BEST OF TAHOE 2020 READERS’ POLL

Tahoe Quarterly readers selected their favorite places to eat, drink, shop and play from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee. Here are the winners of TQ’s 2020 Best of Tahoe readers’ poll.

 


 

Best Burger, North Shore: Inclined Burgers and Brews, photo by Sylas Wright

 

EAT & DRINK—NORTH/WEST/EAST SHORE, TrUCKEE

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

1. Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria

Best Fine Dining, North Shore: Soule Domain, photo by Tom Zikas, courtesy Soule Domain

2. Garwoods

3. Jax At The Tracks

 

Best Fine Dining

1. Soule Domain

2. Pianeta

3. Trokay

 

Best Outdoor Dining

1. Gar Woods Grill & Pier

2. Sunnyside

3. Cottonwood Restaurant

 

Best Pizza

1. Whitecaps Pizza

Best Breakfast, North Shore: Squeeze Inn, courtesy photo

2. Mofo’s Pizza

3. Village Pizzeria

 

Best Breakfast

1. Squeeze Inn

2. Fire Sign Cafe

3. The Old Post Office Cafe

 

Best Sushi

1. Drunken Monkey Sushi

2. Hiro Sushi

3. MakiAli

 

Best Burgers

1. Inclined Burgers and Brews

Best Sandwiches, North Shore: Mountain High Sandwich Company, courtesy photo

2. Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

3. Fat Cat Bar & Grill

 

Best Sandwiches

1. Mountain High Sandwich Company

2. Full Belly Deli

3. Eastside Deli

 

Best Coffeehouse

1. Zuri Coffee Co.

2. Pacific Crest Coffee Company

3. Coffeebar

 

Best Bar

1. Alibi Truckee Public House

Best Bar, North Shore: Alibi Truckee Public House, courtesy photo

2. Fat Cat Bar & Grill

3. Bar of America

 

Best Brewery

1. Alibi Ale Works

2. Truckee Brewing Company

3. The Good Wolf

 

Best Wine Tasting

1. Uncorked

2. The Pour House

3. Truckee River Winery

 

EAT & DRINK—SOUTH SHORE

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

1. Freshies Restaurant & Bar

Best Fine Dining, South Shore: Edgewood Bistro, Photo by Noah Webb Photography & HBA, courtesy Edgewood Bistro

2. Sprouts Cafe

3. Red Hut Cafe

 

Best Fine Dining

1. Edgewood Bistro

2. Evan’s American Gourmet

3. Ciera Steak + Chophouse

 

Best Outdoor Dining

1. The Beach House

2. MacDuff’s Public House

3. Artemis Lakefront Cafe

 

Best Breakfast

1. Driftwood Cafe

Best Pizza, South Shore: Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza, courtesy photo

2. Sprouts Cafe

3. Bert’s Cafe

 

Best Pizza

1. Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza

2. Lake Tahoe Pizza Company

3. Base Camp Pizza

 

Best Sushi

1. Harumi Sushi

2. Off The Hook Sushi

3. The Naked Fish

 

Best Burgers

1. Burger Lounge

Best Sandwiches, South Shore: Sprouts Cafe, courtesy photo

2. Pick 6 Sports Lounge

2. Lucky Beaver

 

Best Sandwiches

1. Sprouts Cafe

2. The Cork & More

3. The Divided Sky

 

Best Coffeehouse

1. Alpina Coffee Cafe

2. Revive Coffee & Wine

3. Clyde’s Coffee Roasting Co.

 

Best Bar

1. The Divided Sky

Best Bar, South Shore: The Divided Sky, courtesy photo

2. Steamers Bar & Grill

3. Pick 6 Sports Lounge

 

Best Brewery

1. Sidellis Lake Tahoe

2. Cold Water Brewery & Grill

3. South Lake Brewing Company

 

Best Wine Tasting

1. Revive Coffee & Wine

2. Toast Tahoe

3. The Cork and More

 

