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The Red Hut Cafe

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American, Diner
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3660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-1595
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast, nice staff

The food was incredible. I also recommend the hot apple cider. It comes with an actual cinnamon stick!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sarahbeth K
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was incredible. I also recommend the hot apple cider. It comes with an actual cinnamon stick!

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Thank Sarahbeth K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place to eat before we left to go back home and happen to pass by this place. Average place, the people that took our names down didn't seem like they wanted to be there. The waiters were quick on their feet! We had 3 waitresses in a row within minutes asking if we were ready... More 

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Thank Monalisa W
South Lake Tahoe, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are actually three Red Hut Cafes in the Basin, but this one is the original from the 1950's. If you are looking for that old Tahoe feel, this is it. A quaint mom & pop type of restaurant that serves really good home cooked food for a very fair price with great service. As a local, this is where... More 

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Thank BajaBertolina
California
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice the weekend after New Years. We didn't want to wait in line at places near Heavenly Village so we drove here instead. No wait on a Saturday night. Mostly burgers and grilled sandwiches. I had fish and chips which was good. Was pretty surprised at the bill though. We ordered 4 milkshakes and found out those were... More 

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Thank TCAJ_Travelers
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate dinner here and the food was all pretty great. It's within walking distance of many hotels and inns, and although small, the waiters were all very friendly, polite, and helpful. The steak isn't so good, but otherwise it's a great dining spot.

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Thank conniewanq
Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a local restaurant that has been in Tahoe for years (50+ I believe). They have two locations. This is the newer location located by Ski Run (Close to Heavenly). It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had the chicken + waffles, a Mickey Mouse pancake, cup of soup and cobb salad. The waffles were great but the chicken... More 

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Thank Myles44
Sonora, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times. Hours are from 6am to 2pm. We always have breakfast here. Typical menu. We all have our favorites. I like the waffles. My husband eggs with ham and potatoes. Always busy, sometimes have to wait a short period. A gift shop and ice cream store are connected with open doorways. Love the ice cream shop,... More 

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Thank JandCofSonora
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good solid breakfast place that is a bit off the beaten path. If I lived in Tahoe I would make this a regular stop for breakfast.

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Thank Gregory S
Rosarito, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best plays to have breakfast in lake tahoe! You get what you pay for! Great food, great service, good parking.

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Thank Julio C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food great price, was super busy but great. Place is super small so takes time for large parties and they can't sit together because of the layout. Service was Very nice and Super fast!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: (530) 544-1595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?