Homewood Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Homewood

April 14, 2018 Chanda Heide

Homewood is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California of about 200 residents, located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Tahoe City and north of Chambers Landing and Tahoma. It is the location of Homewood Mountain Resort. The community of Tahoe Pines uses Homewood's ZIP Code, 96141. Thomas McConnell is said to be the founder of Homewood, after he purchased lakefront property on Lake Tahoe's west shore and laid out the Homewood District with property on either side of Highway 89 in 1889. The Homewood Post Office was later established in 1909.
Things to do in Homewood

1. Fire Sign Cafe

1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 530-583-0871
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 431 reviews

Fire Sign Cafe

Since 1978, Fire Sign Cafe has been a family owned and operated Breakfast and Lunch restaurant. We pride ourselves on our extensive menu, full of homemade food. Our restaurant has been a local favorite since it opened. It has been featured in several publications such as Sunset Magazine, as well as shown on Rachael Ray's, "Tasty Travels". Our great service and even better food are what keep people coming back!

Reviewed By BAR_Ranch_2003 - Amarillo, Texas

We stopped for lunch at this charming restaurant during a trip to Tahoe. Everything was delicious--fresh and homemade. My husband had the Reuben sandwich and I had a black bean burger, both specialties of the cafe. Definitely a recommended lunch stop while in the area!

2. Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet

625 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 26 - SGD 26 +1 530-583-1377
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet

Reviewed By pfavia - Chicago

Tahoe House Bakery is a must if you have a sweet tooth. I had the chocolate filed croissant which was worth every calorie. My had an almond paste filled croissant which she already informed me we MUST go back for again. They have other things to eat also, but we did not try them out. My kids were happy with the cookies. The fresh baked breads looked great. Reasonably priced too. Definitely a busy place, but the line moves quickly. Highly recommend.

3. Six Peaks Grille

400 Squaw Creek Rd, Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA 96146-9778 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi American, Steakhouse, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 39 - SGD 92 +1 530-581-6621
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Six Peaks Grille

Reviewed By C_whitehill2014

We had a great time per usual. The food is great with the lobster being a highlight. The s’mores dessert was beyond delicious and I am already dying to go back. Our waiter Cliff was phenomenal... we had a small issue with the meal and he made sure to make sure everything came out perfectly. He had the perfect balance between taking care of us and making us feel like you’re dining with friends. We highly recommend Six Peaks!

4. West Shore Cafe

5160 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141 Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 38 - SGD 41 +1 530-525-5200
Excellent
57%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 177 reviews

West Shore Cafe

A picturesque lakefront restaurant and inn located at Lake Tahoe's west shore, the West Shore Cafe offers guests delicious cuisine and superb service amidst some of the world's most beautiful surroundings. West Shore Cafe offers a festive and romantic Lakeview setting with elegant, yet approachable cuisine at affordable prices. As a year-round destination, the West Shore Cafe beckons skiers during the winter months and is mere steps from sister property, Homewood Mountain Resort. During summer months, the West Shore Cafe's location is ideal for those cruising the bike path, as well as boaters touring Lake Tahoe. West Shore Cafe hosts several buoys, and welcomes boaters and kayakers ashore.

Reviewed By Fredbvegas - Las Vegas, Nevada

Just attended our son's wedding and the location was perfect. I was concerned about having the ceremony outside on the dock in December as it thought it would be too cold. It turned out perfect and got positive feedback from all who attended. This is a great spot to create lasting memories.

The kitchen did a excellent job on dinner, and I highly recommend the halibut to anyone.

5. PDQ Market

6890 West Lake Blvd., Tahoma, CA Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +1 530-525-7411
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

PDQ Market

Reviewed By Lisa H - San Francisco, California

Great market with just about all you need on the west shore of Tahoe.

They have great shirts/hats/souvenirs too!

They have an indoor restroom, which is very handy if you're driving through, as there aren't many other options nearby!

One tiny nit: no high-end champagne (their best is a $25 Mumm, which was nice but not quite Veuve Cliquot!).

6. Where We Met

7000 Westlake Blvd, Tahoma, CA 96142-9800 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Breakfast +1 530-525-1371
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
15%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Espresso And Gelato

Reviewed By SrvDutta - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Very quaint little Gelato and Coffee place right in the middle of Tahoma. Be it for a short but sweet refreshing break or to treat yourself to some dessert after a sumptuous meal in the neighboring Pizza joint, this place is a fabulous choice. Their freshly brewed coffee is great and Chai Tea Latte is also exquisite. The choices in favors for the ice cream, though not anything extravagant, is good enough to pack in a little something that everyone can like.

7. Christy Hill Restaurant

115 Grove St, Tahoe City, CA 96145 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 530-583-8551
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 282 reviews

Christy Hill Restaurant

Reviewed By calsun99 - Truckee, California

Good food, great view, fabulous servers and Robin, the owner always seems to be there.

We love this place for a special occasion. The view is fine, outdoor summer seating and the food is always great. Good wine list, not too overpriced.
Wait staff is always responsive. We return often. Our favorite place on the North Sore and Truckee

8. West Shore Pizza

7000 Westlake Blvd, Tahoma, CA 96142-9800 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks, Lunch +1 530-525-4771
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

West Shore Pizza

Reviewed By CO719_Traveler - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Simple local restaurant serving good pizza with prompt friendly service. Our group had an assortment of pizzas, wings and salad and all were good.

If would be nice if they offered wifi for customers, Cellular service in this area was a bit weak for several in our group and wifi could have been helpful.

9. Obexer's General Store Cafe

5300 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141 Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Delicatessen Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 530-525-1300
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Obexer's General Store Cafe

Obexer's General Store is located in Homewood, on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe at Obexer's Boat Company, the oldest full-service marina on the lake. There are multiple businesses on this family run property in addition to the General Store: Obexer's Boat Co. and Obexer's Water Sports to name a few. Come by boat, bike, car or feet- Obexer's in summer just can't be beat!

Reviewed By Rosie H - Surrey

We stopped for a drink on their deck following a long walk. We waited a little time for the two women staffing the checkout to finish their conversation. They informed us we had to place our order at the deli bar. The server there was unable to recommend any local or American beer, sadly he was not enjoying his job and struggled to even reply to yes or no questions. We returned to checkout to pay, whilst one of the women remarked to the other that it must be European Season. Perhaps it is irksome that Europeans visit Tahoe, but all the other places we visited (and tipped staff) were very welcoming. I'm glad this was only an exception to the usual Tahoe welcome. We won't return to Obexer's.

10. River Grill

55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks +1 530-581-2644
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

River Grill

Reviewed By Scott M - Sonoma, California

We weren't even half-way through our salads when our waiter brought our main course. Prompt service is good; rushed because the kitchen is anticipating a larger crowd is unacceptable. Fortunately our server handled our request to re-fire the meals. Unfortunately, my wife's salad, mixed greens, was almost inedible due to more than wilted lettuce.

Again, our server handled it well, removing charges for both salads and comping dessert. Our main courses, pork chop and salmon, were very good. We ended up having a fine time, due in large part to the way our server handled negative events.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.