If you guys read my last blog, you saw how many dog friendly activities, parks, and beaches there were in Lake Tahoe! So, now that you have something to do and somewhere to go, what about something to eat? Making a trip out to the lake can be tough especially when you’re leaving the pup behind. With some dog friendly activities, that no longer has to be a problem. However, it arises again if you need something to eat. Don’t worry! There are plenty of dog friendly restaurants at the lake for the whole family to enjoy too. Keep reading and I’ll tell you about Lola and my go to spots!
Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lake Tahoe
DISCLAIMER: Please contact the restaurants directly prior to visiting as their policies may have changed!
You’ll find this gem right next to Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City. The restaurant boasts beautiful views with outdoor seating to make sure you see them all! If you’re more of an inside eater, that’s fine – they have that too. It sits right next to the Truckee River and has provided amazing service since 1977. Take a seat and choose from their well known 15 beers on draft or refreshing bloody marys. You won’t be disappointed with the gorgeous design and great food either.
Also next to the Fanny Bridge, you’ll find the Dam Cafe. The Dam Cafe puts a big emphasis on real, organic ingredients, so that’s what you’ll find in your meal. It is owned by a lovely couple that moved to Lake Tahoe with big dreams of doing something they love together. Support this small local business and let the owners know they’re doing a great job!
If you’re headed out to Carnelian Beach with the pup, take a look at this cafe on the lake! It is well known for breakfast, so I definitely recommend making it the first stop of the day at the lake. Stop in for a savory omelette, potatoes in every way possible, or one of their specialty meals. It’s even within close distance to rentals to take on the lake following your delicious breakfast!
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We have another Tahoe City restaurant resident. Stepping into Rosie’s Cafe will take you three steps back in time. It’s decorated beautifully with antiques and vintage pieces. Even the building itself takes you back just looking at it, but that is definitely the result of originating in 1964. What’s amazing about this is that there are so many stories to each piece in the house. Better yet, you and your pup can enjoy Rosie’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Moving right along down in Tahoe City is the Tahoe House Bakery. Get VERY excited for this! Let me paint a picture for you…freshly baked bread, steaming coffee, warm pastries, gourmet cheese, and wine. Now these are just a few of the items the bakery has to offer. They’re open bright and early at 6 AM, so you can grab a cup of their famous Swiss Coffee before kicking at the lake with your pup.
Home of the “World Famous Char-Broiler since 1962:” the Char Pit. If you’re on the hunt for the juiciest, perfectly grilled burger, the Char Pit is your place. They are known for some of the best burgers in all of Lake Tahoe. Sometimes, you just get the craving for a really good burger and you gotta have it. I’m sure your pup would like it too!
Another classic grill is CB’s Pizza and Grill. I highly warn you about looking at their website if you’re hungry because your mouth will be watering after this one! This place has single handedly kept Lake Tahoe cheesy for over 30 years. They use fresh ingredients to make nothing but the best burgers, pizza, and pastas for Tahoe residents. It’s a great place for the hubbies too because it has five TV’s with surround sound to show the game.
Anyone craving some Mexican? Amongst all the American classics in Tahoe City sits the famous Blue Agave! It’s been voted the best Mexican restaurant in North Lake Tahoe, so you won’t want to pass this one up. Sip on a refreshing margarita, beer, or cocktail as you dig into some shrimp tacos. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like everything I want right now!
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Thinking about Mexican food got me thinking about other ethnic food too. The Auld Dubliner is an awesome Irish Pub in the Squaw Valley. You can chill with your pup on the spacious patio outside. If you’re looking for a little entertainment or live music, they’ve got that too in the evenings! I highly recommend taking a look at their pub specials.
Meat, meat, meat! Get all your favorite meats and more at T’s Rotisserie. Fire roasted chicken, beef, and pork from the rotisserie and huge tacos and burritos offered as well! It is right next to a movie theater too, so after a long day at the beach you can head to T’s and then relax and unwind watching a movie with the whole family.
Which of these are you adding to your to-go list? Don’t forget to checkout my complete travel guide to Lake Tahoe too!
Have you been to any dog friendly restaurants recently? Let me know in a comment below!