Lake Tahoe's Waterfront Restaurants


The Boathouse Tables march down the pier at this intimate waterfront eatery with stunning sunset views. 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe; (530) 541-6722; 

Beacon Bar & Grill Burgers, chowder, rum-runner cocktails and live music are on the menu at this hopping beachfront venue. 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe; (530) 541- 0630; 

West Shore Cafe Views from the elegant dining room will make you gape, but alfresco is the name of the game in summer. Try the brunchy lunch menu or come at dusk to watch the lake turn pink and mauve. 5160 W. Lake Blvd., Homewood; (530) 525-5200; 

Sunnyside Shoulder-to-shoulder, see-and-be-seen happy hours don’t get any happier, even though there’s no specific happy-hour menu. 1850 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City; (530) 583-7200; 

Jake’s On The Lake Busy restaurant at Tahoe City Marina features a Hawaiian-inspired menu and aloha vibe. 780 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City; (530) 583-0188; 

Lone Eagle Grille Fine dining with views to sigh for, plus cozy waterfront fire pits. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village; (775) 886-6899; 

Gar Woods Seafood and meat dishes fill the menu in this pretty restaurant that captures the grace and charm of the wooden boat era. 5000 N. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay; (530) 546-3366;