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1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150
(530) 541-2161
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 9
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great find

We initially wanted to go to a different place but the wait was too long. A local referred us to Ernies and it was great. Service was good and everyone pleasant. Good was good and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Brandyann9
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We initially wanted to go to a different place but the wait was too long. A local referred us to Ernies and it was great. Service was good and everyone pleasant. Good was good and reasonably priced.

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Hollister, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were surprised that we could get in so quickly. At South Shore it normally takes a while to get into breakfast. We were seated in 3 minutes. Service was good. Food was normal for breakfast. I would recommend going for a good breakfast.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I had gotten tired of high-end and expensive dining in South Lake Tahoe. This place suited my midwestern, meat-and-potato palate. I had hot turkey sandwich and mashed potatoes covered with gravy. Delicious! Warning-- no dinner here.

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Sonoma, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ernie's provides such a great breakfast that we went 3 days in a row while we were on vacation in South Lake Tahoe! We stayed at Harvey's in South Lake Tahoe and drove the 5 miles to eat here each morning. The prices are very reasonable and they serve breakfast AND lunch all day (6 am - 2 pm). The... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a 10% off coupon so we had breakfast here. The prices were real good as was the food. For two people, it was around $25.

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Billings, Montana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were told that the locals eat at Ernie's so we tried it. Well, maybe they only like the locals because they didn't act like they wanted our business very bad. Service just wasn't very good. No one asks if you would like more coffee, water wasn't offered to us, and the food just wasn't that good. It wasn't terrible... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We've been to South Lake Tahoe 9 times and always stop at Ernie's! Great local place with reasonably-priced food. Generous portions and can't beat those daily specials! Service is always friendly and welcoming. Down to earth food and people!

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I probably should not rate Ernie's because it will just get more crowed. I have been going to Ernie's for the last 15 years and the food has never changed. If you want a great breakfast or lunch at a fair price, then Ernie's is the place to go. Right on HWY 50, south of the "Y" it is easy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Everything you could possibly want in a cafe,reasonably priced,great food, beautiful setting with the log cabin structure. As soon as you walk in the smell of the food cooking makes you hungry. The waiters were so friendly and helpful .

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Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had a good breakfast here! Yummy food, always busy, but if you have to wait it's worth it. The wait staff is nice, and we had a meeting that took quite a bit of time and they let us sit there (there wasn't anyone waiting for the table at that point).

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Additional Information about Ernie's Coffee Shop

Address: 1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 541-2161
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: (530) 541-2161

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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