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Himmel Haus

3819 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8685
+1 530-314-7665
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“schnitzel” (26 reviews)
“pretzels” (21 reviews)
“sausage platter” (15 reviews)
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German, Bar, Pub, Central European, European
$$ - $$$
3819 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8685
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there with 2 other girlfriends last night (10/10) and we were greeted very warmly. Fortunately we arrived just before the rush hour (around 6 pm). I think they were short a server as the bartender Dustin (aka Hans) waited on everyone in the...More

Thank retiree508
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has a nice atmosphere and bar. Having been to Germany many many times over the last 30 years, I was hoping for better. Unfortunately, the food was average and compared with other German venues, the portions were small.More

Thank Craig B
Matthew_E_SF, Owner at Himmel Haus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Craig, We were sorry to hear about your unmet expectations. We have heard from many people about our menu and there is one point of clarification we would like to make: we are a contemporary Bavarian restaurant. Yes we serve some traditional fare, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience. Big sourdough pretzel app. Schnitzel and Sauerbrauten entrees were huge and delicious. Five German beers on tap, including an Octoberfest. Friendly and helpful young server. A hot spot apres ski.

Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to get some good German food while in Tahoe. Himmel Haus is up the mountain from the rest of town, across from one of the upper gondolas. They had an excellent menu of German favorites with a strong selection of German beer on...More

Thank MonkeyChuckle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think I've ever had better Spaetzle and I have travelled various parts of Germany in the past. Ordered Sweinshaxe (shank) which is not easy to find and it came out pretty good. the décor is a little lacking but the food and service...More

Thank traveloften028
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the schnitzel . It was better than what we got in Berlin. It's better to ask for the brown sauce on the side to enjoy the crispy schnitzel till last minute. We also ordered the sausage plate but my goodness schnitzel was was...More

Thank Paris M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow! The biggest difference between walking into Himmel Haus and walking into a Gasthaus in Germany? The staff spoke English! The food, the beer selection, the decor, the ambience? Could have been any of a 1,000 German counterparts!! The German decor is authentic; heavy wooden...More

Thank Stanmeister
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The food here is amazing! Everything is really good. Portions are huge. There is a bit of a wait time for food though. However, it was well worth the wait. Also, parking is a bit tight. We got there around 5:00 PM and found one...More

Thank DN K
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The food was good, but there's NO EXCUSE for having to wait almost a full hour for dinner when the restaurant was empty ... and I do mean empty. I had such high hopes, but when there was no one to greet us and ask...More

Thank cabearcat
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Atmosphere: Friendly, fun, laid back. Facilities: Clean. There is a fooseball table which is fun and there are a few tables for large groups. Food: Food is stellar. The house made kraut is always delicious and food is amazing. Beer: Germans. Beer. Self explanatory. Overall:...More

Thank dvleucsd
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January 15, 2017|
Response from Matthew_E_SF | Property representative |
Yes we have several high chairs, including a European one!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $25
German, Bar, Pub, Central European, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3819 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8685
    (June Way)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-314-7665
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HOURS: Mon-Thu 12PM - 2AM Fri 12PM - 2AM Sat 12PM - 2AM Sun 12PM - 2AM Himmel Haus is a German restaurant and bierhaus featuring a wide variety of German and Belgian beers and wines with a simple menu of Bavarian-inspired food. While we will offer some strictly traditional recipes throughout the year, our vision is to take the customary ideas and theories of German Cuisine and give them a contemporary, California twist. Our goal is to serve only the finest and freshest local and sustainable products we can find, from local dairy and organic produce to humanely-raised meats, showcasing these amazing products in our German-inspired fare. Himmel Haus is committed to applying sustainable business practices, and to becoming a go-to locals' spot in South Lake Tahoe. Takes Reservations: YES Accepts Credit Cards: YES Parking: PRIVATE LOT Attire: CASUAL Good for Groups: YES Good for Kids: YES Price Range: $$ Delivery: YES Take-out: YES Waiter Service: YES Wi-Fi: FREE Good For: Lunch/Dinner Music: LIVE EVERY Mon/Sat/Sun Alcohol: Beer & Wine Only Smoking: No Noise Level: Average Ambiance: CASUAL Has TV: YES - 12 ft Big Screen! Caters: YES Wheelchair Accessible: YES Dogs Allowed: Sorry No
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