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Fresh Ketch Restaurant

2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-541-5683
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- Aug 25, 2013
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English first
South Lake Tahoe
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

It's hard to put into words how far downhill this place has gone. Multiple managers in the last year, staff that is absolutely terrible, the last guy wears sunglasses inside, greased back hair - couldn't look creepier if he was trying out for a part in a movie. Foul language abounds, the music is still good but that is absolutely... More

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Lincoln, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were scouting for "something different" in a dinner place at Tahoe. What we ended up with was a classic waterfront tourist trap restaurant, all view and no skill in the kitchen. Our earnest young server was the only high point in an otherwise disappointing meal. My simple grilled fish was overdone and dry, topped with a bitter pesto, accompanied... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Everyone in our party of four had the fish and chips. It was good---we have had worse, we have had better. Nice location on the water. We would eat there again but would make a different selection.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We ordered the salmon special - it was delicious, My friend said his martini was one of the best he's tasted. The key lime pie creme brulee was yummy, although I'd describe it more as a cheesecake. Beautiful place to watch the boats come in at sunset while listening to a musician playing a relaxing jazz saxophone. We'll definitely return.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We ate here twice, one night watched osprey fly overhead. On 89 out of S Tahoe take the road signposted to Marina. At the crossroads, turn right and the road takes you to the marina & the Fresh Ketch. If you turn left, you pass many exquisite homes and wish you'd won the lottery. Food was superb, the spag bol... More

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Billings, Montana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We've been enjoying time at the Fresh Ketch for 25 years. It's one romantic ritual that never loses its power over us! Lunch there is great always (Kobb salad, Vermont Croissant, fish tacos of all breeds, French Onion Soup, pretty much everything). FAB margaritas with a tang - not ultra-sweet and the right amt of tequila; one of the only... More

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West Lafayette
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Wanted to eat on the dock, but no umbrella tables were available. Sat inside in bar area. No flow through ventilation, got very warm. Tried mahi mahi fish tacos, husband tried salmon fish tacos. Shared and loved them both. Not a menu item found in the Midwest! Loved them!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Love this place...great Marina and views..always make sure we include dinner on all visits. Food is really good..greatvdronksvatvsunset.

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Naperville, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We asked for a recommendation at Anderson bike rental (wonderful place!) and he recommended this place. We ate at a table outside with a gorgeous view. Our daughter was hungry and they got her order placed immediately as we looked over the menu. We had fresh oyster, split a Granny apple salad and I had the blackened Mahi tacos and... More

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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Just happened upon this place while in South Lake Tahoe. We were looking for a place to eat lunch on the water and this seemed like a good place to try. They had a Halibut special for lunch that day - we both thought it was great. The portions were good, the beer was tasty, and the atmosphere was perfect.... More

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