Where to Dine in Incline Village & Crystal Bay, NV

(Photo courtesy of Lone Eagle Grill, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe)

With cooling temperatures the trend ahead, it’s a sure indication of what’s to come; Thanksgiving, and the holiday vacation season!

And during this very popular time of the year, we always encourage our vacation home rental guests in Incline Village and Crystal Bay to plan ahead – WAY AHEAD.

First and foremost, you will want to view the many options that Sun Bear Realty and Vacation Rentals has to offer for lodging options in Tahoe.   From our exquisite lakefront properties, to our mountain retreats and condominiums, to our ski lease options, the best selection is now.  Click in to review over 80+ Tahoe vacation lodging options that await the arrival of you and yours.

Next, if you are planning on eating out during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, or through Christmas and New Year’s, we also suggest that you make your dining reservations way in advance.  

To whet your appetite, we thought we’d send along a list of some of our favorite places to celebrate the seasons.

No matter where or when you head to the Lake this fall and winter, the team at Sun Bear Realty wishes you a safe and memorable trip to our piece of paradise on Tahoe’s North Shore.


A fresh and open atmosphere and friendly staff helps make this Northern Italian restaurant an Incline Village staple for well over 20 years. Here at Azzara's on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, cooking is their passion.  No matter what you choose from their traditional dishes or daily specials, they will only the finest and freshest ingredients to create authentic Italian cuisine that will fill you up and warm your heart.


For over 25 years, Austin’s in Incline Village’s Country Club Center has been a tried and true favorite for locals and long-time visitors alike. From the Chicken Fried Steak to the famous Doug’s Salad, the menu keeps many of its signature items while bringing in something fresh and new to take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients.  Its dining room is cozy yet spacious, and on Memorial Day they open the patio for outdoor dining in a dog-friendly environment!

Big Water Grille

Just down the street from Diamond Peak Ski Resort, on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe, Big Water Grille offers one of the area’s most spectacular panoramic lake views, both inside and out.  Come for Happy Hour or a leisurely dinner overlooking the Lake and enjoy comforting Californian cuisine, with a menu featuring steaks, game, and market fresh seafood.  They are also known for their extensive wine list showcasing over 100 wines from around the world and creative cocktail offerings.

BITE Restaurant & Bar

Founded in 2007 by owner/operators Thomas and Brooke McCarthy, Bite American Tapas is a local’s favorite, for lots of tasty reason.  Conveniently located in the center of town, BITE is a perfect spot for après ski and dining, too.  Check out their

carefully constructed wine offerings, hand-crafted cocktails and thoughtful bites of creative cuisine.

Crystal Bay Club and Casino

From steak and lobster to American home-made faire, the Crystal Bay Club has two options for dining year-round.  Both are favorites of the team at Sun Bear Realty & Vacation Rentals!   The Steak and Lobster House is the crown jewel of the Crystal Bay Club, specializing in Australian Rock Lobster, it is known as one of the finest restaurants on the North Shore. The cozy atmosphere and excellent tableside service enhance your fine dining experience.  For lighter faire, Bistro Elise is another excellent choice for a savory and hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner … and a “guilt free” Italian dessert to finish it off!

Fredrick’s Fusion Bistro

Sit at one of the 15 copper-covered tables at this intimate bistro, which serves an eclectic menu of European and Asian cooking, prepared using organic produce and free-range meats. Try the braised lamb shank, Parmesan gnocchi, or the deliciously fresh sushi rolls. Ask for a table by the fire. Reservations are essential so book early!

Indus Asian Noodles and Curries

Here’s Lake Tahoe’s best selection of Chinese, Vietnamese and Sri Lankan cuisine all in one location.  The menu is as significant as it is scrumptious with all kinds of curries, unique chicken ginger soup and special veggie rice noodles with chicken and Tabouli salad, and so much more!

La Fondue

One step inside this boutique alpine dining establishment and you will think you have traveled to a European ski town.   For over 30 years, La Fondue has been offering classic options for all to enjoy.   On the menu?  Authentic Swiss fondue (to cook in the traditional oil or new hot broth options) with choices of meat, seafood, chicken and cheese; Schnitzel entrees and Dessert Fondue.  There’s a full bar within this cozy restaurant that offers its entire setting for private parties and well as public dining.

Le Bistro

Chef Jean-Pierre Doignon offers diners a taste of France in one of the most intimate settings on Tahoe’s North Shore in Incline Village. It is a small fine dining restaurant serving contemporary French fusion cuisine created with only the highest quality ingredients focusing on local, seasonal and organic produce. We have gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.   Ideal for a special occasion or holiday celebration.

Lone Eagle Grille

This very popular lakeside grille and lounge is wrapped with a rustic alpine decor with the charm of a mountain ski chalet!  No matter where you sit, you will celebrate the seasons against the spectacular backdrop of Lake Tahoe and their expansive private beach.  Expect inspired “High-Sierra cuisine” that changes seasonally to reflect local, in-season ingredients and the tastes of the current season.   In addition to their impressive menu offerings, the Grille is nice option for late night cocktails, with a seasonally changing cocktail menu.

Soule Domain

Voted as ‘The Best Place to Take a Date’ time and time again, Soule Domain has gained its reputation as an upscale, intimate restaurant that deliciously combines style and romance within it cozy cabin setting. Chef and owner, Charlie Soule, brings passionate culinary skills to create twists to traditional dishes while infusing them with influences from around the globe and creates each signature dish with “local seasonal produce – all prepared with love and respect. “

Tahoe Biltmore

Within the Crystal Bay corridor is one of the Lake’s oldest casino hotels, Tahoe Biltmore.  Outside, retains the charm of yesteryear and inside offers fresh and delicious and affordable dining options.  Cafe Biltmore serves a variety of classic American cuisine and has the best values on the North Shore.  As does “Bilty's” – the property’s seasonal upscale dining option.