BEST OF TAHOE 2018 READERS’ POLL

We asked our readers to vote for their favorite places to eat, drink, shop and play. Here are the winners of TQ’s 2018 Best of Tahoe readers’ poll.

 

EAT & DRINK—NORTH SHORE

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

1. Jax At The Tracks

2. Lanza’s Restaurant

3. Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria

 

Best Fine Dining

1. Pianeta

2. Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique

3. Lone Eagle Grille

 

Best Outdoor Dining

1. Sunnyside

2. Cottonwood Restaurant

3. Gar Woods Grill & Pier

 

Best Pizza

1. Whitecaps Pizza

2. Mofo’s Pizza

3. Village Pizzeria

 

Best Mexican Food

1. Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant

2. Tacos Jalisco

3. La Mexicana

 

Best Sushi

1. Drunken Monkey

2. Hiro Sushi

3. Koi Sushi

 

Best Burgers

1. Burger Me

2. Bridgetender Tavern

3. Char-Pit

 

Best Burritos

1. T’s Mesquite Rotisserie

2. Golden Rotisserie

3. La Mexicana

 

Best Sandwiches

1. Full Belly Deli

2. Tahoma PDQ Market

3. Mountain High Sandwich Company

 

Best Meat Shop

1. Mountain Valley Meats

2. Village Meats

3. La Mexicana

 

Best Coffeehouse

1. I.V. Coffee Lab

2. Coffeebar

3. Tahoe House Bakery

 

Best Bar

1. Alibi Ale Works

2. Bar of America

3. Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats

 

Best Brewery

1. Alibi Ale Works

2. FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

3. Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

 

Best Wine Tasting

1. Uncorked

2. Truckee River Winery

3. The Pour House

 

EAT & DRINK—SOUTH SHORE

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

1. Chimayó

2. Base Camp Pizza

3. Cold Water Brewery & Grill

 

Best Fine Dining

1. Edgewood Bistro

2. Chart House

3. Riva Grill

 

Best Outdoor Dining

1. Beacon Bar & Grill

2. Edgewood Bistro

3. Riva Grill

 

Best Pizza

1. Lake Tahoe Pizza Company

2. Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza

3. Base Camp Pizza

 

Best Mexican Food

1. Verde Mexican Rotisserie

2. Jalisco Grill

3. Azul Latin Kitchen

 

Best Sushi

1. Naked Fish

2. Off the Hook

3. Samurai Restaurant

 

Best Burgers

1. Burger Lounge

2. Lucky Beaver

3. Big Daddy’s Burgers

 

Best Burritos

1. Verde Mexican Rotisserie

2. Jalisco Grill

3. Jalapeno’s Taqueria

 

Best Sandwiches

1. Beach Hut Deli

2. Sprouts Cafe

3. Tahoe Keys Deli

 

Best Butcher/Meat Shop

1. Overland Meat & Seafood Company

2. Mahogany Smoked Meats

3. La Mexicana Meat Market

 

Best Coffeehouse

1. Revive Coffee & Wine

2. Alpina Coffee Cafe

3. Clyde’s Coffee Roasting Co.

 


Best South Shore Bar, McP’s Taphouse Grill, photo by Clayton Humphries

 

Best Bar

1. McP’s Taphouse Grill

2. The Divided Sky

3. Himmel Haus

 

Best Brewery

1. Sidellis Lake Tahoe

2. South Lake Brewing Company

3. Cold Water Brewery & Grill

 

Best Wine Tasting

1. The Cork and More

2. Revive Coffee & Wine

3. Toast Tahoe

 

RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT—NORTH SHORE

Best Beach

1. Sand Harbor

2. Speedboat Beach

3. Meeks Bay

 

Best Music Venue

1. Crystal Bay Club

2. Alibi Ale Works, Truckee

3. Commons Beach

 

Best Local Band/Musician

1. Dead Winter Carpenters

2. Sneaky Creatures

3. Ike & Martin

 

