Best Squaw Valley Restaurants + Tahoe City & Truckee Dining
Posted by: Palisades Tahoe Lodge
Best Squaw Valley Restaurants: Bold Flavors & Creative Comfort Food
Do you eat to live, or live to eat? Travelers to Squaw Valley will find a foodie's paradise in this idyllic mountain haven – and many of the top eateries are located within walking distance to our lodge. You'll find hundreds of restaurants, bakeries, cafes, taverns, bistros, and pizza parlors around the Lake Tahoe area, a true epicenter for creative cuisine. Enjoy the finest French fare and rustic Irish country plates. Feast on the freshest sushi and the tastiest Mexican street food. No matter your budget, your palate, or your style – discover the best Squaw Valley restaurants and give in to your cravings on your next mountain getaway.
Fireside Pizza Company: Artisan Pies & Housemade Pasta
A piping hot pizza hits the spot after a day on the mountains, and this casual pizza parlor is an easygoing destination for dinner (and lunch!). The family-friendly hangout is known for delicious gourmet pizzas, including their signature pear and gorgonzola pizza with red onion, arugula, garlic cream sauce, and balsamic vinaigrette. There's also a Thai chicken curry pizza and a smoky BBQ chicken and bacon pie – but you'll also find classic hits like pepperoni and four-cheese pizza. Gluten-free crusts are available, and there's also a large selection of housemade pasta and salads. Save room for decadent desserts like the warm pear streusel and the brownie avalanche.
Distance from Squaw Valley Lodge: 0.2 miles, a 4-minute walk
22 Bistro & Bar: Imaginative Menu with Social Plates & Killer Views
Sharable small plates make this New American restaurant a great choice with friends, although you'll also find full entrees for hungrier days. Social plates include street corn cauliflower, bison meatballs, and truffle-bacon Brussels sprouts. Our favorite is The Attic mac and cheese, an indulgent dish with jalapeno and candied cayenne bacon topped with Flamin' Hot Cheetos. You'll also find an excellent wine and cocktail list along with gorgeous views of the mountains.
Distance from Squaw Valley Lodge: 0.2 miles, a 3-minute walk
Auld Dubliner: Lively Irish Pub with Contemporary Irish Cuisine
Get comfortable and relax in this local cottage pub that feels like it's straight out of the Irish countryside. Feel the spirit of the Emerald Island as you sip a pint of cold beer and enjoy warm hospitality. The menu is stacked with new twists on traditional Irish cuisine, like corned beef sliders, Guinness beef stew, and fried cheddar cheese curds. It's the place to go for whiskey aficionados, and their craft beer selection is on point.
Distance from Squaw Valley Lodge: 0.3 miles, a 5-minute walk
Cornice Cantina: Mexican Cuisine & Nightlife
By day, this laid-back Mexican restaurant dishes out a variety of tacos, enchiladas, and guacamole. At night, it transforms into a busy cantina with DJ beats and dancing until the wee hours. Decent prices on food and beer make it a local favorite for casual fun in a no-frills setting. There's even a jukebox!
Distance from Squaw Valley Lodge: 0.4 miles, an 8-minute walk
Graham's of Squaw Valley: Fine Dining in Historic Mountain Lodge
Savor gourmet comfort food in Squaw Valley's first family home, which was built in 1947. With a cozy rock fireplace and a wood beam ceiling, it feels like a mountain hideaway where you could linger all night. Discover an award-winning wine list (with more than 800 options!) and a menu inspired by the cuisines of France, Italy, and Spain. There's a heated outdoor tent for amazing alpine views even in the winter, plus special holiday menus – just be sure to reserve your table in advance. Try the cassoulet, a French casserole with confit of duck leg, venison sausage, stewed pork, and pancetta. Other fan favorites include the buffalo rib eye, scallop linguini, and salmon with white orange glaze – but expect an ever-changing menu that highlights the flavors of the season.
Distance from Squaw Valley Lodge: 0.7 miles
Squeeze In: Creative Breakfasts & Far-Out Burgers
With a trippy vibe and the "World's Best Omelets," this Truckee hotspot has been featured by Bobby Flay on the Food Network. Its diner-style menu is huge, with plenty to choose from for lunch and dinner – whether you're feeling like a Hawaiian-style omelet, some killer breakfast tacos, or a build-your-own burger. The vibe is upbeat and the decor is everything but the kitchen sink, and Squeeze In's crowd-pleasing food is the real deal. While you might stop short of ordering the peanut butter and banana omelet, the extensive and creative menu ensures that everybody will find something to love.
Distance from Squaw Valley Lodge: 11.9 miles
Escape to an Alpine Playground at Squaw Valley Lodge
Live the adventure. Make this year epic. Discover a four-season wonderland of outdoor excitement and natural beauty on a mountain getaway to Squaw Valley Lodge. Nestled at the base of the mountain within walking distance to village shops and restaurants, our welcoming oasis is the ultimate retreat. Relax in a spacious condo-style suite with ski-in, ski-out (or hike-in, hike-out) access to the mountain. You'll have all the modern comforts and conveniences you desire including a fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette. Enjoy amazing amenities at your fingertips, from six indoor/outdoor hot tubs to a heated pool to tennis courts and a steam room. And all of the best Squaw Valley restaurants are just a short stroll away. Vacation like you mean it at Squaw Valley Lodge.