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1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
+1 530-544-8130
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

read the reviews before we went and there were some folks in the bar but we could not hear them from our table. The soup of the night was a seafood soup and it was excellent. I wanted seconds. The service was great and we could enjoy our dinner is the same room with a party of eight celebrating a... More 

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Thank jkahn95600
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Happy to hear the soup started your visit off right! We want you enjoying everything about the time you spend here, and we couldn't be happier that your server ensured that happened. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more Elk the next time you're in South Lake Tahoe. Cheers, Tim More 

Oakland, Ca
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

For a girls' weekend away, we decided to try this long-popular restaurant at South Shore Tahoe. It is fairly centrally located and easy to find. It is in a cute rustic cabin that has a bar area and two dining rooms. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. This must be one of the few places left... More 

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Thank lwolff1
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Thanks for making us part of your weekend getaway! We're always saying the soups don't get enough love, so it's great to hear the lentil won your stamp of approval. The quality of the service should always be on par with that of the food, and we're confident that will be the case the next time you come and see... More 

Palm Springs
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357 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

You cannot go wrong here...first it is quaint, inviting, dimly lit, comfy and small...4 rooms with a small 8-10 seat bar, funky, old-style, with some living-room type seats, connected to dining rooms, each small maybe 30 seats each. Menu is great - but the specials are greater...exotic...this night it was broiled pesto-crusted Elk with raspberry cassis sauce, or sesame/teriyaki Grilled... More 

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Thank Neal S
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Gosh, Neal, reading this made our day! We want you to feel like you can't go wrong with our menu, so it's wonderful to hear you were enjoying everything from the halibut to the creme brulee -- that's music to our ears. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more sometime soon. Cheers, Tim More 

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Went here with my boyfriend...was looking for a small quiet place. It was exactly what I wanted. We sat on a comfy couch alone in the corner and had a few drinks. Very enjoyable.

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Thank lab6
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! We certainly want you to be able to put your feet up and relax here, so it's great to see you found a quiet corner for some drinks. Looking forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon. Cheers, Tim More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Probably been coming here for 20 years; a great, somewhat expensive indulgence. But nowhere else like it. We call it the "Bear restaurant" because of the large bear carving 'looking' into the front of the restaurant. The food is exceptional and the service has always been exceptional. The specials can be very unusual (usually wide game). To be fair their... More 

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Thank 3Tcubed
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Nowhere else like it? Gosh, reading this made our day! Having the support of people like you means the world to us, so it's wonderful to hear you've been enjoying your visits for so long. Hope to be pouring a glass of wine for you again soon. Cheers, Tim More 

london
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We stayed at the Heavenly Valley Lodge B&B for one night which was very nice and cozy, the owners recommended this restaurant. It was kind of old fashioned, but in a nice way, with very good food. I had a Sea Bass and my husband had Elk (first time) . We even stayed on for after dinner drinks of Port... More 

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Thank Jambo5
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

Happy to hear we lived up to the recommendation! It's not every day the Sea Bass gets singled out on TripAdvisor, so it's exciting to see you enjoyed it so much. We're all looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Tim More 

Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Very good food and service. Chef prepares daily specials. Wait staff were very friendly. Good wine list. Nice place to be able to carry on a conversation.

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Thank sandahouston
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it all! We want you to feel like you wouldn't change a thing about the time you spend here, so it's great to see everything from the service to wine list made a good impression. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Tim More 

stockton
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We stumbled upon Nepheles while at Tahoe. Thought the dining room was small tho' cozy. Our meals could not have been better. I had the chilled raspberry soup and loved it. We each had a different salmon entree and both were perfect. The staff was really hustling but were right on top of everything. Bar looked interesting. Can't wait to... More 

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1 Thank RJRSK
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

We can't wait either! Creating a memorable experience from start to finish is something we always aim to do, so it's wonderful to hear everything from the salmon to the service was just right. Looking forward to your next visit. Cheers, Tim More 

New York City, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We did not have reservation but were promptly seated. Our waitress was extremely efficient and recited the daily specials, then quickly took our orders. Wine list was good and prices were recently. By the time we left, place was full and everyone seemed happy to be there.

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Thank infoodwetrust
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your time here! We want you to get the same kind of service we'd like to have ourselves, and we couldn't be happier that that shined through. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Tim More 

Helsinki, Finland
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150 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

South Lake Tahoe is full of pizza-pasta-burger restaurants. And unfortunately the food in those places is not good at all. I was really disappointed that they all are serving the same stuff everywhere. But then we found Nepheles and we thought we have arrived in heaven. The food was just so delicious. Prepared from quality ingredients and it tasted so... More 

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1 Thank Jelbrew
Tim H, Owner at Nephele's, responded to this review

You thought you had arrived in heaven? That's quite the recommendation -- wow! We want you to feel like you can't go wrong with our menu, and we're thrilled to hear that's the case. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers, Tim More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 02:00
Monday
14:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 02:00
Thursday
14:00 - 02:00
Friday
14:00 - 02:00
Saturday
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1169 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 6, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8522
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-8130
Description
Nephele's has been a local favorite since 1977. We specialize in fresh fish and fresh game as well as seasonal specialties. Check out our full service bar and extensive wine list!

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