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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, beautiful location

Fresh Catch food is consistently good and reasonably priced compared to most South Lake Tahoe 'touristy' places. The location in marina is beautiful - right on the lake, and enjoyable in all seasons. On Wednesdays through Saturdays you can enjoy music by one of local groups. It's one of our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Mike Z
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Boca Raton
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Boca Raton
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Fresh Catch food is consistently good and reasonably priced compared to most South Lake Tahoe 'touristy' places. The location in marina is beautiful - right on the lake, and enjoyable in all seasons. On Wednesdays through Saturdays you can enjoy music by one of local groups. It's one of our favorite restaurants in Tahoe.

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Considering pub setting, the food is great. The menu looks awesome for fine dinning approach, I didn't went back for dinner so can't comment

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The view was nice, we decided to sit outside to have a better experience, but not a good idea. It was mosquito city and very unpleasant . The live music was very nice!! Now to what is most important the food and the service. Well the service was horrible!! The waitress seemed very nice, and made me feel like she... More 

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Loved the views of the marina, especially at sunset. Drink selections were fine - ordered chardonnay and there were enough wine choices for us. The jazz band started around 7 PM - they played more traditional jazz numbers and they were playing their butts off. Food was just average - okay but not exceptional in any way. Loved the atmosphere,... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice out of the way place. Nothing fancy. Plastic chairs and tables outside. Hard to see after dark. Inside very nice but the live music on the patio made up stay out there. Ate light with soup and salad but both very good and so much neither of us could finish. Reasonably priced for Tahoe. Not many tourists so just... More 

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Tahoe, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Overpriced. Horrible Food Even worse service dining space that begs for a re-do We dine out a lot. And this was one of the worst experiences -- ever. Horrible-limp salad. Vegetables cooked forever, Tough-as-your-boot meats, and inedible deserts. Not just one dish, but the entire party of five shared in this would-be-funny-if-it-wasn't-so-sad "dining" experience. OMG. How do they stay in... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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627 reviews 627 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is one of o ky a few restaurant on Lake Tahoe. It's a little hard to find the marina of the keys but if you find it you will be pleasantly surprised. They serve their fish in several styles to choose. The good is fresh and delicious.

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New York City, New York
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295 reviews 295 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fresh Ketch is a nice restaurant and bar garden overlooking the local marina. It has outdoor bar table style seating, live music when we were there and a very relaxed atmosphere. The food is bar style seafood dishes, including dishes such as scallops on risotto and seafood tacos. Good value for money and large portions, although not exceptional gourmet style... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We went here last night with friends and we weren't disappointed. I had the seared Ahi Tuna on a seaweed salad which was very good. The tuna was well prepared I really enjoyed the seaweed salad. My wife had the Mahi Mahi blackened Fish Tacos which she thought were very tasty and the best she'd ever had. I would have... More 

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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our Tahoe trip for a birthday celebration included drinks and dinner on the special day at Fresh Ketch. I was a bit nervous after reading some of the reviews but then I remembered during my days as a travel agent that some customers can never be pleased. We loved our entire evening at Fresh Ketch starting with drinks and appetizers... More 

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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: 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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