Upper Kingsbury Grade (Stateline, NV)
Fox and Hound - BBQ/burger restaurant/bar. Walkable from our Heavenly Mountain Lodge rental and in the same neighborhood as our Heavenly Boulder Lodge. Food is pretty good for guests who want a close restaurant.
Red Hut Cafe - Breakfast only "greasy spoon".
Chart House - interior was recently renovated. Excellent food and service.
Incline Village, NV (north shore)
Lone Eagle Grille - Lakefront upscale restaurant in Incline Village, NV on the north shore. Nice place to stop for drinks/appetizers. Music Wednesday to Sunday evenings. Dinner good but averages $40/entress.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sprouts Cafe Tahoe - open 8 to 8. Vegetarian, casual, REALLY TASTY food for everyone but the hard-core carnivore.
Fallen Leaf Lake - located at the south part of Lake Tahoe. Drive back and have a tasty burger at the Fallen Leaf Lake General Store. Continue driving on Fallen Leaf Road and turn left at Glen Alpine Road (at the firehouse). Stop and view Glen Alpine Falls and then continue driving up onto Glen Alpine Trailhead. Park at the Trailhead, view Lily Lake, and then continue walking/hiking on Glen Alpine Road (closed to vehicles at that point). Going out it's uphill (1.5 hours), coming back downhill (30 minutes).
Tips: bring lots of water/snacks, wear sunscreen, layers of clothing (when you start hiking, you'll warm up!).