Category Archives: South Lake Tahoe Restaurants

Basecamp Beer Garden & Outpost Brewing Company – The best sort of funky

Basecamp Beer Garden

Basecamp Beer Garden is a casual beer establishment in the heart of the Casino Corridor of South Lake Tahoe. Its chill “hang out” vibe provides the perfect environment to make new acquaintances when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Airstream Music Stage

In the courtyard you will enjoy live music from the Airstream Music Stage every night during the summer, and when weather permits the rest of the year. Come partake of Open Mic Night on Monday and Wednesday evenings, at the indoor stage adjoining the taproom.

Outpost Brewing Company Taproom

The beer flows unhindered at the Outpost Brewing Company. They offer a nice variety of beers, including a selection of their signature beers on tap and those from other local breweries. Service is always very friendly, and the Beer Garden is extremely well maintained. Check out Happy Hour, it will not disappoint!

Tasty Bar Food

The Outpost Brewing Company provides good bar food with interesting offerings. I recommend trying the Chicken Bratwurst, goat cheese macaroni, and Kombucha on tap. If you are only here for the beer, then grab an order of Pretzel Bites. You can thank me later.

Indoor seating

Seating is abundant at the Basecamp Beer Garden. There is indoor seating at the bar, small tables, couches, and long communal style tables. Outdoor seating includes picnic tables, table groups of four or six, and clusters of lounging chairs surrounding the firepits and game areas.  There is plenty of room for dancing in front of the Airstream Music Stage.

Outdoor seating around fire pit

Basecamp Beer Garden is kid & pet friendly, so bring all your small family members. At the Outpost Brewing Company smoothies and hot chocolate are just what the kids are hoping for. Don’t forget the Pretzel Bites, a snack the whole family can appreciate. Free courtyard activities include corn hole, ping pong, and board games.

Ping Pong is one of the many free activities available at Basecamp Beer Garden

Parking can be a real drag around Basecamp Beer Garden, due to its popular location. If you are not staying at the hotel, I recommend you park at Harvey’s Casino across the street and walk over. Parking is not free but its safe and convenient. Most of the year, you can park in the rear lot of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for free. You will have to walk an extra block, but it’s Tahoe where the air is clean and the view is spectacular.

Located on the corner of Stateline Ave. and Cedar Ave.

Basecamp Beer Garden & Outpost Brewing Company are tucked back on a side street right against the California/Nevada state line. Take Hwy 50 from South Lake Tahoe toward the Nevada state line. Turn left onto Stateline Avenue. You will find the Basecamp Beer Garden at the corner of Stateline Avenue and Cedar Avenue. The address for Basecamp Beer Garden & Outpost Brewing Company is 4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California.

4143 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California

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Caesars Entertainment values the courage and sacrifice of United States active-duty military personnel and veterans. Caesars Entertainment will deduct an extra 10% off the price of your stay (in addition to any other sale or hotel deals applied to your reservations) at their many locations including beautiful Lake Tahoe.


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Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

South Shore Room

Home of the South Shore Room presenting top-notch entertainment for the past 50 years. This intimate venue is the perfect place to catch a show, whether your taste runs toward rock, blues, country or the classics.

Harvey’s Lake Tahoe 

Artist rendering of planned Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe.

Home of the new Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant. Internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay is opening his third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant right here in Lake Tahoe this winter. Harvey’s Resort & Casino is renovating the historic Sage Room for occupancy of the new Hell’s Kitchen.  Now taking reservations for Hell’s Kitchen.


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Hell’s Kitchen is another great reason to visit Lake Tahoe

Make reservations at Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen on your next visit to Lake Tahoe.

Artist rendering courtesy of Harvey’s Lake Tahoe.

Internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay is opening his third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant right here in Lake Tahoe this winter. Harvey’s Resort & Casino is renovating the historic Sage Room for occupancy of the new Hell’s Kitchen. The new restaurant will keep the best of the old room, including the wood beams that were hewn from trees cleared when the original Harveys was built in 1940.

Wood beams were cut from the trees cleared to build the original Harvey’s in 1940.

If you love the Sage Room Steak House, no worries, the historic Sage Room will combine its culinary tradition with the flavors of 19 Kitchen & Bar. Steakhouse lovers will enjoy panoramic Lake Tahoe views from Harvey’s 19th floor.  

The Sage Room Steakhouse is moving to Harvey’s 19th floor.

