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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 214
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
To die for ....

Had one night available for a nice dinner out. Went to Trip Advisor to see what the top restaurant in South Lake Tahoe was. This was it !! Now I know why! Just plain nice... nice environment & ambiance ...nice salad (actually, best salad in my life!), nice drinks, no pushy staff and nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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San Ramon, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Ramon, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Had one night available for a nice dinner out. Went to Trip Advisor to see what the top restaurant in South Lake Tahoe was. This was it !! Now I know why! Just plain nice... nice environment & ambiance ...nice salad (actually, best salad in my life!), nice drinks, no pushy staff and nice main entrees... Website has their menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Delicious food and very considerable services, nice environment, I can't find anything not satisfy. If there were some, I would say it would be better to have more tables.

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Orangevale, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Make a reservation or you probably won't get a table because the restaurant is so small, but large parties are fine. When we were there, there were 3 of us, another party of 2, and then a large party of 22 totally filling the place! Lots of personal attention, different specials plus the standard menu, and everything is prepared exactly... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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212 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great small atmosphere environment. The staff from greeting to server and beyond all incredibly accommodating. Very varied and interesting menu selections. Love how they do their daily selection boards at the table side. Had the Bacon wrapped Salmon mignon medium rare. it was just ok. Have had it before other places. Was too fishy for our tastes. The quail appetizer... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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242 restaurant reviews
404 helpful votes 404 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We love Tahoe and the ski experiences that surround the magnificent lake. There are many fine dining experiences in this resort mecca, but nothing comes close to the exquisite dining at Evan's. First of all, understand that this restaurant is well off the beaten path of the South Lake Tahoe - Stateline strip. In fact, if you went much farther... More 

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East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good service, food and scenery. Last minute reservations but no problem, they helped us and they were actually very nice about it. A little pricey but the whole experience made up for it. Very good and we will be back.

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Dallas
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24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to eat when we visit Tahoe! Food is always fantastic! It's a cozy, casual but also elegant restaurant. Service is excellent. Great wine list. A South Lake Tahoe gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Restored my faith in delicious dining. Everything that we ate was fantastic.Great food. Great wine. Great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I could make this a long review, but I'll try to be brief: GO to this restaurant if you want to have one of the best meals you've ever had...period. The menu is not huge, but I had an awful time deciding what I would select because of the wonderful dishes offered...so much so that I returned a week later... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Casual yet elegant, not the type of place I would expect to find in South Lake Tahoe. Awesome, fresh, creative food, huge wine list, great, friendly service. If you want to impress your sigificant other, come here, can't miss.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?