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“Good but not Great” 4 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
North Carolina
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146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
“Lovely dinner, beautiful location”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Lodi, California
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Marina view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

After packing up at the end of vacation we wandered over to the Fresh Ketch for some dinner. Sat outside on the deck overlooking the marina in the setting sun. After switching tables to be a little further away from the live music (switching was not a problem at all for the staff) we got menus and ordered drinks. A relaxing evening was had - food was fine without being stellar - although my son highly recommended the garlic brad which came with a half-head of roasted garlic. Dessert was good - fudge brownie with ice cream is a rock solid finish to a meal. the only disappointment, and not a huge one, was that while I was trusted with a real glass for my wine, I was demoted to a plastic cup for my "dessert": a rum runner cocktail.
We often rent property in Tahoe Keys and the Fresh Ketch is the only bar/restaurant in the development. We have been here for dinner a couple of times and it's also OK to sit at the bar and have a drink.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Tahoe!”
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 was devine, and the price was alot cheaper than in Tahoe. Biggest and most succulent garlic bread I've ever had. Thank you, we really enjoyed our 2 meals here. Hope your success continues!

Visited July 2013
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Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Almost a local favorite but we found it- on the marina, gorgeous views, great wait staff and the blackened mahi was just too perfect

  • Visited July 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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