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Riva Grill

Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000
+1 530-542-2600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000
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Reviewed yesterday

I don't know if it was the Woody's or the Riva Grill but we had an excellent night here and wished we had more time in South Lake Tahoe to go back! Its a very busy popular spot but we enjoyed and excellent meal here...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came for a drink before dinner. While we didn't try their signature drink---Wet Woody ---  we got a few beers and cocktails.I got a Moscow mule and their effen martini (with blue cheese stuffed olives) and this place did not disappoint. If you want...More

Thank bjeannes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food here was okay but the big draw was the view. It is located on Lake Tahoe and has an outdoor deck overlooking the lake. My cocktail was delicious.

Thank wacotxtraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place on the water. Famous for their rum drink (which I didn't have) but the fries were the best and the french dip sandwich was amazing. We'd definitely go back when in Tahoe again! Large menu - something for everyone. Outside seating and huge...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend and I had just arrived in town and were looking for something new near our hotel. Our search brought up the grill and it was only a couple blocks from us so we decided to try. Our visit was this past December so...More

Thank champ1517
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in South Lake Tahoe after a long drive,popped to the marina and found this restaurant- what a absolute RIP off- dollar wise,not to mention the terrible/slow service by someone who could hardly speak or understand English- $44 for a beer,2 milkshakes and a...More

Thank Louise P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling almost a month in May, the meal we ate at Riva's was hands down the BEST of the entire trip!! I ate the Herb Roasted Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes......every.single.bite!! The food, atmosphere, Lake views and wait-staff were undeniably the epitome of excellence. When...More

Thank TravelGirlOfTheWest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Foods are expensive for the quality. Service is alright. Beware of vicious, rude. And unprofessional valley parking attendants. I would not come back.

Thank SMALLL2004
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been many times for lunch but this was first for dinner. HIGHLY recommend making reservations especially for bigger group. Our table was ready when we arrived. (Oh, they have valet parking 👍) Staff was pleasant and accommodating; everyone wants a lake view. We actually...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want a view with your dinner or lunch this is the place. We went to SLT for the first time as an 18 person family and we got to eat here three times. Dinner:Once outside great food the Halibut was the best I had ever...More

Thank 68,410
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April 11, 2017|
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Response from Debi v | Reviewed this property |
New Years Eve was but I cannot comment on other days
October 5, 2016|
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Response from marketingriva | Property representative |
Hi, Thank You for considering Riva Grill for your Christmas Dinner! In addition to our regular menus we will be offering a couple of special dishes created specially for this wonderful occasion! We love this time of the... More
July 7, 2015|
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Response from swamprat2016 | Reviewed this property |
Judging from the food we got, it is not even human friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000
    (Hwy. 50)
  • Public Transportation: Riva Grill is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe where Ski Run Blvd. meets Lake Tahoe. We are one mile west of the Heavenly Gondola; on the south side of highway 50, and a quick ride by taxi cab, Blue Go transit or bicycle. Many folks choose to walk here on warm summer evenings and return by taxi. Plenty of bicycle and kayak parking available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-2600
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