South Lake Tahoe Entertainment & Dining

Experience South Lake Tahoe's Amazing Cuisine and Nightlife

South Lake Tahoe hosts a fantastic list of delicious dining options that range from simple cafes and food shacks to ultimate fine dining experiences. No matter your budget or culinary preferences, you can rest assured that there will be more than enough dining options for you to try during your stay in South Lake Tahoe. Read on to discover a handful of our personal favorite restaurants for each meal of the day. 

TOP TIP: When you book your South Lake Tahoe vacation with RnR, we provide an even more extensive list of all the local top-tier dining options as well as their contact info for you to peruse during your stay!

Breakfast and Brunch

South Lake Tahoe Breakfast

Bert's Café

This South Lake Tahoe breakfast gem has been owned and operated by a local Tahoe family for over 40 years. Their traditional menu of made-from-scratch breakfast items will leave all patrons delightedly full and ready to start a beautiful Tahoe day!

  • Address: 1146 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Phone: (530) 544 3434

Red Hut Café

Another fantastic local breakfast institution, the Red Hut Café has served South Lake Tahoe visitors and residents classic diner cuisine for over 50 years. With three locations spread out across South Lake Tahoe, Red Hut Café is a must-see breakfast destination for your visit!

  • Locations: 3660 and 2749 Lake Tahoe Blvd in CA | Stateline, NV
  • Phone (Closest to RnR Office): (530) 541 9024

Casual Lunch and Dinner

Artemis Mediterranean Grill

Now with a second location near Riva Grill, the Artemis Mediterranean Grill offers a popular selection of tasty and refreshing cuisine. Great rotisserie Gyros, pita sandwiches, salads, homemade hummus-surprising little place right on the corner at Tahoe Keys Blvd.

  • Address: 2229 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite A, South Lake Tahoe,CA 96150
  • Phone: (530) 542-2500

The Beacon Bar and Grill

Right on the beach at Camp Richardson, the Beacon Bar and Grill cooks up great food and great views! They have a beautiful deck overlooking the lake, and they've been voted as Best Outdoor Patio for several years running. The grill can get busy though, so we recommend eating early or making a reservation. 

  • Address: 1900 Jameson Beach Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Phone: (530) 541-0630

Fine Dining

Cafe Fiori

Tucked off Ski Run Blvd., this little Italian gem is a great find. Each plate served at Cafe Fiori is handcrafted from the freshest ingredients and spices to create the perfect dining experience. Call well in advance for reservations at the quiet and intimate local favorite.

  • Address: 1169 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
  • Phone: (530) 541-2908

Ciera Steak & Chophouse

Located inside Bally's Lake Tahoe Casino Resort, Ciera is great for a very nice meal or special occasion. Choose from an exquisite array of steaks and chops, fresh seafood and vegetarian/vegan entrees – complemented by an international selection of 300 wines and champagnes. When making reservations, don’t forget to request a private booth! LOCAL TIP: it’s OK to share a martini, they are huge.

  • Address: 55 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449
  • Phone: 775-589-5520

Wolf by Vanderpump

OPENING SOON - Enjoy Lisa Vanderpump's signature aesthetic at her first Lake Tahoe concept. Settle into a lush yet relaxing environment while enjoying signature cocktails and traditional recipes on a menu that will change with the season.

  • Address: 15 Highway 50, Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
  • Phone: (800) 427-7247


Tahoe Blue Event Center

New for 2023, this event center hosts several events throughout the year, including concerts, stand-up comedy, and sporting events. Their 5,000-seat amphitheater offers plenty of space for everyone to come and enjoy their events. 

  • Address: 75 U.S. 50, Stateline, NV 89449
  • Phone: (775) 589-2056

Harrah's Lake Tahoe

Harrah's in Lake Tahoe offers a number of musical events for you to enjoy. They hit all the right notes with all the hottest stars all year long. They also host a summer concert series at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena.

  • Address: 15 Highway 50, Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
  • Phone: (800) 427-7247

The Loft

Located in Heavenly Village, The Loft Theatere-Lounge-Dining is everything you could want on a night out. With live performance theatre, a high-end ultra-lounge, and a tapas restaurant, you can enjoy every aspect of the Loft together or separately. 

  • Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
  • Phone: (530) 523-8024