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River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant, Tahoe City, CA

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

4.6
4.6
978 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located on the banks of the Truckee River between Truckee and Tahoe City, this rustic old Tahoe lodge has been a Tahoe dining favorite for many, many years. Choose between a cozy table in our Alpine Dining Room or along the river in our River View Dining Room. In the summer, dine on our patio that overlooks the river. Enjoy great food and drink that is creative and interesting while being delicious and familiar. The menu changes seasonally to ensure use of the most available sustainable, fresh ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 583-4264
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    The River Ranch offers on-site catering for special events, served in our Alpine Dining room for year-round groups up to 35 guests. For large parties or weddings in the warmer months, we can accommodate up to 150 guests on our riverside Patio.
  • Private party facilities
    The River Ranch Alpine Dining Room offers an indoor, year-round space for private dinners, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, family reunions, company parties and holiday festivities for up to 35 seated guests. In the Summer, our spacious riverside Patio can accommodate up to 150 seated guests.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (530) 583-4264 ext. 203
  • Neighborhood
    Tahoe City
  • Cross street
    Alpine Meadows Road
  • Parking details
    Complimentary, first-come first-serve
  • Public transit
    Tahoe Area Regional Transit stops at the River Ranch sign.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 978 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for scenic views

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Contemporary American

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Kid-friendly

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

978 Reviews
  1. Eagle

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly outstanding! Great dinner. Friendly staff. Sat at window overlooking Truckee River—very nice!

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  2. DanW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food sucks. Really wanted to like this place, and years ago it used to be so much better. Beautiful location, but we've been here 3 times in the past year really trying to give it a fair shake, and the food has just been lacking in taste/flavor every time, and it's quite expensive. Come by for a drink and the beautiful view, but don't bother ordering food.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, beautifully presented. Waitstaff attentive and efficient with a special shoutout to Asa. The entire staff has a warm, friendly Tahoe vibe. Danielle at the front desk of the lodge is awesome.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Tahoe ambience on the river. Great, interesting food.

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  5. Katherine

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite pricey but the food was very good. We had main courses of lamb, mahi and pasta with mushrooms and steak. All were very tasty. Pasta was a bit skimpy on meat. Service was very good too.

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  6. JohnM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Must go and get stroganoff! :) If can get there before sunset and sit next to Truckee River is a bonus. Look forward to our return on next annual boys trip!

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  7. CharlieF

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food excellent service outstanding facility...

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, excellent service

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  9. MarleneA

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both excellent! Our server Simone was very attentive, and the sauces on both my mahi mahi and hubby’s elk chop were superb. Location on the river is nice but the tables should be staggered so that you can actually talk at your own table instead of just being drowned out by the table right next to you. There were open tables but we didn’t ask to move because we assumed they were reserved but nobody else came. Next time we will ask!

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  10. srussell3

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Convenient and nice dinner near Alpine Base at Palisades. The food was good but a bit on the pricey side with limited options if trying to stick under $45 per entree. Lots of history here. Cool to look at the photos on the wall- I wish the $6.50 South African Rock Lobster from a historic menu was still an option! Really enjoyed the brussel sprouts & shishito peppers

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant using the Order Online button. River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 583-4264.

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 978 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

2285 River Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Alpine Meadows Road
  • Neighborhood
    Tahoe City
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary, first-come first-serve
  • Public transit
    Tahoe Area Regional Transit stops at the River Ranch sign.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (530) 583-4264
  • Catering
    The River Ranch offers on-site catering for special events, served in our Alpine Dining room for year-round groups up to 35 guests. For large parties or weddings in the warmer months, we can accommodate up to 150 guests on our riverside Patio.
  • Private party facilities
    The River Ranch Alpine Dining Room offers an indoor, year-round space for private dinners, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, family reunions, company parties and holiday festivities for up to 35 seated guests. In the Summer, our spacious riverside Patio can accommodate up to 150 seated guests.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (530) 583-4264 ext. 203
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