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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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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking forward to the dinner with friends at this restaurant,considering raving reviews. However, disappointed. Menu is impressive,but execution lacks refinement. My appetizer was Napoleon sweetbreads. Had to wait for awhile, when finally arrived, it was swimming literally in the sauce, threatening to overflow the edge of the plate. Of course it was full of cream, tons of calories. The... More 

Thank Ella776
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little restaurant with great food. Everything is freshly prepared and delicious. Not many tables so you definitely want to have a reservation. Appetizer portions were a little small but tasty. Dinner was great for all .

Thank kimt645
Seattle, Washington, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

First of all, this place is a little out of the way from the main area of South Lake Tahoe, so plan accordingly. Also, this restaurant is tiny, so you need a reservation in order to eat there....plan accordingly. That out of the way...WOW. We were simply blown away by the friendliness, personality, and above all, the tremendous food. We... More 

Thank Adam D
College Station, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The restaurant is actually a house with the front two rooms opened up to provide a large open space. The acoustics are such that you're able to hold a comfortable conversation, even with most of the other tables being filled. Be sure to make your reservation in advance that day or the day before. The server was very friendly and... More 

Thank Bert B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere for couples or families. Had nice selection of daily specials plus normal menu. Staff was very helpful and friendly. We were not sure if we would be underdressed due to being on vacation and only having packed mostly casual entire jeans and nice top we were good. The 11 table top restaurant was a real pleasure. Would definitely... More 

1 Thank clcoppola
Meadow Vista, California, United States
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

An intimate setting with cozy . Many delicious options to choose from and more when the specials board is presented. I had an appie of quail over steamed spinach...served with a fruit tender, flavorful

1 Thank Michelle H
San Mateo, California
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52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent and friendly services, modern decor and good food execution. Lots of choices on standard menu plus daily specials. Good wine selections. Enjoyable evening!

Thank Kallen C
Rescue, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Excellent service, varied menu and wine list. Small, charming cottage-style building with graciously decorated interior. Loved it!

1 Thank Kitty F
Canton, Ohio
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Evans is a small quaint place to have that special dinner. The food was the best we had on our Lake Tahoe vacation. We both split a salad and we each had the filet. It was cooked to our satisfaction. The grilled filet with horseradish-green peppercorn butter and Syrah reduction melted in your mouth, accompanied with cheddar gratin potatoes and... More 

Thank Browns64
San Jose, California
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We celebrated our anniversary at this pleasant restaurant. It is a small and intimate restaurant that was nicely decorated. All the food was delicious. Luckily we saved room for dessert. All the desserts we tried were incredible. The staff were all very pleasant and attentive. We would definitely return on our next visit

Thank AaronI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?