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readytoslurp Aug 16, 2013 09:04 AM

Greetings, I will be south lake tahoe for two nights.. Please chowhounds give me your recommendations for what you consider some great eats,, lowbrow or highbrow,,, but just good eats is what I want,,, thanks so much.

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    afdawson Aug 16, 2013 09:28 AM

    My intel is perhaps a bit out of date, but the following would have been good three years ago. I'm tempted to say some were "great," but that might be the rosy glow of nostalgia.

    Breakfast: Bert's. The guy in the Hawaiian shirt knows what he's doing. Biscuits and gravy, in addition to pancakes, are recommended.

    Lunch: (1) Sprouts Cafe. Solid veggie fare, particularly like the openfaced hummus bagel. (2) Jalisco Grill. A good local's spot. Better mexican than the other options.

    Dinner: (1) Naked Fish. I know, sushi next to a landlocked state is unpromising. But it surprises. (2) Freshies. In a strip mall, but they used to have (and hopefully still have) a gorgeous roof deck overlooking the lake. Hawaiian-type food. Inconsistent, but can be fabulous.

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    1. re: afdawson
      readytoslurp Aug 16, 2013 10:44 AM

      so appreciated

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      glbtrtr Aug 16, 2013 02:36 PM

      We found the SwissChalet on the main drag to be very chow-worthy on a recent visit: http://www.baumannswisschalet.com

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        afdawson Aug 17, 2013 01:20 PM

        Another thought, if it's not too late: rum runners at the Beacon are a worthy diversion. The Beacon is off Highway 89, right near Camp Richardson. They have a gorgeous deck and beach with as good a view as you'll find. The food is fine, but the rum runners and the view make it.

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          hhc Aug 19, 2013 11:39 PM

          Found out that Camp Richardson serves ice cream, but only through Labor Day weekend. Hope you can report back. I hope to go next yr!


        2. enbell Aug 18, 2013 06:14 PM

          Go to Edgewood if you can, the menu is very nice and the setting is wonderful.

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            toncasmo Aug 18, 2013 07:39 PM

            i thought i answered but...highbrow-19, evans, chart house, kalanis', riva grill
            breakfast-driftwood or reds
            other- freshies, yellow submarine, base camp for pizza
            love naked fish
            we used to really like womacks for bbq but i've heard new owners..
            hope this helps

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              enbell Aug 19, 2013 10:04 PM

              Um, Charthouse has a nice view, but the food is nothing special. It's fine, don't get me wrong, the menu is decent but I think "highbrow" is mislabeling it.

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                toncasmo Aug 20, 2013 08:34 AM

                i guess i thought high brow was high price etc.
                forgive me if wrong

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