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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“duck sausage” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (31 reviews)
“creme brulee” (13 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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Reviews (407)
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Evans was TERRIFIC. highly recommended this exquisite meal and location about 10 minutes from Heavenly Village. There was so much delicious choices on the menus that it was hard to decide what to eat. You could eat here all week and never have the same...More

2  Thank JBH721
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Evan's is our go to special occasion restaurant. We have been coming to Evan's for many years. They have never disappointed. Tonight was no exception. The service is outstanding and the food wonderful. There are several specials each evening as well as special desserts. Yes,...More

1  Thank eeparadise
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went to Evan's for the 2nd time and it did not disappoint! I love how it feels like you are dining in someone's home. The food choices and specials are unique and absolutely delicious. They do have a full bar even though you cant see...More

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 7 February 2017

What a great find! Awesome food! Awesome service! Reasonable prices. The drinks need work as your server is also your bartender.

1  Thank tziarnik
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Candi and Evan created a wonderful restaurant 30 years ago, and it continues to provide a great dining experience to this day. One of the best in south Lake Tahoe. Changing seasonal menu, well thought out wine list, and a refined quiet atmosphere. We make...More

Thank KLS70
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We eat here 3-4 times a year and it is always amazing. Evans is a small, intimate fine dining establishment. There are 10-15 tables, and reservations are a must, and well worth it. You can look up their menu online, which doesn't usually change. But...More

Thank Shannan22
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Colleen T
How far of a drive is it from Heavenly? Thanks!
18 August 2016|
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Response from Gregory W | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes
Do they have a "happy hour"?
13 July 2016|
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Response from Scott C | Reviewed this property |
They do trouble.
Are there any entree vegetarian options?
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail