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Best Food & Beverage – 2017 Best of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee feature many great dining options.

Best Overall Restaurant

First Place: Pianeta Ristorante

Runner Up: Truckee Tavern & Grill

Honorable Mention:

Old Town Tap

Sunnyside

 

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Best Truckee Restaurant

First Place: Pianeta Ristorante

Runner Up: Truckee Tavern & Grill

Honorable Mention:

Old Town Tap

Moody's Bistro, Bar & Beats

 

Best Incline Village Restaurant

First Place: Lone Eagle Grille

Runner Up: T's Mesquite Rotisserie

Honorable Mention:

Bite American Tapas

Lupita's Mexican Restaurant

 

Best Tahoe City Restaurant

First Place: Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

Runner Up: Christy Hill Restaurant

Honorable Mention:

Jake's on the Lake

Fire Sign Cafe

 

Best Kings Beach Restaurant

First Place: Lanza's Restaurant

Runner Up: Tahoe Central Market

Honorable Mention:

Jason's Beachside Grille

La Mexicana

 

Best Squaw Valley Restaurant

First Place: PlumpJack Cafe

Runner Up: Fireside Pizza

Honorable Mention:

Auld Dubliner Irish Pub & Restaurant

Graham's at Squaw Valley

 

Best Northstar Restaurant

First Place: Rubicon Pizza

Runner Up: Mikuni at Northstar – Recently closed

Honorable Mention:

Tacos Jalisco

Petra Wine Bar

 

Best Boat-Valet Dining

First Place: Sunnyside

Runner Up: Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Honorable Mention:

West Shore Cafe & Inn

Chambers Landing Bar & Grill

 

Best Waterfront Dining

First Place: Sunnyside

Runner Up: Gar Woods Grill & Pier

Honorable Mention:

West Shore Cafe & Inn

Christy Hill Restaurant

 

Best Bar

First Place: Truckee Tavern & Grill

Runner Up: Alibi Ale Works, Incline Village Taproom

Honorable Mention:

Alibi Ale Works, Truckee Public House

Old Town Tap

 

Best Beer Selection

First Place: Mellow Fellow

Runner Up: Alibi Ale Works, Incline Village Taproom

Honorable Mention:

Alibi Ale Works Truckee Public House, Truckee Public House

Fifty Fifty Brewing Co.

 

Best Brewery

First Place: Alibi Ale Works

Runner Up: Fifty Fifty Brewing Co.

Honorable Mention:

Tahoe Mountain Brewery

The Brewing Lair

 

Best Asian Dining

First Place: Drunken Monkey Sushi

Runner Up: Thai Delicacy

Honorable Mention:

MakiAli

Flame of India

 

Best Sushi

First Place: Drunken Monkey Sushi

Runner Up: MakiAli

Honorable Mention:

Hiro Sushi

Koi Sushi

 

Best Breakfast

First Place: Fire Sign Cafe

Runner Up: Donner Lake Kitchen

Honorable Mention:

Marty's Cafe

Squeeze In, Truckee

 

Best Brunch

First Place: Fire Sign Cafe

Runner Up: Marty's Cafe

Honorable Mention:

Donner Lake Kitchen

Old Post Office Cafe

 

Best Burger:

First Place: Burger Me

Runner Up: Char-Pit

Honorable Mention:

The Bridgetender

Truckee Tavern & Grill

 

Best Cheap Eats

First Place: Tacos Jalisco

Runner Up: Red Truck

Honorable Mention:

Golden Rotisserie

T's Mesquite Rotisserie

 

Best Coffee Shop

First Place: CoffeeBar

Runner Up: Zuri Coffee Company

Honorable Mention:

Wild Cherries Coffee House

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

 

Best Deli

First Place: Full Belly Deli

Runner Up: Tahoe Central Market

Honorable Mention:

West Shore Market

Tahoma PDQ Market

 

Best Dessert

First Place: Summit Swirl

Runner Up: Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet

Honorable Mention:

Susie Scoops Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Little Truckee Ice Creamery

 

Best Fine Dining

First Place: Pianeta Ristorante

Runner Up: Christy Hill Restaurant

Honorable Mention:

Soule Domain

Restaurant Trokay

 

Best Happy Hour

First Place: River Grill

Runner Up: Pianeta Ristorante

Honorable Mention:

Old Town Tap

Bar of America

 

Best Ice Cream

First Place: Summit Swirl

Runner Up: Susie Scoops

Honorable Mention:

Little Truckee Ice Creamery

West Shore Market

 

Best Italian Restaurant

First Place: Pianeta Ristorante

Runner Up: Lanza's Restaurant

Honorable Mention:

Village Pizzeria

Za's Tahoe City

 

Best Lunch

First Place: Full Belly Deli

Runner Up: Red Truck

Honorable Mention:

Marty's Cafe

Fire Sign Cafe

 

Best Margarita

First Place: Casa Beaza Mexican Restaurant

Runner Up: Margs Taco Bistro

Honorable Mention:

Cottonwood Restaurant

El Toro Bravo

 

Best Martini

First Place: Moody's Bistro, Bar & Beats

Runner Up: Truckee Tavern & Grill

Honorable Mention:

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

Old Town Tap

 

Best Mexican Restaurant

First Place: Tacos Jalisco

Runner Up: El Toro Bravo

Honorable Mention:

Golden Rotisserie

Casa Beaza

 

Best Pizza

First Place: Best Pies

Runner Up: Village Pizzeria

Honorable Mention:

Old Town Tap

Front Street Pizza

 

Best Sandwich

First Place: Full Belly Deli

Runner Up: Tahoe Central Market

Honorable Mention:

West Shore Market

Tahoma PDQ Market

 

Best Seafood Restaurant

First Place: Morgan's Lobster Shack

Runner Up: Jake's  on the Lake

Honorable Mention:

Soule Domain

Sunnyside

 

Best Server or Bartender

First Place: Ryan Dierks @ Truckee Tavern & Grill

Runner Up: Kristi Thompson @ Alibi Ale Works, Incline Village Taproom

Honorable Mention:

Braden @ Jake's on the Lake

Tara Guerrette

Zach @ Restaurant Trokay

 

Best Steak

First Place: Old Range Steakhouse

Runner Up: Truckee Tavern & Grill

Honorable Mention:

Soule Domain

The Lodge at Tahoe Donner

 

Best Vegetarian Food

First Place: Red Truck

Runner Up: New Moon Natural Foods

Honorable Mention:

Dam Cafe

Fire Sign Cafe

 

Best Wine Selection

First Place: Uncorked

Runner Up: Pour House

Honorable Mention:

Pianeta Ristorante

PlumpJack Cafe

 

Best Barista

First Place: Eric Schoenfeld @ CoffeeBar

Runner Up: Zach @ Restaurant Trokay

Honorable Mention:

Rick Hassing @ CoffeeBar

Yvonne @ Wild Cherries Coffee House