South Lake Tahoe


Tahoe offers everything from the down-home dive to off the charts cuisine. Use your YELP app to find specifics on location, direction, hours, etc. There are plenty of “big box” restaurants, but here are some locally owned ones that we recommend.

​Red Hut – go to the original on Kingsbury Grade. Great breakfast joint. Totally a dive, very casual, good service and excellent food. Very reasonably priced.

Thai one On – Kingsbury Grade – not so much ambiance, but great food and service. We like to order ahead and take home for a great meal with a view!

Sushi Pier – Hwy 50, known for their all you can eat sushi! $18 for lunch and $24 for dinner. Great food and service. Maybe one of the more expensive lunches in town, but totally worth it if you like your sushi.

Base Camp Pizza – Tahoe Heavenly Village – great craft brews and the best pizza in town. If you need gluten free options, just let them know and they can accommodate almost all requests.

Café Fiore – Southlake Tahoe – higher end cuisine. Excellent Italian food – housemade everything, typically offering a local fresh catch and veggies from within driving distance.

Riva Grill – right on Lake Tahoe. Heated, covered patio with year round seating. Stunning views and excellent drinks. Food is good, service is good – but you’re definitely paying for the view. We suggest going there for lunch, you’ll enjoy everything for about half the price of dinner.

Edgewood Golf Course – spectacular view of the lake, mountains and course from the club house. They offer a morning brunch which is casual and finer dining in the evening. Not the top of the list, but great for the views alone. (the brunch may be seasonal, call before dropping in for breakfast.)

Fox and the Hound – A dive bar close to the house on top of Kingsbury Grade. (about half a mile away) Solid BBQ and live music on most weekends.

The Cork and More – small café, high quality food, great dine in or carry out.

The Lucky Beaver Bar and Burger – best burger in town. They offer a surprisingly broad offering of selections that are far above average in quality. Service is slow, so be patient.

Capisce – family run, casual Italian food. Simple, good fare.


Casinos & Clubs

All of the casinos are located in the village and offer gambling, shows, shopping and dining. If you like tournament poker play, we prefer Harveys. They have a daily tournament that starts at 6pm.

Harrahs/Harveys – Friday and Saturday nights an awesome DJ plays in the lounge on the main floor. Free valet at Harveys if you say you’re gambling. We usually valet there and walk all around the village. Valet is free of charge, but you’re encouraged to tip on both drop off and pick up. This approach will be cheaper than public parking and far more convenient.

Hard Rock – Brand new, may be open, but I think they are targeting New Years for opening.

Mont Blu – Houses one of the high end dance clubs called Opal, ladies drink for free.


Raeleys – near Tahoe Heavenly Village – great selection of organic foods, higher end deli and offers prepared foods for sale. More expensive than other alternatives, better quality and selection. Also sells wine, beer and liquor.

Safeway – near Zephyr Cove – standard groceries, deli and some prepared foods. Also sells wine, beer and liquor and has a Starbucks on premises.

Dart Liquor – bottom of Kingsbury grade on Hwy 50