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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” (33 reviews)
“confit leg” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Evan's is a small, cozy and friendly restaurant that serves truly delicious food. Their wine list is extensive and the hospitalilty is warm and welcoming. Not to be missed!

Thank 630anitaa
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This was our first visit. We read the reviews, and the only people who were complaining had anniversaries. We didn't, and had an amazing dinner. We were a group of 6, including a fussy teenager eater. We were welcomed and seated promptly. When our server...More

1  Thank Jenny_Big_Sur
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Best meal during our Tahoe stay. Would rate this the top restaurant in S Lake Tahoe.Wife and I enjoyed the filet, cooked to perfection. Staff was friendly, knowledgable and engaging. Numerous specials offered in addditon to a varied menu. Outstanding wine selection. Entree selection were...More

Thank rettwav8r
Reviewed 4 January 2018

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 30 December 2017

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 29 December 2017 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 28 December 2017 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 24 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

2  Thank dhen
Reviewed 16 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

2  Thank vakamalua
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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
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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