Tahoe City Restaurants

Located on the northwest shore of Tahoe where the Truckee river begins to flow, Tahoe City is a popular destination offering visitors many restaurant and dining options.

Christy Hill Restaurant
Christy Hill is a terrific restaurant with an incredible view of Tahoe. Its intimate setting and fine cuisine have won this restaurant many awards and a reputation as a romantic destination. Christy Hill is known for dinner, but lately has been open on a limited basis for lunch. They offer an extensive wine list and traditional creme brulee for desert. You can find Christie Hill tucked away behind retail stores in the middle of Tahoe City. Our pick: anything served with one of Tahoe's famous sunsets.
115 Grove St. Tahoe City, CA

Aspen Grove Foods
Aspen Grove deli offers some excellent panini style sandwiches, fresh deli items, coffee, salads and retail wine sales. Try it out for an affordable, quick lunch.
599 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA

Jake's on the Lake
Located in the Boatworks Mall, Jake's is a great choice for lunch or dinner. With a location that provides excellent views of Tahoe and its surrounding peaks, and excellent food in a semi-casual atmosphere. During summer, the outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy lunch in the sun. Our pick: fresh fish with a pinot grigio.
780 N. Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA

Sol y Lago
Upstairs in the Boatworks Mall, Sol y Lago occupies the recently renovated space that used to be the Hacienda. The atmosphere is swanky, and tapas and dishes with a Latino influence give a new flare to the tahoe city scene. Sangria is available along with a full range of spirits from the stylish bar.
760 N. Lake Boulevard Tahoe City

A TahoeVision.com Pick!Wolfdales Cuisine Unique
Seared scallops, smoked trout, ground filet burgers are prepared in style at Wolfdales. Belly up to the bar after a long day on the mountain and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine. Wofdales offer fine cuisine in an elegant, comfortable atmosphere. Our pick: Tuna Sashimi with Ginger.
640 North Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA

Pull up in in your boat, enjoy a margarita and a fish taco on the deck at sunnyside. A popular local hangout as well as a destination for vacationers looking for classic Tahoe style, Sunnyside is actually on West shore off 89, a bit south of Tahoe City.
1850 W. Lake Blvd. Tahoe City

Pfeifer House
The Pfeifer House is one of Tahoe's oldest restaurants, and is full of the flavors of Germany. While there, you may even be able to convince yourself you are in Europe. It is a perfect place to visit after your alpine adventures in North Tahoe, with selections of schnitzel, goulash, bratwurst, and beef. Full bar with good wine selections. You can find Pfeifer House just 1/4 mile North of the 'Y' in Tahoe City on HW 89. Closed Monday and Tuesday, and during some off-seasons. Reservations advised.
760 River Road, Tahoe City, CA

Pierce Street Annex
A 21 and over destination, Pierce Street has pool tables, fooseball, sports TVs, games, and dancing in addition to happy hour specials and bar food. If you are looking for a party, it's more of a party spot than a place to eat, so check it out. Pierce Street is located behind Safeway.
850 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA

Rosie's Cafe
Rosies has affordably priced American food, a full bar, and a family atmosphere. Famous bartender Dennis Lou might be there to take care of you if you are lucky. Happy hour specials.
571 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA

Sierra Vista
Located in the Marina Mall, Sierra Vista has lake views, a full bar, and frequently has concerts and late night parties. They are normally open for lunch and dinner with menu items including Japaneese Sea Bass, Hungarian Goulash, Linguini with Clams and Chicken Cordon Bleu.
700 N. Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA

Bridge Tender
The Bridge Tender used to occupy the space next to the Dam where the Truckee River starts to flow; this is now a park. They have moved into a new building across the street. Gone are the trees growing through the building, but the Bridge Tender retained its charm with a nice wooden bar, decent bar food, reasonable prices, and good times for all.
Just South of the Y, West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City

River Ranch Restaurant & Lodge
Technically, the River Ranch is probably closer to Alpine Meadows than Tahoe City, but it's a popular spot for people who want to take the 3 or 4 mile drive or raft trip to sit by the river and enjoy lunch in the sun. The River Ranch is at the base of the Alpine Meadows entrance on 89, serving cocktails and delicious entrees including Elk Loin and Venison in a warm, comfortable room. During summer, they often have live entertainment outside on their deck.
Highway 89 & Alpine Meadows Rd, Tahoe City

A TahoeVision.com Pick!Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet
Open for morning snacks, coffee and afternoon lunch, Tahoe House is worth a visit if you are looking for a snack or bakery item. The atmosphere is cozy, and there is plenty of room to just hang out, read, have a sandwich and enjoy a coffee. Our pick: Try a Jamaican Rum Ball; we rarely pass up an opportunity to stop for one. We love this place!
625 West Lake Blvd., Highway 89, mile south of the Tahoe City Y

Black Bear Tavern
2.5 South of the Y at Tahoe City, West Shore's Black Bear is an excellent choice if you are looking for fine cuisine in romantic, rustic 'Old Tahoe' style in a warm atmosphere. The menu includes some exciting game meats and wines. So go on in, enjoy the fire, and soak up some West Shore charm.
2255 W. Lake Blvd

Fiamma Cucina Rustica serves dinner only. Respectable wine list, comfortable atmosphere, and fine cuisine.
521 N Lake Blvd # 1A

Blue Agave
The Blue Agave is right in the middle of town, across from the Commons Beach. A popular spot for Tecates and margaritas, they are worth a visit for their Mexican food too.
425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City CA

The Dam Cafe
Just across the street from Tahoe's only dam, The Dam Cafe serves up coffee drinks, lunch and breakfast items daily.
55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City

Rubicon Deli
The Rubicon Deli is located within the Tahoe Tree Company nursery and garden store. Famous for it's big sandwiches, it's a nice place to stop for lunch and eat outside on the picnic tables under tall trees.
401 W Lake Blvd

Syd's Bagelery and Expresso
A Tahoe City favorite, Syd's offers bagel sandwiches and snacks in addition to good good coffee and espresso drinks. Their location is also a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a hot treat with wireless internet access. It's located on the lake side of HW 28 in Tahoe City.
550 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City

Java Juice Wrap and Bagel
A great place to stop on your way to the mountain for a quick breakfast snack and good espresso drinks. It's located on HW 28 on the side of the street opposite the lake. In addition to coffee, they serve wraps, bagels and breakfast sandwiches.
521 N Lake Blvd

Located in Lake Forest, Bacci's is Tahoe's oldest Italian Restaurant. It's a family-owned establishment with old fashioned Italian decor. The cocktail bar has a limited menu, while the restaurant's menu has a large selection of Italian entrees. Dinner only - we recommend calling to confirm hours of operation during slow times.
2905 Lake Forest Rd, Tahoe City

Jiffy's Pizza
Pizza delivery and pick-up on the north shore.
6883 North Lake Blvd

Yama Sushi
Yama is Tahoe City's sushi hot-spot. A popular apres-ski dinner location for coktails, fresh fish and sake.
950 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City

Rock's Mesquite Rotisserie
Rock's is located across from the beach in the Cobbestone Center. They feature rotisserie chicken, tri-tip in salads, burritos, tacos and more. Lunch and dinner, eat-in and take-out available.
In the Cobblestone Center, Tahoe City

River Grill
Located at the Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City, River Grill offers good food and cocktails with Happy hour in the bar daily.
55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City

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