Boathouse on the Pier
Camp Richardson Historic Resort & Marina
Michael Merlone/Thrillist
Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill
Gar Woods Lake Tahoe
Hacienda Del Lago
Jake's on the Lake
Lakeside Beach House BBQ
Moe's Original BBQ - Tahoe City
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino
Riva Grill Lake Tahoe
Christy Hill
Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge
Aramark
West Shore Café and Inn
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1. Boathouse on the Pier 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Tahoe)

Located at the Beach Retreat & Lodge, this outdoor dinning spot offers views of the lake, happy hours, and live music twice a week.

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2. The Beacon Bar & Grill 1900 Jameson Beach Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158

One of Lake Tahoe’s few restaurants on the beach, locals flock here during the summer for their famous Rum Runner. In the winter, come enjoy live music and great American grub like killer mac and cheese.

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3. Chambers Landing Bar 6300 Chambers Lodge Road, Homewood, CA 96142 (Tahoe)

This historic lakefront bar serves a menu dominated by grilled foods like fish, burgers, and steaks. They also host live music on the dock where the tables are located.

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4. Dockside 700 Lakefront Bar & Grill 780 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Tahoe)

A meal at this Tahoe City grille includes lake views from a covered porch or the lawn. If you're into burgers, the dinner burger at Dockside is a full half pound (!!!), and goes well with -- well any drink from their full bar. Plus, weekend nights they do serious BBQ.

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5. The Fresh Ketch 2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Tahoe)

If you're lucky enough to be on a boat on Lake Tahoe in the first place, you can pull right up and dock at The Fresh Ketch for lunch, dinner, or just some drinks.

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6. Gar Woods Grill & Pier 5000 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140 (Tahoe)

Hang out on the back patio or pull the boat right up to the dock at Gar Woods, but just be careful handling its Rock Hard Woody, which boasts 151, light rum, peach Schnapps, fresh juices, sweet and sour, and two more shots of 151 floating on top. The California-inspired menu includes dishes like pomegranate-glazed pork ribs, an ahi poke stack, and beer-battered coconut prawns.

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7. Hacienda Del Lago 760 N Lake Blvd #30, Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Tahoe)

It's a little bit hard to find (you have to walk into the Boatworks Mall and up some stairs), but this Mexican Cantina brings it with well-priced margaritas and classic Mexican dishes like tacos and burritos.

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8. Jake's on the Lake 780 N Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Tahoe)

To hang out on the deck at this award winning restaurant, you'll have to order food. But if you just want to enjoy a drink (or a few), the bar is inside and they welcome people to hang out on their waterfront lawn.

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9. Lakeside Beach House 4081 Lakeshore Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Tahoe)

This spot is truly 'lakeside' and serves tons of BBQ food alongside beer and wine. Our advice? Pickle fires are a good call.

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10. Moe's Original Bar B Que 120 Grove St, Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Tahoe)

Moe's serves killer (like incredible) barbeque at the end of Grove Street Pier. The southern comfort food includes ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and fried catfish. If you're busy enjoying a day on the lake, they do boat coolers full of everything you could need.

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11. Pier 111 Bar Hyatt Regency 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451 (Tahoe)

This bar is literally almost 300ft out into Lake Tahoe, giving it one of the best views you could hope for. Pull your boat up and let the valet take care of docking it while you grab a drink.

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12. Riva Grill On the Lake 900 Ski Run Blvd Ste 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Tahoe)

Easy boat access makes this bar & grille a convenient option if you're enjoying a day on the lake. If you have a few of their signature margaritas, then maybe let someone else drive for the afternoon.

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13. The SandBar at Christy Hill 115 Grove St, Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Tahoe)

The SandBar is an outdoor patio space at Christy Hill that serves picnic style snacks and plenty of drinks in close proximity to the lake, with incredible views.

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14. Sunnyside Restaurant 1850 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Tahoe)

Sunnyside has easily one of the nicest decks in Lake Tahoe, where awesome views of the lake come together with incredible cocktails like margaritas, bloody marys, and mai tais.

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15. Sunset Bar & Grille 760 U.S. 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 (Tahoe)

Being walking distance from the beach doesn't just provide nice views: you can rent a beach chair and umbrella from Sunset Bar and the servers will come to you.

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16. West Shore Cafe 5160 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141 (Tahoe)

Between the pier and the deck there is no way to not have a good view at West Shore. There is also no way to not have a good martini, if that floats your boat (pun intended).

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