Lake Tahoe Dining and Restaurants

What better way to finish off a day of hiking, biking, or snow skiing then to enjoy a perfect meal to suit your palate? Although there are dozens of options of where to eat with a variety of cuisine at different price points, here is a snapshot of Tahoe Lyfe’s featured dining favorites on all sides of the lake (along with a quick word on the style of fare they offer):

West Shore

Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge (Tahoe City, CA)- Around for over 100 years, this fusion restaurant specializes in bringing out the taste in the unique seafood and salad dishes it serves, and is located on the sleepy west side of the lake.

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Fire Sign Café (Tahoe City, CA) – Continuing along the West Shore, enjoy a delicious breakfast at this vintage mountain-style diner that serves food so good that it’s worth driving from the other side of the lake to try it.

Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet (Tahoe City, CA) – With the tagline “While you sleep, we loaf!”, Tahoe House whips up handmade breads, pastries, sweets, cookies, and coffees on a daily basis as well as prepares deli-style sandwiches made with gourmet ingredients.

North Shore

Jason’s Beachside Grille (Kings Beach, CA) – Hamburgers, slow-roasted prime rib, wine and desserts in a lakefront patio setting. Plus, the best salad bar on the North Shore.

Hiro Sushi (Kings Beach, CA) – Family owned and operated for more than 20 years, Hiro once trained at one of the finest culinary schools in Japan and brought what he learned back to Lake Tahoe. Go all in for the all-you-can-eat special because once you try one roll you won’t want to stop.

Rosie’s (Tahoe City, CA) – American-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner served along with a fully-stocked bar and specialty drink selection.

Gar Woods (Carnelian Bay, CA) – Known for their famous Wet Woody drinks to be enjoyed overlooking the lake, Gar Woods is an upscale place to tie your boat up to the dock and enjoy an array of soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers while you take in the Tahoe breeze.

East Shore

Lone Eagle Grille (Incline Village, NV) – Fine fusion dining and an incredible wine list located across the street from the Hyatt on the shores of Lake Tahoe.  Check out Lone Eagle’s Food & Beverage specials such as Tahoe Tuesdays and Happy Hours by clicking here.

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Lakefront Dining in Incline Village at the Lone Eagle

T’s Rotisserie (Incline Village, NV) – Fast, casual and inexpensive Mexican rotisserie next to the 7-11 and Incline Village Cinema.

Tunnel Creek Café (Incline Village, NV) – Fresh coffee and sandwiches at the base of the Flume Trail and next to the Ponderosa where the hit TV show Bonanza was filmed.

South Shore

Sushi Pier– This South Lake version of Sushi Pier is always poppin’ due to its reasonably-priced rolls that serve up fresh fish with a twist. Tahoe Lyfe favorites include the Joey Ramone Long Roll, Mt. Rose roll, Mr. Pink, and the Marilyn Monroll.

Lakeside Inn and Casino– Not only does Lakeside offer a great deal on hotel rooms, it’s probably the only place at Lake Tahoe where you can get a complete prime rib and lobster dinner for only $21.99.

Driftwood Café– Right in the heart of the Heavenly Village, this family-owned restaurant serves up creative omelets, potato pancakes, and other unique breakfast items along with homemade soups, burgers, and black bean chicken chili.

Sprouts Natural Foods Café– Clean, fresh, wholesome food that is totally organic and prepared daily. Specialties include the Vegetable Crunch, Tempeh Burro, and Baked Tofu Bowl. Sprouts also serves smoothies, juices, and breakfast.



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