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Waterfront Californian & Hawaiian eatery | $$$
This family-owned lakeside restaurant has been providing Tahoe City with upscale Hawaiian- and Californian-inspired fare since 1978. Dishes like macadamia-encrusted fish and slow-roasted short ribs are served on the elegant deck or in the white-tablecloth dining room, while the adjacent bar/cafe offers more casual bites like sandwiches and fish tacos.
The California- and Hawaiian-inspired food at Jake’s is some of the best in Tahoe City (order the flash fried Ahi Poke roll), but the lake views aren’t too shabby either. If you want to enjoy lake views (you do), the bi-level deck is the place to sit; luckily, if the wait is too long, the views from inside are still pretty phenomenal. Determined to sit outside? Grab drinks from the bar and enjoy them on the lawn area that overlooks the lake while you wait for your name to be called.