Best Chairlift, North Shore: Squaw Valley’s KT-22, photo courtesy Squaw Alpine

 

RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT—NOrTH/WEST/EAST SHORE, TrUCKEE

Best Music Venue

1. Crystal Bay Club

2. Truckee Amphitheatre

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

3. Moe’s Original BBQ

 

Best Golf Course

1. Incline Village Championship Course

2. Schaffer’s Mill

2. Old Brockway

 

Best Bike Trail

1. Tahoe East Shore Trail

2. Flume Trail

3. Tahoe Rim Trail

 

Best Bike Trail: Tahoe East Shore Trail, photo by Michael Okimoto, courtesy Tahoe Fund

Best Day Hike

1. Judah Loop

2. Five Lakes

3. Shirley Canyon

 

Best Ski Resort

1. Squaw Alpine

2. Northstar

3. Homewood

 

Best Chairlift

1. KT-22 (Squaw Valley)

2. Disney Express (Sugar Bowl)

3. Crystal Express (Diamond Peak)

 

Best Ski Resort, South Shore: Kirkwood, photo courtesy Vail Resorts

 

RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT—SOUTH SHORE

Best Music Venue

1. Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

2. Lakeview Commons

Best Golf Course, South Shore: Edgewood Tahoe, courtesy photo

3. South Shore Room at Harrah’s

 

Best Golf Course

1. Edgewood Tahoe

2. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course

3. Lake Tahoe Golf Course

 

Best Mountain Bike Trail

1. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

2. Corral Loop

3. Powerline Trail

 

Best Day Hike

1. Rubicon Trail

Best Chairlift, South Shore: Heavenly Gondola, photo courtesy Vail Resorts

2. Eagle Lake/Falls

3. Van Sickle Trail

 

Best Ski Resort

1. Kirkwood

2. Sierra-at-Tahoe

3. Heavenly

 

Best Chairlift

1. Heavenly Gondola

2. The Wall (Kirkwood)

3. Mott Canyon (Heavenly)

 

RETAIL & SERVICE—NOrTH/WEST/EAST SHORE, TrUCKEE

Best Outdoor Gear

1. Alpenglow Sports

2. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

Best Ski/Snowboard Rentals, North Shore: Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards, courtesy photo

3. Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop

 

Best Ski/Snowboard Rentals

1. Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards

2. Tahoe Mountain Sports

3. Village Ski Loft

 

Best Home Décor

1. Mountain Home Center

2. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

3. High Camp Home

 

Best Art Gallery

1. Gallery Keoki

2. The Eadington Gallery

Best Hardware Store, North Shore: Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports, courtesy photo

3. Carmel Gallery

 

Best Hardware Store

1. Ace Mountain Hardware & Sports

2. Village Ace Hardware

3. Swigards True Value Hardware

 

Best Mechanic

1. Ward & Sons

2. Quality Automotive

3. The Auto & Tire Doctor

 

RETAIL & SERVICE—SOUTH SHORE

Best Outdoor Gear

Best Outdoor Gear, South Shore: Tahoe Sports Ltd, courtesy photo

1. Tahoe Sports Ltd

2. Big 5 Sporting Goods

3. Patagonia

 

Best Ski/Snowboard Rentals

1. Powder House Ski and Snowboard

2. Rip N’ Willies

3. Shoreline of Tahoe

 

Best Art Gallery

1. Benko Art Gallery

2. Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

3. The Eadington Gallery

 

Best Art Gallery, South Shore: Benko Art Gallery, courtesy photo

Best Hardware Store

1. Nels Tahoe Hardware

2. Scotty’s True Value Hardware

3. DIY Home Center

 

Best Mechanic

1. Kingsbury Automotive

2. Christensen Automotive

3. Norm’s Auto Repair

1Comment
  • willy
    Posted at 20:59h, 04 May Reply

    You forgot Zanders Spirits 😃

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