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29 Jun 2021
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Waterfront dining at Lake Tahoe is a summer tradition as iconic as the Lake itself! Piers and docks become gateways to famous drinks, seasonal cuisine and panoramic views under colorful umbrellas and sunny clear skies. From Tahoe City to Homewood, we’ve got the best water front dining experiences in North Lake Tahoe for you to experience this summer!

Tahoe City

Christy Hill’s Sandbar is open for summer! This elegant bistro with outdoor patio sits 100 feet above the shoreline of Lake Tahoe offering panoramic views. The menu boasts American cuisine with refined Mediterranean influences and locally sourced ingredients. Try the pan seared day boat scallops with a chilled beverage and a seasonal sorbet. The 28 day dry aged ribeye from a family owned farm is also a standout and pairs nicely with a wine from their extensive wine list. Tables fill up quickly so be sure to make a booking!

Nothing gets more iconic than a drink on the deck at Sunnyside Restaurant! Enjoy savory fried zucchini under brightly colored umbrellas or grab a cocktail to go and head to their new beach seating area where you can dip your toes in the water! Share a Hula Pie and mouthwatering appetizers with family and friends or order a grilled chicken sandwich just for yourself. Boat days are the best days, so dock your boat next door at Sunnyside Marina and refuel on the deck at Sunnyside Restaurant.

West Shore

Dine lakeside this summer at West Shore Café and experience old Tahoe Charm and fresh California cuisine! Sit amongst the magic of Tahoe’s West Shore with breathtaking views from the pier while eating a menu that changes with each season. Voted by the Tahoe Community as the 2nd Best Boat-Valet Dining and 3rd Best Water Front Dining in North Lake Tahoe 2020, it’s hard to beat this experience. From local brews to handcrafted cocktails, their finely stocked bar will quench your thirst and their sommelier team will have you ordering more than just one glass.


Chambers Landing Bar & Grill is the oldest bar on the water at Lake Tahoe! Famous for its history and its iconic Chambers Punch, this is a fun ‘happening’ spot. With a pier bar and docks that reach out into the lake, there’s plenty of space to eat your lobster roll with fries or flavour packed street corn before heading back to the beach. This cabin like bar and grill is family friendly, and if you have a reservation at the restaurant, you can pull up in your boat!