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Sunnyside

4.3
4.3
1132 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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

9:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 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, BYO Wine, 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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What 1,132 people are saying

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Most Booked

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Outdoor Dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Scenic View

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

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  1. RE

    RonE

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I put that it was my birthday and nobody said anything while others got a happy birthday song 😩
  2. C

    Cellarrat

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    A snack bar with a terrific view. The menu was a huge disappointment. Cajun fish tacos were quite good. Pass on the calamari…v service was good. Certainly not the Sunnyside I remember.
  3. PA

    PaigeA

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great view. Good service. All good. Would highly recommend.
  4. MS

    MickS

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Sunnyside clipped its menu during Covid and has not restored it since. The menu is abbreviated and has very few healthy options. Service is slow even though there is a small army of young staff. It still packs in a crowd and the lakeside location is just as wonderful as ever. We would still go for cocktails but would think twice about eating there.
  5. CL

    ConnieL

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived a little early and were seated right away on the deck next to the rail. Lovely view, and delicious drinks with calamari appetizer. Shared the grilled chicken sandwich to leave room for the Hula Pie!
  6. KL

    KristieLyons

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The absolute worst Prime Rib I’ve ever had in my life. Beef Jerky from 711 tastes better. If you go here have a cocktail and the calamari appetizer and then move on down the road.
  7. KG

    KellyG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and view!
  8. MR

    MichelleR

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as exceptionally great as always! Fried zucchini for the appetizer and fish and chips is our go to meal. The service was GREAT and we felt like the pricing is always a great value for the money!
  9. KP

    KathyP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great options, loved the lake view, server was great, drinks, lavender lemonade yum, buddha bowl so delish and light and one kula pie desert was great for our group of five!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Appetizer arrived after our dinner was served. Entree was the “special of the day” but really nothing to write home about: the “bed of rice” on my halibut was dry, cool and flavorless brown rice that appeared to be scraped from the bottom of a pot. I couldn’t eat it. Disappointed in the menu which is for the non-returning tourist. What a shame! This used to be a great restaurant.
  11. M

    Maureen

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Sunnyside is one of our most favorite spots for anniversary dinner celebrations. But this year was such a disappointment. We thought the hostess gave us the wrong menu, since it included burgers, chicken sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, a kid's menu...and no entrees offered! What a disappointment!! 👎
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great setting … very limited and basic menu.
  14. DM

    DinoM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Love sunnyside and have been going for years BUT their ever-shrinking menu really has just evolved into pub fare sadly. Will continue to always go when in Tahoe for apps, drinks and dessert but they need to bring back this crazy thing called an actual entree!
  15. d

    ddpp

    Tahoe

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was not expecting pub food. I have been to this restaurant in the past and loved it
  16. c

    calpolymom

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    No dinner menu, same as lunch menu w one entree special Nothing on the tables: no silverware, napkins, salt/pepper, flower or candle…. No ambience! Salad had basically no Dressings Fresh fish was ok but very salty It was a very disappointing meal as well as stay at the lodge
  17. j

    jaredlikescoffee

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Gosh - What a change! Sunnyside used to be a special occasion for a summer get away. The deck and lake view are obviously still beautiful! The food however is now repurposed Costco ingredients served rapidly for the masses. The price point is actually pretty low, we were prepared to pay a lot more! The severs are nice but incredibly inexperienced with no training. Sad new concept for a post-Covid Tahoe. Food was fine not specifically bad nor noteworthy unfortunately I would not recommend for a “nice” dinner at this time. If you’re looking for a great view, quick drinks and a snack it’s still great.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I remember steak and more high end offerings. However, without those items, it was perfectly fine. Our server was cheerful during attentive. The choices to eat were limiting. Pub food…….if you want hamburgers, chicken burgers, pull pork…….great!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food is fine and the views / vibe are awesome. I would go back for just drinks next time.
  20. f

    funfoodie

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Unfortunately food was not good.
  21. JP

    JoanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good waiter. Menu could have a few more dishes: pasta, ...
  22. MM

    MichelleM

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    Dinner review: We expect to be both patient and to see an increase in prices due to the circumstances, however, the incredibly short menu and the outrageous prices are no longer enticing. Our waitress was super sweet and working her donkey off. Incredibly short staffed, but then again, we understand. Disappointed, we’ve been coming here for at least 35 years :( Still a great place if you want a cocktail and a little bite on the lake.
  23. JJ

    JosieJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was tasteless and expensive for what was offered. I have gone to Sunnyside for many years. It is Definately in a downward slide. This is so sad as the setting is beautiful and there is a need for a good restaurant in our neighborhood.
  24. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We attempted dining at Sunnyside on 6/12/22, and unfortunately had a bad experience overall. We had reservations, but we were initially seated at the bar area. Reseated to dining room, which was noisy. Waiter and manager were nice. Food was awful. Burger tasted like charcoal and salt. Fish tacos were cold and tasteless. We've been to Sunnyside many times in years past, but never had this experience. Manager offered us dinner on the house, which we appreciated. Had to leave most of the food on our plate. It was that bad. Sunnyside can and should do better than this. They have a storied reputation, and a spectacular location at the lake shore. Recommendations -- they should revise and expand their menu. It's mostly bar food. Be more inventive. Hire a new chef, if necessary. We'd like to see Sunnyside succeed, and hope to someday return, if we've learned that they have improved.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and the view were fantastic. The service was bumpy and clearly they are training new staff because it was a bit of a cluster. We got there early but found two spots at the outdoor bar and were more than happy to wait and enjoy a cocktail and the view. The view was so great we debated on staying there to eat but then the server pointed out the table they were clearing that was ours. Great corner spot along the rail. She asked if we wanted to close out and they would get us to take us down. Except after we closed out we never saw anyone - not to seat us, offer us another drink while we waited, so I finally walked up to the host stand to see if we could be seated. They just gave our table away because she said they were waiting for us. Huh?? In the end they got us a table, not as good but along the water. Servers all looked frazzled and overwhelmed, bar drinks took a long time, but the food was good! Overall I would go back! Everyone is having a hard time getting employees and I’m sure they were running short and/or lots of newbies. But in the end everything we ordered was very good!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great views.
  27. DG

    DanaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far best place to eat in Tahoe. Excellent food, drinks, and service. Also a great view! Would highly recommend!
  28. DK

    DonK

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here many times and so enjoy the whole experience from the view, the people, the food.
  29. R

    Rita

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitors. Sunnyside exceeded our expectations. Beautiful location. Enjoyable food. Really nice, sharp staff.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - New menu- we miss the sticky toffee pudding!
  31. LV

    LVPunkin

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting Lake Tahoe and wanted to go to a restaurant with outdoor dining. Sunnyside was the perfect place. Both the food and the service were outstanding. Started off with the Calamari and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, then ordered the Fish & Chips and a Caesar Salad with Salmon. Everything was fantastic!
  32. MS

    MickS

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The menu remains shorter than before COVID but we go for the view. On this occasion our delightful server, Sierra, added to the enjoyment of the evening. The salmon bowl was excellent. The fish tacos were Ok. We would not order the hummus again.
  33. KB

    KathyB

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Still love Sunnyside, but was very surprised to see the drastic menu changes - from upscale to casual lunch menu at dinner time. There was one classy dish, the halibut, which was delicious. We get it though, with staff shortages and other COVID related impacts on the economy. Venue and service were still top notch!
  34. F

    Foodluvr

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was very attentive, and service overall was great.
  35. L

    Louie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue right on Lake Tahoe with incredible view. The staff is friendly and always smiling. I love their fish tacos....great place for dinner or lunch. Enjoy!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Limited menu, great service, great view
  37. c

    catherinel

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have eaten at Sunnyside for years, but this time it was disappointing. The menu is a fraction of what it used to be. Service was okay but nothing outstanding. Just seemed off as compared to other visits.
  38. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tony our server was fun and engaging. Provided great service. Thoroughly enjoyed the food drinks and ambiance.
  39. RG

    RealGood

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    Ordered a pulled pork bbq sandwich. Very tasteless. Asked for barbecue sauce and was told they were out and had been all day. Seated outside on chilly night with no heater available. They never acknowledged my wife’s birthday which was included on the OpenTable reservation. Not a fun experience. Zucchini Sticks were great. View is wonderful
  40. E

    Elizabeth

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Sunnyside can’t be beat for views and overall breathtaking scenery! There is no prettier place on the lake. As far as food though…not such great raves this time. Two of us had the grilled chicken sandwich that was very “well” cooked. Tasty but a bit dry and tough. One of us had the fish tacos and she said they were great. My husband had fish and chips and said they were kind of soggy. Reed was our server and he was fun and attentive. I love this restaurant…such great times have been had there. But for the price, the food was kind of average. We’ll come back but maybe for appetizers before sunset. It would be less $$ but still great spot on the lake.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.3 stars by 1132 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sunnyside

1850 West Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pineland

  • Neighborhood

    Tahoe City

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • 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, BYO Wine, 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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