Lake Tahoe Northern Shore restaurants

Top Choice American in Tahoe Vista

Old Post Office Cafe

Head west of town toward Carnelian Bay, where this always-packed, cheery wooden shack (never, in fact, a post office) serves scrumptious breakfasts: buttery potatoes, eggs Benedict, biscuits with gravy, fluffy omele…
Diner in Kings Beach

Log Cabin Caffe

Come early (especially on weekends) to join the queue for the North Shore’s best breakfast. Eggs Benedict, whole-wheat pancakes with hot fresh fruit and cranberry-orange waffles are just a few highlights from the hu…
Italian in Kings Beach


Next to the Safeway supermarket stands this beloved Italian trattoria where a tantalizing aroma of garlic, rosemary and ‘secret’ spices perfumes the air. Dinners, though undoubtedly not the tastiest you’ve ever had,…
Fast Food in Kings Beach


No gimmicks at this 1960s fast-food stand, which grills juicy burgers and St Louis–style baby back ribs, and also fries up crispy onion rings and breaded mozzarella sticks. Somebody call an ambulance!
American in Crystal Bay

Cafe Biltmore

With floral carpet and a mirrored ceiling, this meat-heavy joint is visually bizarre enough to merit a peek.