Food and Libation Itineraries

With lakefront and mountain top dining experiences serving farm-to-table cuisine, North Lake Tahoe is bursting with culinary gems. Foodies can have dinner with the chef at the Manzanita chef’s counter, sip on a signature rum slushy while watching the sunset at Gar Woods, or enjoy a hearty meal next to a warm fireplace at Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique.

Bed and Breakfasts

A Lake Tahoe landmark since the 1950s, the charming waterfront restaurant and lodge is perfect for a quiet getaway.

West Shore Cafe & Inn
Sits overlooking the lake on one side, and the mountains on the other. All guest rooms and suites offer complimentary continental breakfast.

Fine Dining

Big Water Grill 
Nestled in the mountains, Big Water Grille brings east coast flair to comforting Californian cuisine, with a menu featuring steaks, game and market fresh seafood.

Chef’s Tasting Counter at Manzanita​
The Chef at Manzanita in the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, offers guests an interactive five-course tasting experience with the chef.

Christy Hill
Lakeside Bistro Sources the freshest and finest local ingredients for a modern American dining experience.

Gar Woods
Featuring waterfront dining, live music and the infamous Wet Woody slushy rum cocktail.

Jake’s on the Lake ​
Family owned and operated since 1978, the waterfront restaurant treats guests with warm “mountain aloha” hospitality.

Lone Eagle Grill ​
Offers cuisine inspired by the high-Sierra, against the backdrop of the Hyatt’s private beach.

PlumpJack Cafe & Bar 
Fine dining and exceptional wines in the Village at Palisades Tahoe.

Soule Domain
The upscale, intimate restaurant deliciously combines style and romance in the cozy cabin-like dining room, using natural, free range and organic meats and poultry when available.

Thunderbird Lodge
The iconic East Shore mansion, owned by the late George Whittell, hosts a variety of summer events, including winemakers’ dinners and tours.

Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique
Abides by the motto “Fresh Food, Simply Prepared” fusing Asian, California and European cuisine. On market days, Chef Douglas Dale leads groups through the Tahoe City Farmer’s Market and returns to the restaurant to prepare a four-course luncheon.


Incline Village Farmer’s Market
The only locally owned and family operated farmer’s market in the Lake Tahoe Basin, featuring farm-fresh organic vegetables and fruits.

New Moon Natural Foods
Boasts a full service cafe and juice bar. Thoroughly vets all its products for quality, health, sustainability and ethics.

Tahoe City Farmer’s Market​ at Commons Beach
Promises a fresh, local and lively time at the scenic Common’s Beach.

Tahoe Food Hub
Works to create a network of regional farms and connect them to restaurants, small grocers, schools and hospitals.

Food Festivals

Annual Chocolate & Wine Festival
​Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival takes place in the elegant Lakeside Ballroom at Hyatt Regency – a hotel and casino set among the spectacular backdrop of Incline Village on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The event brings supporters together for an evening of delectable chocolate created by Tahoe’s finest culinary artists, and sample boutique wine from acclaimed California vintners. Guests will have the chance to bid on unique items in a live auction as well as contributing to a special Fund-A-Need, supporting the mission of Sierra Community House. 100% of all proceeds support local programs including family strengthening, legal services, hunger relief, crisis intervention and prevention education to local school children

Tahoe City Food + Wine Classic
Every June, visitors can sip, shop and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers.

Guitar Strings Verses Chicken Wings
Every September the ultimate Village battle comes back, as restaurants and bands face-off for the ultimate supremacy for “Best Wings” and “Best Band.” Restaurants will battle for the Wing vs. Wing Champion Trophy and bands will battle for a cash prize, in addition to bragging rights. Cast your vote and help choose the winners!