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Fresh Ketch Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-3354
+1 530-541-5683
11:00 - 21:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The views were amazing, great customer service, and most importantly great food. we were on vacation to south lake tahoe and will come back next year

Thank Monica R
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Waitress was SO rude, food took almost two hours to come out and it looked like a school cafeteria put it out. I get that you're in Tahoe and it's going to be expensive and it's near the marina. I lived in Tahoe for 10 years I'm used to the higher prices, but for a $18-$20 burger for one that... More 

1 Thank Larry P
Arroyo Grande, California
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We attended for restaurant week for dinner to try the scallops. All I can say is outstanding. We sat at a large bar and listened to a local group performing. Service was excellent. It looks like many locals enjoy this place as well.

Thank ald233
Reno, Nevada
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163 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great location, good finger food, fabulous service. The right place for a relaxed Sunday afternoon with friends.

Thank C-Z-1982
Reno, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The food wasn't worth the price, $19.00 hamburgers, $8.00 for a CUP of soup and very slow service. This will be our last time at this restaurant. It's not the Ketch it used to be. The only thing going is the view of marina.

Thank stmg
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

While on our road trip we thought we would treat ourselves to a nice night out. With Fresh Ketch on the water this is the place we chose, I really wish we had tried somewhere else. The food is very expensive compared to most American restaurants. I ordered the steak with shrimp, the menu said it was served with asparagus,... More 

Thank lwalshy3
Sacramento, California
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Fresh Ketch based on online reviews. We were very disappointed. The food was average at best and not prepared as requested. My wife ordered Shrimp scampi in the mild version. What she was served was extremely spicy hot with red pepper. My steak was overdone and certainly was not worth the price. Service was friendly but extremely... More 

Thank Hicks3456
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

In my experience, it’s rare for a restaurant to achieve the trifecta of atrocious service, poor ambience, and awful food: Fresh Ketch succeeds handily at all three. We entered the restaurant and encountered a bar full of patrons waiting to be sat, inexplicably, since the restaurant was open, and people were dining, while tables remained open. We ordered a round... More 

1 Thank Mark I
Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My boyfriend and I went to eat here for dinner after taking the Tahoe Amore gondola boat tour. The service was great and the restaurant is right on the water. The service was fast and everyone was so nice. The food was incredible! I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday with the boat tour and this dinner and he said... More 

Thank shaleenashley
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We would go here more often if they had more organization skills. The last two times we went, the hostess discouraged us from staying and wait for 45 minutes. We were willing to just get a drink at the bar, and she told us we would not get served for 25 minutes anyway. Thanks for the heads up from the... More 

Thank Sophia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-3354
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-5683

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?