Lake Tahoe Travel Guide


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West Lake Tahoe Restaurants

West Lake Tahoe Restaurants –  Carnelian Bay, Homewood, Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, and Tahoe Vista are home to some to some wonderful restaurants. Whether you're looking for an elegant, romantic dinner or something that you can grab and take to the beach, North Lake Tahoe restaurants have a wide range of options that will meet almost any expectation.The Dining Guide below lists restaurants in South Lake Tahoe and Stateline. Please click on a food category from the "Dining Guide".   

You can also expand your search for South Lake Tahoe, North Lake Tahoe, and Truckee.  Click on a link to view their specific listings.

Dining Guide – North Lake Tahoe Restaurants

American and Family Restaurants

Fire Sign Cafe

1785 W. Lake Blvd., Squaw Valley, CA  (530) 583-0871

Gar Woods Grill & Pier on the Lake

5000 No. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, CA  (530) 546-3366

Old Post Office Coffee Shop

5245 No. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, CA  (530) 546-3205

Poolside Restaurant

Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Squaw Valley, CA  (530) 583-5585

River Ranch Restaurant & Lodge

Hwy 89 at Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City  (530) 583-4264

Sunnyside Resort & Restaurant

1850 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City  (530) 583–7200

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96146  (530) 583-5700


Buffet Restaurants



Chinese Restaurants



Continental/California Restaurants

Christy Hill Restaurant

115 Grove St., Tahoe City  (530) 583-8551

Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill

700 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145   (530) 581-0303

Graham's Restaurant at Squaw Valley

1650 Squaw Valley Rd., Squaw Valley, CA  (530) 581-0454

Jake's on the Lake Restaurant

Boatworks Shopping Mall, 780 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA   (530) 583-0188

The Pfeifer House Restaurant

760 River Rd., Tahoe City, CA  (530) 583-3102

PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn Lake Tahoe

1920 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146   (530) 583-1576

Swiss Lakewood Restaurant

5055 W. Lake Blvd., Homewood  (530) 525-5211

Za's Restaurant

395 No. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City  (530) 583-1812

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96146  (530) 583-5700


Dave's Deli

1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olympic Valley, CA  (530) 581-1085

Sweet Potatoes

400 Squaw Creek Rd., Squaw Valley, CA  (530) 583-6300




Fast Food Restaurants


The Char-Pit Restaurant

8732 No. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach  (530) 546-3171

The Grid

8545 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach CA 95946  (530)546-0300

French Restaurants

Le Petit Pier Restaurant

7238 No. Lake Blvd., Squaw Valley, CA  (530) 546-4464


German Restaurants

Granlibakken Resort & Restaurant — German

625 Granlibakken Rd., Squaw Valley, CA  (530) 583-4242


Italian Restaurants

Juice, Java & Bakeries

Mexican Restaurants

Pizza Restaurants


Seafood and Steaks


What’s on Tap


Lake Tahoe Festivals & Events:


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival—7/8 – 8/21

North Lake—Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment before you…

Labor Day Lake Tahoe Fireworks Extravaganza—9/4/16 @ 08:30 PM

South Lake—This pyrotechnic exhibition explodes over Lake Tahoe after dusk and features a variety of patterns, shapes, and designs.

Big Band Jazz Concert at the Sugar Pine Point State Park—9/4/16

West Lake—Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic, low-back chairs, blankets, and be prepared to have fun.

The Great Reno Balloon Race—9/9 – 9/11/16

Reno—This is the 35th year for one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events! It attracts nearly 100 hot air balloons

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.


Top Attractions:

Winter Outdoor Activities  – 2015/16

The ski areas were finally blessed with SNOW! The recent drought took its toll, but finally were seeing some action…

Summer Outdoor Activities – 2016

Lake Tahoe  – In a couple of months, Lake Tahoe will be bursting with outdoor activities!

Desolation Wilderness Area 

Awesome hiking from late spring to late summer. 


For more information on local attractions, click on the Lake Tahoe Attractions or Recreational Activities.



The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the summer months, Lake Tahoe is inundated with tourists making driving challenging. Another issue, is the warm summer months are the best to complete road work. This combination can create very long delays in certain sections. Go to to learn about road conditions. 

Yes, It’s Still Water! California’s extreme drought has created some long-term consequences. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing may be impacted. It has also create EXTREME fire conditions, so be sure to check with local authorities about campfire and camp stove regulations.   

The Plague! It sounds medieval, but chipmunks and squirrels around Lake Tahoe can carry the Plague and health officials urge caution. Click here to learn more.

Yellow Jackets! I don’t know why it’s so bad this season, but from Tahoe City south  along the beaches the bees are everywhere! Click here to learn more.


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