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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%
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“duck sausage” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (33 reviews)
“confit leg” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elegant but relaxed atmosphere. A very small restaurant with attentive service, outstanding cuisine and a very good wine list that is not overpriced.

Thank Howard F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Reno and decided to take a side trip to Lake Tahoe. We were at the Hard Rock gambling and someone recommend this restaurant. We called and made reservations and we were glad we chose this place to eat. The restaurant was...More

Thank MrBill W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked dinner here during a recent trip to ski at Tahoe. Service was generally good and attentive. The food did not disappoint overall. We tried a variety from the menu as there were a few of us. In addition, there were daily specials - and...More

Thank BKO57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Evans for 25 years. It has remained the best restaurant in Tahoe - bar none. The menu always has consistently terrific options - the meats are always cooked to perfection; always with perfect veggies. Appetizers consistently make...More

Thank jakklein
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I decided on Evans Cafe for a special night out during our recent vacation. We loved the food, service and atmosphere. I started with the Scallop Quenelles and they were very tasty. I will say that the cream sauce was "abundant" and...More

Thank Skier50
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Have eaten at Evan’s at least half a dozen times while visiting In Lake Tahoe. Have always thought my dining experiences were excellent and among the best we have enjoyed throughout the world. While the ambiance and service was excellent as it has always been...More

1  Thank dhen
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We chose Evans to celebrate a special anniversary--Big Mistake. We informed them of the occasion at the time of the phone reservation and again when we reconfirmed the reservation. By the time dessert was ending, the hostess brought the check and my husband reminded her...More

1  Thank vakamalua
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

My wife, I and our friends have been celebrating our shared wedding anniversaries every year since 2004 at Evans. We sneak in a few visits during the year, but our annual celebration is something we truly look forward to. Tonight was the first time the...More

3  Thank Fleetwooddriver2017
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Evan's has been a South Lake Tahoe well known 'secret' by locals and frequent travelers for over 20 years now (same ownership, same location). Having initially gone to Evan's in the mid '90s after experiencing his Hospitality and as Maitre' d of other local establishments...More

1  Thank PAC626
Reviewed 13 September 2017

7 of us went to dinner on Saturday and had a high quality meal with great wine. The service was attentive while not being "helicopter". There was some confusion on the wine for our salad course and they made it right, even though we had...More

Thank Charles S
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Response from Tahoefancynancy | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will accommodate you. Call and put your request in.
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Response from nugunii | Reviewed this property |
Sure! It's casual. I think it's okay being yourself.
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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