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Grilled Cheese Panini - American River Cafe -  Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV

American River Cafe - Harrah's Lake Tahoe

4.2
4.2
163 Reviews
$30 and under
American
There's nothing like sitting back, relaxing and having a chat over a satisfying meal at American River Café, a casual dining Lake Tahoe restaurant open daily on the lower level of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Enjoy breakfast, sandwiches, salads, burgers and much more.

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What 163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

163 Reviews
  1. NgatN

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My club sandwich was very delicious and coming back next time to eat there!

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  2. louiseo

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    the food was horrible the prime rib was bad taste and roast beef was dry way over done.

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  3. GeneB

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I ate several meals on different days of my stay and I enjoyed the service and the accommodations received while dining in this cafe. Had to make a reservation in order to avoid a waitlist. I had meals of surf and turf, fried chicken, a Reuben sandwich and American style breakfast. Every meal was excellent, except the Reuben. I am not fun of an open face Reuben. The servers were friendly and attentive. Yes, I will recommend eating there.

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  4. BrianaP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Way over priced and rushed to turn tables.. server was very rude and pushy

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  5. LPierce

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Service was great. They even have tots(not shown on the menu) but can be ordered in place of fires or salad.

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  6. Donna

    Columbus

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place with a variety of good food.

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  7. DavidM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate here twice during our 3-day Tahoe trip. Good hometown-type food and the servers are awesome. The breakfasts were huge and delicious; highly recommend the Lazy Man’s Fried Chicken.

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  8. kittykat

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Ordered Classic eggs Benedict and that was great, however, the hash browns tasted like they were microwaved or reheated. Server brought our food and did not check on us until he brought the ticket to pay (20 mins later). I told him about the hash browns and he asked if I wanted something else... and then argued that they weren't microwaved/reheated...??? We were done eating! POOR service. Manager was nice and took it off the bill. This place is like a Denny's or iHOP casino style. I would avoid

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  9. Lindy

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the avocado toast with smoked salmon, it was excellent,coffee too. We had the sweetest coffee and water gal.Love open table app,1st time using.

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  10. Awesome

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was on the high end of average. Not spectacular but everything was hot and fresh. Service shined with Karla, even though she was super super busy she was still awesome

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Ugh. Great service, terrible food. A steak sandwich that came with a mound of grey caramelized onions and one mushroom, fish and chips that were just ok, but the steak a piece of rubber. We hadn’t expected a fine dining experience since this is a casino restaurant, but when the bill came we felt more ripped off than we do losing at blackjack! $53.00 for this terrible food! Shameful!

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  12. BarbaraG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful time and the food was delicious . I had enough for the next night .

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  13. SarahC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant and professional. Staff were nice and always available.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Full plate of good food!

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  15. Karen

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoy eating here. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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  16. TJohnston

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rachel was a helpful and delightful server. My only complaint would be the portions are too large. I had the Rib-Eye Special with the added salad and dessert. There must have been 20+ breaded shrimp on the plate! I know, who complains about having too many shrimp? The problem for me came down to trying to tackle the plate that felt overloaded and thus I found it difficult to cut my steak (which was tender, juicy, perfectly cooked, and delicious! The vegetable medley was broccoli and carrots that were not overcooked which often happens. If I were to order this special again, I would share it. Unfortunately, I was on my own this time, but I took home two doggy bags for later! Overall, I was very content with my experience and the food.

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  17. Sf4us

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prices are a little on the high side but the service and food are great

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  18. JMSouza

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food portions were good. Price was good too! Servers were busy but did a wonderful job!

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  19. Sf4us

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little on the pricy side for a cafe but the food and service are great

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  20. KatrinaH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was not that great. My hash browns were a little cold. My toast was not toasted. It was like they had put it in the toaster for 30 seconds and served it. Our waiter was not attentive. I would definitely not come here again

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  21. DrewA

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast was great - staff was friendly and attentive.

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  22. MarilynC

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Best food of all the Caesar's casinos. However, wor wonton soup is the worst ever.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    For breakfast as someone who cannot eat eggs there are only two meal choices for me French toast or pancakes and I would have to add protein on the side. Definitely need more option that I do not have to piece together. I ordered the Avacado toast which was supposed to have pickled onions on it but instead had a lot of regular chopped red onions the toast would have just tasted like onion I sent it back and the server argued with me about the onions being correct. What ever happened to the customer being right, especially when they are right. Unless they change their menu back to its previous selections I will no longer be going there to eat.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Michael, is fantastic. He knows exactly what everyone wants and likes and remembers people.

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  25. SueS

    Tahoe

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service. The food was tasty and hot when it arrived.

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  26. davids

    Tahoe

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value. Karla is an awesome server. Corn beef sandwich was quite tasty

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  27. JudieB

    Portland

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was great . Server was attentive and bus person. Host was good but unfortunately the silverware and napkin had dirty food on it. Food arrived as ordered and very fast. Asian salad was ...muh not worth cost. Harrahs do better. Friday’s station had open sign but was closed.

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  28. DanaE

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ample size portions on a simple menu. Good for a simple meal.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Aniversario buena comida

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  30. JoAnnH

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great we will definitely go there again. The next time were in Lake Tahoe

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  31. Purpleyorkie

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Food, Good Service, Thank You! I will go back again soon!!!

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  32. JoseM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were polite, and service was prompt. Food, and drinks were great. Would recommend American Cafe to all who visit Harrahs Hotel.

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  33. PaulR

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Host was nice, cashier was not so good . Prices could be better if you want me not to get food outside the casino

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  34. KathrynS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The hostess is unfriendly. The drink coupons were not allowed this time. They have been in the past. No one told us that when we ordered. It was not a very happy experience this trip at all.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve had many meals here and I am never disappointed!

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  36. Foodie

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered spaghetti and meatballs. Meatball were very mushy--not much beef. And at the price they charge--not a good value. Also I had to send the spaghetti back TWICE as it was served lukewarm!

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  37. Microbe

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Whenever i come to lake Tahoe this restaurant is one of my favorites, good food , good prices, friendly servers.

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  38. BillF

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    COVID appears to still be impacting ARC. Average food quality; below average service with apparent new staff still learning customer service techniques.

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  39. FrankC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and will continue to eat there.

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  40. JoeB

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The "Host" on April 13 at 7pm was rude and should not be in his position. We had reservations at 6, kept getting texts saying our table was ready at 4:30. Finally we called and were told to come down at "anytime" for dinner. So we show up at 7 , offensively told our reservation was at 6, asked why we kept getting texts at 430 for our table. The host was defiant and said our table was ready at 430. OUR RESERVATION WAS AT 6 NOT 430. We walked out disgusted with the rude host.

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FAQs

American River Cafe - Harrah's Lake Tahoe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 588-6611.

American River Cafe - Harrah's Lake Tahoe is rated 4.2 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

American River Cafe - Harrah's Lake Tahoe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Hungry now? Let the restaurant know you're coming by joining their waitlist. Download the app to give it a try, or contact the restaurant.

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Google Map for American River Cafe -  Harrah's Lake Tahoe

15 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Reno
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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