Where to Dine Outside in Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe

Photo courtesy of La Fondue in Incline Village

While the weather is still spectacular, our team at Sun Bear Realty and Vacation Rental in Incline Village, NV looks forward to dining outside. 

To help you enjoy our community, and to help support our local economy, we have put together a list of where to dine outside in Incline Village on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.

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La Fondue

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This is one of our favorite places to bring friends and their kids as well.  Why kids in particular? They get to play with their food - really!  It’s a perfect spot to keep everyone entertained during an interactive dinner where everyone participates in dipping delicious protein and veges in a healthy broth or fresh oil options. Not a fan of fondue?  Order their classic Schnitzel. Be sure to save room for dessert.  The chocolate fondue is a must-do! 

Crosby’s Tavern  

This local’s favorite is also a favorite of our dog who loves to dine out in Tahoe.  It’s the best of all worlds where we can eat outside in a fresh open atmosphere and take in some of the best affordably priced food in town.  Chicken & Waffles anyone?  How about some Wings with Nitro Sauce?  Or maybe just go on over for a signature cocktail on the patio by the creek.  Whatever your choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – it’s all good!

Big Water Grill

For BIG VIEWS of Lake Tahoe, this is the place to plan for that special night on the town.  It’s one of our favorite fine dining options in Incline and the views from their porch or indoor dining room are just spectacular.  Their wine list is as exceptional as their nightly specials. We like to make our reservation just before sundown to enjoy their exceptional dinner selections while watching the sunset over the Sierra.

Sierra Café

Located inside the Hyatt Regency, the Sierra Café has one of the largest outdoor dining options in town.   Overlooking the pool and wrapped with beautiful views of the Sierra, the Café offers a good selection of options for very palate. Boasting a “family-friendly, casual dining in a comfortable alpine atmosphere,” the setting is a super spot to sit back and soak in the fresh air and savor your selection made from locally grown ingredients from the Tahoe Food Hub.


Whether you prefer to dine outside on their patio, or order from their “grocery store on- line,” no matter what you order, you won’t be disappointed.  Austin’s has been a local staple for many years and is, without a doubt, a sure bet for some of Tahoe’s best homemade meals.  On their website you will also see that they offer options for “Family Style Meals” or large parties.  Whatever you order, save time for their famous Apple Crumb Pie!

Tunnel Creek Café

Calling all mountain bikers, hikers, and those headed out to the new walking path from Incline to Sand Harbor, this is your go-to place to place an order before you go, or as you return to the base of the Tahoe Flume Trail.  Located on the east side of Incline on Highway 28, the Tunnel Creek Café is open for take out and dining out within their newly expanded picnic area. In addition to their always fresh food options, you can get a shuttle to various trailheads and rent mountain bikes on site.

And that is just the beginning of where to dine outside on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore in Incline Village or Crystal Bay, NV.  For a full selection, click on this list for over 20 more choices to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or take-out meals throughout our resort community.