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The 8 Best American Restaurants In Tahoe City

Updated: June 10, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Tahoe City? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Tahoe City.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Christy Hill Restaurant

New American, $$$, Sunnyside-Tahoe CityNew American, $$$Tahoe City, Sunnyside-Tahoe City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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River Grill

American, $$$, Sunnyside-Tahoe CityAmerican, $$$Tahoe City, Sunnyside-Tahoe City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Fat Cat Bar & Grill

American, $$, Sunnyside-Tahoe CityAmerican, $$Tahoe City, Sunnyside-Tahoe City
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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Tahoe Tap Haus

American, $$, Sunnyside-Tahoe CityAmerican, $$Tahoe City, Sunnyside-Tahoe City
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Bridgetender

American, $$, Sunnyside-Tahoe CityAmerican, $$Tahoe City, Sunnyside-Tahoe City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Cedar House Pub

American, $$, Tahoe CityAmerican, $$Tahoe City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Jake's On The Lake

New American, $$$, Sunnyside-Tahoe CityNew American, $$$Tahoe City, Sunnyside-Tahoe City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Rosie's Cafe

American, $$, Sunnyside-Tahoe CityAmerican, $$Tahoe City, Sunnyside-Tahoe City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 6627 restaurants in Tahoe City, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 339 lists and articles from experts at USA Today and more. All with some boam magic. The spots that made the cut have been featured in USA Today - Best Breakfast in Tahoe, USA Today - Lake & Mountain Views: 10Best Tahoe City Restaurants and USA Today - Best Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus in Tahoe. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Fat Cat Bar & Grill is the highest-rated American restaurant for delivery in Tahoe City.

Fire Sign Cafe, Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique, and River Grill are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Tahoe City.

There are 9 American restaurants in Tahoe City.

Fire Sign Cafe, Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique, and River Grill are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Tahoe City.

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique and River Grill are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for American cuisine in Tahoe City.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for heavy meat dish

    When ordering heavy meat dish, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Vieux Carre, a popular cocktail.

  • Go for Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Kentucky 75. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • The ultimate drink pairing for shellfish


    Knowing what to pair with shellfish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, strong and acidic, white wine balances the creamy shellfish.

Did you know?

  • A must-visit festival in Chicago

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

  • The traditional hamburger

    The delicious, renowned dish hamburger needs to be had if you take a trip to The United States!

  • 2,014 pounds of hamburger

    On September 2, 2012, The United States’s American fans celebrated a new world record by the hamburger, weighing 2,014 pounds.

Parking in the area

Parking has always been a challenge in Tahoe City. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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