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Restaurants in South Lake Tahoe

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these South Lake Tahoe restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best South Lake Tahoe restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in South Lake Tahoe to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best South Lake Tahoe restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in South Lake Tahoe.

  • Baxter’s Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The sultry lounge has artisanal cocktails (try the Alpine Blood Orange Cosmo), house-made charcuterie, and remarkably good live jazz. More
  • Blue Water Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Sit right over the lake and watch the sun set over the bouillabaisse or the sake-steamed clams with cilantro-lime butter. More
  • Dory's Oar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Housed within a 16th-century Tudor replica this hip-ified Bay-style bistro serves everything from gourmet burgers and rack of lamb to halibut fille... More
  • Red Hut Cafe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar

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