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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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North Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

No matter what type of breakfast eater you are, this restaurant will send you away happy. From the greeting upon entry to the staff send off upon leaving, Everything was great. Pancakes are the specialty, but the menu for breakfast is extensive. our coffee cups were never drained before they were refilled. The food was served quickly; the portions were... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped by Heidi's our first morning in Tahoe and glad we did! The staff were friendly and polite, quick to be seated. Take your time reading the menu since it's rather large. We hit the omelette section which comes with something from the bakery (go with the muffins.) Everything was excellent. The portions are huge and are a challenge... More

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Mt. Vernon, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Save yourself the embarrassment that we experienced. Food might have been excellent, we didn't eat. We went in seeking a light breakfast. The offerings on the menu were pricey. We had coffee while looking over the menu and it was just okay. When we left, without eating, the staff was kind and concerned that we were leaving, which, was nice.... More

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

I'm sorry to see that you didn't get a chance to eat with us. When setting our prices, we take into consideration our generous portion size and great lakeside location, but I apologize for any sticker shock you experienced. We think our food is worth the price, and I really do hope you'll have a chance to try it sometime.... More

Reno, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had bad service, cold food, hair in the food and really greasy eggs. We ordered and 10 minutes later were told the waffle maker was not working(wife ordered waffles) ok so she orders something else, out comes the order mine is cold hers is oozing grease with hair stuck in the eggs. We asled to see the manager and... More

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

Dennis, I have to admit that I'm embarrassed to read this. As someone who's eaten with us before, you know that this is very out of character for us, so I sincerely apologize. We go above and beyond with health and safety precautions, so I'm shocked to read about the eggs -- I've never heard of something like that happening... More

Temple, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Unfortunately, we did not stop until we on our way out of town. This place was amazing! We had a large party (nine including four children) and were worried it would be too late in the morning to get a table; however, the staff had us seated in under five minutes. Our server immediately took our drink orders and consistently... More

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

Glad you got a chance to stop by before you left town! It's great to hear that your whole party had an awesome breakfast, and I'm flattered that our Eggs Benedict was the best you've ever had. If you can recall the name of your food server I'd love to pass forward the compliment. I can't wait to welcome you... More

New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wonderful waffles, crepes and omelets. You will get plenty to eat at decent price and the food is very good. Highly recommend for breakfast.

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

Thanks for the recommendation! I'm glad you had such a good breakfast, and I hope we'll see you again next time you're in town. Take care, Don R, Owner More

Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant was convenient to the lodge where we were staying. The staff is pleasant at best, the food is overpriced, and the wait can be long. But, nonetheless we always enjoy ourselves and this place has become a vacation stop staple

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

Thanks for making us a vacation staple! That said, it's disappointing to see you haven't been totally blown away by your meals here. We set our prices taking into consideration the time and effort we put into everything, as well as our great lakeside location, but I'm sorry if you were a bit put off by the cost. However, I'm... More

Encino, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Heidi's is as popular with locals as it is with tourists. Be prepared to wait. Good waffles and abundant pancakes. Try not to sit at any of the front tables, we made the mistake of sitting in one because we were hungry after a long wait and it was too chaotic to enjoy the meal or each others company, but... More

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

I'm sorry to hear that your breakfast with us was a bit chaotic -- we can get pretty busy around here during the summer. Just a hint .... arrive before 9 a.m. for immediate seating. But, you should still have plenty of space to enjoy your meal here, and we're looking forward to delivering an even better experience to accompany... More

Modesto, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had eaten her a few years back and thought we'd give it another go. Breakfast is your average american style breakfast. The waitress was cheerful and helpful. However! Unless you're having extreme hot flashes, do NOT take seating along the back booth bench. The A/C duct blows up through the seating onto your back and perhaps up through your... More

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

I'm so sorry that our A/C made your breakfast with us a painful one, Danny. I really appreciate you bringing that to my attention so I can look into it. Though we keep the air on high so that our full restaurant doesn't get too hot, it definitely shouldn't be that much of a bother. I think I do know... More

Thousand Oaks
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had great service, and huge portions. Didn't come close to finishing, but still delicious! The pancakes are light and fluffy and the omelet was very good.

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

So glad we could impress! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your fill of light and fluffy pancakes, and I hope we'll see you again next time you're in the neighborhood. - Don R, Owner More

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