Gordon Ramsey vacationed in Lake Tahoe during 2018 and “fell in love” with the Tahoe basin. “It’s a perfect location for a third Hell’s Kitchen restaurant.” The restaurant will incorporate many recipes from Gordon Ramsey’s cooking show.

Opening at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe

Harvey’s will begin taking reservations for Hell’s Kitchen Lake Tahoe in the near future. Stay tuned to for additional information. Harvey’s Resort and Casino is located on Hwy 50 And Stateline Ave, Stateline, NV


Bring your Lederhosen when you Visit Lake Tahoe! Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe – October 5th & 6th, 2019.

Camp Richardson Resort’s 25th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration

Don’t miss the 25th Annual Oktoberfest when you visit Lake Tahoe October 5th & 6th , 2019. You will be hard-pressed to find a more Bavaria-like environment in the United States than Lake Tahoe. Join locals as you dine on fabulous food, live music, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden.

Guests join the fun with traditional Bavarian styled clothing.

Beer flows freely at the 25th Annual Oktoberfest in South Lake Tahoe. Bring cash for all your food and beverage purchases. Some craft vendors will accept cards. ATMs are on site for your convenience.

Oktoberfest Pumpkin Patch in Camp Richardson

Oktoberfest celebrations at Camp Richardson Resort provide entertainment for the whole family. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. Live music at 1 pm.

Lively polka music provides the perfect venue to get up and dance.

Oktoberfest Activities Feature:

  • Sunday’s bratwurst eating showdown takes place at 3 p.m.
  • Bavarian Themed Food & Desserts
  • 40+ Craft Booths
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Live Polka Music featuring the “Gruber Family Band”
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Xtreme Air Climbing Wall
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Yodeling Contest
  • Costume Contest for you & your dog
  • Mountain Bike giveaway at 4 p.m. on Sunday
Live music

Join in the celebrations at Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe located at Camp Richardson Resort. Festival times run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily . Entrance and parking are FREE!

When you finish your afternoon of fun at the 25th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration, walk on down to The Beacon Bar & Grill on the shore of Lake Tahoe, right here in Camp Richardson. The Beacon is my favorite restaurant in Lake Tahoe. Grab a table on the beach and try The Beacon‘s signature Rum Runner cocktail.

Map to Camp Richardson’s Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe

Camp Richardson Resort is located at:  1900 Jameson Beach Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. From South Lake Tahoe go North at the “Y” onto Highway 89 North (2.5 miles) toward Emerald Bay. You will see Camp Richardson Hotel and Resort signage on your right-hand side.  


Grab a bite with the Da Vinci of Donuts when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut is an award winning, locally owned and operated, boutique donut shop in South Lake Tahoe. They specialize in handcrafted, small batch, gourmet donuts with personality. You will also enjoy their coffee, bottled juice, and daily breakfast specials when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Enjoy the Wake N’ Bacon, Pink Floyd, or Freak Show signature offerings at Glazed and Confused.

Glazed and Confuzed donuts are made fresh all day long. Arrive at 7 am or 1 pm, you will find an offering of donuts fresh from the kitchen. Each donut is a delightful, handcrafted, work of art. The Maple Wake N’ Bacon is a hit with the teens at my house. If you are more of a traditionalist, Glazed and Confuzed has you covered with a fresh, and varied assortment of classic donuts. I recommend the melt-in-your mouth donut holes. You cannot eat just one.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Prompt, friendly service

You are family the moment you walk in the door at Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut. The cozy little shop is well staffed to quickly assist you in making the perfect donut choice.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Family Friendly Dining

The dining area is as fun and colorful as the unique donut creations served on its tables. Your eyes will feast on the eclectic assortment of memorabilia, local artwork, and thoughtful details.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Kiddie Corner

Family friendly and kid approved! Small children are catered to with their own engagement station.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Breakfast specials

If you are in the mood for some protein, check out the daily breakfast specials available at Glazed and Confuzed. Your friendly wait staff will also be happy to make you a specialty coffee or tea. Serving Alpen Sierra Coffee and Overland Meat & Seafood Company meats.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – South Lake Tahoe

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut, LLC is locally owned and operated by Anthony & Mara Cavallaro. The Cavallaros have been creating these excellent, unique, and memorable treats since 2015.

