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA