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Himmel Haus

3819 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
+1 530-314-7665
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Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: June Way
Description: HOURS: Mon-Thu 12PM - 2AM Fri 12PM - 2AM Sat 12PM - 2AM Sun 12PM - 2AM Himmel Haus is a German restaurant and bierhaus featuring a wide variety of German and Belgian beers and wines with a simple menu of Bavarian-inspired food. While we will offer some strictly traditional recipes throughout the year, our vision is to take the customary ideas and theories of German Cuisine and give them a contemporary, California twist. Our goal is to serve only the finest and freshest local and sustainable products we can find, from local dairy and organic produce to humanely-raised meats, showcasing these amazing products in our German-inspired fare. Himmel Haus is committed to applying sustainable business practices, and to becoming a go-to locals' spot in South Lake Tahoe. Takes Reservations: YES Accepts Credit Cards: YES Parking: PRIVATE LOT Attire: CASUAL Good for Groups: YES Good for Kids: YES Price Range: $$ Delivery: YES Take-out: YES Waiter Service: YES Wi-Fi: FREE Good For: Lunch/Dinner Music: LIVE EVERY Mon/Sat/Sun Alcohol: Beer & Wine Only Smoking: No Noise Level: Average Ambiance: CASUAL Has TV: YES - 12 ft Big Screen! Caters: YES Wheelchair Accessible: YES Dogs Allowed: Sorry No
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English first
South Lake Tahoe, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Himmel Haus to find a Haven for a change of food. The waiters were nice, the food was delicious, but there was a big surprise at the end on our bill. Although the prices were appropriate for a speciality restaurant, we were very surprised to find the word gratuity on the receipt. They automatically charge you 15%... More

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Lacey, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Brought our family here for dinner. Split 2 meals since I had read the portions were big. They were right! Brotchen with the onion and bacon side was delicious. The schnitzel was large and the beef golash was very tasty. Awesome service from Dustin. He explained the entire menu to include the different beers they had. Highly recommend. Great food... More

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Round Rock, TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped by after Germany had clobbered Brazil in the WC. The beer selection is terrific and you can get a variety of sizes on tap. We had the currywurst for dinner and it was good. If you have been to Berlin, you would know it should be a touch sweeter and more curry. Lots of food.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Himmel Haus is a fun place where people can sit around and enjoy good German food and beer. Some nights, they have special events and bands or DJs and the place gets jumping. The staff is helpful and the patrons are all fun loving people. One of the more lively spots in town.

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79 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Last weekend my husband and I had dinner at Himmel Haus, South Lake Tahoe. (Love the play on location - it is close to Heavenly Ski Resort and Himmel translates to heaven.) We liked the atmosphere - friendly gasthaus - and service was friendly. The beer was great, but the food was just O.K. It was plentiful, but somehow missed... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. We stopped by for some appetizers and beer and were treated to some amazing dishes. We ordered the Kase-spatzel, chicken schnitzel, and pretzel platter. Everything was delicious. The spatzel was unbelievable. It is made with Gouda Cheese and is topped with pretzel crumbs. Seriously, if you share this dish you will fight over the last bite.... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The most overrated and underwhelming German food we've ever had. At any price, the schnitzel was the most bland, dry and overcooked I've ever had. At $21, it is now the most overpriced, bland, dry and overcooked schnitzel I have ever had. Can't say much more for the cheaper menu items. Wife ordered a brat that tasted more like a... More

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Williamstown, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Had an amazing family style dinner with family. Brats, mashed potatoes, sour kraut and schnitzel. Service was excellent beer choices were outstanding. If you want authentic German food this is the place to go. I highly recommend this place

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I really want to love Himmel Haus especially with Swiss Chalet being closed for like, forever. However, while the beer, bar, and ages are great, the food is some of the blandest creations I've tasted. Himmel Haus needs a more classical approach to German food and maybe a bit of adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Himmel Haus was an authentic place that we visited. It had the best german food I have ever tried, the waiters were very friendly. Also it was a great place for the kids! They had board games so they kept themselves busy. Our whole family loved it and next time we stay in Lake Tahoe this is our resturant! Ovaral... More

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