Dining in Heavenly

Heavenly (and the wider area of South Lake Tahoe) has some very, very good restaurants. Period. This is California where culinary ideas and invention collide with passion and tradition. There's pretty much every aspect of American cuisine and culture represented here from small family-owned cafes to award-winning top-floor hotel restaurants to street food to tacos. You name it, and you'll most likely be able to find it in Heavenly. Here's a few of our top recommendations to get you started:

Evan’s American Gourmet Café

Nestled in a heritage Tahoe cabin, Evan’s American Gourmet Café is acclaimed as South Lake Tahoe’s finest restaurant. Expect a blend of cuisine styles from around the world focussed on meat and poultry. The daily pasta and fresh seafood specials need some serious consideration too. Evan the owner has been a wine buyer since 1978 – expect a wine list like no other!

Café Fiore

This is a small but wonderful restaurant serving terrific, rustic hand-crafted Italian food. Using the very finest and freshest of ingredients, Chef Gilberto offers a well-curated menu of Italian fine-dining dishes as well as a few ‘special’ plates. Guest choose to pair each course with classic Italian wines by the glass. For a special occasion this is a stick on.

Jimmy’s Restaurant

Sleek mountain chic lake view dining with a difference in South Lake Tahoe. Expect West Coast fine-dining favourites like steak and seafood, plus a good choice of vegetarian items too. Jimmy’s offers a good wine list, a nice range of local brews and a cool Onyx bar with a nice relaxed vibe.


As the name suggest the focus at Sprouts is on clean, fresh, wholesome and organic produce prepared daily. This is TaHome-style cooking. Good for breakfast, lunch and early dinner – expect seriously good sandwiches, salads, bowls, burritos, breakfasts, burgers, melts, smoothies and much, much more.

The Bistro

The Edgewood Tahoe’s restaurant and bar is an architectural delight with amazing views out over Lake Tahoe. Start off in the Bistro Bar with a hand-crafted cocktail, a glass of Californian wine or a locally brewed beer. Then head through to the adjacent Bistro restaurant for a menu fully loaded with New American classics.