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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 21
    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
Typical Tahoe

Had a reservation for upstairs but on arrival was told it was not open on Sundays. Whoa dude, typical Tahoe! Had been several times in the past and the menu is the same downstairs but it is a bar atmosphere. Turned out Ok and the singer was good and not intrusive. Food was good and well presented... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Harry S
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Oakdale, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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Reno, Nevada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

ok here is the deal, i went to fresh katch with friends, we sat out side , took 1 hour to get food,food was bland,and cost to much, weird thing is when we sat down an older couple sat next to us and got food almost at once, i asked the server what is up with that, she said" they... More 

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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had a reservation for upstairs but on arrival was told it was not open on Sundays. Whoa dude, typical Tahoe! Had been several times in the past and the menu is the same downstairs but it is a bar atmosphere. Turned out Ok and the singer was good and not intrusive. Food was good and well presented and the wine... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were spending the day on a boat on Lake Tahoe and made our way around the lake, stopping for meals. We pulled into the marina at Tahoe Keys and were able to tie up right below the restaurant. The lake is low so we had to climb up a ladder to the restaurant so if you have someone not... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There were three of us and we each ordered an appetizer and a main dish. We were too full to eat our main dishes! The crab cakes and Brie appetizers were so good. Skip the Calamari. Get the Fish Tacos (you get 3) and maybe one other item. Great location, sit outside on the deck if you can. They also... More 

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Oak Park, California
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173 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We like going to lakefront places if possible. The Keys is convenient for us and the food at Fresh Ketch is usually pretty good. The wind can come up so be prepared with a jacket in the car. The food in the bar area isn't special but it's fine. We have had a variety of meals from tacos to salmon... More 

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California
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've only been here once, so I can't speak about any other dishes... but the waiter said that their fish & chips were very good, so we decided to try that. We were not disappointed - the fish was excellent! The fries were good, not outstanding, but the fish was so tasty and well prepared that it made the whole... More 

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Carson City
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

First, we're locals and have enjoyed meals here in the past, which is why I wanted to go there for my birthday. Upon seating ourselves out on the deck the busboy was immediately at our table to take drink orders and give us menus. We told him we'd have an iced tea and water until we could order wine for... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went Father's Day and learned some of the kitchen staff had walked out earlier. No specials as advertised. Chaotic. Nice view of marina. Slow but friendly waiter. Long waits for food. Very good steamed clams app. Our dinner order originally was forgotten and we were given the bill but after our reminder it was prepared and tasty lemon butter... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?