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Heidi's Pancake House

3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8950
530-544-8113
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Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: We've been providing top quality local food and service since 1964.Heidi's Pancake House, as our locals have named us, is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal with a group of friends. Not only do we serve breakfast, but we also have burgers, salads, beer and wine. We also cater! Locals love us and tourists do too. Stop by next time you are in the South Lake Tahoe area!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: We've been providing top quality local food and service since 1964.Heidi's Pancake House, as our locals have named us, is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal with a group of friends. Not only do we serve breakfast, but we also have burgers, salads, beer and wine. We also cater! Locals love us and tourists do too. Stop by next time you are in the South Lake Tahoe area!
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Healdsburg, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The food was good and that's the only positive I can share. Service so slow it was nearly non existent. It took 75 minutes from the time we were seated until the food came out. The waiter told us he was new, we understood. The couple next to us had food within 20 minutes of being seated. The waiter forgot... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived and we seated quickly even though it was a busy Friday morning. I ordered the Country Breakfast, which was 3 eggs, 4 strips of bacon, and biscuits and gravy. My wife had the Tahoe Special, which was 2 eggs w/diced ham and 3 pancakes and it also comes with either muffin, toast or biscuit. She had the blueberry... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Yum! We enjoyed breakfast at Heidi's Pancake House...food is wonderful. Service was excellent! You won't leave hungry!

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Don T, Owner at Heidi's Pancake House, responded to this review

Happy to hear that everyone left totally full and satisfied! I'm glad you had such a great breakfast, and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in town. Take care, Don R, Owner More

California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We always enjoy Heidis, a Lake Tahoe tradition for sure! Great breakfast. The food is wonderful. The only downside is that everyone else loves Heidis as well so it's crowded!

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Don T, Owner at Heidi's Pancake House, responded to this review

Flattered to hear that we've become a Lake Tahoe tradition for you. Thanks for your continued support, and we appreciate your patience during our busier hours, as well. Just a little hint --- rarely a wait before 9 a.m. or anytime on most weekday mornings .Looking forward to seeing you in again soon! Take care, Don R, Owner More

San Jose, Ca
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Been here many times over the years, and the food is always good. Portions are huge- I nearly always leave with a take-out box. Most of the waitresses have been there for a long time, and they're always friendly and efficient. Weekends are packed- try to go during the week if you can!

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Don T, Owner at Heidi's Pancake House, responded to this review

I'm glad we could always impress you -- even better to hear you've been able to leave with a little something for the road, too. And you're right, those long term staff members make my job easier and your breakfast consistently up to expectations. Thanks so much for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you in soon.... More

Cleveland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went to Heidi's on a Sunday morning. Looked and was super busy, but took only about 15 mins to get a table for four of us. Between us, we ate an omelette, French toast, crepes, pancakes, waffles and bacon. All of the food was amazing, and the service was great too!! Definitely worth going to!

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Don T, Owner at Heidi's Pancake House, responded to this review

It's great to hear that we've got a new fan! So glad you loved your breakfast and had a wonderful overall experience. We hope to see you again next time you're in town. All the best, Don R, Owner More

California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

While staying at South Lake Tahoe we asked our hotel staff "where do the locals go for breakfast?" They immediately replied, Heidi's....."BUT GO EARLY". We did go before 9 am the next day and by the time we left the restaurant, there was a very long line of people waiting outside for tables. This place is that busy! The food... More

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Don T, Owner at Heidi's Pancake House, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We can definitely get busy around here, especially during the summer, so I'm glad that we could get you seated right away. It's great to hear that you enjoyed not only a delicious breakfast, but excellent service, as well. Hope you'll visit us again next time you're in our neck of the woods. Take... More

Yuba City, Ca
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have been visiting Heidi's every time we visit the South Lake Tahoe area for the past 35 years and we always eat breakfast at Heidi's which is a must for us. The atmosphere has always been great and we personally like the rustic or mountain look the inside gives. Heidi's is a pretty popular place and if you go... More

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Don T, Owner at Heidi's Pancake House, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back to us year after year! I have been operating the restaurant for 40 years so I bet we've seen each other there once or twice. We're so thrilled that we could deliver a delicious breakfast every time, and I'll definitely be sharing your compliments with our entire team, . We appreciate your recommendation and hope to... More

New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We liked the buttermilk pancakes so much we came twice during the weekend. The portions are huge and the price is very reasonable. And we like the "decor"! We'll be back on our next visit to Tahoe.

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Don T, Owner at Heidi's Pancake House, responded to this review

It's great to hear that our pancakes were definitely worth coming back for, Mary! So glad you're a fan of ours, and we're already looking forward to seeing you again next time you're in our neck of the woods. All the best, Don R, Owner More

Sonoma
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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Angel is one heckuva server. She made us laugh several times. Hope you get her if you go here. We were in Tahoe for 4 days and ate breakfast at different places. So this review is for just the one meal we had at Heidi's. The decor is rather "kitschy," but that was okay. As mentioned above, Angel was great.... More

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Don T, Owner at Heidi's Pancake House, responded to this review

As I previously mentioned, George, I'm glad that you got a chance to stop in and eat with us. Thanks again for your feedback on the pancakes, and I hope we'll see you for another meal next time you're in town. Take care, Don R, Owner More

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