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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
+1 530-542-1990
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck sausage” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (33 reviews)
“confit leg” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful meal in a nice small quaint restaurant. The whole main menu looks appetizing but after reading the specials I decided to have that. I had their heirloom tomato bisque soup with crab and and corn on top. Then for my entree...More

Thank Margo G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about our dinner last night was wonderful. The ambiance, the polished and professional service, and most of all the food! For starters we split an order of their homemade spinach fettuccine and Caesar salads. Fabulous. Four of us had four different entrées; lamb chops,...More

Thank Michaela
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting a new area, I like to find a nice restaurant to try. Evan's did not disappoint! From the ease of getting a reservation, to the friendly service, to the excellent food - it was all amazing! I only wish I had been able...More

Thank windycityjp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 2nd visit at Evan’s and it didn’t disappoint. They don’t have a big menu but everything I have eaten there so far has been delicious! They have a very good wine list and the wine prices are fair. The restaurant is on...More

1  Thank 718roseb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was over-the-top. If I'd known, I would have worn a tie (if I had one - lol). Fantastic menu options and great wine inventory. This was by far the best meal of our 4-day trip. Highly recommended.

Thank Inspire820337
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in Tahoe for a week and tried lots of places. This was the best of the lot. It's small and you need reservations. It's also a bit of a drive heading out of town, but it's so worth the effort. The meal was phenomenal....More

Thank RC30319
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing dining experience here, the menu choices were superb with some very original offers but it hardly described the taste extravaganza that hits your mouth. First bite and I was in heaven, worth every cent if you love food.

Thank Hedley49
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Just visiting and this popped up close as a restaurant without the usual greasy type food. The food was simply amazing and I highly recommend it if you’re prepared to pay good money for good food. The only thing that let it down was the...More

Thank Laritwoshoes
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Bottom line, this is fine dining, not eating. If you are looking to enjoy a great upscale meal this is the place to go in South Lake. Make sure you get reservations, it is small. You've probably driven by it without noticing it. There is...More

2  Thank andycoyle
Reviewed October 2, 2018

When in Tahoe, you must try this for your dining fulfillment. The specials each night are unbelievable. Each one is expertly done and describe on a board brought to your table. The attention to detail and presentation is remarkable.

1  Thank Will B
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Susan C
October 13, 2018|
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Response from Will B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We were visiting the area.
August 4, 2018|
Response from jform-t | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not know. However they seem so personable, I wouldn't be surprised if they made a special meal to accommodate you. My recommendation would be to call a few days in advance and discuss it. While we were eating... More
January 4, 2018|
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Response from Tahoefancynancy | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will accommodate you. Call and put your request in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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: +1 530-542-1990
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