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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
+1 530-544-8130
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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thanks to other reviews and our lodging right across the street we went here. The bar was rockin' probably with locals, but it was happy hour. It's a great cozy little place with nice ambience and good food. We had the shrimp "meatloaf " appetizer....More

Thank Cathy H
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

So glad you found us, Cathy! We're all about a great time around here, so I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our vibe along with the dishes you tried. The shrimp meatloaf and elk tenderloin are both major favorites around here, so I'm glad...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the fresh fish served at dinner. Have been here before and still awesome food. Great surroundings truly set in the mountains.More

Thank Scott H
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

It's great to hear the food and atmosphere alike were right up your alley, Scott -- thanks for coming out to see us again! We always love when we get to welcome a guest back in for a bite, and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish was not good, and the hamburger was just OK. Nice atmosphere though... ha. We walked here from our timeshare.More

Thank Supertrack
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see us. I'm glad you enjoyed our relaxing atmosphere, but am sorry our cuisine wasn't as impressive. I can assure you we normally serve only the best recipes with the best flavors. I hope we can help find you something you...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at almost every restaurant around the lake and do not know why it has taken us so long to eat here. We had a great dining experience and very good service. We will definitely come back again and try out other items...More

Thank Linnbada
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

I'm so glad you finally made it our way and enjoyed your dining experience. We always like to add new flavors to our menu and hope you'll be back to try more soon. We also have some cozy hot tubs to enjoy during the colder...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

We visit Lake Tahoe regularly and always swing by Nephele's for dinner. It never disappoints. The food is always good and the service is attentive. The bar is usually full of jovial patrons, most of whom appear to be locals. We dined at Nephele's the...More

Thank Barberion
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

That loyalty means so much -- glad you can always count on us for a tasty meal and great service! That's really all I could ask for, and I hope we'll see you again soon for a bite! Cheers, Tim

Reviewed 8 March 2017

I am a local so I have visited almost every month of the year. Vast majority of their customers are locals which attests to the great bartenders and service there. Tourists are welcome addition to conversations. I have not dined there in several years but...More

Thank JohnnnyGP
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

We appreciate your years of support, Johnnny. Welcoming in visitors and locals alike is our specialty and we always aim to be consistently impressive. I hope you'll be back again to try some of our newer menu items! Cheers, Tim

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went there our last night in South Lake Tahoe. Wife and I had the Brei cheese bisque with sun dried tomatoes. Awesome!! Wife had a house salad that was fresh and crisp. I had the Elk medallion's with spaghetti squash and mashed potatoes. The red...More

Thank Steve D
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

So glad our adventurous dishes really hit the spot for you and your wife, Steve. We look forward to seeing you back the next time you're in town! Cheers, Tim

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Friendliest local bar hangout and great food. The friendly bartenders make it a treat. The Cheers like atmosphere make it a ton of fun. Evening at 9:00+ is the best time. Everyone knows each other but open to non-locals.

Thank Paul W. D
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

So glad you like coming where everyone knows your name, Paul. We love welcoming in locals and visitors alike, and are so glad you appreciate this. We're also pleased the food was to your liking and our bartender made it a pleasant experience. Cheers, Tim

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I found this local gem for a late night appetizer and drinks. It had a lively small bar scene and lots of local people enjoying themselves in the cozy atmosphere. The appetizers were nice and large portions. The snow was covering the...More

Thank Mychelle F
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

I'm so glad you found us on your visit, Mychelle. We do what we can about the snow, and appreciate your GPS suggestion. Thanks for taking note of our generous portions and cozy atmosphere. I hope you'll have a chance to come back and try...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Staff are friendly and well trained. Food has been consistently excellent over the years. Warm and welcoming . Service is outstanding, as is the wine list.

Thank KLS70
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Thanks for always coming to see us over the years! We're glad our service, as well as our cuisine and wine, have always been to your liking. I look forward to greeting you again on your next visit. Cheers, Tim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-8130
Nephele's has been a local favorite since 1977. We specialize in fresh fish and fresh game as well as seasonal specialties. Check out our full service bar and extensive wine list!