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Sunnyside Restaurant

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1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 (Pineland)
+1 530-583-7200
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a reservation here for a nice Valentine's Day dinner. I picked Sunnyside for the view but when we arrived for dinner they were getting ready for a private party in the main dining room, so they stuck us in a side dining room where the view was blocked by snow banks. I made the reservation earlier that morning and... More 

Thank Nick G
Tahoe City, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been eating at Sunnyside for year, While the best season is summer when you can sit on the deck and enjoy the view of the lake, off season is still a joy. The cuisine is simple (burgers, fish tacos, salads) the good is consistantly great. The fried zucchini is Sunnyside's signature treat. It's truly outstanding and is a... More 

Thank DanTech2000
Tahoe City, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beautiful lakeside dining in summer, cozy fire in winter. Very popular with locals as well as visitors. Music often in summer on the deck.

Thank LakeTahoeLuxury
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I thought the food was delicious, but over-priced a bit for what you get. The location, I guess, makes up the difference. The service was fantastic...very knowledgeable staff and very helpful. Good experience overall.

Thank SuperFlyTNT2011
Tahoe City, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In the summer you can sit inside or outside on the large deck. Most tables have a beautiful panoramic view of Lake Tahoe. The inside has two large bar seating. The atmosphere is very rustic with natural wood almost everywhere and a large stone fireplace. The food is very good. I have eaten there many times and have always had... More 

Thank 97Rick
Alexandria, Virginia
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Here is what you need to know: We liked Sunnyside so much we returned a second time on a three day weekend to Lake Tahoe. Atmosphere? check! Roaring fireplaces? check? Greeting by long time owner, "Ox"? check! Neighborhood eatery feel? check. And if you want, there is a very nice hotel here too - but we did not stay there.... More 

Thank John22308
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Excellent place with great food. The fish tacos and the salmon bowl are amazing. A great atmosphere and friendly staff

Thank Wilmer V
Milan, Italy
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I wait all year long for the time I can come here with my family and enjoy a fine american dinner on the water.. The food is great, the service is friendly, the wine list is very good (they even have wines from France), the bar is terrific!

Thank simon m
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Eat here to soak in the sun, the water, the boats, the mountains, the Tahoe life - it's lovely! It works well if you crave 1) a lakeside lunch or dinner experience, 2) beautiful view, and 3) bustling atmosphere. Drinks are good/refreshing, too. Food is so-so, pricey. As Mom would say, "not something to write home about". Regardless, an overall... More 

Thank veggieluv33
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food is average friendly service food is average. The view is absolutely amazing but only from a certain views in the restaurant. I think it's way too pricey for how generic the food tastes it's better off going to a local mom-and-pop restaurant. However it is a great experience for the first time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1850 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Public Transportation: Tart bus stop is 100 yards from our front entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-7200
Sunnyside's spectacular location on the pristine West Shore makes it the place to be in Lake Tahoe. Panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond abound from nearly every table and during the summer, guests can also enjoy alfresco dining on Lake Tahoe's largest outdoor deck. The Lakeside Dining Room features new American cooking - fresh, vibrant presentations of American classics with a focus on premium seafood and steaks. The award winning wine list has been carefully selected to complement the menu and offers a wide variety of wines including some rare & limited offerings. Our Mountain Grill offers a more casual menu and is seated on a walk-in basis only. Sunnyside is also a classic lakefront lodge with guest accommodations overlooking Lake Tahoe. The 23 mountain inspired lodge rooms are inviting places to sink into after the day's activities.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?