You are up at Lake Tahoe enjoying a day of skiing or hiking and you are craving Mom's cooking. What's a person with a growling stomach supposed to do? There are dozens of restaurants around the Tahoe area that serve up dishes that will remind you of Mom's (or Grandma's) cooking. Start out a day of playing in the snow with pancakes or waffles at the Old Post Office Coffee Shop on the North Shore or Eggs Benedict and homemade hash browns at Bert's Cafe on the South Shore. Wildflower is also a popular place for breakfast as well as lunch and is located in Incline Village. On the East Shore near Heavenly is the Driftwood Cafe which offers locally made coffee and on the West Shore is the popular Fire Sign Cafe.
For dinner, head to the local's favorite, The Pfeifer House, for some authentic and homemade German, Belgian and French food. Their "hunter style" chicken breast will make you think you have just come in from the German countryside. If you want to keep it close to home, head to Austin's on the North Shore for "comfort food for the soul."