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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

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536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-542-1990
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only thing better than the food was the exceptional service! The restaurant only seats around 20ish, so you get all the attention you could possibly ask for! Call for your reservations early!

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Thank DonRonD
South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As locals, this is our favorite place to go for dinner. The daily special menu is different, inventive and decadent EVERY night!

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Thank Targhee O
Manteca, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice place to eat, not cheap, but great for special occasions. Great food with awesome service and attention to detail.

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Thank bgwick2016
South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly waitstaff, excellent food, very classy atmosphere. Have been dining here for many years and it is always delightful! We always enjoy our dinners here!

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Thank Tahoemimi
Richardson, Texas
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53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant staff, although several of waiters we remember from past were no longer there. Waitperson took time to work with us on wine list, ending up with something delicious, not on list, and reasonable. Have had many delicious items from "standard" menu, but specials presented on hand written board are always noteworthy. This time of year tomato watermelon salad is... More 

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Thank Lee F
j2robinson
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

fantastic experience! Lemon Napoleon is worth a trip back! we saw young ones in there so they can make their dinner as well but it we had just an amazing time chatting with their staff! we made reservation because the space is smaller but well spaced!

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Thank j2robinson
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to choose Evan's for a Saturday night dinner with our adult children from San Diego. What a delightful evening! From the moment we entered we felt appreciated and welcome. Each of the employees was personable and knowledgeable. We shared a bottle of wine -the list was varied and fairly priced-and started our gourmet adventure. The soup... More 

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1 Thank Claire L
Auburn, CA
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We save this restaurant for our most important celebrations -- it ALWAYS is quite perfect. The menu is interesting with VERY tasty creative offerings and the wait service is professional, friendly, and just feels right. We had foie gras and chile quiche appetizers and then the NY Steak. NY Steak? Yes! it was the best we've ever had.

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1 Thank MangoLinda
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a truly memorable anniversary dinner at this cozy, romantic South Lake Tahoe restaurant. Ingredients were all fresh and expertly prepared. Service was welcoming and attentive. Might opt to share or split the entrée for two, or just share appetizers, as the portion sizes were larger than we imagined. Will definitely look forward to dining again on a future visit... More 

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2 Thank myangsf
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Evan's is the best restaurant in South Lake. The place is small but absolutely worth the visit. Service is what you would expect from a fine dining establishment. The food is excellent and would do well in any major food venue (Napa, Sonoma, etc.). The entrees are priced in accordance with a fine dining restaurant and make sure to save... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
  • 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?