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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

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536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Don't hesitate to try the savory cheesecake appetizer. Just yummy. I usually order fish or beef when I go out but this time I ordered the pork chop. It was beautifully prepared and delicious.

Thank patricia19702016
South Lake Tahoe, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go here for a special evening. Service is very professional. Food is excellent. Wine list great. Very small interior and just a few tables.

Thank WhapoFishShack
Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved our visit to Evan's. Delicious specials and something for everyone on the menu. I was content with a salad and a small-plate pasta portion. Super scallops.

Thank DigginWA
Wellington, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time visiting from Florida and we had to go back to Evans. The meat and seafood dishes are outstanding. The service and attention to detail are second to none. Try to save room for dessert, gorgeous to look at and even better to eat!

Thank GracePars
Melbourne, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we had a great meal and a beautiful bottle of wine. Up until then we thought this was the best experience on our holiday. We were still nursing our bottle of wine after our main courses and said we wouldn't have any desert (we were stuffed!) - without even noticing that we were still going with our wine ...... More 

Thank The_Foodie_Pilgrim
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived at the restaurant and sat down I at first wondered if it was all some sort of tongue-in-cheek joke that not everyone was "in" on....... Let's just say that if I had turned up in White Slacks a Yellow sweater and a Pink Miami-Vice style jacket, replete with rolled up sleeves and no socks - I... More 

2 Thank DarrenKell
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Evan's is the best restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. The place is small but the food is spectacular and would do well in any of your foodie destinations such as Napa or Sonoma. Save room for dessert as you will not be disappointed.

Thank Zachary W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evans is a small elegant gem of a restaurent on Emerald Bay Road. It's wonderful for a quiet romantic dinner for two, or a special night with close friends. The staff and chief take special care to make your evening special and one to remember. The food is always delicious and the wine list is complimentary.

Thank A6637HKelenan
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 2 teenage sons here for dinner on our trip to Lake Tahoe. We had foie gras to start followed by seared scallops and pasta, lamb chops and stuffed salmon with lobster - all the food was excellent. The desserts were very good as well - my sons enjoyed the s'mores the best!

Thank mbdonley
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic menu, wonderful off menu items featuring local game, fish and produce. Save room for desert! Service is top notch, informed, intelligent and friendly. Very complete wine list. A little confined for business but great atmosphere for leisure. Absolute cant miss choice.

Thank Gregory W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 530-542-1990

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?