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“Great deck, great view, pretty good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunnyside Restaurant

Sunnyside Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 18 - US$ 40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pineland
Transit: Tart bus stop is 100 yards from our front entrance.
Description: Sunnyside's spectacular location on the pristine West Shore makes it the place to be in Lake Tahoe. Panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond abound from nearly every table and during the summer, guests can also enjoy alfresco dining on Lake Tahoe's largest outdoor deck. The Lakeside Dining Room features new American cooking - fresh, vibrant presentations of American classics with a focus on premium seafood and steaks. The award winning wine list has been carefully selected to complement the menu and offers a wide variety of wines including some rare & limited offerings. Our Mountain Grill offers a more casual menu and is seated on a walk-in basis only. Sunnyside is also a classic lakefront lodge with guest accommodations overlooking Lake Tahoe. The 23 mountain inspired lodge rooms are inviting places to sink into after the day's activities.
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great deck, great view, pretty good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

You can't beat the atmosphere at Sunnyside, with it's expansive deck and views of the lake. Food is pretty good--not memorable, but tasty and ably prepared. The arugula and fennel salad had almost no fennel and the calamari was so-so. But our entrees and other salads were fine. Menu and prices were comparable to Jake's, and of the two I preferred Jake's, but Sunnyside is also worth a trip.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Folsom, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great View and Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We ate there with another family and our young kids. The food was delicious! I got the flat iron steak and garlic truffle fries and enjoyed them. We are looking forward to going back this weekend and enjoying dinner on the deck.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Stillwater, MN
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere and views of Lake Tahoe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

We had so much fun, the people there were ultra friendly, the bar was very lively, the outside deck couldn't have held many more people, the food was great for bar food

Visited July 2012
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vacaville, ca
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fun and good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

I really like the vibe here. Easy going and happy. Part of the chain of restaurants in Hawaii that owns Dukes, so maybe that explains the aloha spirit here. And, like Duke's, the food is quite good for the price. Ten dollar mojitos that were as good as mojitos I have paid thirteen dollars for in Napa Valley.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Father's Day Dinner on the deck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

We made advance reservations for a deck table for seven on Father's Day. We were seated immediately and had a beautiful view of the lake. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. I recommend the fried Zucchini appetizer, and the Hula pie for dessert. The dessert portion is more than enough to share between 2 adults. The prices are bit high, as others have commented, and parking is difficult. But we would return for another special occasion. Reservations are necessary to get a good table.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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