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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
+1 530-542-1990
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck sausage” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (31 reviews)
“creme brulee” (14 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The second night of our two-night anniversary celebration (nite #1: San Francisco) took us to Tahoe for the sole purpose of dining, again, at Evans. It was a very quiet Monday night, we were seated at a fabulous corner table with friendly, attentive service throughout...More

Thank paladinsf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top Tip - you *must* book, you can not turn up and get a table - as a very dejected couple discovered when I was there. From the moment I arrived I knew I was in for a treat, and that everyone there was expecting...More

Thank ch3wy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here for a second year. The four of us had steak, salmon with lobster stuffing, lamb, and veal. All said the food was outstanding. Presentation was very appealing. Service was excellent as well and the waitress knew about each dish and could...More

Thank CalifReady2Go
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love Evans! My husband would order the Duck Sausage Salad as his main course. He likes it so much. A very cozy home redone for dining. Chalk board specials for main course and desserts.

Thank Ledene J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After driving past this restaurant for several years, I finally gave it a try. I'm suspicious of anything that is gourmet--don't ruin my sea bass with urchin infused green goo, don't spoil my pasta by dyeing it with squid ink--just give me normal food cooked...More

1  Thank sharmarkelly
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have been coming to South Lake for almost 30 years, yet never dined at Evan's. Boy did we ever blow it! This is truly one of the best, if not the best, meals I have ever had. Each dish has the trifecta of eating:...More

1  Thank CayUcusZ
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Restaurant is small and very cozy. Great ambience. Printed menu is changed monthly with a seasonal menu written on a white board. Everything is delicious. Rare find.

Thank carcassone
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Evans was TERRIFIC. highly recommended this exquisite meal and location about 10 minutes from Heavenly Village. There was so much delicious choices on the menus that it was hard to decide what to eat. You could eat here all week and never have the same...More

2  Thank JBH721
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Evan's is our go to special occasion restaurant. We have been coming to Evan's for many years. They have never disappointed. Tonight was no exception. The service is outstanding and the food wonderful. There are several specials each evening as well as special desserts. Yes,...More

1  Thank eeparadise
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went to Evan's for the 2nd time and it did not disappoint! I love how it feels like you are dining in someone's home. The food choices and specials are unique and absolutely delicious. They do have a full bar even though you cant see...More

1  Thank Amy R
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Colleen T
How far of a drive is it from Heavenly? Thanks!
18 August 2016|
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Response from Gregory W | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes
Do they have a "happy hour"?
13 July 2016|
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Response from Scott C | Reviewed this property |
They do trouble.
Are there any entree vegetarian options?
15 September 2015|
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Response from dave29222 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, just call them. I'm sure they will accomadate if possible
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-1990
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