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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in North Lake Tahoe

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in North Lake Tahoe? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1340)
$31 to $50
Californian
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
North Lake Tahoe’s premiere restaurant and popular bar is celebrating 41 years of exceptional service. As a family-run business, Wolfdale’s provides lakeview dining with a warm ambiance, and uses 'Cuisine Unique' to describe the fresh and simple aesthetic of each dish. Since opening in 1978, Chef Douglas Dale has developed a fusion style of California and Asian influences that is present throughout the menu. Wolfdale's accommodates gluten-free and vegan guests.
Top review
JosefB
Dined today
Every summer and every winter we’re having a dinner at Wolfdales since they moved to Tahoe City. And it is always excellent. JoeB
A photo of Le Bistro Tahoe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (704)
$50 and over
French American
Incline Village
About the restaurant
Fine dining, craft cocktails,excellent wine list in a cozy back street location with patio dining. Incline Village Lake Tahoe. Perfect for date night or special occasions.
Soup of the day,Lobster Bisque, Oysters, Foie Gras, Gnocchi, Escargot, Ratatouille, Filet Mignon, Lamb , Duck , Chicken, Fresh Fish, Pork, Veal.
A la carte menu
Thank You

Top review
WynneMvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
We had a wonderful dinner and the service was amazing. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
A photo of Big Water Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1224)
$31 to $50
Californian
Incline Village
About the restaurant
Nestled in the mountains of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Big Water Grille has spectacular panoramic lake views that are among the best around. Our Chefs are impressing diners with his fresh/seasonal menu. Join us for a martini in the lounge, a glass of wine on the deck or a fine dining experience in the dining room. Choose from our craft cocktails or extensive wine list from around the world.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great service amazing food would definitely come back again!
A photo of Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster restaurant
4.7
4.7 (75)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Incline Village
About the restaurant
The Crystal Bay Casino and New Chef Travis Kroell cordially invite you and guests to dine with us at the famous Steak & Lobster House. Set in a cozy Victorian Style dining room, experience great food and accompanying a playlist of vintage music. Enjoy a variety of USDA Certified Angus Beef Steaks, Huge Maine Lobsters and a great selection of Sides, Sauces and Appetizers. Choose from a massive variety of wines from all over the world or enjoy our elegant full bar.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
We have been going to Crystal Bay restaurant for 40 years. Always great food and service. Love the old school steak house ambiance. Please don’t change it!!
A photo of Chambers Landing Bar & Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (72)
$31 to $50
American
Homewood
About the restaurant
Where modern elegance and rustic Tahoe charm, align. Enjoy an open air unparalleled lakefront dining experience! Choose from three different menus. Lunch and dinner are two separate services offered in the restaurant. Poke on the Pier is served dockside. Checkout the oldest bar on the lake and try the famous Chambers Crush- our signature fruity frozen rum cocktail!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Beautiful, small place with wonderful lake views! Food was delicious!
A photo of The Lodge Restaurant & Pub restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1415)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Truckee
About the restaurant
The Lodge Restaurant & Pub is an award-winning neighborhood bistro with plenty of outdoor seating and spectacular views. They offer a hand-picked wine selection and craft cocktail menu as well as serve local and organic meat and produce. Order dinner, drinks and desserts the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent dining opportunity! Even non-Tahoe Donner residents would enjoy the experience.
A photo of The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club restaurant
4.4
4.4 (678)
$31 to $50
American
Truckee
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of the Pinyon Pine-Juniper woodland area of the Sierra Nevada’s, elevated at 5,817 feet in the town of Truckee, resides The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill. With food true to the land and served by real Truckee people, The Sawyer is the perfect name for the final, most awaited addition to Schaffer’s Mill

The Sawyer is centered around an amazing indoor and outdoor bar with views of Lookout Mountain and the golf course. The restaurant features a locally crafted all-day menu with selections of shareable, freshly-prepared salads, generous sandwiches, and delicious entrees.

Top review
Martinvip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Great setting, good service and the food is always good. Will go again soon.
A photo of Fumo restaurant
4.4
4.4 (152)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Incline Village
About the restaurant
Casual American Fusion restaurant with a cozy cabin feel, patio seating, and bar seats.
Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with a diverse craft cocktail list.


Top review
DulcieCvip
Dined 5 days ago
Food was fabulous. Staff is friendly, They were out of the sliders on the menu. That was a disappointment. With seafood cocktail and my wild salmon was excellent, My guest had the house hamburger and the crab cakes. Those were wonderful as well. Inside restaurant a bit too hot outside was a little bit windy but it was still nice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant
A photo of Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House Pub restaurant
4.3
4.3 (162)
$30 and under
American
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
Cedar House Pub is located within the beautiful Granlibakken Tahoe resort and is open to guests and anyone looking for a great meal. It is known for its gastro pub menu prepared by an award-winning culinary team. Indoor and outdoor seating available or surprise your family with a delectable to-go dinner. We offer many dining options for those with specialized dietary needs, family-style meals, and choices for little humans’ distinguished pallets.

A great atmosphere awaits you in Cedar House Pub, featuring a warm wood fire in the winter months, a well stocked bar, and large windows looking out into Granlibakken's quiet, private valley which is surrounded by fir trees and pines.

Our Cedar House Deck is open seasonally. Breakfast buffet served daily in GranHall.

Top review
JeanK
Dined 5 days ago
We loved our experience here, the entire staff worked wonderful together And we’re very attentive to us. It really was an enjoyable evening. Both the food and drinks were excellent. Highly recommend.
A photo of River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1004)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Staff is very friendly, we sat outside, watch rafters coming in. It was busy, and the guests were all in a good mood. Food was very good. We shared the salmon ratatouille, and the stroganoff. The stroganoff maybe needed a little more flavor. It was good, but you could taste just cream sauce, not discern the mushrooms, meat flavor. But still good! The staff was very friendly, and kind. It was a good time.
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