Outdoor dining heats up as temperatures drop in Tahoe! Heat lamps are popping up on restaurant patios and lakeside decks transforming spaces into cozy hideways with breathtaking views perfect for sharing delicious meals. Add live music and you've got an unparalleled dining experience you can only get in Lake Tahoe. We've got your winter outdoor dining guide for the best spots from Truckee to the West Shore!
Tahoe City & The West Shore
After a day on the slopes, there's nothing better than biting into a delicious meal in the fresh mountain air. Jake's On The Lake in Tahoe City and Sunnyside Restaurant on the West Shore serve food as delicious as the view from their iconic lakeside decks. Their mountain aloha has made them famous for their seafood and zucchini sticks and will keep you coming back for more. Embrace the apres ski lifestyle to a Prime Rib Rueben at Garwoods and start dreaming about summer while treating yourself to their iconic Wet Woody. Stay toasty under heat lamps while turquoise waters lap at the feet of your outdoor table.
Spice things up at the BridgeTender Tavern with fresh Jambalaya and juicy burgers! Their riverfront patio overlooks Truckee River making it a prime spot to cozy up under the heat lamps and eat and drink Bloody Marys. Listen to live music at Moe's Original BBQ and eat your southern style meats on picnic benches under the heaters. Fill up on Mexican food and margaritas at The Blue Agave. Their front patio overlooks N Lake Blvd putting you in the heart of Tahoe City!
Truckee and Squaw Alpine
Warm up from the inside out with hearty meals and fireside outdoor dining at the Auld Dubliner in The Village at Squaw! Eat Guiness Beef Stew and Shepherd's Pie under the wintery sky. Head to Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats and Bar of America for live music and outdoor dining lining the streets of downtown Truckee! Dive into Moody's delicious mountain cuisine and cocktails and make campfire smore's at your table at Bar of America. Sit on the picturesque patio at Cottonwood Restaurant while eating a steak at sunset. The high-powered heaters at this rustic ski lodge will keep you toasty as you gaze at views of downtown Truckee and listen to live music.