I was up at Tahoe this weekend, and – since I always prefer to keep Mr. Hercules with me given the choice, I set about looking for a cool dog friendly restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. I found a great one!
First of all, if you’re not familiar with Lake Tahoe, permit me to school you. It’s the most awesome place in the history of ever. It’s so gorgeous!
Mark Twain wrote this about it in 1861:
“At last the lake burst upon us–a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft three thousand feet higher still! As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole world affords.”
So, as I was driving around, I noticed that the Bear Beach Cafe on Highway 50 sets out tables on the lawn in front of the building, and I saw some people with dogs laying under their tables. Excellent! Views of the lake and hang time with my puppy? No question! It was time for me and Hercy to give it a try!
The first thing that struck me was how easy it was to get seated. This sounds like a small thing, but you’d be surprised what a pain in the neck the logistics are at some places to get seating outside when you’re alone with a dog. Well, at The Bear Beach Cafe, I simply walked in and asked the hostess if I could grab a table outside with my dog. She said that would be no problem, and we settled on which table it would be. I told her I was heading back to my car to get my dog – and what do you think I found when I arrived at the table just moments later? A water bowl, all laid out for Hercules!
As you can see, the view is awesome, being so close to the Lake!
The food was absolutely delicious. I ordered the Lakeview Omlette, which was delicious!
Herc obviously liked it – he enjoyed looking out at the view, as well as chillin’ on the grass!
Next time we are back in Tahoe, we will definitely be hitting up the Bear Beach Cafe!