Restaurants

Top Choice American in Sunnyside

Fire Sign Cafe

For breakfast, everyone heads to the friendly Fire Sign for down-home omelets, blueberry pancakes, eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, fresh made-from-scratch pastries and other carbo-loading bombs, plus organic coffe…
Top Choice Californian in Tahoe City

Fat Cat

This casual, family run restaurant with local art splashed on the walls does it all: from-scratch soups, heaped salads, sandwiches, incredible burgers, pasta bowls and plenty of fried munchies for friends to share. …
Top Choice American in Tahoe City

Dockside 700 Wine Bar & Grill

On a lazy summer afternoon, grab a table on the back deck that overlooks the boats bobbing at Tahoe City Marina. Barbecue chicken, ribs and steak light a fire under dinner (reservations advised), alongside seafood p…
Californian in Sunnyside

Sunnyside Restaurant

Classic and innovative contemporary takes on steak and seafood – think porterhouse pork with cherry chutney or roasted chicken with braised fennel – pervade this lakeside dining room. In summer you’ll probably have …
American in Sunnyside

Spoon

Call ahead for takeout, or squeeze yourselves into the cozy upstairs dining room at this little slat-sided cabin by the side of the highway. Barbecue tri-tip beef sandwiches, roasted veggies, soups, baked pastas and…
Bakery in Tahoe City

Tahoe House Bakery

Before you take off down the western shore for a bike ride or hike, drop by this mom-and-pop shop that opened in the 1970s. Their motto: ‘While you sleep, we loaf.’ Sweet cookies, European pastries, fresh-baked deli…
Diner in Tahoe City

Rosie’s Cafe

With antique skis, shiny bikes and lots of pointy antlers belonging to stuffed wildlife mounted on the walls, this quirky place serves breakfast until 2:30pm. The all-American hodgepodge menu with items such as Yank…
Californian in Homewood

West Shore Café

At the West Shore Inn’s cozy destination restaurant, chef Mike Davis whips up worthy meals using fresh produce and ranched meats, from juicy burgers to Arctic char with spaghetti squash and hedgehog mushrooms. Dinne…
Deli in Tahoe City

New Moon Natural Foods

A tiny but well-stocked natural-foods store, its gem of a deli concocts scrumptious ethnic food to go, all packaged in biodegradable and compostable containers. Try the fish tacos or Thai salad with organic greens a…
Modern American in Tahoe City

River Ranch Lodge

This stone-built riverside dining room is a popular stop, drawing rafters and bikers to its patio for summer barbecue lunches.