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“Great views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fresh Ketch Restaurant

Fresh Ketch Restaurant
2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-541-5683
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great views”
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.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Augusta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“The biggest mistake of our Tahoe trip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We called ahead for reservations and arrived at 8 pm. We were seated in a corner booth upstairs, with a view of the marina. This place was hopping due to a wedding patry downstairs, which really shouldn't have affected the dining upstairs.
Unfortunately, that was not the case. We waiting for 45 minutes and finally flagged down a server to place drink orders. He never returned. A woman from the bar approached our table and asked if we'd been helped, took our drink orders and didn't return until much later. A different waiter approached the table, took our orders, after a 1-1/2 hr wait. Fast forward to 2 hrs and still no food, it was actually 10:10pm before the food arrived. They explained that our ticket had been lost, which is understandable, but shouldn't the server check back with the guests periodically??? Unbelievable !! When my daughter asked for a balsamic dressing for the salad, he brought oil and vinegar and stated that the kitchen had put all of the dressings away already. So go get the dressing out of the refrigerator.
The food was good, but we were almost asleep by the time it arrived. I don't think it's fair to blame one person for the terrible service but I am disappointed that no one from management ever spoke to us or apologized. The server only asked to pay for out drinks and tip, the meals were removed from the bill. Beware of busy nights or group events, I don't know if calling ahead for reservations will help at all. It didn't for us.

Visited June 2013
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Naperville, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Agree - Best meal in Tahoe!”
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 my husband had the special. Everything was wonderful! Even though my tacos were great I savored several bites of my husband's sea bass with a chili sauce. He said the best fish he ever had and I'd probably agree! Ate at Kitchen 19 ( top of Harvey's) and had a very uneasy ant experience and the food was no where near as good. We will be back!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A perfect lunch”
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. The staff was very good - young and very polite (very encouraging) One of the more memorable places we ate while we were there. If we have the opportunity to be in the area again we will come back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toledo
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97 reviews 97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Business lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Client requested to try this new to him eatery. Very close to Barton Hospital, lots of the locals eat there, always a good sign. Too windy to eat outside that day, but very pretty views of marina.
Menu was very large, lots of options, the fish n chips looked amazing lots of table ordering that, we had salmon and mahi at our table, they team said it was good. I had mahi blackened tacos, meat was small, meal was good, great french fries. The service was perfect, allowed for a great conversation with little but appropriate interruptoins. We shared 2 desserts, would not want to do it another way, they were incredible and would have to be at the gym for days! A great meal!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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