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Maggie's - Desolation Hotel, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Maggie's - Desolation Hotel

4.8
4.8
174 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Arouse your senses with Maggie's fresh seasonal menu, and drink in the beauty of South Lake Tahoe from a uniquely elevated vantage point. A place where fresh, seasonal ingredients combine with heartfelt hospitality and effortless charm, Maggie's Restaurant is a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike. The restaurant is located on the third floor of Desolation Hotel.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Dining Bar, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 725-0118

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    Stateline

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 174 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Food

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Service

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambience

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for brunch

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Innovative

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    American

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambience

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Hot spot

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • South Lake Tahoe

    Lively

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  1. RobertS

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place and experience. Staff/Servers were amazing.
  2. PaulD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The tuna appetizer was outstanding. We had a little wait for our entre, lamb chops. The lamb chop plate presentation was excellent and the food was cooked perfectly.
  3. SQLPlatypus

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great-tasting food, nice ambience. Really enjoyed our breakfast and would certainly go again on my next trip to Tahoe.
  4. KimS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although the tables are very crammed in and it’s a small space we enjoyed the food. The lamb was the best I’ve had and the rest of the party enjoyed the short ribs and New York.
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal but truly the experience is complete because of the very attentive and kind staff.
  6. ShottysGirl

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Great Location, Great Service! We'll definitely be back.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The staff did a great job too. Everyone is so nice. We plan on going back. Thank you
  8. MikeP

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in South Lake! Everything I’ve tried has been delicious. It’s San Francisco level quality.
  9. JimC

    Austin

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special was pistachio crusted sea bass and a lemon aioli. The grilled veal chop with mushrooms and marsala demi was exceptional. Fried olives and the fried wild mushroom risotto appetizers were also great with their respective sauces.
  10. Judy

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely place, however wait until the outside opens. Too crowded, too much noise, no way for meaningful conversation. I’ll try it again when the outside opens.
  11. AnnP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best ‘special’ meal in town! Lovely setting. Fun, attentive servers. Yummy, interesting drinks. Excellent scallops, steak, pea shoot risotto. Truly wonderful, memorable meal!
  12. CallieS

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Maggie’s is delicious. Perfect anniversary spot, great service, great cocktails. Only issue is entree prices are a bit hefty. $61 for a New York steak. Otherwise we love it!
  13. TomG

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Only seven tables until outside area opens, at any rate. Glad that we followed reviews to try Maggie's. Food was very good and prepared more quickly than any other restaurant of this quality. What really stood out was the service. The staff were attentive without hovering, not easy in such a small environment! very professional and friendly. Definitely would return.
  14. RichardB

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and the food was incredible. Really small intimate location. Highly highly recommend. Best in Tahoe!
  15. JacobB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed myself. The food was really, REALLY good. Bar drinks were spectacular as well. They had the playoff game on the TV and I can't wait to return.
  16. hwpbkr

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    what a gem for South Lake Tahoe. great service from Lourdes and excellent food. everyone enjoyed their meals and the drinks were great too.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck confit was excellent. A must get. The sea bass was cooked perfectly as well.
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny was excellent as always and every aspect of our meal was perfection. Filet was cooked delightfully medium rare and the sea bass was perhaps the best either of us have tasted. All around fantastic evening. Thanks Maggie’s!
  19. DanD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. We found the ambience lacking for what should be a fine dining experience, given the foregoing. Not recommended for those seeking a more romantic or intimate outing…has more casual feel. Great desserts- delicious and well proportioned! All things being equal we will visit again.
  20. kimM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    nice friendly people and food was great. I will return next time in Tahoe
  21. SteveB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful. Great food and service. Bench seats could use an upgrade. Not comfortable and too low
  22. ErinDOR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good cocktails, interesting menu with a tasty salad, but rare filet was overcooked and nothing else we ordered was worth getting again. Small space didn't feel intimate, it felt crowded. Really hoping for more from this place.
  23. BobboL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Breakfast. Took along time to get food. Bacon was THIN. Had to ask for salt/pepper/butter/jam Eggs n bacon come with biscuit but omelette does not ? Very strange
  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and I’m introducing friends to Maggie’s. Love the place. Great food and craft cocktails.
  25. Fran

