Lake Tahoe Dining
Hungry? Dozens of Tahoe City restaurants are ready to feed you, whether you’re in the mood for burgers, seafood, steaks or just a good cup of coffee. Since you’re in Tahoe, don’t forget to let your eyes feast on the gorgeous lake views, the rambling Truckee River, or the towering pines while you dine. Below is a sampling of Tahoe City dining establishments. Bon appetite!
Located At Granlibakken
Cedar House Pub – Granlibakken’s on-site restaurant offers a variety of family-friendly and affordable favorites. In a beautiful setting with a cozy fireplace in the winter and a sunny deck in the summer.
Rusty’s Mexican Kitchen – The perfect place to grab a quick bite, Rusty’s Kitchen offers affordable, authentic, home-style Mexican food. Open weekends and holidays throughout the winter ski season.
Located on The West Shore
The Bridgetender – If burgers, fries and beers are what you crave, then this is your spot. The iconic restaurant and bar on the banks of the Truckee River doubles its fun in summer with a spacious outdoor patio and bar.
Fire Sign Cafe – Since 1978, Fire Sign Cafe has brought fresh, homemade breakfast and lunch to the Tahoe basin. In addition to the restaurant they also have an Annex coffee shop.
Spoon – Gourmet American comfort food served in a quaint cottage.
Stony Ridge Uncommon Kitchen – Located just outside the entrance from Granlibakken. Pack a picnic with goodies from this spot specializing in hot lunches, raw food, and sushi to-go. And since it’s located inside New Moon Natural Foods grocery, they’ll be something for everyone here.
Sunnyside Steakhouse & Lodge – A Tahoe tradition. Come for casual fare at the bar or outside deck, or indulge in fine dining at the Lakeside Dining Room.
Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet – Coffee brewed to order, and European-style breads and pastries to die for! Sandwiches, soups, and salads are available to eat-in or to go. This family-owned and operated spot has been a local favorite for over 30 years.
West Shore Market – Locally owned and operated market featuring local food, specialty wine, and products made by Tahoe-based artisans. Also featuring fresh-baked goods daily and a deli. They’re right on the bike path and across the street from the beach.
Located in Tahoe City
Bacchi’s Inn – Established in 1932, this timeless northern Italian eatery serves up huge portions family-style. This hidden gem is tucked away in Tahoe City’s Lake Forest neighborhood.
Blue Agave – Sip a margarita and enjoy classic Mexican fare.
Blue Fish – Hole-in-the-wall California poke bowl spot located inside SiPS bottle shop and tasting room.
Cafe Zenon Tahoe City – Specialty cocktails, freshly made and seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Located right at the Tahoe City golf course, and the perfect place to stop in for just a drink or a casual meal. Open seasonally.
Christy Hill – Lakefront fine dining featuring French-inspired California cuisine.
Dam Cafe – a cozy café featuring espresso, smoothies, ice cream, pastries and breakfast burritos. Located at the Lake Tahoe Dam and Fanny Bridge.
Fat Cat – This café keeps it fun and fresh with sandwiches, simple pasta, and salads. Great music, a lively bar, and local art on the walls.
Front Street Station Pizza Company – Look for the red truck outside this small pizza joint that’s great for take-out. Enjoy your New York-style slices on the deck’s barstools overlooking the Truckee River in summer.
Jake’s on the Lake – A longstanding Tahoe City institution. Waterfront dining and cocktails featuring American fare with Hawaii and Southern California influences. Located in the Boatworks Mall.
Marina Breakfast Company – Waterfront breakfast spot located inside Moe’s BBQ and featuring southern-inspired breakfast classics. Try their specialty dish: shrimp and grits.
Mediterranian Cafe – Fast and delicious Greek and Romanian dishes, including: falafel, hummus, borscht, shawarma, gyros, tabbouleh and more.
Mirada Tacos & Tequila – Tahoe City’s newest taco spot. Lakefront taqueria and tequileria located in the Boatworks Mall.
Moe’s Original Bar B Que – A lakefront chain BBQ joint serving up Alabama-style pulled pork and other meats smoked in-house.
Mountain Slice Cafe & Creamery – Who doesn’t love pizza and ice cream? Mountain Slice serves thin-crust pizza and a rotating selection of ice creams from Hoch Family Creamery in nearby Minden, NV.
Pioneer Cocktail Club – The Pioneer Cocktail Club is a craft cocktail bar that offers fine dining ingredients in a casual setting. With food ranging from wood-fired pizzas to an oven-roasted chicken. The cocktails include artisanal spirits and all fresh juices and house-made syrups.
River Grill – A nightly happy hour from 5 to 6:30 pm keeps this spot lively year-round, not to mention the riverside deck dining and outdoor fire pit.
Rosie’s Café – Enjoy American diner food surrounded by antique décor in the center of Tahoe City.
Syds Bagelry & Espresso – quick breakfast and lunch spot ideal for grabbing a coffee and bite on the way to your day’s adventure.
Tahoe City Sushi – A small California sushi bar carving up fresh fish for sashimi, nigiri, and maki rolls.
Tahoe Fuller’s – the popular sandwich and salad food truck has grown into a full brick-and-mortar dining establishment.
Tahoe National Brewing Company – Craft brewery and pub grub located behind Safeway in Tahoe City.
Tahoe Tap Haus – enjoy local draft beers from area breweries with California-influenced elevated pub fare. Located in the Cobblestone Center
Thai Kitchen – Casual Thai eatery serving authentic Thai curries, noodles, stir fry, and more. Exceptionally vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Uncorked Tahoe City – This quaint wine bar right in the middle of Tahoe City features artisan cheese plates to nosh alongside a bottle or tasting.
Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique – Tahoe City fine dining at its finest, Wolfdale’s has been serving East-West cuisine since 1978.
Za’s Lakefront – Pizza, tasty bites, and a full bar overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe.