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Heidi's Pancake House

American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare
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3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8950
530-544-8113
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: We've been providing top quality local food and service since 1964.Heidi's...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Down Home Breakfast!

If you want to get away from the breakfast chains and 24hr diners, this is the place! Local family owned operation that gets it all right. The food was hot and delicious, served promptly. The service was very friendly and attentive. Can't ask for much more. If you are with a group of more than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Rudy T
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Folsom, California
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Folsom, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to get away from the breakfast chains and 24hr diners, this is the place! Local family owned operation that gets it all right. The food was hot and delicious, served promptly. The service was very friendly and attentive. Can't ask for much more. If you are with a group of more than four on the weekend, be... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great place for Tahoe breakfast - large restaurant and gets busy on weekends and holidays. Had to wait for a table and then service was delayed as well due to the load on the kitchen staff. Fun Swiss decorations and cozy feel - portions were large and food was as to be expected from a local diner.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I loved this little Swiss restaurant. My boyfriend and I were recently there for breakfast. Extensive breakfast menu that included crepes, omelets, pancakes, and waffles. I ordered an omelet, which came with two additional sides (I chose the fruit and the blueberry muffin as sides). The muffin was amazing - dense yet fluffy. It was probably the best muffin I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast place with tasty biscuits. A little on the expensive side but generous portions and we wanted a local place not a chain restaurant.

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

Thanks for coming to have breakfast with us and keeping it local while you were in town! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the biscuits, and hope to see you again in the future Best, Don R., Owner More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We drove back a ways to eat at Heidi for lunch. All 4 of us had an exceptionally flavorful and hearty dishes. 2 had the crepes....large and real crepe flavor..one was with yogurt and fruit, the other were German crepes...beautifully presented. the other two had the biscuits and gravy. The gravy was exceptional...asked for more which was happily provided for... More 

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

Thank you for make the trip just to have lunch with us! We are very lucky to have a number of cooks and food servers working with us for many, many years. Glad to hear our gravy hit the spot -- looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip. All the best, Don R., Owner More 

Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The place is packed for a reason. The food is good, reasonable price too. I personally like the decor of the place. The servers are friendly and fast. Carry an appetite because the servings can be challenging if you're not a big eater. Worth every penny spent.

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

Glad to hear you liked our ambiance so much! I'm thrilled you felt both the service and food was worth every penny spent, and I you will join us for breakfast again soon. All the best, Don R., Owner More 

Cardiff
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful place in south lake Tahoe for breakfast. Nothing too much trouble, excellent server and by far the best breakfast we've ever had in the USA!

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

The best breakfast you've had in the States? Consider my day made! I'm glad to you stopped by and checked us out while you were in the area, and I hope to see you again in the future. Best, Don R., Owner More 

Sequim, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visit Tahoe every year, and every year we have at least two breakfasts at Heidi's. The food is good, and very large portions! We often will split a breakfast. The wait-staff is very friendly, fun, and attentive. This isn't your typical tourist spot, but more like a locals place. Always go with where the locals eat! If you're rich... More 

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

It's so nice to hear that you've made a solid tradition with us, so I hope we'll see you the next time you come to Tahoe! You're spot-on with that tip, too -- and I would add "always go where the cooks and service staff have been there for years". A real sign of lasting quality. We love our decor... More 

Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The decor is dated, but the town has supported Heidi's for years. Friendly service, way too much to eat on the plates, but reliable, hearty breakfast fare.

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

Reliable, hearty breakfast fare? Thank you for your support, Kathleen. I'm glad to hear even though you think our Swiss country decor is a little old fashioned, you still enjoy eating breakfast with us. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Don R., Owner More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I can see why people like to come here. Food is good and portions are huge. Service was also good. We thought prices were a bit high compared to some other places. Decor was true to Swiss Alps type true to name of Heidi's. No views otherwise. We personally found other less known local places with equivalent food, lower prices... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave me your thoughts. I'm glad to hear everything was good -- but I wish we could have impressed you a little more. We always aim to be great! I hope you'll consider coming by again in the future so we can show you what we're all about. All the best, Don R., Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: 530-544-8113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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