Riva Grill Lake Tahoe

South Shore (CA)


900 Ski Run Blvd Suite #3
South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Cuisine American
  • Hours Mon.- Thu., Sun. 12pm- 9:30pm & Fri.- Sat 11:30am- 10 pm
  • Price
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Riva Grill On the Lake -- The Place To Go For Strong Drinks & Great Views!

Features: The Riva Grill in South Lake Tahoe offers waterfront dining, delectable menu options and list of famous signature cocktails including their famous Wet Woody®. Providing a romantic and elegant atmosphere, ideal for date night, this restaurant is also the center of the party on the weekends with lively crowds and fun entertainment.

Why We Dine: Be sure to bring your appetite when you dine at Riva Grill On the Lake. Offering an array of appetizers, signature cocktails, lunch and dinner options, patrons can be delighted at all the tasty choices they have.

  • Wet Woody®: A favorite among patrons, those who are dining at the Riva Grill must try a Wet Woody. These signature cocktails feature a mix of sweet but strong liquors, rum and vodka. 
  • Great Menu Choices: From tasty fish tacos, wood fired pizzas, sandwiches and burgers to soups, salads, pasta and seafood platters, there is bound to be something satisfying for every palate. Riva Grill On the Lake also features an assortment of delectable desserts including gelato, shakes, cheesecakes, sundaes and smoothies. 
  • Fun Atmosphere: Sitting on the pristine shores of South Lake Tahoe, it’s not hard to see why people enjoy coming to Riva Grill. But this restaurant offers more than pretty views and a tasty menu, Riva Grill On the Lake is also a buzzing place where locals and tourists like to meet.

Inside Knowledge: The Riva Grill frequently hosts specials, including Happy Hour, “Fish Taco Fridays,” and other holiday-themed events such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Be sure to check their events page online for more information.

We Recommend:

  • Wet Woody®: This is their world famous cocktail, according to the Riva Grill. With 18 variations of the Wet Woody®, each tasty concoction is its own mix of sweet liquors and rum. 
  • Riva Pizza: Offering a delicious assortment of wood fired pizzas on their lunch menu, the Riva Pizza is a local favorite and pairs well with their signature cocktails. This pizza is made with garlic, basil, olive oil, mozzarella, roman tomatoes and artichoke hearts.

Restaurant Amenities

  • Banquet Facilities
  • Full Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • Open for Holiday Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Outdoor Heating
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Dining
  • Waterfront
  • Wine Bar

Riva Grill Lake Tahoe

Riva Grill Restaurant Lake Tahoe CA

Riva Grill Lake Tahoe Information


900 Ski Run Blvd Suite #3
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Hours of Operation:
Mon.- Thu., Sun. 12pm- 9:30pm & Fri.- Sat 11:30am- 10 pm

Quick Facts

  • Riva Grill in South Lake Tahoe is an American fine dining restaurant with waterfront views. 
  • Riva Grill Lake Tahoe is one of the only restaurants that offers exclusive boat valet during the summer. 
  • Riva Grill On the Lake offers an extensive lunch, dinner, dessert, wine and drink menu. 
  • Riva Grill On the Lake is part of a famously growing restaurant chain, the Tahoe Restaurant Collection, which also includes Gar Woods Grill & Pier, Caliente Southwest South, and Bar of America & Pacific Crest Grill.

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Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011



Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 3/12

They have an awesome happy hour!

Riva Grill is a pretty awesome place, and I would definitely recommend it! We went for their happy hour on Friday, which is a really popular locals spot. They had cheap drinks and cheap tacos. It was something like $3 for a fish taco, and they were delicious! During their happy hour, every time you ordered anything you were given a raffle ticket, and they had a prize winner every 30 minutes. I never won anything, but it was still really fun. Then once happy hour was over at 11pm, everyone seemed to move along to the casinos to party.

Riva has a great vibe too. It sits right up against the water, so during the day you have a great view of the lake. The one thing bad thing that I would have to say is that the service was pretty bad. We sat at the bar and the bartender was rude to say the least. I try to never complain about service, since I used to be a server, but this was really bad. Other than that though, everything was great. Fun atmosphere, good food, strong drinks and it was super cheap. What more could you ask for?

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