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The Timbers
The Timbers

The Timbers Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lakesideinn.com/timber-house-restaurant-lake-tahoe
  • Phone: (800) 624-7980
  • Hours of Operation: Open daily:

    Breakfast served all day

    Lunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Alvaro Ochoa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kahle Drive
  • Public Transit: The local bus service stops right at our property many times throughout the day.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is free with convenient parking spots next to each of our three different entrance doors.
A word from The Timbers
** Walk-ins welcome if OpenTable reservations are not available. **
The Timbers provides a relaxing dining environment with open beam wooden ceilings coupled with contemporary decor. Located adjacent to the main casino floor, The Timbers is a Tahoe local's go-to restaurant. The extensive menus offer more than you ever imagine for the price!

You will enjoy traditional American fare and many unique and creative dishes. Dinner choices include flavorful seafood entrees, fresh fish and juicy Certified Black Angus beef, all beautifully presented. Chef Alvaro creates unique daily lunch and dinner specials, including hearty homemade soups. Breakfast is served all day, everyday.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "The two ladies at check in were fabulous. Server rushed. Had to ask for condiments such as hot sauce, more bread and water refills. Appeared to be lots of tension vs conflict with the restaurant manager. Lots of hurriedness. Despite making reservations for what I would have expected in the dining area, we were sat at a table in the coffee shop area at the front entrance. I had two guests with me who never been to Tahoe before. I actually was embarrassed. But they wanted to go there because they saw billboard on their way in to Tahoe advertising steak and lobster dinner for $17.99. The actual cost at the restaurant was $19.99."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I have eaten here before but this time I was VERY disappointed in the service and the quality of the food. There was three of us for a Birthday, we ordered the short ribs, the shrimp scampi, and the steak and lobster. It seemed like the steak and lobster and the shrimp were good. My short ribs were very dry and had lots of fat. Not impressed for $28. The server just seemed kinda cold and acted like he didn't want to be there."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Fish, pork and beef were nicely done but sauces tended to be too sweet and vegetables were overdone."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Tried Timbers because of steak and lobster special and wasn't expecting anything special but food was great. Husband had the special but I had the grouper and both were impressed with quality. Ambiance wasn't great but worth it for the food"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed perfect steak and lobster! I told some friends about your casino & Timbers. He even came back to play in the poker tournament. We will all be back again"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Steaks were cooked exactly as we requested. Hearty portions. Very tender. Potato and vegetables, perfect amount of doneness (so many overcook the veggies.) The glazed carrots were a treat. Lobster tail was succulent. This was especially nice since it was a special deal plate. But the regular menu prices were also not bad for a good steakhouse. Service was very good. I was surprised that they automatically brought water in the middle of a drought. The glaring negative at this restaurant is the cigarette smoke from the casino. Also the patrons of the casino that were eating in the restaurant were noisy. Whether we will return to The Timbers is a toss up due to the smoke. Perhaps if we are really hankering for a good steak at a decent price."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My time spent at Timbers was a great experience. I was there last year for the Golf Championship and returned this year."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The restaurant was closed and we were not notified until we arrived. Will try again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The service was fantastic all very cheerful. Great steak and lobster. They didn't have the beer I had requested that was on the menu..however, ....not bad at all. Restaurant was updated and looked very fresh and classy."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was tired and outdated. It was in need of a renovation. The wait staff was nice but not very attentive I had to ask for water several times. I would not go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were unfortunate enough to be seated next to a gentleman and his son whose salad order was incorrect. The man and his son came in 15 minutes after us. There was a lobster and steak special that our table of four and the man and his son ordered. After the issue with his food,two of the specials were brought out for him and his son. My table waited another 25 minutes. Our waiter had vanished. We were being ignored. When I motioned to another waitress, she nodded as she walked by them went outside the restaurant to avoid walking by our table. When our food arrived, two plates were hot, two plates were cold. It was obvious they took our food and gave it to the problem table. Not recommended."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Always consistent. Chris was our waiter and Gabriel also attended to us. The were both very attentive and polite."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food took almost at hour, and waiter never came by to let us know, explain, but finally apologized because the manager insisted he do so. Manager offered to credit one of the four meals. He credited not the $17-20 ones, but the $8 kids' meal. I will not go back."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We've been to The Timbers several times in the past few years, and the food and service have always been great and the prices are reasonable. Great job!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were a party of 9. The waiter had to be asked three time, with no result, for a fork. I finaly had to ask the manager that was walking by for silverware that NON of had at the time of sitting at the table. Two persons in the party came a little late and we had to ask two times for someone to take their order and when they did they only took one order then walked off. One of us had to get up and get the waiter back so we could have him take the last order. But with all of that being said. The food was great. The people nice. The resturant was clean. I might go back again. But there are other places I would go back to first."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We saw an ad for The Timbers and thought it sounded good. We were pleasantly surprised at the nice atmosphere and great service. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The Timbers is a wonderful restaurant! Eat there!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Lamb was extremely over cooked. Asked for Medium/Rare. Halibut was dry. Both sirloin steaks that came with the steak/lobster special were chewy lacking flavor. Other than those disappointments, the food was good. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Just a great place to enjoy a wonderful dinner a fair price. A definite place to go to while being in the Lake Tahoe are."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The steak and lobster special for $17.99 is very satiating and great deal."