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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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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

Three of us recently dined at Evan's and had a fabulous experience. Rare is the restaurant that can get it all right, but everything we ordered was delicious. The salads at Evan's are far above the ordinary, and the entrees are outstanding. Oh, and save...More

1  Thank BMj1965a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with friends we hadn’t seen in a long time for a special evening in an upscale, intimate environment with exceptional service and outstanding food. We were not disappointed! The food was a visual wonder with exceptional flavors. We will definitely go back the...More

Thank Norman S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a charming place to have a delightful dinner. This was our first dining experience here and have wanted to try it for quite awhile. It was worth the wait. The service was very good and food even better. You need to make...More

Thank Ellyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our 40th anniversary here and it couldn’t have been better. The food was presented beautifully and was as good as a meal could be. The savory chile cheesecake was the most original dish we’ve ever had and it was great. The place is...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is really good, I just wish the portions were a little bigger! Would highly recommend though - quality food!

Thank t0nyvee
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This is a must in South Lake Tahoe. Small place so make a reservation. The food, service, and staff all incredible. The food was outstanding. From the quail appetizer to my Lobster tamale to dessert...wine list too.

1  Thank btnusa
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We went for a family celebration on the recommendation of a friend and Evan's did not disappoint. Even though we were a party of 10 the service was very attentive and the food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the rack of lamb, bacon wrapped salmon,...More

Thank WhiteOakTraveler
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Evan’s last weekend and it was absolutely delicious. The place is tiny and the ambiance is lovely. Food was fantastic, including dessert. We think it may have been the best Creme brûlée we ever had! Would recommend this...More

1  Thank CFEKings
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We have been at Evan's once serval years ago but found that experience if not underwhelming then not quite up to our other favorite South Tahoe restaurant. Now that the other establishment is no more, we gave Evan's another chance. This time, the food was...More

Thank LeoR57
Reviewed July 21, 2018

In spite of the excellent food, the overall dining experience seemed crowded, impersonal and not relaxing. My halibut entree was very good and others enjoyed a New York steak. The servers accomplished their tasks but seemed rushed. The tables are too close together. We would...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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.
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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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