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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
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“Waterfront dining on the way to Tahoe City. Great selection of seafood, steaks and standard fare. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Classic breakfast & lunch fare served in a cozy, bustling diner with a coffee shop annex since 1978. Very busy on the weekends. Get there near opening or expect a long wait. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Family owned and operated since 1977, the Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet features: fresh baked breads, pastries, coffee drinks, cookies, European style tortes, a variety of bottled sauces and dressings, deli lunches fully prepared meals to go with gourmet cheeses, meats, wine, and more! Open 7 days a week, 6 am to 4 pm! ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
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“Classic bar and grill with a rustic flare right next to the Truckee River in Tahoe City. Full menu with great draft beer selections and great atmosphere. Popular spot with the locals. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Well stocked little grocery with good coffee, great sandwiches and fun curiosities. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“High-end destination for sophisticated, seasonal Californian cuisine, plus Lake Tahoe views.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
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“Longtime, lakefront place with a patio for New American fare with Californian & Hawaiian flavors.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Local breakfast spot in Tahoe City (highly recommended). Great atmosphere and right across from the lake. Check out the local shops, walk along the lake and the rest of Tahoe City after your meal. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Waterside spot featuring a bi-level patio with live music & seasonal American surf 'n' turf dishes.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food, terrific wine list, beautiful views. Definitely one of our favorites in the area. Note: the photo by Airbnb is terrible - this is actually a really nice room with outstanding view of the lake. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“If you are looking for local, organic, ingredients, then New Moon is your grocery store. Recently expanded and our local provider for organic food grown close to home.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“This small cafe in Tahoe City is a mix of everything: sports bar meets lunch place meets gathering area meets live music venue. It is a beautiful, little place with comfy places to sit and plenty of parking. The decor is a mix of dark wood, nice stained glass and local artwork as well as big screen TVs. The friendly, quick staff serves up tasty sandwiches, soups and salads and has a generous happy hour. The Fat Cat Cafe in Tahoe City is a cool and laid back restaurant, bar, artists space and performance area for local and regional bands. Come here during the day for great sandwiches and salads and stay into the night for appetizers, a fun bar and live entertainment. The Fat Cat has special events for the holidays and usually has a band playing on the weekends. Past performances have been by Horsemouth, Drop Theory and the On the Spot Trio. They have open mic night every Tuesday and karaoke every Thursday. Their bar features wine, beers on draught and a full selection of cocktails.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“We love this local theatre! North Lake Tahoe's only theatre combining mainstream movies, independent films, live performances, gourmet popcorn, along with beer and wine.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Museum
“History of the Tahoe area and the Truckee river. Pictures of pre-historic looking Mackinac trout for the fish loving.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“The famous Pete and Peters local bar. Pool tables, darts and shuffle board. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Easygoing chain serving Alabama-style pulled pork & other meats smoked in-house.”
  • 28 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Waterfront dining on the way to Tahoe City. Great selection of seafood, steaks and standard fare. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Classic breakfast & lunch fare served in a cozy, bustling diner with a coffee shop annex since 1978. Very busy on the weekends. Get there near opening or expect a long wait. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bar
“Classic bar and grill with a rustic flare right next to the Truckee River in Tahoe City. Full menu with great draft beer selections and great atmosphere. Popular spot with the locals. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High-end destination for sophisticated, seasonal Californian cuisine, plus Lake Tahoe views.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
“Longtime, lakefront place with a patio for New American fare with Californian & Hawaiian flavors.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Local breakfast spot in Tahoe City (highly recommended). Great atmosphere and right across from the lake. Check out the local shops, walk along the lake and the rest of Tahoe City after your meal. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Waterside spot featuring a bi-level patio with live music & seasonal American surf 'n' turf dishes.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, terrific wine list, beautiful views. Definitely one of our favorites in the area. Note: the photo by Airbnb is terrible - this is actually a really nice room with outstanding view of the lake. ”
  • 50 locals recommend

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