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Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
+1 530-542-1990
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck sausage” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (31 reviews)
“creme brulee” (14 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Evans went beyond my expectations. I ordered a warm spinach salad with pinenuts and bacon with a wonderful vinegarette salad. (A nice beginning to my meal.) For the main course I selected venision which was medium rare just as I ordered, served just mediurare. I...More

Thank pegasused2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best small cozy delicious dining houses in Tahoe. The food is amazing and the service is great. A must restaurant to go to! We love the desserts also !reservations suggested.

Thank Tahoefancynancy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We selected Evans as our "elegant" dining experience while visiting Lake Tahoe and it was everything we expected and more! We loved the cozy, home-like atmosphere, the very attentive service and outstanding meals. Although primarily a wine-oriented restaurant, there is a small service bar that...More

Thank 452bruceh
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The second night of our two-night anniversary celebration (nite #1: San Francisco) took us to Tahoe for the sole purpose of dining, again, at Evans. It was a very quiet Monday night, we were seated at a fabulous corner table with friendly, attentive service throughout...More

1  Thank paladinsf
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Top Tip - you *must* book, you can not turn up and get a table - as a very dejected couple discovered when I was there. From the moment I arrived I knew I was in for a treat, and that everyone there was expecting...More

2  Thank ch3wy
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here for a second year. The four of us had steak, salmon with lobster stuffing, lamb, and veal. All said the food was outstanding. Presentation was very appealing. Service was excellent as well and the waitress knew about each dish and could...More

Thank CalifReady2Go
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We love Evans! My husband would order the Duck Sausage Salad as his main course. He likes it so much. A very cozy home redone for dining. Chalk board specials for main course and desserts.

Thank Ledene J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

After driving past this restaurant for several years, I finally gave it a try. I'm suspicious of anything that is gourmet--don't ruin my sea bass with urchin infused green goo, don't spoil my pasta by dyeing it with squid ink--just give me normal food cooked...More

1  Thank sharmarkelly
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have been coming to South Lake for almost 30 years, yet never dined at Evan's. Boy did we ever blow it! This is truly one of the best, if not the best, meals I have ever had. Each dish has the trifecta of eating:...More

2  Thank CayUcusZ
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Restaurant is small and very cozy. Great ambience. Printed menu is changed monthly with a seasonal menu written on a white board. Everything is delicious. Rare find.

Thank carcassone
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Colleen T
18 August 2016|
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Response from Gregory W | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes
13 July 2016|
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Response from Scott C | Reviewed this property |
They do trouble.
15 September 2015|
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Response from dave29222 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, just call them. I'm sure they will accomadate if possible
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-1990
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