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3819 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
+1 530-314-7665
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Price range: $5 - $25
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: German
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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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We went on Dec. 26th. Melody greeted us. She was hostess & server. She was all over the place. The dining room was filled with VERY noisy patrons. She kept forgetting almost everything we asked for such as beer menu, napkins & silverware. The pretzel & French fries appetizer were huge & delicious. We all had different dishes. The spatzle... More 

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San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We come to Tahoe a few times a year and this is a "must eat" every time we're here. Having been to Germany and eaten plenty of authentic German food, I can tell you this is the closest thing to the real deal I've found stateside. Excellent beer choices, great food and the relaxed atmosphere helps make our Tahoe trip.... More 

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Chico, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place has the perfect amount of service, delicious food, good prices, and a large selection of beer. It's nothing fancy so don't expect a 5 star restaurant. I like that they have board and card games to play, a fuse-ball table, a fire to sit by, and a nice stage for bands. I recommend trying the spaetzle and pretzel.... More 

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Carlsbad, CA USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was in the area for my birthday, and wanted German food. Called and they said they were going to close the kitchen soon, but said they would hold it open until we got there! They were true to their word! The place is awesome! Needs an outdoor deck/seating area/smoking area, but otherwise absolutely awesome!

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Hayward, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was a quiet night, but can see how this place could get really loud. The beer selections were awesome and the food choices very German. I had pork schnitzel (you can also have chicken), nicely breaded and served enough lemon (usually I have to ask for more). Very traditional and good. My husband had the Hungarian Goulash with housemade... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

So glad we found this fun place just down the street from Tahoe Seasons where we were staying. Ben, the bar tender, server, greeter etc was fantastic & a lot of fun. We went for a late lunch & each had a sausage plate ( very reasonable) & he served us each 2 different kinds of meat so we shared... More 

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Los Angeles
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great German food in a cozy chalet atmosphere, located across from the base facilities of Heavenly Valley Ca side. Great Weiner schnitzel that is super hearty. The Hungarian goulash was a big portion if you like beef stew meat, but next time I want to try another specialty. Ordered the pretzel appetizer and also recommend.

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Indianapolis, IN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great German beer, decent food, and a fun place to hang out. It's off the beaten path. Went there twice - first time when they were just opening for the day. The owners spent a lot of time answering questions and conversing with us. Loved it. The second time was back later the next day. The band was playing -... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Anyplace that offers Schwein Hax (pork leg, generally roasted up to a golden, crispy deliciousness) is a place that is going to draw me in lickety-split. We read the reviews of Himmel Haus and it sounded like a fun atmosphere, with lots of raves about the pretzels and mixed reviews on the schwein hax. A few reviews had noted that... More 

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Magnolia Delaware
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great German food. Our friends had schnitzel and I had swein hauxe, a roasted joint bone. Everything was great including thie beer selection. I'm sure this place rocks during the ski season but they were very attentive and friendly.

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Additional Information about Himmel Haus

Address: 3819 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Phone Number: +1 530-314-7665
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: German

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