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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
+1 530-544-8130
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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elk was amazing; salmon was mediocre and fishy. We went for our wedding anniversary and maybe expected too much: ambiance is very pub-like and decor of the dining room is rustic. Service was prompt and professional, but a bit frantic. For $32 I expect to...More

Thank C and C E
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us. I'm glad you loved the elk but am sorry the salmon was disappointing. We love using fresh and seasonal favorites and hope you'll give our seafood another chance in the future. As for our atmosphere, we do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited mid-week and were rewarded with one of the best meals we have had in years. I had baked halibut and wife Judy had the Ahi tuna done to perfection. The wine selection was also excellent and we had delightful house Sauvignon Blanc with...More

Thank James T
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're truly honored to be considered as one of the best meals you've enjoyed, James! Thanks for dining with us. The halibut and Ahi tuna are two of our favorites. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Until next time, Tim

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, nice people serving, and a good wine list. I am guessing that the locals fill the small bar that is there, because we got there early enough (5:00) where there was lots of empty tables, but from what I could see no bar...More

Thank jandh33089
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for appreciating our friendly team and nice wine selection. I'm glad you got to hang out with some of the locals. We enjoy welcoming in visitors and regulars alike. I hope you'll be back to see us soon! Cheers, Tim

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by during happy hour. Their location may be on a main road, but it's still failrly quiet and the patio is rimmed with potted flowers, set up at eye level, when seated. We had an appetizer, the peanut chicken lettuce wraps, and they...More

Thank NancyBozich
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so pleased you and your husband had a wonderful evening with us, Nancy. Thanks for appreciating our ambiance and the value of everything we bring to the table. I look forward to welcoming you both back very soon! All the best, Tim

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The hot tub seemed very clean, water not cloudy. Yes, the wood decking could use some upgrading but it looked okay. I'd read some reviews about other people's experience with the hot tubs and I was a bit leery but it was okay. The towels...More

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Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for enjoying a relaxing evening with us, Monica. We appreciate your patience as we work to upgrade our place and make it the best experience for everyone. I hope you'll be back for another soak and delicious dinner soon! Until next time, Tim

Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was an excellent restaurant with lovely food and a good wine selection. The included soup and bread meant we didn't have a starter. The main meals and deserts were delicious. Would highly recommend.More

1  Thank baggiebird22
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you so much for recommending us! I'm glad our wine selection and delicious recipes really hit the spot. We can't wait to welcome you back for more soon. Did you order anything that left a lasting impression? Looking forward to hearing back from you,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We have dined here for years and even enjoyed the hot tub. We're much older now and dining out is one our greatest pleasures. Eating at Nephele's is an adventure in exquisite food. Tonight I had the crab and apple stuffed grouper and my husband...More

Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thanks for making the trip out to come and see us! We all appreciate your years of support. It sounds like you made some excellent choices off of our menu, and I'm glad our cuisine was simply divine. Come and visit us again soon! Until...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We have gone to Nephales for years and it has never disappointed us. The food is always amazing and the service always very professional

Thank Rog56
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Your years of support mean the world to us! I'm so pleased you can always count on our place for an exceptional meal with excellent service. See you back soon! Thank you, Tim

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Thanks to other reviews and our lodging right across the street we went here. The bar was rockin' probably with locals, but it was happy hour. It's a great cozy little place with nice ambience and good food. We had the shrimp "meatloaf " appetizer....More

Thank Cathy H
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

So glad you found us, Cathy! We're all about a great time around here, so I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our vibe along with the dishes you tried. The shrimp meatloaf and elk tenderloin are both major favorites around here, so I'm glad...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Really enjoyed the fresh fish served at dinner. Have been here before and still awesome food. Great surroundings truly set in the mountains.More

Thank Scott H
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

It's great to hear the food and atmosphere alike were right up your alley, Scott -- thanks for coming out to see us again! We always love when we get to welcome a guest back in for a bite, and we hope to see you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 02:00
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14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-8130
Nephele's has been a local favorite since 1977. We specialize in fresh fish and fresh game as well as seasonal specialties. Check out our full service bar and extensive wine list!
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