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut – Storefront open daily 7 am – 2 pm

Getting There

Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut shop is located in the Bijou Shopping center, at 3447 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA. If you are headed north on Hwy 50/Lake Tahoe Blvd, you will find it on the left side of the road just south of CVS Pharmacy and Heidi’s Pancake House.

3447 Lake Tahoe Blvd. #1, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger

Voted Best Burger in the Tahoe Basin 2015-2019!

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – dining room

Extraordinary service, signature drinks & exceptional burgers are the winning recipe at the Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger. The Lucky Beaver has served the best burger in the Tahoe Basin for the past five years according to the readers of the Tahoe Daily Tribune. You will always leave the Lucky Beaver satisfied.

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – Signature Grill

The Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger is famous for its mouthwatering steaks and burgers sourced from Pat LaFrieda Meats. Lucky Beaver burgers boast a combination of chuck roast and short rib that is meshed together into a ½ pound patty. Burger patties are cooked to perfection on a custom grill.  Try the fresh Ahi, grilled chicken, or black bean patties when you’re in the mood for something a little lighter.

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – Bloody B… Lucky Beaver’s Original Blend

Your stay begins with service from friendly wait staff who fill your drink order with enthusiasm. The Lucky Beaver offers a full bar with 11 signature cocktails as well as all the classics. If you enjoy a good wine with dinner, servers are anxious to recommend a suggestion to match your meal. Beer lovers will not be disappointed with the wide selection of beer on tap. I recommend the Bloody B, the signature Blood Mary at the Lucky Beaver.

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – Corkscrew Shrimp Starter

Take your time…order an appetizer. You do not want to rush the experience. Corkscrew Shrimp, Ahi Sliders, Jalapeno Poppers, Jumbo Wings, Tower of Onion Rings, and Shishito Peppers are among the flavorful starters served at the Lucky Beaver.

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – Pitt Boss

If you are visiting for the first time, try one of the mouth-watering signature burgers with a generous helping of fries or tots. Sandwiches and burgers are served with your choice of Regular, Cajun, or Garlic Parmesan Fries or Tater Tots. I recommend you try the Garlic Parmesan Fries, they are fabulous.

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – Summer Patio is pet friendly?

During summer months the Lucky Beaver extends its exceptional service to the fresh mountain air of Lake Tahoe. The outdoor patio offers low top tables with umbrella shade. There is plenty of room for large groups and the family pet.  

Lucky Beaver Bar – video gaming

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger also provides a fun and lively gaming environment offering 24-hour video poker with progressive jackpots, promotions and rewards program.

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – Open 24 hours

The Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger is open 24 hours offering a full menu for dine-in or take-out. There are few 24-hour restaurants in Lake Tahoe. The Lucky Beaver is by far the best 24-hour eating establishment in the South Tahoe Basin.

Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger – Rounder with tots

My husband & I ate lunch at the Lucky Beaver recently ordering: two cocktails, the corkscrew shrimp appetizer, and two burgers with fries. After adding a 20% tip, we were out the door for $70. A win-win; terrific price & superior food!

Getting There

The Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger is located at 31 US-50 #104 Highway 50, Stateline, NV.

Location of Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger

If you’re walking, the Lucky Beaver is on the east side of Hwy 50 between MontBleu Resort Casino and Harrah’s Casino and directly across the street from the Hard Rock Casino. Walk on over and right in the front door.

If you’re driving, enter the same driveway that you would to valet at Harrah’s casino, on the east side of Hwy 50. When you enter the driveway, veer left into the first parking lot. As you enter the parking lot you will see the Lucky Beaver on your left between AleWorx and Dotty’s. You may park for free while you enjoy your stay at the Lucky Beaver Bar & Burger.

Note – If you find yourself headed north at the intersection of Hwy 50 and Lake Parkway, you’ve gone too far. Your destination is behind you between this intersection and the intersection one block south of you at Hwy 50 and Stateline Boulevard.

Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe – October 1st & 2nd

Beer overflows at the 22nd Annual Oktoberfest in South Lake Tahoe.

Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe
Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Oktoberfest when you visit Lake Tahoe October 1st and 2nd, 2016. Oktoberfest celebrations at Camp Richardson provide entertainment for the whole family. Join locals at Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe to enjoy fabulous food, live music, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden.

Oktoberfest celebrations for the entire family.
Oktoberfest celebrations for the entire family.

