Guide to the Best Lake Tahoe Restaurants with Lake Views

As creatures of habit, we go to Lake Tahoe almost every year and hit up some of the same restaurants. Why? Because these restaurants have amazing food and the BEST views of Lake Tahoe! Some of these are a little pricey so I gave a scale of one to four dollar signs ($) to note the level of expense.

Let’s start with Breakfast and Lunch…

Riva Grill on the Lake

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Address: 900 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

  • Price: $$

  • Lunch Cuisine: American - Salads / Burgers / Pizza / Sandwiches

  • Menu: Riva Menu

  • Reservations: Opentable.com

For lunch and cocktails, you must go to Riva Grill on the Lake and try a Wet Woody. Yes, I just said that. They are famous for these rum drinks and these woody's sure pack a punch! They have great burgers (my fave) and pizzas (believe it or not) and is the perfect place for larger parties. Riva Grill is also open for breakfast on the weekends and I have my eye on the Eggs Benedict!

Lunch options are great, ask for a table on the deck, it’s open all summer long with amazing views of the lake. 

 

Edgewood Lake Tahoe - Hotel, Spa, & Golf Course

Address: 100 Lake Pkwy, Stateline, NV 89449

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Brooks Bar and Deck

We enjoy burgers, sandwiches and cocktails on the patio at Brooks Bar and Deck for lunch. My Favorite is the Spicy Marinated Chicken Sandwich complete with jack cheese, avocado, chili aioli, and served with tater tots! Josh loves the French Dip with Prime Rib. YUM!

Don’t forget dessert - Warmed Chocolate Brownie served with salted caramel ice cream!

Breakfast is an option here before or after your golf game (or if you just want to watch other people play golf). So many classic options from waffles to omelettes.

Make a reservation ahead of time, they are on OpenTable.com.

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Edgewood Restaurant 

PHOTO PROVIDED FROM THE RESTAURANT’S WEBSITE

PHOTO PROVIDED FROM THE RESTAURANT’S WEBSITE

Located on the Edgewood golf course and right on the lake, its the perfect spot for dinner at sunset. Since it’s only open for dinner, try and get there just before sunset to see the sun disappear across the lake through their gorgeous floor to ceiling windows. The interior looks like a luxurious lodge with views of the lake, mountains and pines! The lounge and bar open an hour before the restaurant opens and stay open an hour after it closes.

We’re never disappointed by the steaks, the filet is a favorite! There are plenty of fish options as well!

 

19 Kitchen & Bar - Harvey's Lake Tahoe

Address: 18 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449

This restaurant is located atop of the Harvey's Hotel on the 19th floor with great steaks and amazing birds eye views of the lake. We usually go right around sunset and have drinks in the bar or if we’re dining, we request a table by the window. I love the Ribeye steak with their fabulous green peppercorn sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes.

Also, don't miss out on their cotton candy for dessert!

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Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood Grill

Address: Harrah's Hotel - 19-29 Lincoln Hwy, Stateline, NV 89449

Located on the top floor of Harrah's, this Lake Tahoe fine dining gem features a dramatic entrance, a 1,000-bottle display wine cellar and magnificent views from every table. Favorite meal: Prime Rib with mashed potatoes. Is your mouth watering too?

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DON’T FORGET DESSERT!!!!

Susie Scoops Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Address: 869 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451

  • Price: $

  • Specialty: Dessert/ Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt

This cute little ice cream store is located in Incline Village and attached to the toy shop, Village Toys! Inside the walls are pink with ice cream lights and decorations everywhere like an old fashioned ice cream shop. I wanted to live there, it reminded me of my childhood bedroom. My phone malfunctioned and I don’t have any of my pictures from this day, except for the one below!

Susie Scoops offers 28 flavors made locally! THEY HAVE ALL THINGS ICE CREAM including hand-dipped waffle cones, specialty sundaes, frozen yogurt, smoothies, shaved ice (18 flavors), shakes & malts (any flavors), floats,  pints to go, & ice cream cakes!

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Exceptional flavors: Peppermint, Mud pie and Peanut Butter Cup ice cream.


Ok, so this one doesn’t have a view of the lake, but they have some of the BEST steaks, I’ve ever had!

Ciera Steak & Chophouse

Address: Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa - 55 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449

I'd put Ciera Steak & Chophouse in the Top 10 best steak dinners I've ever had (and I LOVE steak)! This fabulous 4 Diamond chophouse has an exquisite variety of steaks and chops to go along with their extensive 300 bottle wine list.

Even the sides were amazing, we ordered all potatoes (the White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes Gratinée were my fave) and the white truffle mac and cheese. These paired well with my mouth watering Cowboy Ribeye.


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