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

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  • 7
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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
Montana Turkey Sammie!!!

Have been on a grilled turkey sandwich binge lately. All started because of the Montana Turkey Sandwich at Ernie's - turkey with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms and yummmm...! Ortega chiles! Absolutely the best turkey sandwich in town, Ernie's service is always exemplary and they treat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
AlohafromOahu
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Have been on a grilled turkey sandwich binge lately. All started because of the Montana Turkey Sandwich at Ernie's - turkey with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms and yummmm...! Ortega chiles! Absolutely the best turkey sandwich in town, Ernie's service is always exemplary and they treat locals like family. Crowded on weekends but worth the wait. That they serve... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Where do I begin. Service was poor, basically ignored. Loud, loud, loud. Food was marginal and I am being generous.

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Orange County, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Never disappointed! Staff friendly, food fresh and delicous, best breakfast ( breakfast and lunch only). Even voted #1 by my dad, not easy to do.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We've been dining here for years. The staff are always friendly and attentive. The always great. I had the fiesta scramble, my husband had huevos Ernesto. The food is fresh and tasty. Coffee is great. We've never been disappointed with our meals. Prices are good.

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Sussex
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped, as part of a large group to have some coffee. The sign said 'Coffee Shop'. However, when we sat down and ordered we were told in no uncertain terms that we had to order food. Unfortunately time did not allow for this so we had to leave. This is just to forewarn other travellers that may be embarrassed... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were in South Lake Tahoe in August of 2014. We ate breakfast at Ernie's Coffee Shop three times. It is easy to get a table, the staff is VERY efficient, the prices are good and you can get a nice Latte. One of the best things about Ernie's is the great staff. They are attentive without being overbearing. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ernie's has always been a great place for breakfast or lunch. My husband usually gets a breakfast meal regardless if the time of day. He particularly likes the Paul's omelet. The food is fresh and cooked to order. This visit I had a Helen Burger and I replaced the beef with a vegi burger just to make it lighter. It... More 

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bay area, ca
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99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We've been here before and I'm never impressed. Why do we keep coming back? I keep reading the wonderful reviews and tell myself maybe my next visit will be better. Most of my family members ordered the breakfast burrito which they thought was fine. I ordered pancakes and french toast (one of each because I couldn't decide). The pancake was... More 

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torrance
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went to Ernie's twice during my last stay ...once for lunch and once for breakfast. The oatmeal and linguica were excellent, the pancakes very fluffy. The waitress was extremely friendly and made eating there a pleasure. Ernie's will be a definite stopping point during my future visits to Tahoe.

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Northern California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Every time we are in Lake Tahoe we eat here. We started going to Bert's (Ernie's 1st place), years ago. Them they opened up Ernie's and we come here. Great breakfast food before hitting the snow or water.

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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: Coffee Shop
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?