Lake Tahoe

Food and Drink

Fuel Your Hunger in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is booming with visitors eager to hike, bike, and enjoy the waters of the largest alpine lake in North America. All that activity time is sure to build up an appetite. While staying at Northstar Lodge or One Village Place, check out a few of the restaurants on this list of area eateries.*

Breakfast and Brunch

The original Squeeze In is a longtime favorite in Truckee, where both properties within Hyatt Vacation Club are located. The dining room is a cozy collection of mismatched decor and furniture with an eclectic breakfast menu. Go with the signature Racy Tracy omelet (folded over gently with mushrooms, cheese, and avocado) and a mimosa.

The Fire Sign Cafe has been a staple of the Tahoe City dining scene since 1978. Come by for breakfast and try the challah bread French toast, buckwheat pancakes, or the smoked salmon eggs Benedict. The restaurant, renovated from a private home, has a cozy feel with spacious backyard seating. Don’t worry if you wake up late; breakfast is available all day.

Ernie’s Coffee Shop is about an hour away in South Lake Tahoe and dates back to 1968, attracting customers over the years for its wide variety of breakfast and lunch plates. All-day breakfast includes a whole category of Mexican-inspired dishes, while the lunch menu features specialty burgers and a big selection of cold and hot sandwiches. The coffee is an exclusive roast from locally based Alpen Sierra Coffee Roasting Company.

Lunch/Quick Bites

The Rubicon Pizza Company serves up vibrant flavors for those seeking pizza and pasta. And it’s just a short walk from both properties in the Village at Northstar. Enjoy a traditional Margherita or the indulgent Big Mountain pie with four different meat toppings. The restaurant makes a point to use regional, organic ingredients whenever possible. (The operators also run Base Camp Pizza Company in South Lake Tahoe.)

Craving seafood? The Oyster Bar is one of the few raw seafood bars in the Stateline/South Lake Tahoe area. The intimate counter wraps around an open kitchen serving oysters, shrimp, mussels, clams, and cooked dishes like jambalaya and a variety of pan roasts. The Oyster Bar also offers a choice between New England–style or Manhattan-style clam chowder. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Dinner

Petra in Northstar Village offers a deep selection of sommelier-chosen wines available for purchase or to enjoy in-house with a small but exceptional food menu. Dishes are often inspired by Mediterranean culture, especially the Fattoush salad, hummus, and spanakopita (spinach pastry). For something heartier, there are steaks, seafood, and a Moroccan vegetable stew.

Lone Eagle Grille in Incline Village combines spectacular lakeside views with a menu of robust steaks. This includes prime New York Strip, Angus filet, and bison tenderloin. Seafood lovers may prefer the pan-seared Chilean sea bass. The rustic but elegant atmosphere matches up well with a choice of cocktails or an extensive wine list with picks from Europe and California.

Kalani’s has been a local favorite in South Lake Tahoe since it opened in 2004, combining a unique mix of Hawaiian and Asian recipes in a tasteful island-themed environment. The sushi rolls and sashimi are among the best around, using fresh fish flown in directly from Hawai‘i. Come early for happy hour in the Puka Lounge Monday to Friday, from 5 to 6 PM.

Where to Stay

Your Lake Tahoe vacation only gets better when you stay at either One Village Place or Northstar Lodge.

Retreat to their comfort and take in the incredible mountain views. Both feature fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, and private decks or balconies. You can also enjoy the award-winning activities program, offering experiences customized to you and the resort you choose. Expect escape rooms, cooking classes, crafts, and more — all designed to help you take your vacation to the next level.

Northstar Lodge amenities include:
  • Swim and Fitness: Swim in the Olympic-style heated outdoor pool at the Village Swim and Fitness Center, take your kids to the children’s pool, relax in the 23-person whirlpool spa, or work out at the fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment.
  • Fire Pit and Grills: Enjoy easy access to fire pits and barbecues, offering the perfect atmosphere and ambiance. Gather your favorite foods, cook them on the grill, and share mountain stories around the fire. Follow up with a cup of hot cocoa around the fire pit, or in the summer, with a cold fireside cocktail.
  • Movie Room: Unwind on-site with a favorite movie in the 19-seat movie theater featuring plush, cozy leather recliners and Dolby® surround sound.
One Village Place amenities include:
  • Swim: Use the same Village Swim and Fitness Center facility available to Northstar Lodge guests.
  • Outdoor Amenities: You’ll find the Big Springs Express Gondola just a few steps away from the resort entrance. This is the perfect way to access the most extensive lift-served mountain-bike terrains in the western U.S.
Owners, visit The Lounge for more information or to book a reservation.
*No inquiry has been made into the off-site locations, activities, services, or events, or the qualifications, safety, or quality of the off-site locations, activites, services, or events, and WHV Resort Group, Inc. and HV Global Group, Inc. make no warranty, express or implied, as to the condition, capacity, performance, or any other aspect of such off-site locations, activities, events, or service providers listed herein. Do not consider this an endorsement of or recommendation for any of the off-site locations, activities, services, events, or providers. Neither WHV Resort Group, Inc. nor HV Global Group, Inc. assumes liability for attendance at, or visits to, and off-site locations, or the products, activities, or services furnished by independent service providers.
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Hyatt Vacation Club at High Sierra Lodge is among the most spectacular resorts in Lake Tahoe. A short stroll from your two-bedroom vacation condo, you'll find a white sand beach, superb dining, 24‑hour casino, and health spa, plus nearby skiing, horseback riding, hiking, and two championship golf courses.
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