Where to Eat in and around Lake Tahoe
Collected by Ann Marie Brown , AFAR Local Expert
When visiting Lake Tahoe, waterfront dining is practically a requirement. Restaurants here pair breathtaking views with everything from hearty fare to prix-fixe menus to craft beers, making the setting even more enjoyable.
5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141, USA
This waterfront café and lodge is a lake-lover’s dream. The building’s architecture alone is worth a look, with its dark teak wood, soaring ceilings, and massive windows that show off the lake. As soon as you walk in the front...
1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA
Boasting the largest lakefront deck at Tahoe, Sunnyside features a summer-party atmosphere and somewhat predictable burgers-and-ribs menu that keeps diners of all ages happy. A meal here is more of a social event than a fine-dining experience, but...
10046 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
Epicures vie for a table at Restaurant Trokay, where chef-owners John and Nyna Weatherson dream up prix-fixe menus with imaginative ingredients and artful flavor combinations. The dining room’s green walls and contemporary design create an...
2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd Suite #2050, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, USA
At South Lake Tahoe’s only self-pour bar, you’re in charge of the taps. Choose from 25 regional craft beers—including seasonal limited releases, artisan fruity sours, and made-in-Tahoe IPAs— then pour just a few sips or a...
111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451, USA
Perched on the lakefront at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, the Lone Eagle is best visited during daylight hours, when diners can fully appreciate the views of the cobalt-blue water. Even if it’s snowing outside, the restaurant’s...
6300 W Lake Blvd, Tahoma, CA 96142, USA
Built in 1857, this historic, wood-beamed pavilion enjoys a park-like setting right on the beach. Folding French doors create the feel of open-air dining, and the simple but satisfying menu (salmon, filet mignon, duck breast, and burgers) gives...
100 Lake Pkwy, Stateline, NV 89449, USA
With Edgewood’s vaulted ceiling and massive windows overlooking North America’s largest alpine lake, it's hard to focus on its Continental-style menu, which features fresh seafood, elk chops, aged rib eye, and filet mignon. At every...
5000 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140, USA
Zoom up to the dock in your private yacht (or just drive your car to the parking lot), then score a spot on the outdoor deck here for gorgeous lake views. Whatever you order, wash it down with a Wet Woody, a signature mix of specialty rum, peach...
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