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2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-541-5683
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh Gouge in My Wallet

As with most places in South Lake Tahoe this place is undeservingly expensive. $80+ dollars for 2 adults and 3 children! But some of the food actually wasn't bad... i actually liked the Lobster Bisque a lot, but the beer cheddar soup was disgusting. The fish tacos were pretty good too but really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
InnoAvenue
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
Level Contributor
73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to fresh ketch for a long time, the food is good, a little pricey cause they think being in the marina makes it fancy for some reason. Their service is either good or its terrible, so beware that your server might just walk past you for 30 minutes.

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Thank eric F
Lake Tahoe
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to go to the seafood bar downstairs all the time. Wow, things have gone down hill. Peel-and-eat shrimp were mushy and overcooked; seared ahi was gelatinous and flavorless; chicken wings were ok - but nothing to write home about. Might go back in the summer and try a salad on the patio... but other than that, I'm not going... More 

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Thank TheNakedTruth
Saint Louis, Missouri
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175 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As with most places in South Lake Tahoe this place is undeservingly expensive. $80+ dollars for 2 adults and 3 children! But some of the food actually wasn't bad... i actually liked the Lobster Bisque a lot, but the beer cheddar soup was disgusting. The fish tacos were pretty good too but really how can you mess those up? Kids... More 

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Thank InnoAvenue
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We enjoyed the food and the beautiful setting in on the Lake in the Tahoe Keys.The fish and chips are scrumptious as are the burgers. Check it out when you visit Tahoe.

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1 Thank jsb1953
Manteca, California
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We set out to find this Restaurant, that a friend, who moors his boat at the Harbor, recommended to us. Set back off the roadways we arrived at 3PM. I believe it was Happy Hour, as there was a girl at the bar and she was "Really Happy." So we opted to sit away from the bar by the fireplace... More 

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1 Thank Orchard Orchid
Toledo, Washington, United States
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is a small restaurant with a nice bar. Food was good - halibut with lemon butter sauce excellent. But...the live music was ridiculous is such a small place, hence the recommendation to go early before the music starts. We left with headaches, unable to enjoy our food.

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1 Thank Carolyn F
Haifa, Israel
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Beautiful location in Tahoe Keys and many nights there is live music. Can enjoy a simple beer or wine and appetizer for sunset, or a great salad, or their entrees. Food is good for both the seafood lovers, meat eaters, and vegetarians. The best is to sit outside and watch all the boats in the marina and if in a... More 

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Thank evie r
South Lake Tahoe, California
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the local fish restaurants located in the Keys Marina. Good spot to hang out and wait for a taxi after coming off the water. Food is good, my husband and I have been there a couple of times in the 10 years that we have lived here. Not amazing but not bad either. Service is also average.

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Thank AlpineSierraTours
Oakdale, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

As a long time vacation home owner, I have been eating at Fresh Ketch for 25 years. What a shame to see the facility and cuisine deteriorate to the level where it now is. I have never seen the entire Marina complex in such disrepair. Fresh Ketch used to be very popular with locals and the fish was fresh and... More 

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2 Thank AlmondJim
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great food and live music almost ever night! Perfect location overlooking all the boats in the Marina

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: 530-541-5683

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?