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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

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536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-542-1990
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 278
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
excellent food & service

A small restaurant located away from downtown. Has excellent food & service, good wine list. Food is always top notch. I have never been disappointed when I visit there

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
yagi2travel
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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South Lake Tahoe, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small restaurant located away from downtown. Has excellent food & service, good wine list. Food is always top notch. I have never been disappointed when I visit there

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Thank yagi2travel
Hammond, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dine here every year during our ski trip, this year was no differences from the rest. Food was excellent and service was also great, husband had the sea bass and I had the steak. Only fine dinning we have found in the South Lake Tahoe area, do yourself a favor and make a reservation.

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Thank Kimberly G
Bay Area, CA
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

A cute, cozy little restaurant really close to where we stay in SLT, we decided to give Evan's a try for a recent anniversary dinner. Service was what we were looking forward to: purposefully Started with the seared foie gras (amazing), and shared their Caesar salad which was also very fresh (great dressing flavor). Couldn't wait to dig into the... More 

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Suffolk
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

As our first and only visit to this area we tried Evans American Gourmet Cafe after a quick afternoon look we returned for evening dinner. The menu reads very well but in a starter of a savory Napoleon although all the ingredients were fine but the chef having made an elaborate sauce then used all of it which had the... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The menu has a wide range of dishes. Everything we had (party of 7) was outstanding. Very fresh and flavorful French cuisine and excellent presentation . Good wine list (also full bar) and fairly priced. Great deserts as well. Would go again without hesitation.

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Thank Craig E
South Lake Tahoe, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Best quality dinner in area always consistent, and with fantastic service, selection of food and wines

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I was on a personal trip to California to meet someone and we stopped here for dinner. I was completely blown away by the quality of service and food. This place made my first visit to California well worth it!

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Thank Steve H
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

South Lake Tahoe has many places to eat but none as sophisticated and up-scale as Evan's. We were staying with friends who were familiar with South Lake Tahoe but had never been to Evan's so it was a new experience for everyone. Our evening at Evan's turned out to be the best night-out of our five-day stay. Great food and... More 

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Lodi, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I thank the previous reviewers since this is why we went here. There were 4 of us. We had the house salad with basil dressing, steak with mushrooms, chicken, salmon, and special pasta dish with scallops. We were all raving now how delicious our meals were and left extremely happy. I can't say enough good things about this place and... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The restaurant looks like a small house, so it only fits about 6 tables for customers, but the food is homemade and one of kind items. Locals choice for a special evening or a romantic night out !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: 530-542-1990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?