Sunnyside

4.6
892 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome! We are open for takeout and room service. Visit our website for the latest Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge updates!

We are complying with all COVID-19 regulations. Please be prepared to wear a face covering in public spaces and when not at your table.

This iconic lakeside lodge and restaurant is the ideal Tahoe getaway. With a charming lakeside hotel, fantastic food and a panoramic lake view, it is nothing short of a magical mountain experience. It’s everything you hoped Tahoe would be and more, from the mouthwatering cuisine to the largest seasonal lakeside deck in all of Tahoe. With community farmer’s markets, a lakeside bike path and some of the best ski resorts in California, life on the lake never gets boring. There’s always something fun and exciting for the entire family at Sunnyside.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 892 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun time even during Covid!

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vipALEXB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It wasn't bad enough that the food was bland (tasted like frozen, flash thawed, and cooked), the waitress told us we couldn't take our time, because due to coronavirus, the restaurant is hoping to turn all its tables... pathetic.

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Dessertlover
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner out here over the 4th of July weekend. Location on the lake is so lovely. Felt comfortable with the table spacing and cleaning protocol observed during COVID. Fried zucchini was yummy and the Sunnyside Refresh cocktail was delicious. Service was prompt and friendly.

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vipcareski
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sunnyside–Tahoe. We have been coming here for over 25 years and always have a lovely evening or a fun time for lunch. We even love stopping by on our bike ride to hang at the bar for a beer and some yummy appetizers!!

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IngridE
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Tahoe charm and tradition remain at the core of Sunnyside. The service was excellent, as was the food and drinks. We shared the crab cakes as an appetizer and I had the Cioppino for my entree. Fresh and tasty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lakeside location. Great service. Would highly recommend.

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SisSis
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Fathers Day experience. Service was great and I appreciate how careful they were given the Civid situation. Typically Sunnyside is jam packed, it was nice to enjoy it when it is less crowded.

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DonnaF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and view

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was wonderful as usual!!

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KathyB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday with family.

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Diablodean
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, Glad to be Back! Can't wait to order a drink after docking my Boat!

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JenniferG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we've ever had at Sunnyside! Excellent fried zucchini and excellent filet mignon! Service was also excellent

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Friends
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Reunion with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reliable restaurant-- you know what you are getting, food will be good but rarely great. Menu has been simplified over the years so it doesn't seem to be " fine" dining, more like expanded bar menu. Service was slow during peak time. Many large parties so it was a bit noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat!

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UB21
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Over priced, food just ok. Very loud in the restaurant.

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RichM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This is a special occasion place for me. It’s not like it used to be though. Food came to the table cold and the waitress was very on attentive. Maybe it was an off night for them but in the past 20 years I’ve been going there it has never been like this. Everything was less than mediocre for a premium price.

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JoanneC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The atmosphere was very nice with a view of the lake while dining and the food was very good. If I were to make one recommendation is to play better background music instead of oldies, which took away from the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

They got rid of the fine singing side and turned it into a Denny’s. Very sad. Have been coming here for 50 years.

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JeffS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Sunnyside. It was busy because of the holiday weekend and Valentine’s Day. However, our waitress was really good and made it seem like we were the only ones there. Fantastic food and beautiful view of the lake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good

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MarceloR
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Hamburgers are really good, anything else, not so much

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viperichS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You would be be hard pressed to find a better place on the Westshore. It checks all of the proverbial boxes - good food, service, and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best Mahi!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Service and view were great but both our steaks were very under cooked and not the best in general! Other than that it was lovely.

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ShannonM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Took 30 minutes for food to arrive - meatloaf not tasty , spaghetti not tasty - All told - very average

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vipFoodlover
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had a great meal! Loved the views of the lake and the restaurant was nice too

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GregandSue
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent and of sufficient quantity. The room was a bit noisy and our waitress was good, but not sufficiently attentive. She neglected to bring one person's main dish and forgot to bring a requested soup.

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vipRichardZ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Cocktails were terrible. The food was not prepared well. The staff was not sufficient to match the volume on the holiday.

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vipAndrewB
Sacramento
35 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the best locations on the lake. Great food, nice wine list and spectacular views. Service is excellent as well.

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CollinF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My server was exceptional! I made a reservation about a month in advance and table was ready as promised

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SherylS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, warm& friendly vibe. Delicious food& personable staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The people who work here are lovely.

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vipLReader
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our family Christmas Eve dinner. Restaurant was full so a bit hectic for the servers, but the cooking was very well executed. We also enjoyed meeting the jolly maitre d, who came around to every table to check and see how everyone was doing. Hope to return in the summer when the sun sets later in the evening and we can view the lake. We very much appreciate the family friendly atmosphere since we have young children in our party.

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Bones
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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LoveSanAntonio
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner. Such a wide selection and because it was a buffet, you could choose whatever you wanted, from salmon to Prime Rib!

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urgelblitz
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Sunnyside for our daughter's birthday celebration and everything was great! Service was especially good. Our waiter was very attentive, but not overbearing. Food was excellent and our party of 5 enjoyed every bite including the complimentary birthday ice cream cake!

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vipRichardT
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was incredible. Very well trained staff.

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ASpot
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my daughters bday dinner and it did not disappoint in any way! Food and service was remarkable. It was a little noisier than I’m sit with is usually due to a large party with a lot of kids but as a family restaurant it was fine. Go to place every time we are in Tahoe.

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kvhnorcal
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy Sunnyside when visiting Tahoe City. This is a favorite restaurant year round. The food and drinks are always good. We’ll come back again!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sunnyside using the Order Online button. Sunnyside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 583-7200.

Sunnyside is rated 4.6 stars by 892 OpenTable diners.

Sunnyside does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tsrestaurants.securetree.com/Sunnyside-Restaurant-Lodge/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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