Best of Tahoe Readers’ Poll

In a survey on our email newsletter, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite places to eat, drink, shop and play. Here are the winners of TQ’s 2017 Best of Tahoe readers’ poll:

 


EAT & DRINK (
North Shore/West Shore/Truckee)

Best Mexican Food

1. Taco’s Jalisco

2. Las Panchitas

3. The Blue Agave

Best Family-friendly Restaurant

1. Jax At The Tracks

2. Zano’s Family Italian and Pizzeria

3. Soule Domain

Best Fine Dining

1. Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique

2. Christy Hill Lakeside Bistro

3. Pianeta

Best Pizza

1. Mofo’s Pizza & Pasta

2. Front Street Station Pizza

3. Best Pies Pizzeria and Restaurant

Best Sushi

1. Drunken Monkey

2. Hiro Sushi

3. Koi Sushi

Best Burgers

1. Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

2. Burger Me

3. Fat Cat Bar & Grill

Best Burritos

1. T’s Mesquite Rotisserie

2. Golden Rotisserie

3. Taco’s Jalisco

Best Sandwiches

1. Full Belly Deli

2. Mountain High Sandwich Co.

3. West Shore Market

Best Coffee Shop

1. Coffeebar

2. Tahoe House Bakery

& Gourmet

3. The Dam Cafe

Best Outdoor Dining winner: Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge, photo by Garry Moore

Best Outdoor Dining

1. Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge

2. Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

3. Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Best Butcher/Meat Shop

1. Village Meats

2. Mountain Valley Meats

3. Marty’s Provisions

Best Wine Tasting

1. Uncorked

2. The Pour House

3. Truckee River Winery

Best Brewery

1. Alibi Ale Works

2. FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

3. Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

Best Bar

1. Bar of America

2. Mellow Fellow

3. Pete ’n Peters

Best Happy Hour

1. River Grill

2. Jake’s On The Lake

3. Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar

 

Best Butcher winner: Village Meats

 

EAT & DRINK (South Shore)

Best Mexican Food

1. Cantina Bar & Grill

2. Azul Latin Kitchen

3. Verde Mexican Rotisserie

Best Family-friendly Restaurant

1. Heidi’s Pancake House

2. Red Hut Cafe

3. Sprouts Cafe

Best Fine Dining

1. Jimmy’s Restaurant

2. Cafe Fiore Ristorante Italiano

3. Scusa Italian Ristorante

Best Pizza

1. Lake Tahoe Pizza Company

2. Base Camp Pizza Co.

3. Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza

Best Sushi

1. The Naked Fish

2. Off the Hook Sushi

3. Sushi Pier Tahoe

Best Burgers

1. Burger Lounge

2. Izzy’s Burger Spa

3. Sno-Flake Drive-In

Best Burritos

1. Brothers Burrito House

2. Jalisco Grill

3. Chimayó Street Grill

Best Sandwiches

1. The Beach Hut Deli

2. Yellow Submarine

3. The Divided Sky

Best Coffee Shop

1. Tahoe Keys Cafe

2. Ernie’s Coffee Shop

3. Alpina Coffee Cafe

Best Outdoor Dining

1. Beacon Bar & Grill

2. Brooks’ Bar & Deck

3. Riva Grill

Best Butcher/Meat Shop

1. Overland Meat Co.

2. Lira’s Supermarket

3. La Mexicana Meat Market

Best Wine Tasting

1. The Cork & More

2. Revive Coffee & Wine

3. Red Poets & Skyhawk Lane

Best Brewery

1. Cold Water Brewery & Grill

2. Stateline Brewery & Restaurant

3. The Brewery at Lake Tahoe

Best Bar

1. Beacon Bar & Grill

2. The Divided Sky

3. MacDuff’s Public House

Best Happy Hour

1. Steamers Bar and Grill

2. Lakeside Inn and Casino

3. Gunbarrel Tavern and Eatery

 

