Sno Flake Drive In, South Lake Tahoe

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in South Lake Tahoe, stop by the Sno Flake Drive In off Highway 50 right by the lake. It’s located right across the street from the Campground by the Lake, near the boat launch. It’s an old fashioned burger stand that has a great ice cream counter. They’ve got great hand scooped shakes, sundaes and splits. We always stop by for a chocolate dipped soft-serve or a chocolate malt. I’ve never tried anything from the grill, but it seems to always be crowded with locals chowing down on burgers and fries, and finishing off with a shake or sundae. Just take a look at the people in the picture above. We waited about 30 minutes for ice cream over the 4th of July weekend this year. If you see the crowd lining up inside, but you only want something from the fountain, like a shake or cone, don’t wait inside and head to the express window in front. We found out the hard way that the inside line is only for the grill. There are no signs, and we just fell into the line because we just followed the crowd. Prices are cheap, with shakes under $4, and burgers under $5.

There is a plaque inside proving that hey were voted ” Best Shake in Tahoe” for the last couple of years. Not sure how much competition there was for that award though.


Sno Flake In 3057 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530)544-6377


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