The Idle Hour

Homemade Pizza, Specialty Sweets & Beyond

The Idle Hour isn’t just a Lake Tahoe wine tasting venue! Guests will find a wide selection of craft beer as well as Bloody Marys, Mimosas and even non-alcoholic options. Visitors can pair beverages with tantalizing bites from the eclectic food menu. Savory food lovers can enjoy delicious snack platters replete with a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits and olives. Diners seeking homemade pizza will love our very own hearth-baked cheese and pepperoni pizzas hot from the oven.

For those who favor sweets, a large assortment of Abdallah chocolates is available. Abdallah Candies, a family-owned company based in Minnesota, has been perfecting their chocolate, caramel and candy recipes with quality ingredients and natural flavors for four generations, and The Idle Hour customers are big fans of the Abdallah chocolates. Treats from Chukar Cherries and the South Bend Chocolate Company are also for sale.

All served with our special sauce!

Create Your Own Pizza

Start with cheese and add your toppings for $1 each. Topping options: Pepperoni, Sausage, Canadian Bacon, Mushrooms, Red Onion, Black Olives, Pineapple, or Bell Peppers.
Cheese Pizza $12

Spinach Artichoke Parmesan Dip

With Crab$15

Charcuterie Board

5 Cheeses from across the world, Prosciutto, Dry Salami, Fruit, Olives, Focaccia

Cheese Fondue for 2

A very special blend of Cheese and Wine. Served with toasted French Bread and Fruit.

1/2 Lb Buffalo Boneless Chicken Wings

Buffalo boneless chicken wings with the perfect amount of heat.

Grilled Panini

Served with a Cup of Soup and Dill Pickle Spear. Choice of bread: Rye or Sourdough. Add 6 oz. of Roast Beef, Pastrami, Ham, or Turkey. Top with: Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, or Pepper Jack.

Veggie Tray with Hummus & Pretzels

Carrots, Celery, Broccoli, Cucumber, Peppers.


Start with a cheese base. Add choice of meat: Pepperoni, Sausage, Chicken, Roast Beef, Turkey, or Ham. Available upon request: Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole.
Cheese $7
With Meat $9

Soup of the Day

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato. Soup of the Day.

Honey Drizzled Brie


Caprese Skewers

3 for$12

Bruschetta & French Bread Crostini


Crab Shrimp Stack

Prawns with wild-caught Blue Crab, Guacamole, Tomato and gluten free flat bread.

Shrimp Cocktail

Five large shrimp served with cocktail sauce.

Crab Cocktail

Martini glass filled with Crab and sauce.

Crab & Shrimp Cocktail

Served with cocktail sauce.


Served with Chocolate or Strawberry topping.

Lava Cake

Served with whipped cream and choice of chocolate, strawberry or caramel sauce.

Abdallah Chocolates

Handmade in Minnesota

Wine Tasting


Bloody Mary





Domestic $7
Premium $8