RECREATION (North Shore/West Shore/Truckee)

Best Beach

1. West End Beach (Donner)

2. Commons Beach

3. Sand Harbor

Best Music Venue

1. Crystal Bay Casino

2. Commons Beach

3. Truckee Amphitheatre

Best Summer Sports Rentals

1. West Shore Sports

2. Truckee River Rafting

3. Waterman’s Landing

Best Winter Sports Rentals

1. Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards

2. West Shore Sports

3. Village Ski Loft


Best Golf Course winner: Championship Course, photo by Jeff Dow

Best Golf Course

1. Championship Course

2. Northstar Golf Club

3. The Links at Squaw Creek

Best Day Hike

1. Five Lakes

2. Tahoe Rim Trail

3. Mt. Rose

Best Mountain Bike Trail

1. Flume Trail

2. Fiberboard Freeway

3. Hole in the Ground

 

RECREATION (South Shore)

Best Beach

1. Baldwin Beach

2. Kiva Beach

3. El Dorado Beach

Best Music Venue

1. Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena (Harveys)

2. MontBleu Showroom

3. Cabo Wabo Cantina

Best Summer Sports Rentals

1. SUP Tahoe

2. Kayak Tahoe

3. Tahoe Sports Ltd

Best Winter Sports Rentals

1. Powder House Ski & Board

2. The Ski Renter

3. Rainbow Mountain Ski & Board

Best Golf Course

1. Edgewood Tahoe

2. Lake Tahoe Golf Course

3. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course

Best Day Hike

1. Rubicon Trail

2. Eagle Lake/Falls

3. Mt. Tallac

Best Mountain Bike Trail

1. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

2. Corral Loop

3. Powerline

 

SHOPPING (North Shore/West Shore/Truckee)

Best Boutique

1. Mo, Jo & Zoe

2. Tipsy Gypsy Boutique

3. Dressed Boutique

Best Jewelry

1. Lorien Powers Studio Jewelry

2. Bluestone Jewelry

3. Riverside Studios

Best Clothing

1. Bass Factory Outlet

2. Alpenglow Sports

3. Cabona’s

Best Outdoor Gear

1. Alpenglow Sports

2. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

3. Tahoe Mountain Sports

Best Thrift Store

1. Tahoe Forest Hospice Gift and Thrift

2. Pass It On Thrift

3. Dress the Party

Best Home Decor

1. Mountain Home Center

2. Cabin Fever Tahoe

3. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

Best Art Gallery

1. Riverside Studios

2. Gallery Keoki

3. James Harold Galleries

Best Hardware Store

1. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

2. Swigards True Value

3. Village Ace Hardware

 

SHOPPING (South Shore)

Best Boutique

1. Sidestreet Boutique

2. Hot Cha Cha

3. Sealed With A Kiss Boutique

Best Jewelry

1. Round Hill Jewelers

2. Poe Rava Gem Company

3. GaiaLicious

Best Clothing

1. T.J. Maxx

2. Savvy of Lake Tahoe

3. Sidestreet Boutique

Best Outdoor Gear

1. Patagonia

2. Tahoe Sports Ltd

3. Rip N Willies

Best Thrift Store

1. Bargains Galore

2. The Attic Thrift Store

3. Connie’s Clothesline Thrift

Best Home Decor

1. On Tahoe Time

2. Welcome Home Shoppe

3. Cabin Fever

Best Art Gallery

1. Benko Art Gallery

2. Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

3. Pacific Crest Gallery

Best Hardware Store

1. DIY Home Center

2. Scotty’s True Value Hardware

3. Meek’s Lumber & Hardware

 

SERVICES (North Shore/West Shore/Truckee)

