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Tahoe Dining2019-05-08T14:52:44-06:00

Lake Tahoe and Truckee Dining

The Village at Northstar, Truckee and North Lake Tahoe offer an abundance of excellent eateries.Whether you’re seeking a casual, family-style bistro or fine gourmet cuisine, there’s a restaurant to satisfy every palate.

We’ve compiled our list of favorite restaurants and are sharing our staff’s must-try’s at each place. Let us know your experiences and any additions for the list!

The Village at Northstar

Copper Lane Café & Provisions
*Staff recommends: pop in here for any bare essentials grocery needs & try the amazing Peach Burrata Salad

Petra Wine Bar

Rubicon Pizza Company
*Staff recommends: Thai Red Curry Pizza


Tavern 6330

TC’s Pub

Yamakai Fish & Sushi Co. – Hawaiian and sushi fusion as well as creative cocktails and an extensive wine list


Dorinda’s Chocolates

Euro Crepe/Gelato/Snack/Sweets

On-Mountain at Northstar California

Chilly Peppers Mexican Grill (winter only)

Downhill Grill (summer only)

The Lodge at Big Springs (winter only)

Zephyr Lodge (winter only)
*Staff recommends: Bloody Mary

Old Greenwood

Bearfoot Bar & Grill
*Staff recommends:  Ahi poke salad

Downtown Truckee

Bar of America

Burger Me

*Staff recommends: Poached egg on avocado toast; any baked goods; chocolate cappuccino

*Staff recommends: Whole leaf Caesar (eat with your fingers, bring your breath mints)

Marg’s World Taco Bistro

Marty’s Café
*Staff recommends: Huevos Rancheros

Moody’s Bistro
*Staff recommends: Dungeness crab toast

Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market
*Staff recommends: Classic lobster roll, lobster mac and cheese

Old Town Tap
*Staff recommends: best spot for happy hour; try the $3 Old Vine Blend red wine, $2 PBR and $6 burrata appetizer

Pianeta Ristorante
*Staff recommends: Bruschetta two ways; Insalata Robyn

Restaurant Trokay
*Staff recommends: Nettle soup; roasted rack of lamb

Squeeze In
*Staff recommends: any omelette

Sierra Bakehouse
*Staff recommends: all the baked goods

NEW to downtown Truckee is Philosophy where their, well, philosophy is locally-sourced ingredients, food with integrity. We say this place is hip & cool with amazing ambiance & light bites & cocktails of equal caliber. They’re open late-night on weekends & happy hour is 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm  Tuesday – Saturday


Bud’s Ice Cream

Sweet’s Handmade Candies


Drunken Monkey Sushi
*Staff recommends: Shio Kama Hamachi; shaking beef; grilled sake toro

FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
*Staff recommends: Leg Lifter Ale; Manifesto Pale Ale; Portobello sandwich

Full Belly Deli

PJ’s Bar and Grill (summer only)
*Staff recommends: Fried green tomatoes caprese; seafood tacos

Red Truck
*Staff recommends: Naanwich; Chicken Tikka Masala Bowl

Smokey’s BBQ

Thai Delicacy
*Staff recommends: Pumpkin curry

Village Pizzeria
*Staff recommends: chicken Caesar salad; pizza bread

Wild Cherries Coffee House
*Staff recommends: Cappuccino chocolate chip muffin


Summit Swirl


Truckee River Winery

North Lake Tahoe

Big Water Grille


Christy Hill
*Staff recommends: Duet of Duck

Crystal Bay Steak & Lobster House
*Staff recommends: California lamb chops

Fire Sign Café

Garwood’s Grill & Pier
*Staff recommends: Wet Woody

*Staff recommends: Lasagna

Lone Eagle Grille
*Staff recommends: Cabernet-braised short ribs

Moe’s Original BBQ
*Staff recommends: St. Louis style ribs

Old Range Steakhouse
*Staff recommends: prime rib

Soule Domain
*Staff recommends: filet mignon with shitakes, bleu cheese

*Staff recommends: roasted butternut squash ravioli

Sunnyside Restaurant
*Staff recommends: Fried zucchini; fish tacos

West Shore Café & Inn



Hit the town with Lake Tahoe’s endless entertainment options. Belly up to a Village at Northstar bar; make the short drive to charming, historic downtown Truckee or visit North Lake Tahoe for gaming, live music and nightlife.


Take a chance with lady luck at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Crystal Bay Club or Tahoe Biltmore, less than a 30-minute drive from our properties.


Whether you’re seeking the ultimate apres ski libation or a cool one after a day on the Lake, these are some of our favorite spots:


Garwoods Grill & Pier
*Staff recommends: The world-famous, slushy, yummy Wet Woody

Lone Eagle Grille

Sunnyside Restaurant


*Staff recommends: no better spot on a snowy evening; ambiance is unparalleled. Must try? The whole-leaf Caesar.

Moody’s Bar and Bistro

*Staff recommends: excellent happy hour. Try a lemon press and the bruschetta duo; but get there at 5:30 pm sharp for a seat


Petra, Village at Northstar
*Staff recommends: two glasses of wine + artisan cheese plate at $21, 3 – 5 pm

Truckee River Winery
*Staff recommends: a glass of their SF Chronicle award-winning  Pinot Noir and a friendly game of bocce!


Alibi Ale Works

Fifty-Fifty Brewing Co.
*Staff recommends: Base Camp Golden Ale or Manifesto Pale Ale

• Mellow Fellow

 Old Town Tap
*Staff recommends: best spot for happy hour; try the $3 Old Vine Blend red wine, $2 PBR and $6 burrata appetizer

Live Music

And don’t forget our neighbor 30 miles to the east, Reno, also some terrific casinos, nightlife, events, concerts and live music.