Guidebook for South Lake Tahoe

Lisa
Guidebook for South Lake Tahoe

Food Scene

Amazing open flamed burgers and great fires. Outdoor seating and pets allowed.
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Izzy's Burger Spa
2591 Lake Tahoe Blvd
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Amazing open flamed burgers and great fires. Outdoor seating and pets allowed.
Family owned and friendly and great authentic Mexican food. TV's mounted so you can watch the games. Try their huge burritos or fresh chicken taco's. It can be loud inside, no outdoor seating.
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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
765 Emerald Bay Rd
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Family owned and friendly and great authentic Mexican food. TV's mounted so you can watch the games. Try their huge burritos or fresh chicken taco's. It can be loud inside, no outdoor seating.
Perfect romantic spot to try some exotic game and upscale CA fare. It gets busy so reserve a spot or dine early.
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Nepheles
1169 Ski Run Blvd
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Perfect romantic spot to try some exotic game and upscale CA fare. It gets busy so reserve a spot or dine early.
Huge pancakes, big cup of Joe and local friendly staff. You get a huge plate of food so feel free to share.
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Ernie's Coffee Shop
1207 Emerald Bay Rd
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Huge pancakes, big cup of Joe and local friendly staff. You get a huge plate of food so feel free to share.
This is our morning walk-to spot for a latte or coffee. I have never been impressed with the food but they offer free computers/wi-fi and a nice set of benches and chairs outside next to Emerald Bay Rd. Relax and watch the cars go by. Say hello to the resident bulldog inside. They have a fireplace and a hidden kids nook to please everyone in the family.
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Alpina Coffee Café
822 Emerald Bay Rd
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This is our morning walk-to spot for a latte or coffee. I have never been impressed with the food but they offer free computers/wi-fi and a nice set of benches and chairs outside next to Emerald Bay Rd. Relax and watch the cars go by. Say hello to the resident bulldog inside. They have a fireplace and a hidden kids nook to please everyone in the family.
Nice outdoor patio and may also have live music. The food is not spectacular but stick to the wine and cheese beards with a bottle of wine. The best cheese and salami/meat selections anywhere! I always buy a few to bring home.
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The Pink House
193 Genoa Lane
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Nice outdoor patio and may also have live music. The food is not spectacular but stick to the wine and cheese beards with a bottle of wine. The best cheese and salami/meat selections anywhere! I always buy a few to bring home.

Drinks & Nightlife

Outdoor seating on the deck right next to the lake. Friendly staff and great food. Try the fresh clam chowder, caprice salad and fried calamari. Huge portions. The bar gets packed. Dine early or eat outside on the deck. This is at the end of the entrance to Richardson Beach so parking can get messy.
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Beacon Bar & Grill
1900 Jameson Beach Rd
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Outdoor seating on the deck right next to the lake. Friendly staff and great food. Try the fresh clam chowder, caprice salad and fried calamari. Huge portions. The bar gets packed. Dine early or eat outside on the deck. This is at the end of the entrance to Richardson Beach so parking can get messy.
The oldest bar in NV. This place is a real icon and the decor is "unmentionable". Have a drink then walk the historic streets. This is a little town and all of the locals are very friendly. Book your stay around Genoa Cowboy Days. A really fun weekend with pancake breakfasts, BBQ, Chili cook-off and more.
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Genoa Bar
2282 Main St
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The oldest bar in NV. This place is a real icon and the decor is "unmentionable". Have a drink then walk the historic streets. This is a little town and all of the locals are very friendly. Book your stay around Genoa Cowboy Days. A really fun weekend with pancake breakfasts, BBQ, Chili cook-off and more.
This is our go to place if we want to gamble.
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Harrah's Lake Tahoe
15 US-50
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This is our go to place if we want to gamble.

Parks & Nature

A short drive from our cabin. The parking can be messy so consider bringing your bikes and picking up the trail from behind Anderson Bike Rental or rent one from them. Nice beach area with BBQ's. Very family friendly. You can walk to the general store, old time candy shop or ice cream shop for an excursion from the beach. Rent a paddle boat or canoe and explore the lake.
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Camp Richardson Resort Beach
1902-3098 Jameson Beach Rd
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A short drive from our cabin. The parking can be messy so consider bringing your bikes and picking up the trail from behind Anderson Bike Rental or rent one from them. Nice beach area with BBQ's. Very family friendly. You can walk to the general store, old time candy shop or ice cream shop for an excursion from the beach. Rent a paddle boat or canoe and explore the lake.
We LOVE this company. They offer great tours of Lakes and the Rubicon Trail. (ask for Jim) Prices are best if you take the 8 - 9 am tours. They can get booked for the day so it's best to reserve your spot before your travel date. Kids must be 16 and licensed to drive an ATV or snowmobile.
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Lake Tahoe Adventures
3071 US-50
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We LOVE this company. They offer great tours of Lakes and the Rubicon Trail. (ask for Jim) Prices are best if you take the 8 - 9 am tours. They can get booked for the day so it's best to reserve your spot before your travel date. Kids must be 16 and licensed to drive an ATV or snowmobile.

Sightseeing

Great guided tours on horseback will take you to secluded locations whee your guide will take your photo's. Try the chuck wagon tour and return to a real BBQ outdoors of steak, salad, drinks and corn on the cob. Really good food and nice staff, too. Stay OFF of FOXY though, she's thrown me twice.
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Camp Richardson Corral
4 Emerald Bay Rd
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Great guided tours on horseback will take you to secluded locations whee your guide will take your photo's. Try the chuck wagon tour and return to a real BBQ outdoors of steak, salad, drinks and corn on the cob. Really good food and nice staff, too. Stay OFF of FOXY though, she's thrown me twice.

Shopping

Great outdoor casual shopping area with lots of live music and places to people watch. In the winter take the Heavenly Gondola for spectacular views of Tahoe. Food can be pricey and not very exciting. We find it best for a drink or coffee outside with the live bands.
Marriott's Timber Lodge
4100 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Great outdoor casual shopping area with lots of live music and places to people watch. In the winter take the Heavenly Gondola for spectacular views of Tahoe. Food can be pricey and not very exciting. We find it best for a drink or coffee outside with the live bands.