Best Mechanic

1. Ward & Sons Automotive

2. Big Bear Automotive Repair

3. Euro Tech Ltd

Best Landscaping

1. Rock & Rose, Inc.

2. Green Envy, Inc.

3. Villager Nursery

Best Painter

1. Sierra Rainbow Painting

2. Kelly Brothers Painting

3. Shawn Pettigrove Enterprises

Best Plumber

1. North Lake Plumbing

2. Blue Dot Plumbing

3. Simply Plumping

Best Pet Care

1. Truckee–Tahoe Pet Lodge

2. Burton Creek Veterinary Clinic

3. Pet Station

 

SERVICES (South Shore)

Best Mechanic

1. Eloise Automotive & Alignment

2. Norm’s Auto Repair

3. Art’s Transmission

Best Landscaping

1. Z’s Lawn & Landscape

2. Tahoe Outdoor Living

3. Aspen Hollow Landscape Nursery

Best Painter

1. Woodard Custom Painting

2. Vallejo and Sons Painting

3. B.E.S. Painting

Best Plumber

1. Lake Tahoe Plumbing & Heating

2. Potts Plumbing & Heating

3. Nixon’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Best Pet Care

1. Tahoe’s Best Friends

2. Sierra Veterinary Hospital

3. Alpine Animal Hospital

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS (North Shore/West Shore/Truckee)

Best Gym

1. CrossFit Truckee

2. A Santé Lakeside Fitness

3. High Altitude Fitness

Best Yoga Studio

1. The Sanctuary

2. Yoga Studio Tahoe

3. The Yoga Room

Best Salon

1. Mane Attraction

2. Salon Bella Vita

3. Coupe Sixty-One Hair Studio

Best Dentist

1. Sierra Crest Dental

2. Tahoe City Dental Group

3. Leslie E. Joseph, D.D.S.

Best Massage

1. Lauri Glenn & Bodhi Therapeutics

2. Lighthouse Spa

3. Well Being Massage & Skin Care

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS (South Shore)

Best Gym

1. Sierra Athletic Club

2. Fitness Evolution

3. Elevated Fitness

Best Yoga Studio

1. Tahoe Yoga Shala

2. Lake Tahoe Yoga

3. Still Water Yoga Lake Tahoe

Salon

1. Salon be

2. Heaven Scent Salon

3. Paradise Beauty Salon

Best Dentist

1. Lake Tahoe Dental

2. Thomas A. Jarrett, D.D.S.

3. Genasci & Stigers Family Dental Care

Best Massage

1. Elements Day Spa

2. Tahoe Massage & Bodywork

3. Mountain Soulscape Massage

 

SKI RESORT (North and South Shores)

Best Expert Terrain

1. Squaw Valley

2. Kirkwood

3. Heavenly

Best Tree Skiing/Riding

1. Heavenly

2. Northstar

3. Sierra-at-Tahoe

Best Family-Friendly Resort

1. Northstar

2. Diamond Peak

3. Homewood

Best Terrain Park

1. Northstar

2. Boreal

3. Sierra-at-Tahoe

Best Lodge

1. Northstar

2. Heavenly

3. Alpine Meadows

Best Views

1. Heavenly

2. Homewood

3. Diamond Peak

Best Moguls

1. Heavenly

2. Squaw Valley

3. Kirkwood

Best Spring Skiing/Riding

1. Alpine Meadows

2. Kirkwood

3. Squaw Valley

Best Vibe

1. Kirkwood

2. Sugar Bowl

3. Sierra-at-Tahoe

2 Comments
  • Best of Tahoe 2017 – North Tahoe Business Association
    Posted at 08:52h, 11 July Reply

    […] In a survey on Tahoe Quarterly’s email newsletter, they asked readers to vote for their favorite places to eat, drink, shop and play. Here are some of the winners of TQ’s 2017 Best of Tahoe readers’ poll. Congratulations to all the NTBA members that made the list! For full list, click here. […]

  • William
    Posted at 21:53h, 24 July Reply

    There seems to be some missing categories? Best Liquor Store/ craft beer – Zanders Best Flooring Contractor – Sierra Ridge Flooring….Just Sayin’ 🙂

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