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was INCREDIBLY but also the service - we were able to bring our dog and even gave us the cutest homemade dog treats! We live locally - this place will be a regular for our anniversary dinners!
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday experience! I put on the reservation for my birthday and they remembered. Good food, great ambience
  27. SallyM

    Sydney

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our dinner was delicious and coupled with excellent service and attention to detail. Accommodations were made for our two children which was appreciated. Food delivery was timely and the taste excellent. Highly recommend and would love to come back!
  28. Billi

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. We were a party of seven. This place is one of the best in Tahoe.
  29. JonJ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Definitely exceeded my expectations, will definitely return.
  30. JasonP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is our new favorite dining spot in SLT. The staff are great, the food is reliable, and the ambiance is really nice. It’s small so reservations are recommended and I’m some nights a must.
  31. Chocolateotto

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent brunch which is served from 9-3 pm. Lovely ambiance in a well-lit but tiny dining room (reservations recommended). There are two outside seating areas but those are not open in Winter. I had the very very tasty Maggie's Benedict which was done perfectly and served with a side of potatoes that were crispy and lightly coated with spices and parmesan cheese. The prices are reasonable and the value excellent—perhaps the best eggs benedict I have had in this town. The waitstaff is pleasant and very attentive. The chef and some of the staff have moved over from Edgewood which explains why the food is so good here. The only complaint I had was that the music was a little too loud for conversation and should have been turned down; we didn't ask but I have a feeling the staff would have accommodated us if we had.
  32. johnm

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maggie's is a rarity in South Lake, high quality food of the calibur more often found in the Bay Area or Wine Country. Service was friendly and good vegetarian options.
  33. PeterP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maggie's is a fantastic restaurant and never fails to deliver on great food and service. I really appreciate the friendly, hard-working, super-professional staff. Every menu item is really well-prepared, the bar knows what they are doing, and the wine list is diverse and reasonable.
  34. sv18

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Let's start with the food - it was really amazing! The ambience of the main restaurant is nice, but quite small and crowded. We were brought to a separate area which was a glassed in porch with space heaters and another table with 2 kids. Although at first it felt odd like we were being shuffled to a separate area just because we had kids (who, btw, are better behaved at a restaurant than some adults!!!), it ended up being very nice to be in a private room with just one other group at a distant table. The kids menu was small and simple but okay, and their food was just as good as the adult's. The service wasn't amazing, but fine. Overall we'd definitely go back for the food alone!
  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress/bartender Mandi was the best. She made the evening and the food was great.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food. The seating arrangement is a little tight and thus a little loud. Yes, I am in my sixties. But I would strongly recommend it.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation and arrived to a welcoming staff who were accommodating to wherever we wanted to sit and be comfortable. We opted to sit at the bar which had plenty of space and allows us to watch as the staff made some amazing cocktails. We started by ordering their two renditions of an old a fashioned and both were fantastic! Ordered the stuffed olives based on the recommendation and sooo happy we did. We ordered seabass and short ribs for entrees and again both were delicious! We will be retuning very soon!
  38. MinnieH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience, food, service was all excellent. I would definitely come back.
  39. AdriaC

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular, cozy, warm and inviting. The food was perfect, we ate here 4 times and every dish was memorable. The staff are kind and attentive. This is a special place.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous. I love how they did their own take on everything. We didn’t get a picture of the deserts but the ice cream and lemon desert was devine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Maggie's - Desolation Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 725-0118.

Maggie's - Desolation Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Maggie's - Desolation Hotel

933 Poplar St, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Stateline

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Dining Bar, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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