Where to Eat in Olympic Valley: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Northwest of Tahoe City, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics still seduces ski fanatics to its slopes. Squaw Valley's impressive stats--34 lifts, 6 awesome peaks, 4000-acres of world-class terrain - give winter visitors a major high. High Camp's Olympic Museum provides skiers sights to aspire to.
Things to do in Olympic Valley

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. Starbucks

1985 Squaw Valley Rd, # 21, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 530-584-6120
Excellent
30%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Reviewed By Christie R - San Juan Capistrano, California, United States

I had my usual coffee with frappuccino cookie sticks and Maggie's cinnamon tarts Sangria herb. Tea was amazing taste sweet and tart.. Taste . Nice to see S. epically we you are out of town.

5. Coffeebar

1750 Village East Rd, Squaw Valley, CA 96146-9779 Cafe +1 530-587-2000
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Carole G - Essex, United Kingdom

I was delighted to find a branch of Coffeebar at the Squaw Valley ski resort. I enjoyed the coffee, but it wasn’t quite as good as the same drink I had in the Reno branch. It also didn’t have the same vibe as the Reno & Truckee branches, but it wouldn’t take a lot to get it up to scratch. I was very impressed that they have a free water refill station for anyone (not just paying customers) to use.

6. 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

7. Fireside Pizza Company

1985 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 530-584-6150
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 382 reviews

Fireside Pizza Company

Fireside Pizza Co. is the brainchild of long time friends Ray Villaman and Ted Kennedy. Ray is a 20 year restaurant veteran including - California Pizza Kitchen, Boston Market, the California Restaurant Association and even a short time as President of Blimpies. Ray also had a ton of help from his Father in Law Rich who remains to this day a vital part of the restaurant management team. You may see the big, smiling fella working with the dough in the back or out front with the guests.Other help came from Mark Wheeler, Scott Kennedy and of course Ray's lovely wife Chris and their two sons Jacob and Nicholas. We hope that you enjoy this family creation - combined with some great investors and friends - all wrapped together to bring you the Fireside Pizza Company.We've won a ton of awards for our fresh, unique pizza - but the best award is still when you tell us or your friends that you had an excellent experience here - thanks so much.Sincerely,Fireside Pizza

Reviewed By calsun99 - Truckee, California

We eat here often after skiing. A bottle of wine. Mediterranean pizza with added chicken. Sitting outdoors. What a great way to enjoy Squaw Valley, the scenery and good food. Staff is always friendly on top
Of everything. The pizza is good the wine beer great. And you can’t best the putdoor setting.

8. Soupa

1995 Squaw Valley Rd, Squaw Valley, CA 96146 Healthy, Soups +1 530-584-6190
Excellent
40%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Soupa

Reviewed By pweiss - New York

We stopped here for lunch and ordered one of many bowls that they had made with quinoa instead of rice, it was well very good. There sandwiches were also good. I highly recommend it for lunch. Plenty of vegetarian options.

9. Grahams

1650 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146-9995 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 66 +1 530-581-0454
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Grahams

Reviewed By mjmooney86 - Indianapolis, Indiana

This place had one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. The food is just insanely good. But almost more than the food, I can't say enough good things about the owner. He was one of the nicest, most genuine people I've ever met. My wife and I were in late for dinner and he and his staff were more than accommodating, even helped call a shuttle from our hotel at the end of our meal to make sure we got back safely.

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.

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