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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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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and friendly services, modern decor and good food execution. Lots of choices on standard menu plus daily specials. Good wine selections. Enjoyable evening!

Thank Kallen C
Rescue, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, varied menu and wine list. Small, charming cottage-style building with graciously decorated interior. Loved it!

Thank Kitty F
Canton, Ohio
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Evans is a small quaint place to have that special dinner. The food was the best we had on our Lake Tahoe vacation. We both split a salad and we each had the filet. It was cooked to our satisfaction. The grilled filet with horseradish-green peppercorn butter and Syrah reduction melted in your mouth, accompanied with cheddar gratin potatoes and... More 

Thank Browns64
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our anniversary at this pleasant restaurant. It is a small and intimate restaurant that was nicely decorated. All the food was delicious. Luckily we saved room for dessert. All the desserts we tried were incredible. The staff were all very pleasant and attentive. We would definitely return on our next visit

Thank AaronI
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have dined at evans about 4 times. We would make a point of dining there every time we went to South lake. The first meal we had was amazing. Imaginative well-executed food.Having visited a few times, we noticed that the menu remains stagnant. Any changes are predominantly a sauce or and ingredient change to one of... More 

Thank Colin E
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was just ok. Meat was tough and sitting in too much liquid. Service was good, but staff needs to slow down their speech and not talk so fast. Very expensive. Probably will not return.

1 Thank TheWorldTravelers02
Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Evan's Gourmet American Cafe is an outstanding restaurant in S. Lake Tahoe. Booking in advance (well in advance if you are planning on dining on a Friday or Saturday evening) is a must as the remodeled cabin based dining room accommodates a limited number of tables. The food is outstanding! Both inventive and delicious, the freshly prepared menu is presented... More 

2 Thank Eric C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

4 of us for dinner. Soup/salad. Appetizer. Wine. Entree. Desert. Very good dinner. Excellent service. Small room a bit crowded. Good menu and specials. More a special event place due costs

Thank renostew
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The halibut dinner was okay - not terrific and not worth the price. The grilled water melon tomatoe salad, however, was fabulous.

Thank Susi P
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?