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Sunnyside, Tahoe City, CA
Sunnyside, Tahoe City, CA
Sunnyside, Tahoe City, CA
Sunnyside, Tahoe City, CA
Sunnyside, Tahoe City, CA

Sunnyside

4.1
4.1
1485 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We will be hosting a wedding on Sunday, January 14, 2024 and will be accepting walk-ins only at our Mountainside Bar. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you!

Welcome! We are open for lakeside dining. Visit our website for the latest Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge updates!

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (530) 583-7200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Will Brunk
  • Neighborhood
    Tahoe City
  • Cross street
    Pineland
  • Parking details
    We have a main parking lot in front of the building. We also have another parking lot which is handicap accessible just south of the main parking lot. We also offer complimentary valet parking during the summer months.
  • Public transit
    Tart bus stop is 100 yards from our front entrance.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,485 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Kid-friendly

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

1,485 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for dinner on a Sunday night and the service was TERRIBLE. First they forgot to take our dinner order, then they told us it was last call to order food, then they forgot to bring our appetizer but still tried to charge us for it. When the food came, they forgot to bring silverware & condiments so we had to steal them from another table because the waiter kept disappearing. It wasn’t even busy! They rushed us out at the end (we had been there 45 mins and it wasn’t even 8:30) and included a mandatory gratuity even though we were only a party of 4 (the menu says automatic gratuity for parties of 8+). They were completely unapologetic throughout. And the food was pretty mediocre. Overall terrible experience - go somewhere else!

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  2. LauraJ

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was over cooked and very small portions. One small piece of fish in fish and chips. No refills on lemonade for kids. The coleslaw was very dry and heavy on the onions. We have eaten here for years and always enjoyed it but not this time.

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  3. AlexaW

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to return the fish and chips, as the dish was greasy, burnt and inedible. Sad, because they used to be great. Fun atmosphere though.

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  4. Demetrodon

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and excellent ambiance if you get a window table. The crusted Brie appetizer is excellent and the yak pasta is tasty and unique.

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  5. DarinS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor on everything! Everything was terrible. I won’t go back.

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  6. bits

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I love this place in the summer and wanted to check it out in the winter. It was pretty empty and didn't have the same lakeside vibe. Just looked tawdry. The food was not great and the tomato basil soup in particular was super sweet (yuck!). I don't recommend it.

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  7. dennism

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good place for families but not if your looking for good food, variety on the menu or anything close to great service

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  8. GreysonS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was shocking and the service was just okay, I can't remember the last time I had such a bad meal.

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  9. CharlieF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good food great service nice noise level shoulder season is a great time to visit this restaurant

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  10. BryantM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was excellent. Environment was really good. We went as a family with young kids, hoping to get a nice dinner for my wife's birthday. The menu had a number of appealing entrees. Unfortunately, both my wife's food and mine were disappointing. There was nothing remarkable about the food and it was an unfortunate experience. In addition, my wife chose a Mai Thai hoping this would be a house specialty - it was not. I would stick to the bar menu and Wine/Beer list next time I go.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was very good A little pricey but I’m sure it’s due to the location. We were there at night in the winter time so we couldn’t enjoy the lake and the views.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good just not good. We had to double check our appetizer since it did not have the ingredients listed in the many. We were confused with what we ordered and what they brought to the table. The rest of the food was good - ok good. Service was nice, but should have made an effort when we were asking about the appetizer. Just said it what was they served.

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  13. Angie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We have really enjoyed Sunnyside in the past, but clearly the restaurant has taken a downturn. Gone is the old staff and friendly old school environment. Dining room looks more like a cafeteria now. Everything is old and worn. Nothing is done to update the tired rooms and furniture. It’s clear that the owners do not care and just want to maximize profits without investing. Food ok, not great, not bad. The only good thing was the service.

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  14. DeborahG

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Given that it was New Years Eve the staff was working their tails off! No one appeared in distress. Food was served timely (bar was a little backed up).

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  15. astern

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve grown up going to Sunnyside. Celebrated many milestones there. My husband worked there for a bit after college. I have never been so disappointed with the atmosphere and the food was mediocre. It was uneventful and uninviting both what Sunnyside used to be. It’s a Lake Tahoe staple and it was sad to feel this way. Hope they turn it around!!

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  16. JimB

    Portland

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We've come for years. Had a very poor experience on New Years Eve 2023. No. Special menu, no white table clothes like they used to have for holiday dinners. Servers were very inattentive. Service was extremely slow and we had a toddler and infant with us. Food was ok. They forgot one of our dinners and no one checked on us until everyone else was finished. We were told the food had to come from another kitchen. It was comped but it still took forever for each and every request. Be aware there's little to no wifi service. We needed it to pay for dinner and the hostess was rude and refused to give it to us. Had to walk blocks in freezing temperatures to try and get service, while the rest of the family had to wait and hold up a table. Terrible customer service.

