We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Evan's American Gourmet Cafe

536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
+1 530-542-1990
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck sausage” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (31 reviews)
“creme brulee” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
536 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6507
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (420)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The quality of the food and dishes offered at this restaurant was only exceeded by the personalized attention provided by the friendly staff. I'm not sure I've ever been to another restaurant where I have been made to feel more welcome while serving five star...More

Thank timmiley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I love to try different places. We looked up what was rated the best in Lake Tahoe and chose this restaurant based on that rating. When we pulled up, we were worried about our decision because it was small and kind of...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved every bite! Done to perfection! One of the best meals I have ever had, the Chef is amazing. You can't go wrong here! Excellent service too.

Thank yudoots
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are long time SLT residents and customers of Evan's American Gourmet Cafe. We brought friends from Arizona for their first visit. The food and service was fabulous as always. Our friends were so astounded that any passing wait person was more than happy to...More

Thank AlmondJim
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is upscaled, cozy, and small. Their dishes are so healthy, natural, and great. All the people working there are so kind. My family and I had a great time for dinner.

Thank nugunii
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in a small house on highway 89 on South Shore and consistently excellent food an a fair wine list. From fish to lamb to steak this is a great place for a quiet dinner and great desserts. A bit pricey but very fair......More

Thank SJBilly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to Evans every year. Coming from San Francisco, we pay Evans the highest com}lomrnt for food atmosphere and the complete deal. Everything we have there is a 10. Staff is amazing. They should be the most expensive Restaurant in lake Tahoe. But...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 29 June 2017

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
Nearby Restaurants
Burger Lounge
110 reviews
.69 km away
Sonney's Bbq Shack Bar and Grill
212 reviews
.93 km away
Cafe Alpina
42 reviews
1.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lower Eagle Falls
212 reviews
2.92 km away
Pope Beach
233 reviews
2.04 km away
Kiva Beach
33 reviews
.04 km away
Lake Tahoe Boat Rides
193 reviews
2.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
20 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from nugunii | Reviewed this property |
Sure! It's casual. I think it's okay being yourself.
Colleen T
18 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Gregory W | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes
13 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Scott C | Reviewed this property |
They do trouble.

Recently Reviewed Hotels around South Lake Tahoe

Improve this listing

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, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing