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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%
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“duck sausage” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (33 reviews)
“confit leg” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I decided on Evans Cafe for a special night out during our recent vacation. We loved the food, service and atmosphere. I started with the Scallop Quenelles and they were very tasty. I will say that the cream sauce was "abundant" and...More

Thank Skier50
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Have eaten at Evan’s at least half a dozen times while visiting In Lake Tahoe. Have always thought my dining experiences were excellent and among the best we have enjoyed throughout the world. While the ambiance and service was excellent as it has always been...More

1  Thank dhen
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We chose Evans to celebrate a special anniversary--Big Mistake. We informed them of the occasion at the time of the phone reservation and again when we reconfirmed the reservation. By the time dessert was ending, the hostess brought the check and my husband reminded her...More

1  Thank vakamalua
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

My wife, I and our friends have been celebrating our shared wedding anniversaries every year since 2004 at Evans. We sneak in a few visits during the year, but our annual celebration is something we truly look forward to. Tonight was the first time the...More

3  Thank Fleetwooddriver2017
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Evan's has been a South Lake Tahoe well known 'secret' by locals and frequent travelers for over 20 years now (same ownership, same location). Having initially gone to Evan's in the mid '90s after experiencing his Hospitality and as Maitre' d of other local establishments...More

1  Thank PAC626
Reviewed 13 September 2017

7 of us went to dinner on Saturday and had a high quality meal with great wine. The service was attentive while not being "helicopter". There was some confusion on the wine for our salad course and they made it right, even though we had...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We try to go to Evans whenever we come to Lake Tahoe, which is only once every year or two. It is expensive but this is one place you won't be disappointed. The service and food has been consistently excellent every year we come. This...More

Thank RickT_SA
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our group had reserved the restaurant after 8:00pm for our entire group (25). The restaurant is lovely and decorated warmly. The staff was excellent and we were able to order off the special menu and there were 5 entrees to pick from. Everyone who ate...More

Thank pfkanagy
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The quality of the food and dishes offered at this restaurant was only exceeded by the personalized attention provided by the friendly staff. I'm not sure I've ever been to another restaurant where I have been made to feel more welcome while serving five star...More

1  Thank timmiley
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love to try different places. We looked up what was rated the best in Lake Tahoe and chose this restaurant based on that rating. When we pulled up, we were worried about our decision because it was small and kind of...More

1  Thank Susan M
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Sure! It's casual. I think it's okay being yourself.
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: +1 530-542-1990
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