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  17. 50yearsold

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 10 had a fabulous dinner out! The ambiance, food, and service were exactly what we had in mind. Thanks!!

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  18. Locals

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was tasty, timely, and delightful! Great view of the lake as the sun set. Fabulous service.

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  19. davidk

    Austin

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been to Sunnyside multiple times over the last 10 years and always enjoyed the experience. Except for this time (yesterday)... The hostess was very unpleasant and didn't want to be bothered. The food was awful (hamburger, pasta, crispy brie - which was moldy). The only good things were the mai tai's and fries. Our server was also incompetent and told us we should have gone to Jakes because it's better food. Sadly, I'll spend my $ at another Tahoe location next time I'm here.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Shepard’s pie, seafood and dessert. Great service. Can’t beat the view

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Christmas dinner starting with best old fashioned and leading to succulent filet mignon. Beautiful view of Lake Tahoe.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food on Christmas Eve dinner with family. Great service

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  23. ReneeT

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and warmly decorated for the season, but food mediocre. My husbands duck confit was so salty he couldn’t finish it and my daughters Buddha bowl was soggy.

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  24. PatriciaD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband had the halibut dinner which was good but the side dish of squash was burnt black. It was replaced because we complained to our waiter, Austin. The burnt squash newer should have been served to my husband in the first place. I had the fish tacos and asked for avacado which I did not get. I complained so the avacado was removed from the bill.

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  25. SherryH

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We always love going to Sunnyside when we visit Lake Tahoe!

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  26. Lambshark

    Los Angeles

    86 reviews

    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed. Have dined here many times. Close to our cabin so we thought let’s try it again. Not a good idea. No live music on this Friday although advertised as such. Live and learn. Can’t recommend.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Appears to be understaffed thus service was lacking for us

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Go to spot for laid back unpretentious dining. Food is good, menu is small but adequate, servers are charming and efficient, drinks are good. No muss, no fuss! Thank you always

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  29. Daniel

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had Thanksgiving dinner with my partner on the holiday; food was great. Cornbread stuffing was delicious. While we enjoyed getting a post dinner drink, we met a very kind sous chef named Dan and talked turkey with to him. Great quiet experience on the holiday evening!

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  30. LocalGirl

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, casual atmosphere, and outa this world views

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  31. ShelleyB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a great experience overall at Sunnyside!

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  32. Nashp

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Be sure to understand that the burgers will be two steps overcooked. The wait staff is fantastic though.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner at Sunnyside. The food was good but the service was excellent. Our server, Ashley was really great and took such good care of us.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I ordered the filet mignon. They were cooked correctly as far as done goes. We couldn’t taste the meat due to the overwhelming garlic flavoring. Don’t get me wrong we both love garlic but garlic paste, garlic oil, and garlic cloves on the side was too much. The gnats were were also very distracting.

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  35. KathyB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    we had Shanade as a server and she was amazing, we will definitely come back based on our experience..

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been visiting Sunnyside for 30+ plus years and was pretty disappointed after my latest visit. Gone are the days where this destination was the one of my favorite places to eat and enjoy the view of LT. The facilities have been clearly neglected and in need of a remodel and refreshed look. The stool I sat on looked like the material was 20 years used. My burger was 2 of 5 and that’s being generous. With BurgerMe just minutes away in truckee and many other better eats, you’ve got to deliver in your cuisine. Seems to me whoever is running the place is tired and it’s reflected in the upkeep of Sunnyside, which was one of Tahoe’s Premiere locations. I’d love to see Sunnyside restored to its grandeur but the name and view are not enough to justify my hard earned dollars.

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  37. Bojo

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Imagine our surprise when we arrived at Sunnyside with a reservation and saw the signs indicating it was closed for a private party! If the restaurant is not open to the public, potential diners should not be able to book a reservation on Open Table.

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  38. DonnaG

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views. Good food. The fish is so fresh. The hazelnut ice cream cake is a must

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  39. DonW

    Tahoe

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Location and view are fantastic!! Highly recommend!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a great spot right on the lake. The menu is s bit limited in the Fall. But in summer & winter there is more variety

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.1 stars by 1485 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sunnyside

1850 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pineland
  • Neighborhood
    Tahoe City
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have a main parking lot in front of the building. We also have another parking lot which is handicap accessible just south of the main parking lot. We also offer complimentary valet parking during the summer months.
  • Public transit
    Tart bus stop is 100 yards from our front entrance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Will Brunk
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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