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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Tahoe / Reno Area

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Tahoe / Reno Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Duke's - Casino Fandango restaurant
4.9
4.9 (76)
$31 to $50
American
Carson City
About the restaurant
At Duke's, savor spectacular USDA Prime beef prepared to perfection while enjoying our extensive wine selection. The elegant ambience and extraordinary service is yet another reason Duke's is recognized as one of Northern Nevada's premier restaurants and was voted BEST Steakhouse in Carson City.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We celebrated my wife's birthday at Duke's, and it was an unforgettable experience. A heartfelt thank you to Armen, the manager, for ensuring everything was perfect, to our server for their attentive and friendly service, and to the busser who kept our table immaculate throughout the night. The steaks were cooked to perfection, and the ambiance was just right for a memorable celebration. Highly recommended
A photo of Maggie's - Desolation Hotel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (348)
$31 to $50
American
Stateline
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Was nice to go somewhere different for a change with my husband. We have 2 other restaurants that are our favorite to go to when we’re here without kids. They’re nice and a lil to A LOT pricey. Maggie’s is in that range as well but the food was very good and the service was perfect. Like the ambience and the indoor/outdoor vibe. And the hotel its attached to is beautiful as well. Definitely will recommend to my friends and family.
A photo of PlumpJack Cafe Olympic Valley restaurant
4.7
4.7 (666)
$50 and over
American
Olympic Valley / Squaw Valley
About the restaurant

PlumpJack Cafe is widely regarded as Lake Tahoe's premier dining destination. Fine dining and exceptional wines are in our heritage, and we'd love to share our passion with you on your next visit. We offer a complete and unique menu that is sure to satisfy you after a long day in the mountains.
PlumpJack Cafe & Bar hours of operation are Thursday-Monday from 4-9pm. The Bar will be open at 4:00pm for drinks & cocktails, followed by our full dinner menu from 5-9pm. Please note that we may be closed on select dates for special events. Please call 530.583.1578 or check plumpjackcafe.com for the most up to date hours.

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JBrazil
Dined on Mar 26, 2024
Wonderful meal, excellent service, fun wine list and our server made an excellent wine suggestion. The chocolate cherry bomb was amazing too.
A photo of The Sawyer at Schaffer's Mill Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (662)
$31 to $50
American
Truckee
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of the Pinyon Pine-Juniper woodland area of the Sierra Nevada’s, elevated at 5,817 feet in the town of Truckee, resides The Sawyer at Schaffer’s Mill. With food true to the land and served by real Truckee people, The Sawyer is the perfect name for the final, most awaited addition to Schaffer’s Mill

The Sawyer is centered around an amazing indoor and outdoor bar with views of Lookout Mountain and the golf course. The restaurant features a locally crafted all-day menu with selections of shareable, freshly-prepared salads, generous sandwiches, and delicious entrees.

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Danny
Dined 6 days ago
Will and Vivian took care of us. Great place, very accommodating and friendly. Will return
About the restaurant
Located on the Casino Floor at Harveys Lake Tahoe the restaurant has red and blue design details in the show kitchen, a private dining room and a contemporary bar serving the latest trends in mixology. The Red and Blue kitchens serve up modern lunch and dinner menus including Hell’s Kitchen signature dishes made with the highest quality ingredients.
Top review
AlexH
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food and service! We did the prix fixe with wine pairings and everything was great!
A photo of Timber House Brewing & Lodge restaurant
4.4
4.4 (68)
$30 and under
American
Chester
About the restaurant
RESTAURANT & BREWERY

NOW OPEN

Dinner reservations are strongly recommended.

Top review
PEGGYHvip
Dined 6 days ago
Been visiting the area off and on for years. This is by far the best restaurant choice. Good food,nice people, and great cocktails. Try the butter steak tips and brussel sprouts for starters ( delicious). Great pulled pork options and well cooked steaks. We also really enjoyed the wedge salad and the chicken sandwich with well cooked fries. Enjoy!
A photo of Sierra St. Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
4.3
4.3 (367)
$30 and under
American
Reno
About the restaurant
A creative small plate restaurant with fresh made food and craft cocktails. Set in an intimate setting right in the middle of bustling downtown Reno.
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Ddub65
Dined on Apr 1, 2024
Excellent food and service. The restaurant is very nice and great location.
A photo of Bistro at Edgewood Tahoe restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2432)
$31 to $50
American
Stateline
About the restaurant
New American Seasonal Fare.

A feast for all the senses, The Bistro is the pinnacle of casual contemporary dining in a breathtaking setting. Savor the finest curated seasonal fare expertly crafted by a team of skilled tastemakers, Fresh, locally sourced ingredients blend with exotic specialty proteins in a setting that will make the entire table relax, open up and share the adventures of the day. The warmth and familiarity of the immaculate architecture and the panoramic views of the property and lake provide a sense of openness and light as diners enjoy hand-crafted meals, and carefully selected wines and cocktails.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2024
Lake Tahoe's BEST for a Luxury experience..Spectacular Views and location.
A photo of Granlibakken Tahoe - Cedar House Pub restaurant
4.4
4.4 (151)
$30 and under
American
Tahoe City
About the restaurant
Cedar House Pub is located within the beautiful Granlibakken Tahoe resort and is open to guests and anyone looking for a great meal. It is known for its gastro pub menu prepared by an award-winning culinary team. Indoor and outdoor seating available or surprise your family with a delectable to-go dinner. We offer many dining options for those with specialized dietary needs, family-style meals, and choices for little humans’ distinguished pallets.

A great atmosphere awaits you in Cedar House Pub, featuring a warm wood fire in the winter months, a well stocked bar, and large windows looking out into Granlibakken's quiet, private valley which is surrounded by fir trees and pines.

Our Cedar House Deck is open seasonally. Breakfast buffet served daily in GranHall.

Top review
Robs
Dined on May 12, 2024
We were there for Mother’s Day Brunch. It was buffet style with a mains food line, an appetizer table and a dessert table. The selection was great and everything we tried was tasty and well presented. We got 1 drink token each and got mimosas. There was live acoustic guitar music that was nice and low enough that we were able to chat without problem. Like pretty much all food in the Tahoe/Truckee area, it was a tad pricey but we enjoyed ourselves and my wife was happy with the choice.
A photo of Sorensen's Resort Cafe restaurant
4.5
4.5 (209)
$31 to $50
American
South Shore
About the restaurant
For generations, people have been coming to Sorensen’s Café for delicious, home-cooked meals and mountain hospitality. Stop by for a nourishing meal before hitting the trails, or a relaxing dinner at the end of the day.
Hours- 12 pm to 7 pm, daily.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 3, 2024
The food and a service were both excellent. We’ll definitely be back.
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