One of the best ways to get to know a place is to see a variety of its restaurants. These local eatery options are sure to delight without breaking the bank or taking up too much time. If your priority is getting in, getting full, and getting on with your vacation, here’s where you should visit:

The Char-Pit

Less than a half-mile from the lake, you’ll find The Char-Pit. It’s everything you look for in a quick bite to eat: good food, reasonable prices, and crowd-pleasing favorites: burgers. Service is a little slower than the average fast-food place, but the improvement in the quality of the burger is worth it. The burgers and shakes are the most popular items, but they have sandwiches and fried food as well.

Burrito Window

This is another spot conveniently close to Lake Tahoe’s shores. Burrito Window is operated by a catering company that’s been a staple in Lake Tahoe for years. Now, their Mexican restaurant is satisfying bellies with big portions and reasonable prices. The menu is fairly limited—burritos, salads, and tacos—but they make an excellent energy meal after a day at the lake.

Pep’s Place

If you find yourself west of the 267 needing a place to grab some food, Pep’s Place is a reliable stop. They do breakfast and lunch, and their delicious sandwiches keep people coming back to that side of town! If you’re looking for a lighter or just carb-free option, their salads are a solid choice as well. They also pride themselves on being organic and local as much as possible, so if you want a taste of the Truckee area, this is it!

Morgan’s Lobster Shack and Fish Market

In downtown Truckee, this is a popular place to grab some seafood in a no-frills setting. Lobster is flown in live from Maine, and fresh fish is shipped in daily, so if you have a seafood craving, this is where you go to get it! The prices may be a bit higher since it’s seafood, but the lobster rolls, onion rings, clam chowder, and other options rarely disappoint.

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