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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

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536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
+1 530-542-1990
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Evans was TERRIFIC. highly recommended this exquisite meal and location about 10 minutes from Heavenly Village. There was so much delicious choices on the menus that it was hard to decide what to eat. You could eat here all week and never have the same meal and never do wrong. The staff was great. Knowledgeable and honest. This is a... More 

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South Lake Tahoe
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Evan's is our go to special occasion restaurant. We have been coming to Evan's for many years. They have never disappointed. Tonight was no exception. The service is outstanding and the food wonderful. There are several specials each evening as well as special desserts. Yes, it is a little pricey for an everyday restaurant. But, you get what you pay... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

Went to Evan's for the 2nd time and it did not disappoint! I love how it feels like you are dining in someone's home. The food choices and specials are unique and absolutely delicious. They do have a full bar even though you cant see liquor bottles besides wine. Awesome food, even better service!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

What a great find! Awesome food! Awesome service! Reasonable prices. The drinks need work as your server is also your bartender.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Candi and Evan created a wonderful restaurant 30 years ago, and it continues to provide a great dining experience to this day. One of the best in south Lake Tahoe. Changing seasonal menu, well thought out wine list, and a refined quiet atmosphere. We make it a point to eat here at least once during our stay.

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Fremont, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

We eat here 3-4 times a year and it is always amazing. Evans is a small, intimate fine dining establishment. There are 10-15 tables, and reservations are a must, and well worth it. You can look up their menu online, which doesn't usually change. But every time we go in they have a white board of specials; from appetizers, entrees... More 

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South Lake Tahoe
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

We had reservations here for my birthday. They decided to close because it was snowing (in Tahoe? Go figure) and didn't call us. Turns out their reservationist screwed up both the date and the phone number. And since they don't use anything modern, like Open Table, there were no checks and balances to the incompetence. While there were apologies galore,... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Was looking forward to the dinner with friends at this restaurant,considering raving reviews. However, disappointed. Menu is impressive,but execution lacks refinement. My appetizer was Napoleon sweetbreads. Had to wait for awhile, when finally arrived, it was swimming literally in the sauce, threatening to overflow the edge of the plate. Of course it was full of cream, tons of calories. The... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little restaurant with great food. Everything is freshly prepared and delicious. Not many tables so you definitely want to have a reservation. Appetizer portions were a little small but tasty. Dinner was great for all .

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

First of all, this place is a little out of the way from the main area of South Lake Tahoe, so plan accordingly. Also, this restaurant is tiny, so you need a reservation in order to eat there....plan accordingly. That out of the way...WOW. We were simply blown away by the friendliness, personality, and above all, the tremendous food. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-1990

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