Best Places to Eat Lunch in Lake Tahoe

Christina Nellemann

By , Local Expert, Tahoe
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There are numerous places around Lake Tahoe to grab either a quick lunch or a leisure two-hour long lunch. First, on the North Shore and Truckee visit Dragonfly for their great lunch specials and their delicious Thai Soups. For another quick bite, check out T's Mesquite Rotisserie for some slow-roasted meats and Tex-Mex inspired dishes. Moody's Bistro is a more upscale diner with seriously the best onion soup en croute outside of Paris. The Squeeze In breakfast and lunch spot in Truckee has a loyal following and some very large dishes. Burger Me! has been featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and still serves some of the...  Read more »

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    Blue Angel Cafe

    The Blue Angel also has a bring your own fresh caught fish menu for that Truckee River trout.

    Local Expert Tip: "The happy hour is from 4-6 p.m. every day."

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    Keys Cafe

    • Average Main Course Price: $8

    Try the Sweet Potato lunch sandwich with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, marinated onions and organic mixed greens.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try their Acai Bowl (served all day) with Acai berries, blueberries, banana, strawberry, and soy milk blended into a yummy frozen delight, topped with granola and bananas."

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    Moody's Bistro & Bar

    • Average Main Course Price: $25
    • Neighborhood: Truckee

    Moody's French Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese en Croute is pretty amazing.

    Local Expert Tip: "Moody's Happy Hour is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and selected items have a discounted price. The Happy Hour also includes $2 off all wine by the glass, beer and well cocktails."

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    • Cuisine: Asian
    • Average Main Course Price: $27
    • Neighborhood: Truckee

    Dragonfly's lunch specials are reasonably priced and the soups are delicious.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out their local Tahoe Teas menu."

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    Burger Me

    While waiting for your burger, pour yourself a large glass of their homemade lemonade.

    Local Expert Tip: "The best sweet potato fries in the area."

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    T's Mesquite Rotisserie

    T's is a great place to stop if you are heading back up to the slopes for the afternoon.

    Local Expert Tip: "T's Mesquite is a cash-only establishment."

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    Front Street Station Pizza Company

    Front Street also serves burritos and tacos with slow roasted pork in pineapple juices.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sit on the porch with your pizza and enjoy the Truckee River."

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    Jake's on the Lake

    Jake's seafood is some of the best in the Lake Tahoe area.

    Local Expert Tip: "Jake's has one of the best views on the lake."

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    Sunnyside Restaurant

    Try the fish tacos at Sunnyside for both lunch and Happy Hour.

    Local Expert Tip: "The view from the deck is awesome!"

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    Squeeze In

    Squeeze In was featured on the Food Network's show, "Throwdown with Bobby Flay"

    Local Expert Tip: "Get to the Squeeze In early on the weekends, there is usually a line out the door."



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