Best of Tahoe 2019 Readers’ Poll

We asked our readers to vote for their favorite places to eat, drink, shop and play from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee. Here are the winners of TQ’s 2019 Best of Tahoe readers’ poll.

 

EAT & DRINK—NORTH SHORE

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

1. Jax At The Tracks

2. Fireside Pizza Company

3. Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria

 

Best Fine Dining

1. Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique

2. Pianeta

3. Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats

 

Best Outdoor Dining

1. Gar Woods Grill & Pier

2. Cottonwood Restaurant

3. Jake’s On The Lake

 

Best Pizza

1. Fireside Pizza Company

2. Front Street Station

3. Mofo’s Pizza

 

Best Sushi

1. Drunken Monkey Sushi

2. MakiAli

3. Hiro Sushi

 

Best Burgers

1. Inclined Burgers and Brews

2. PlumpJack Cafe

3. Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

 

Best Sandwiches

1. Full Belly Deli

2. Mountain High Sandwich Company

3. New Moon

 

Best Mexican Food

1. Tacos Jalisco

2. El Toro Bravo

3. Hacienda Del Lago

 

Best Burritos

1. Golden Rotisserie

2. Tacos Jalisco

3. T’s Mesquite Rotisserie

 

Best Coffeehouse

1. Coffeebar

2. Zuri Coffee Co.

3. Pacific Crest Coffee Company

 

Best Bar

1. Fat Cat Bar & Grill

2. Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats

3. Pete ’n Peter’s

 

Best Brewery

1. Alibi Ale Works

2. FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

3. Truckee Brewing Company

 

Best Wine Tasting

1. Uncorked

2. Truckee River Winery

3. The Pour House

 

EAT & DRINK—SOUTH SHORE

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

1. Red Hut Cafe

2. Freshies Restaurant & Bar

3. Sprouts Cafe

 

Best Fine Dining

1. Edgewood Bistro

2. Ciera Steak + Chophouse

3. Sage Room

 

Best Outdoor Dining

1. Riva Grill

2. Beacon Bar & Grill

3. MacDuff’s Public House

 

Best Pizza

1. Lake Tahoe Pizza Company

2. Base Camp Pizza

3. Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza

 

Best Sushi

1. Harumi Sushi

2. Sushi Pier

3. The Naked Fish

 

Best Burgers

1. Big Daddy’s Burgers

2. Lucky Beaver

3. Burger Lounge

 

Best Sandwiches

1. The Cork & More

2. Sprouts Cafe

3. Yellow Submarine

 

Best Mexican Food

1. Sombreros Restaurant

2. Jalapeño’s Taqueria

3. The Cantina Bar & Grill

 

Best Burritos

1. Jalapeño’s Taqueria

2. Jalisco Grill

3. Verde Mexican Rotisserie

 

Best Coffeehouse

1. Alpina Coffee Cafe

2. Clyde’s Coffee Roasting Co.

3. Revive Coffee & Wine

 

Best Bar

1. Jimmy’s Restaurant

2. The Divided Sky

3. Steamers Bar & Grill

 

Best Brewery

1. Sidellis Lake Tahoe

2. Cold Water Brewery & Grill

3. South Lake Brewing Company

 

Best Wine Tasting

1. Revive Coffee & Wine

2. The Cork & More

3. Toast Tahoe

 

RETAIL & SERVICE—NORTH SHORE

Best Outdoor Gear

1. Alpenglow Sports

2. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

3. Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop

 

Best Ski/Snowboard Rentals

1. Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards

2. Village Ski Loft

3. Tahoe Mountain Sports

 

Best Home Décor

1. Mountain Home Center

2. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

3. High Camp Home

 

Best Clothing

1. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

2. Fine ’N Funky

3. Cabona’s

 

Best Art Gallery

1. Gallery Keoki

2. Carmel Gallery

3. The Eadington Gallery

 

Best Hardware Store

1. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

2. Swigards True Value Hardware

3. Village Ace Hardware

 

Best Landscaping

1. Rock & Rose

2. High West Landscape Architects

3. Villager Nursery

 

Best Mechanic

1. Ward & Sons

2. Avant Werks

3. The Auto & Tire Doctor

 

RETAIL & SERVICE—SOUTH SHORE

Best Outdoor Gear

1. Tahoe Sports Ltd

2. Big 5 Sporting Goods

3. Patagonia

 

Best Ski/Snowboard Rentals

1. Powder House Ski and Snowboard

2. Shoreline of Tahoe

3. Rip N’ Willies

 

Best Clothing

1. Sidestreet Boutique

2. TJ Maxx

3. Tahoe Sports Ltd

 

Best Art Gallery

1. Benko Art Gallery

2. Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

3. Wyland Galleries

 

Best Hardware Store

1. Nels Tahoe Hardware

2. DIY Home Center

3. Scotty’s True Value Hardware

 

Best Landscaping

1. Tahoe Outdoor Living

2. Z’s Lawn & Landscape

3. Garden Art Landscape & Design

 

Best Mechanic

1. Kingsbury Automotive

2. Christensen Automotive

3. Eloise Automotive & Alignment

 

RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT—NORTH SHORE

Best Beach

1. Sand Harbor

2. Commons Beach

3. West End Beach (Donner)

 

Best Music Venue

1. Crystal Bay Club

2. Alibi Truckee Public House

3. Commons Beach

 

Best Golf Course

1. Incline Village Championship Golf Course

2. Gray’s Crossing Golf Course

3. Coyote Moon Golf Course

 

Best Mountain Bike Trail

1. Flume Trail

2. Sawtooth Trail

3. Tahoe Rim Trail

 

Best Day Hike

1. Shirley Canyon

2. Five Lakes

3. Judah Loop

 

Best Camp Spot

1. Desolation Wilderness

2. Donner Memorial State Park

3. Webber Lake

 

Best Ski Resort

1. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

2. Northstar

3. Diamond Peak

 

RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT—SOUTH SHORE

Best Beach

1. Pope Beach

2. Kiva Beach

3. Camp Richardson

 

Best Music Venue

1. Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

2. South Shore Room at Harrah’s

3. Lakeview Commons

 

Best Golf Course

1. Edgewood Tahoe

2. Lake Tahoe Golf Course

3. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course

 

Best Mountain Bike Trail

1. Corral Trail

2. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

3. Powerline Trail

 

Best Day Hike

1. Rubicon Trail

2. Eagle Lake/Falls

3. Van Sickle Trail

 

Best Camp Spot

1. Camp Richardson

2. Eagle Point Campground

3. Bayview Campground

 

Best Ski Resort

1. Heavenly

2. Kirkwood

3. Sierra-at-Tahoe

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