Oktoberfest Activities Feature:

  • German Food & Desserts
  • Craft Booths
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Live Music featuring the “Gruber Family Band”
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Face Painting
  • Costume Contest for you & your dog

Gruber Family Band
Gruber Family Band

Join in the celebrations at Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe located at Camp Richardson Resort. Website:

Map to the Beacon Bar & Grill
Map to Camp Richardson’s Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe




Wally’s Huddle Grill and Tavern

Local Roadside Beer Garden – Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe

When you visit Lake Tahoe, a good way to get a feel for the nostalgia of 1950’s Tahoe and rub shoulders with the locals, would be to stop in at Wally’s Huddle Grill and Tavern. Formerly known as “Sam’s” for many years, Wally’s Huddle is located on Highway 50 in Marla Bay, between Roundhill and the Zephyr Cove Resort.


Recently remodeled and open for business, Wally’s offers pub fare such as fish and chips, burgers and pizzas. The selection of draft beers on tap is limited but they offer a Tahoe Pale Ale that is quite tasty. Sit by the fireplace or, in nicer weather, enjoy the waterfall and beer garden out back.


Our visit included chips and salsa, fish and chips, a French dip sandwich with fries, two iced teas and a Tahoe Pale Ale and the bill came to $35.56. The prices are good and the food was very good. The customer service was also pleasant.


There is ample seating at the bar to watch a game and socialize or there are plenty of tables to enjoy a bite with friends. Play a game of pool and unwind in a relaxed and informal atmosphere at this restaurant in South Lake Tahoe.


If you are going….

Wally’s is located at 611 Hwy 50,  Zephyr Cove,  NV 89448.

Map to Wally's Huddle
Map to Wally’s Huddle – Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe





Life is Sweeter in Incline Village – Incline Village Lake Tahoe

Life is sweeter when you visit Lake Tahoe.

Ernie Feld is the head pastry chef and owner of Ernie’s International Pastries in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe. He has been operating his successful bakery in Incline Village since 1976. Come try a Poppy Seed Strudel, one of his specialties.

Ernie Feld
Ernie Feld

Ernie learned to cook in Lucenec, Czechoslovakia, where he was born in 1925. Yes, Ernie is 91 years old. Ernie’s mother ran a restaurant in town. In 1942 the Nazis rounded up all the Jews in Czechoslovakia, including young Ernie.

Ernie's Bakery
Ernie’s Bakery

As a teenager Ernie baked exclusively for the Third Reich who held him captive during World War 2.  Ernie had a skill the German’s valued and requested that the Germans send him additional captives to work in his kitchen, saving many souls from certain death.  During Ernie’s time in captivity many other members of his family were sent to Auschwitz and never seen again.

Outdoor seating
Outdoor seating

Ernie has been feeding the residents and visitors of Incline Village, Lake Tahoe since 1976. He speaks seven languages and is often asked to take a picture with young tourists. Ernie is ready for a little relaxation and has put his business up for sale.  To read the full story of Ernie Feld visit the Las Vegas Review Journal. To try one of his treats, visit Ernie’s International Pastries, 120 Country Club Drive,  Incline Village.

map to ernies international pastries




Heidi’s Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe

You cannot go wrong stopping in for breakfast at Heidi’s when you visit Lake Tahoe. Heidi’s restaurant features hearty breakfasts in a Scandinavian inspired atmosphere. The distinct yellow chalet can be found in the center of South Lake Tahoe in the Bijou shopping center right next to the CVS pharmacy. You can’t miss the bright yellow chalet right next to Highway 50/South Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Heidis exterior

The interior is covered with hardwood, knotty pine and features numerous wooden booths for seating. You would expect to see a Black Forrest cuckoo clock on the wall, reminiscent of Bavaria. There is a mural of the Matterhorn to complete the setting.

Heidis dining room

I had the opportunity to take a beautiful woman out to breakfast the other day and we stopped into Heidi’s which was very busy but it was only moments for a table. The service was excellent and the food high quality and plentiful. You will not be leaving here hungry. In addition to breakfast, Heidi’s has a wide variety of food options including lunch items.

dining booths

My wife chose the chicken fried steak and eggs and I opted for the Joe’s Special omelet. With a coffee and an iced tea, the bill came to $37.55. Although the restaurant had a lot of hustle and bustle, moving diners in and out, we were not made to feel rushed and the servers were attentive.

Joes special

We both enjoyed our meals and would recommend stopping at Heidi’s Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. Come enjoy our hospitality!


Heidi’s Menu:

Open Daily
(530) 544-8113

3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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