Some of the best restaurants in the Lake Tahoe area are not in Tahoe, but in the small railroad town of Truckee on the lake's North Shore. Truckee is home to a large selection of restaurants that feature local cuisine, fine dining, breakfast, lunch and brunch spots and some fun coffee and sandwich shops.
To get a great taste of Truckee, head to one or several of these 10 Best restaurants in the area. For breakfast or brunch, the Squeeze In is a popular choice among visitors and residents. It was featured on the Food Network and they have an insane number of omelettes to choose served with their wonderful salsa and sauces. For lunch, try the fun Burger Me restaurant which serves the best burgers in the area made with natural ingredients.
For dinner, you have a choice of casual and cool in the Cottonwood, which has a wonderful view of the entire town or warm and elegant in the Pianeta Ristorante which serves fantastic country Italian dishes. Other choices for dinner include Trokay, with it's locally grown food and Stella with it's award-winning menu and chef.
If you are just in the mood for coffee and a snack, visit the Coffeebar just behind the main street. This Italianesque coffee shop serves great Cappuccinos, sandwiches and crepes and gelato in the summer.