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed the Steak and Lobster Special for $17.99 each. This included a loaded baked potato and a soup or salad plus wonderful warm cheddar biscuits and sourdough? bread with a dipping dish of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, grated parmesan, and then butter. So good. We had the butternut squash soup (yum) and garden salad and shared. The Lobster dipped in butter was great. The steak was good also. We liked the sweet carrots that accompanied the dish, plus fresh steamed broccoli. You can view the mountains and trees in the distance, so it was quite nice. The only drawback to eating there is having to walk through the casino through the cigarette smoke since I am very sensitive, but it was worth it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Ordered the Steak and Lobster, now $3 more than the last time. However, at $17.99 with a salad, baked potato and vegetable plus bread, it still is a good value in a resort area. Chris, our waiter, gave us great service. In addition, he cracked the kind of jokes that made us laugh. Almost everyone in the place orders the steak and lobster. If someone in your group does not eat lobster, trade your steak for their lobster."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Twas a quiet Spring evening and there weren't many people in the place. A little hesitant service and a switch of servers later, we had the surf & turf special, $17.99. Not bad but about what you'd expect for a special. Things were nice enough once the service got on track but the atmosphere was just so dead it took away from the relatively attractive decor. And, oh yeah, you're right off the casino floor so sit toward the back unless you like your air nicotine-flavored."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We really like coming here to eat and play a few of the table games afterwards. The only thing that was a bit off was the lobster. It did not have the nice firm texture it seemed a bit over cooked. All in all this is a great place with great prices."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "3 of us went to the Timbers to have the Steak and Lobster special. The food was excellent and the service the same. The new renovation has left the restaurant a little sterile, but the service made up for it. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "If it had not been for the 35 minute wait to get our bill, I might have been able to recommend this restaurant. After taking our order and receiving our food, we were left on our own. Food presentation was colorful, but my halibut dish was a bit busy-too many flavors."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was the finest dining experience I've had in a long while. The service could not have been better and the food was excellent. Be sure to ask what their specials are. I had the $14. 99 Steak and Lobster thinking it would be a small portion. It was not and the meal very filling. I highly recommend The Timbers."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The evening started out with the pleasant surprise that we didn't have to put our name in at the restaurant, and wait for a table. We could make the reservation at home on-line and leisurely head down, have a drink and walk right in. We had heard from friends the steak and lobster dinner was a very good value, and they were right. Salad was good, wine was reasonably priced, lobster and steak very tasty and cooked as requested, baked potato with the works and carrots were good. Bread was attacked with a dull knife and seriously squished, and that was our only negative. Butter dish with dipping vinegar and shredded parmesan nice touch. Dinner ($15 each) for two with wine ($18) and tip ran us $61. We would recommend it."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great service lobster special all week good value friendly staff"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We came here for the 14.99 steak and lobster and it was actually amazing for the price. The steak was tender and juicy and the lobster was sweet. Much more than I was expecting !"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went to Lakeside to try their Steak and Lobster special. The food was very good and the service was excellent. It did get quite crowded after 7PM, but we were well taken care of. I would definitely go back there again"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We reserved a table for two couples on valentines day based on a deal that was offered. We arrived on time at 8pm, and found that our table had been given to someone else so we had to stand in the middle of the restaurant and wait for them to clean another table to seat us. The smoke from the casino was strong and prevalent, but not overwhelming. I asked to order the valentines meal and was told that it was sold out, and we couldn't substitute anything else for it, so we were just out of luck. I was disappointed, but we decided to marshal on. After ordering we had to wait almost an hour to get our meals - and the restaurant was only about half full. Although the food was good, the service was extremely poor. I will not return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It is a great locals spot. Diego our server was super as always. Everyone who works there is very friendly and always available to help in any way."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Steak and Lobster was a fantastic deal and really good! It did however take 15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us once we were sat. My wife actually went to the bar in the casino to get drinks and came back before the server ever came to the table. This is a casual dining spot in a casino where locals frequent. The restaurant is located right off the main casino floor therefore you will experience the smell of smoke and the sounds of the casino during your dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waiter seemed like he was doing us a favor. Drinks never got refilled was rude when asking for something "not my problem" kind of attitude. Food was good. Our money spends the same anywhere and to be treated like that was rediculous. It was two people in our parties birthdays and we were singing happy birthday so it was obvious, he never offered desert or anything. We left feeling kind of offended. Not good way to start off our night out. We were referred to you The Timbers by many people. What a disappointment."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The noise level with all the hard surfaces is way too loud, its difficult to talk with each other. Its a very cold decor. The old lodge feel was much more appropriate for the setting. We definitely miss the Keno while dining, it was entertaining, and I'm sure you are missing revenue."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My husband and I were on a ski trip to South Lake Tahoe. Someone highly recommended this restaurant for its prime rib. However, we opted for their steak and lobster special (only $14.99) after we saw it being served at the table next to ours. The dinner was excellent as were the cocktails that we ordered. Our server was also very attentive, efficient and friendly. The restaurant is not "fancy" and you do get a faint hint of cigarette smoke from the casino across the hall."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Every time I visit Lake Tahoe I must dine here. Not only is it a family tradition but the food is great and priced so reasonably"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had the steak and lobster special for $14.99 and it was a great meal. The normal menu prices are a little high but the lobster and early bird specials are inexpensive and really good. After dinner go play a tournament in the Poker Room. It makes for a fun night."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food quality was not the best, but a couple of people in our party enjoyed the $15 steak and lobster special. The quinoa lemon salad was terrible and so tart I could hardly eat it. The waiter was very nice but overall the food quality was not what we were hoping for."
    Dined on 12/30/2013