San Francisco to Lake Tahoe Road Trip Food Guide
Posted by Foodnut.com
Last Update: 2/18/2016
Big Ass Pork Chop – Moody’s Truckee
Many of us travel from San Francisco Bay Area to Lake Tahoe for snowboarding or skiing in the Winter or fun and frolic in the summer. The three hour plus drive is long and requires some breaks. We could not find a listing of possible places to dine at, so here are some standout places on the way that we have found. Please add comments with more. No chain restaurants and the places must be near Highway 50 or 80!
Here is our foodies guide to a great trip.
Lots of great places here.
Japanese Izakaya – Ippuku
Lots of great places here too..
American – Ice Cream Fountain – Fentons
Asian Pearl – Chinese Cantonese Dim Sum and Dinner done right.
In N Out – 1417 Fitzgerald Dr
Bull Valley Restaurant – Unique out of the way destination near Carquinez Bridge. Great for a meal on the way back home. Great food and cocktails.
In N Out – 1364 Holiday Lane
American Artery clogging food- Black Bear Diner
American – Ice Cream Fountain – Nut Tree Complex – Fentons
In N Out – 170 Nut Tree Parkway
Upscale American in Old Sacramento – The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento
Another fancy spot – The Kitchen
Davis and Auburn:
Burgers, chicken bowls, Pies – Ikeda’s of Auburn (Busy place)
Tacos, Nachos, Quesadillas – El Portal Taqueria, Auburn – Across from McDonald’s. Massive Nachos and Quesadillas with real chicken. Lots of cops come here
In N Out – 130 Grass Valley Highway
Westfield Galleria has several restaurants and a food court that includes sirloin specialist Buckhorn.
In N Out – 1803 Taylor
Uncommon Kitchen – Great natural foods store with a to-go counter in the back. Great roast beef and turkey sandwiches, Thai Coconut noodle bowl. They run out of sushi in the afternoon, so you need to come before then or call ahead. Lots of vegan items.
River Ranch Lodge – Near Alpine meadows. Really bad reviews on Yelp (3 stars), probably because it is so expensive. At dinner the French Dip for $14 is reasonable. Their Roasted Elk $33 was fabulous but tiny in portion size.
Classic Place with great food – Moodys
Typical Brew pub with moderately priced food – Fifty Fifty
North Lake Tahoe:
Fancy Ritz Carlton restaurant – Manzanita
Tavern 6330 – Northstar Village – Not cheap, but Ahi Tuna, Caesar salad, brisket, Fish, Brined Chicken, Chowder are pretty good.
Squaw Valley Classic – Plumpjack Cafe
Moderate Squaw Valley Restaurant – Twenty – Two
South Lake Tahoe:
Buffet City – Forest Buffet in Harrahs Lake Tahoe
Kalani’s – Expensive Japanese Food. Stick to the cheaper rolls
Base Camp Pizza Co – One of the cheaper bets in the Heavenly Stateline complex
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