Lake Tahoe Dining

Coffee, Cafe's and Fine 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 grub. Below, we list a sampling of Tahoe City dining establishments. Bon appetite!


Cedar House Pub – Granlibakken's on-site restaurant offers a variety of family-friendly and affordable favorites in a cozy, warm fireside setting. Open throughout the winter season on Friday, Saturday and some holidays. Check our calendar for opening day.  Closed Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Gran Spot – Granlibakken's on-site coffee cart offers delicious gourmet coffee drinks as well as a limited menu, fresh bakery items, and signature alcoholic drinks.

Rusty's Kitchen – The perfect place to grab a quick bite, Rusty's Kitchen offers affordable, authentic, homestyle Mexican food. Open weekends and holidays throughout the ski season.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fat Cat – This café keeps it fun and fresh with sandwiches, simple pastas and salads. Great music, a lively bar and local art on the walls.

Stony Ridge Uncommon Kitchen – 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.

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique – Tahoe City fine dining at its finest, Wolfdale's has been serving East-West cuisine since 1978.

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.

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 coffeeshop.