North Lake Tahoe's Best Restaurants

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With so many tourists visiting the Lake Tahoe area, it is no wonder that we have so many great restaurants. The limited availability for space, and the competition among the restaurant owners encourages top notch dining and food preparation.

These restaurants provide a variety of dining options, from upscale fine dining to casual lakeside eateries. Whether a relaxed deck atmosphere, or exquisitely prepared food in an elegant setting, the north and west shores of Lake Tahoe offer many restaurant choices.

North Shore:

Gar Woods Grill & Pier: Located in Carnelian Bay, Gar Woods Grill & Pier is iconic for its scenic lakefront setting, rustic atmosphere and popular Wet Woody. They offer a diverse menu featuring fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and cocktails. The restaurant has a lively bar area and a large deck with stunning views of the lake.

Jake’s On The Lake: Situated in Tahoe City, Jake’s On The Lake is a popular choice for locals and visitors alike. It boasts a beautiful lakefront location and expansive windows with panoramic views. The menu features a wide range of dishes. Enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, and salads. They also have a full-service bar and offer outdoor seating.

Soule Domain: Tucked away in Crystal Bay, Soule Domain offers a unique dining experience in a cozy and intimate setting. The restaurant is housed in a charming log cabin. It is known for its excellent steaks, wild game, and creative dishes. The menu also includes vegetarian and vegan options. Guests can enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere with live music on select nights.

Christy Hill: Located in Tahoe City, Christy Hill is a refined and elegant restaurant known for its breathtaking lake views. The menu focuses on contemporary American cuisine with a touch of French influence. They use locally sourced ingredients to create dishes like seafood, pasta, and meat entrees. The restaurant has a wine list featuring regional and international selections.

The Old Post Office: Situated in Carnelian Bay, The Old Post Office is a cozy and rustic eatery that offers American cuisine with international influences. The menu features a variety of dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, and seafood. It’s a popular spot for both locals and tourists looking for a relaxed dining experience.

West Shore:

Sunnyside Restaurant: Located in Tahoe City, Sunnyside is a classic lakefront restaurant with a casual and friendly atmosphere. The menu offers a range of Californian cuisine, including fresh seafood, salads, burgers, and sandwiches. The restaurant has a spacious deck overlooking the lake, where guests can enjoy their meals while taking in the scenic views.

West Shore Cafe: Situated in Homewood, West Shore Cafe and Inn is a charming lakeside establishment that combines dining with accommodation. The restaurant features a refined menu focusing on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Diners can enjoy a variety of dishes, including seafood, steaks, pastas, and desserts, while enjoying panoramic lake views.

The River Grill: Located in Tahoe City near the Truckee River, The River Grill offers a relaxed dining experience with a focus on American and Mediterranean cuisine. The menu includes dishes like fresh seafood, salads, pastas, and wood-fired pizzas. Guests can enjoy outdoor seating with views of the river. They also have a popular happy hour menu.

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill: Situated in Tahoe City, Bridgetender is a popular spot known for its casual and lively atmosphere. It features a menu of pub-style fare, including great burgers, sandwiches, salads, and comfort food classics. The restaurant also has a full bar with a wide selection of beers on tap.

Chambers Landing Bar & Restaurant: Located in Homewood, Chambers Landing is a historic establishment with a rich history dating back to the 1870s. It offers a lakefront bar and restaurant experience, where visitors can enjoy drinks, casual dining, and live music during the summer months. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, and other American favorites.

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