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There are some fantastic places on Lake Tahoe where you can come in on a boat and enjoy a delightful lunch or a refreshing drink; however, each establishment has requirements for charter boats, so please check with your captain for availability and accessibility based on lake levels.

These locations provide a wonderful opportunity to combine boating adventures with delightful dining experiences on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Please remember that we can personally cater your cruise on Lake Tahoe, where you never need to leave the boat. Checkout our catering menus by clicking HERE.

1. Gar Woods Grill & Pier: Located in Carnelian Bay, Gar Woods is a popular waterfront restaurant with a pier that welcomes boaters. Dock your boat and head inside to savor their delicious menu, featuring fresh seafood, burgers, and signature cocktails. Enjoy stunning lake views from their outdoor deck while you dine.

2. The Grove at Camp Richardson, formerly the Beacon Bar & Grill, is a beloved lakeside destination. Dock your boat and unwind on their sandy beach while savoring their mouthwatering menu, which includes bison barbecue bacon burger, miso salmon entree and fried chicken and beignets, a dish with ricotta beignets, coleslaw, spicy agave, and powdered sugar. Signature cocktails choices range from a barrel-aged WhistlePig Maple old fashioned, The Kokanee made with Hendrick’s gin, housemade cucumber cordial, soda with a cucumber and lime garnish, and, of course, The famous Rum Runner.

3. Jakes on the Lake, located on the shores of Tahoe City, is the ultimate waterfront dining while they treat you to their warm “mountain aloha” hospitality. This has been family-owned and operated since 1978. Californian and Hawaiian flavors inspire their menu by featuring an abundant variety of fresh seafood, quality meats, and seasonal produce. Their focus is to bring the best and most responsibly sourced ingredients to the table, which include menu items from fried ahi poke rolls, deep-sea crab cakes, grilled Ahi burgers to fish tacos to vegan buddha bowl while in the evening, the seafood menu expands to herb-crusted Maine lobster tails to Angus filet mignon.

4. If you just need a quick fix, Obexer’s at Homewood offers crafted deli sandwiches and freshly swirled f’real milkshakes and smoothies, perfect for enjoying the lake views from their outdoor deck in the summer or back on board the Tahoe Star. They also have an incredible selection of Dedrick’s gourmet cheeses, crackers, and snacks, as well as a huge selection of micro beers and wines. In addition, Obexer’s is known for its breakfast burritos and bagels.

5. Riva Grill is ideally situated at the Ski Run Marina, where you can start or end your journey on the Tahoe Star. The Riva Grill showcases the nostalgic ambiance of Tahoe’s classic wooden boat era. With sweeping views of the lake and surrounding mountains, this restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring fresh seafood, steaks, pasta dishes, and other American classics. Guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining options.

6. Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge: Situated in Tahoe City, Sunnyside Restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with lakefront dining options. Pull up to their designated boat dock and relish their diverse menu, highlighting seasonal ingredients and classic dishes. Don’t miss their famous Hula Pie for dessert!