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“Good but not Great” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fresh Ketch Restaurant

Fresh Ketch Restaurant
Ranked #119 of 143 Restaurants in South Lake Tahoe
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Carolina
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260 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Everyone in our party of four had the fish and chips. It was good---we have had worse, we have had better. Nice location on the water. We would eat there again but would make a different selection.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely dinner, beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We ordered the salmon special - it was delicious, My friend said his martini was one of the best he's tasted. The key lime pie creme brulee was yummy, although I'd describe it more as a cheesecake. Beautiful place to watch the boats come in at sunset while listening to a musician playing a relaxing jazz saxophone. We'll definitely return.

Visited July 2013
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Thank gg74075
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Lodi, California
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Marina view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

After packing up at the end of vacation we wandered over to the Fresh Ketch for some dinner. Sat outside on the deck overlooking the marina in the setting sun. After switching tables to be a little further away from the live music (switching was not a problem at all for the staff) we got menus and ordered drinks. A relaxing evening was had - food was fine without being stellar - although my son highly recommended the garlic brad which came with a half-head of roasted garlic. Dessert was good - fudge brownie with ice cream is a rock solid finish to a meal. the only disappointment, and not a huge one, was that while I was trusted with a real glass for my wine, I was demoted to a plastic cup for my "dessert": a rum runner cocktail.
We often rent property in Tahoe Keys and the Fresh Ketch is the only bar/restaurant in the development. We have been here for dinner a couple of times and it's also OK to sit at the bar and have a drink.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Paul C
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Tahoe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We ate here twice, one night watched osprey fly overhead.
On 89 out of S Tahoe take the road signposted to Marina. At the crossroads, turn right and the road takes you to the marina & the Fresh Ketch. If you turn left, you pass many exquisite homes and wish you'd won the lottery.
Food was superb, the spag bol was devine, and the price was alot cheaper than in Tahoe. Biggest and most succulent garlic bread I've ever had. Thank you, we really enjoyed our 2 meals here. Hope your success continues!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Matt3565
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Chico, California
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Almost a local favorite but we found it- on the marina, gorgeous views, great wait staff and the blackened mahi was just too perfect

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sungal99_11
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