1041 Fremont Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Eat (& drink) Like A Local
At the moment this article was written, MacDuff’s was standing proud on Yelp with 830 reviews averaging 4.5 stars! This is the epitome of a Tahoe hot spot. Bring your friends and family and they may not stop talking about their visit. First of all everything’s homemade right down to the hot sauce (you’ll have to ask for it). They have a brick oven where they make their own pizza and even bread for such dishes as (my favorite) Steak and Guinness Stew. Add to that a great selection of seasonal brews on tap and a great staff that’ll keep you coming back, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without MacDuff’s.
3123 Harrison Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Clean, fresh and wholesome is how this area institution describes their food and we agree. With a wide array of freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, entrees and snacks we suggest focusing on the Sandwiches and Specialties sections of their menu as we’ve never been disappointed.
3819 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Enjoy over 30 Bavarian beers even from ”Das Boot” if you choose. Enjoy authentic German food such warm pretzels, schnitzel, spaetzle and an environment to match. This place gets very lively after 8-9p or so.
2229 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Top Lunch Spot
If you order one thing let it be the duck pita and seasoned fries. You will be thankful you did. Artemis offers dining both inside in a cozy dining room or outdoors on a small enclosed patio area. Service is great and usually quick so don’t be turned off by a little wait.
1146 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Top Breakfast Spot
Small and we mean small but in a cozy diner sense. Visit on a Sunday morning and you may as well keep driving due to the long wait times. Should you choose to stay, you’ll be happy you did. I haven’t had anything here I didn’t like but especially enjoy the steak & eggs and pancakes.
787 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Best New Spot
OK so Sonney’s isn’t that new (opened March 2014) but still earns this top spot. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find this spot on Emerald Bay Road given the fact you could easily smell the smoky goodness from miles away. Be sure to order the deep fried pickle spears, pulled chicken sandwich, and sweet iced tea.
1001 Heavenly Village Way #26, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Best Date Night
If your looking to impress and enjoy, look no further than Kalani’s. With such dishes as Soft Shell Crab Katsu, Carrot Ginger Soup, and Pua’a your palate is sure to be delighted. The dining room is inviting and complemented well by great service.
Brook’s Bar at Edgewood
100 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV 89449
Best Business Meeting Spot
Although not technically IN South Lake Tahoe, we cant skip on Brook’s Bar. Plenty of seating both inside in the inviting, contemporary dining room or on the expansive outdoor patio overlooking the golf course. Try the chicken wings, turkey sandwich, and mango mojito when in season.
Tahoe Keys Delicatessen
2301 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Tucked back in the Tahoe Plaza shopping center, this small deli has become a staple amongst the locals and it’s easy to see why. The service is wonderful and often times quick. The Tahoe Turkey is our favorite sandwich on the menu.
Fire & Ice
4100 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
One of a kind for the area, this all you can eat grill offers many choices. Patrons select what they wish and then watch as chefs prepare your meal on a large round flattop grill. On a busy night, the environment is buzzing. Warning: long wait times during peak seasons.