Best North Shore Golf Course, Incline Village Championship Course, photo courtesy Incline Village Golf Courses

 

Best Golf Course

1. Championship Course

2. Old Brockway

3. Coyote Moon

 

Best Mountain Bike Trail

1. Flume

2. Tahoe Rim Trail

3. Tahoe Cross Country

 

Best Day Hike

1. Five Lakes

2. Shirley Canyon

3. Judah Loop

 

Best Camp Spot

1. Sugar Pine Point State Park

2. Donner Lake

3. William Kent Campground

 

Best Ski Resort

1. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

2. Northstar California

3. Sugar Bowl

3. Homewood

 

RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT—SOUTH SHORE

Best Beach

1. Pope Beach

2. Baldwin Beach

3. Kiva Beach

 

Best Music Venue

1. Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

2. Lakeview Commons

3. South Shore Room at Harrah’s

 

Best Local Band/Musician

1. Mudd Bonz

2. Bison Bluegrass Band

3. Fabrizio

 

Best Golf Course

1. Edgewood Tahoe

2. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course

3. Lake Tahoe Golf Course

 

Best Mountain Bike Trail

1. Corral Loop

2. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

3. Powerline

 

Best Day Hike

1. Rubicon Trail

2. Eagle Lake/Falls

3. Mt. Tallac

 

Best Camp Spot

1. Camp Richardson

2. Fallen Leaf Lake

3. DL Bliss State Park

 

Best Ski Resort

1. Heavenly

2. Sierra-at-Tahoe

3. Kirkwood

 

RETAIL & SERVICE—NORTH SHORE

Best Outdoor Gear

1. Alpenglow Sports

2. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

3. Village Ski Loft

 

Best Ski/Snowboard Rentals

1. Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards

2. Village Ski Loft

3. Tahoe Mountain Sports

 

Best Home Décor

1. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

2. Mountain Home Center

3. High Camp Home

 

Best Clothing

1. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

2. Tipsy Gypsy Boutique

3. Fine ’N Funky

 

Best Art Gallery

1. Mountain Arts Collective

2. Gallery Keoki

3. Carmel Gallery

 

Best Jewelry

1. Bluestone Jewelry

2. Steve Schmier’s Jewelry

3. Lorien Powers Studio Jewelry

 

Best Hardware Store

1. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

2. Swigards True Value Hardware

3. Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Company

 

Best Landscaping

1. High Sierra Gardens

2. Peak Landscape

3. High West Landscape

 

Best Mechanic

1. Ward & Sons Automotive

2. The Auto & Tire Doctor

3. Big Bear Automotive

 

RETAIL & SERVICE—SOUTH SHORE

Best Outdoor Gear

1. Tahoe Sports Ltd

2. Big 5 Sporting Goods

3. Shoreline of Tahoe

 

Best Home Décor

1. Cabin Fever

2. On Tahoe Time

3. Hemmings & Jarrett

 

Best Clothing

1. T.J. Maxx

2. Sidestreet Boutique

3. Savvy of Lake Tahoe

 

Best Art Gallery

1. Benko Art Gallery

2. Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

3. Wyland Galleries

 

Best Jewelry

1. Beads Etc

2. Joyce’s Fine Jewelry

3. Round Hill Jewelers

 

Best Hardware Store

1. Scotty’s True Value Hardware

2. DIY Home Center

3. Meek’s Lumber & Hardware

 

Best Landscaping

1. Tahoe Outdoor Living

2. Aspen Hollow Landscape Nursery

3. Garden Art Landscape & Design

 

Best Mechanic

1. Eloise Automotive

2. Five Star Automotive

3. Struve Automotive

 

2 Comments
  • April Vadnais
    Posted at 12:10h, 06 May Reply

    We won best massage/spa last year and there wasn’t even a category for that this year?! Why not?

  • Tina Zander
    Posted at 20:47h, 06 August Reply

    How about best liquor store 😉

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