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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

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536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
+1 530-542-1990
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Roseville, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 right. That is exactly what Evan's does with an artistic, flavorful flair. We ordered salmon,... More 

1 Thank sharmarkelly
Clovis, California
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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: marvelous presentation, enticing aroma, and scintillating flavor. All plates were served very hot, not warm,... More 

1 Thank CayUcusZ
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 meal and never do wrong. The staff was great. Knowledgeable and honest. This is a... More 

2 Thank JBH721
South Lake Tahoe
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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, it is a little pricey for an everyday restaurant. But, you get what you pay... More 

1 Thank eeparadise
San Francisco, California, United States
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 liquor bottles besides wine. Awesome food, even better service!

1 Thank Amy R
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

What a great find! Awesome food! Awesome service! Reasonable prices. The drinks need work as your server is also your bartender.

1 Thank tziarnik
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Candi and Evan created a wonderful restaurant 30 years ago, and it continues to provide a great dining experience to this day. One of the best in south Lake Tahoe. Changing seasonal menu, well thought out wine list, and a refined quiet atmosphere. We make it a point to eat here at least once during our stay.

Thank KLS70
Fremont, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We eat here 3-4 times a year and it is always amazing. Evans is a small, intimate fine dining establishment. There are 10-15 tables, and reservations are a must, and well worth it. You can look up their menu online, which doesn't usually change. But every time we go in they have a white board of specials; from appetizers, entrees... More 

Thank Shannan22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?