Fox and Hound boast delicious breakfast, behemoth burgers and mind-blowing barbecue
By Natasha Bourlin
From breakfasts to late-night burgers, Fox and Hound in South Lake Tahoe heats up every season.
Renowned for their housemade barbecue sauce that tops their cherrywood-smoked and grilled meats, the locals’ hotspot has received some added notoriety lately: they were recently voted as having Lake Tahoe’s loosest slots for the second consecutive year in the Best of Tahoe competition. Loosest slots. Yes, even amidst hefty casino competition.
What better way to binge on barbecue than while earning handfuls of cash at the same time?
Fox and Hound Feeds Tahoe
Locals have long known to head to Fox and Hound for happy hour, delicious and filling food, plus their signature bloody Mary made with their barbecue rub and special sauce. It’s the perfect place to fuel up for your day, or whittle it down to the wee hours with two-for-one drinks starting at 10 p.m.
Owner Matt Grimes keeps visitors and Tahoe-ites fed with a multitude of menu items featuring their mouthwatering smoked and barbecued meats. Fox and Hound’s award-winning sauce plus their proprietary dry rubs bring their pulled pork, tri-tip, St. Louis ribs, sausage, and chicken to whole new levels of deliciousness.
Cooked slowly for up to 16 hours to maximize flavor, their meats are simply mouthwatering.
Start your day with their filling and taste-bud tantalizing Smokehouse Breakfast Burrito, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes or Pulled Pork Benedict, with these and much more all served until noon.
When famished or you have multiple mouths to feed, try their Lake Tahoe BBQ Feast served family style, with a full slab of St. Louis-style ribs, a whole chicken, two sliced sausages, a half-pound of tri-tip or pulled pork, along with their popular bacon mac and cheese, Tahoe beans, potato salad, coleslaw, collard greens plus four cornbread muffins.
Starving? Feel like you haven’t eaten in weeks?
Get in on the Menu Burger Challenge. Start stretching out your mouth now, however. Owner Matt Grime and his team decided to truly challenge Tahoe appetites.
They combined all the Fox and Hound faves between two buns—we’re talking a bacon cheeseburger topped with pepperoni pizza, BBQ pulled pork, fried eggs, chili cheese garlic fries, Philly cheesesteak and a teriyaki chicken sandwich with pineapple and jalapenos—and serve it with a side of six hot wings and a salad.
Yep, a salad. Gotta keep healthy you know.
If you can ingest the entire burger in an hour or less, it’s free, plus you get a (perhaps XXL afterwards?) t-shirt. You also get to rename the monster meal, currently dubbed the “You Sunk my Battleship Burger” by competitive eater Molly Schuyler, who finished it in under four minutes. And didn’t explode.
The feeling of accomplishment is priceless. The heartburn is a bonus reminder.
But you need not have a competitive eater’s stomach to dine here.
Lighter fare keeps those with less-hearty inclinations, even those seeking meat-free items, sated also. Fish tacos, cauliflower-crust pizzas, stone-fired gourmet pies like those topped with their specialty sauces and proteins, and plenty of salads line the menu also.
Grimes’ personal favorite is their tri-tip salad featuring sliced, warm, smoked tri-tip atop mixed greens, corn salad, tomato, avocado, feta cheese and tortilla strips with chipotle ranch dressing.
Where Tahoe Imbibes … and Recovers
Fox and Hound has two, that’s right two, happy hours from Sunday to Friday. The first runs between 2 – 6 p.m. and features deals on beers, pitchers and shots of Jameson whisky or Sauza tequila, plus a giant Bavarian pretzel appetizer special for $10.
The next is late night, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. when you can score two-for-one drinks.
If you can’t make it during those times, visit for one of their specialty or seasonal drinks, like the Campfire Margarita made with slow-smoked agave nectar, 100-percent Blue Agave Sauza Tequila and smoked salt.
Warm weather often calls for their Endless Summer, a mix of Tahoe Blue Vodka, fresh watermelon juice and sweet and sour, or the Mountain High Mai Tai, a refreshingly delicious concoction of Bacardi and Myers rums, Disaronno, orange juice, pineapple and grenadine.
Oh, but the slots are calling from the bar.
Hooray! They have a summer gaming promo going on!
Players can win an inflatable stand-up paddle board, a Yeti Tundra cooler or a $400 Sunglass Hut gift card, with winners drawn at the end of July and August. Recently, Fox and Hound also increased their hand denominations so guests can now win some major jackpots.
When the couch or porch won’t let you leave, fear not. Doordash to the rescue!
You can now have their loaded tots, fried pickles, extraordinary barbecue, pizzas, desserts and more delivered right to your door. Service is limited by area, but still covers a good part of South Lake, so check out their website from the comfort of your phone and order away.
Delivery can feel like magic after long, exhilarating Tahoe days and nights.
Bring your appetite and try your gaming luck at Fox and Hound, located at 237 Tramway Dr. in Stateline. Or don’t even move and have steaming dishes delivered by Doordash. Your choice.
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