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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
+1 530-544-8130
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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
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Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took an unplanned overnight trip from San Fran to Lake Tahoe. Chris, our concierge at the Alder Inn, recommended Nephele's. I had the Elk, of course, Bill a pasta dish. Both were delish. Sean and Susan were great. We felt like...More

Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2015

So glad the concierge pointed you our way! The Elk is our pride and joy around here, so it's great to see it was one of the highlights of your trip. Looking forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in South Lake Tahoe....More

Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

After a 3 hour hike my boyfriend and I wanted a nice place to eat.... after going back to our hotel to refresh we thought we would try this place.. it was close.. quiet.. unfortunately they didn't have hard cider which I normally drink but...More

Thank Beth K
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2015

So glad you enjoyed the crepes, Beth. We want to be the kind of place you can really relax in after a day of hiking, so we'll certainly keep your feedback about the hard cider in mind going forward. I hope you'll come back and...More

Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We had the most delicious dinner! My wife and I had a special and intimate dinner , we had our wedding reception dinner here , we wanted to retrace our steps and have dinner here, it was so nice! Kimmy was our server. I thoroughly...More

Thank Andre S
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2015

Thanks for coming back to see us, Andre! Making the time you spend here as special as can be is important to us, so it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed everything from your wedding reception to this past visit. Looking forward to serving you and...More

Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

In town just for the day and found this quaint, cottage restaurant. Maybe 20 tables? Cozy bar with locals. Appetizer was an incredible Cajun seafood cheesecake. Plenty to share with 2 or more. We had elk tenderloin and seabass which were fresh tasting and excellent...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2015

So glad you found us! Our menu's something we pour a lot of thought and care into, so it's wonderful to see you were a fan of everything from the appetizers to the Elk. We hope to welcome you back for more the next time...More

Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

read the reviews before we went and there were some folks in the bar but we could not hear them from our table. The soup of the night was a seafood soup and it was excellent. I wanted seconds. The service was great and we...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2015

Happy to hear the soup started your visit off right! We want you enjoying everything about the time you spend here, and we couldn't be happier that your server ensured that happened. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more Elk the next time you're...More

Reviewed October 14, 2015

For a girls' weekend away, we decided to try this long-popular restaurant at South Shore Tahoe. It is fairly centrally located and easy to find. It is in a cute rustic cabin that has a bar area and two dining rooms. The staff was very...More

Thank lwolff1
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2015

Thanks for making us part of your weekend getaway! We're always saying the soups don't get enough love, so it's great to hear the lentil won your stamp of approval. The quality of the service should always be on par with that of the food,...More

Reviewed October 7, 2015

You cannot go wrong here...first it is quaint, inviting, dimly lit, comfy and small...4 rooms with a small 8-10 seat bar, funky, old-style, with some living-room type seats, connected to dining rooms, each small maybe 30 seats each. Menu is great - but the specials...More

Thank Neal S
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2015

Gosh, Neal, reading this made our day! We want you to feel like you can't go wrong with our menu, so it's wonderful to hear you were enjoying everything from the halibut to the creme brulee -- that's music to our ears. Looking forward to...More

Reviewed October 4, 2015

Went here with my boyfriend...was looking for a small quiet place. It was exactly what I wanted. We sat on a comfy couch alone in the corner and had a few drinks. Very enjoyable.

Thank lab6
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2015

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We certainly want you to be able to put your feet up and relax here, so it's great to see you found a quiet corner for some drinks. Looking forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon. Cheers, Tim

Reviewed September 29, 2015

Probably been coming here for 20 years; a great, somewhat expensive indulgence. But nowhere else like it. We call it the "Bear restaurant" because of the large bear carving 'looking' into the front of the restaurant. The food is exceptional and the service has always...More

Thank 3Tcubed
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2015

Nowhere else like it? Gosh, reading this made our day! Having the support of people like you means the world to us, so it's wonderful to hear you've been enjoying your visits for so long. Hope to be pouring a glass of wine for you...More

Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stayed at the Heavenly Valley Lodge B&B for one night which was very nice and cozy, the owners recommended this restaurant. It was kind of old fashioned, but in a nice way, with very good food. I had a Sea Bass and my husband...More

Thank Jambo5
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2015

Happy to hear we lived up to the recommendation! It's not every day the Sea Bass gets singled out on TripAdvisor, so it's exciting to see you enjoyed it so much. We're all looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Tim

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-8130
Nephele's has been a local favorite since 1977. We specialize in fresh fish and fresh game as well as seasonal specialties. Check out our full service bar and extensive wine list!
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