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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, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    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
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  • Local cuisine
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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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40 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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Santaquin, Utah, United States
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife had the steak and shrimp, I had the fresh caught MahiMahi. Our bill came to $60. For that price you would expect a little more than water in a plastic cup, no bread and paper napkins. The only food we actually enjoyed was the coconut shrimp.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We're visiting from out of town, we love great food & excellent service at reasonable prices, if you do too this is your place! Portions were huge & food delicious. We had ahi tuna appetizer, excellent! Fish tacos AMAZING! Our waitress was Michelle, has worked here for 30 years, she was delightful. An excellent find.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This used to be a terrific place, always clean and awesome service. Not so much anymore. I could go on and on, however I'm not going to. All I can say is you can pass right by this place. We left before we ordered so can't rate the food.

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Additional Information about Fresh Ketch Restaurant

Address: 2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530-541-5683
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?