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Getaway Cafe

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Mexican, Fusion, American
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3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
+1 530-577-5132
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from...
The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Will give it a second try

I heard great things about Getaway from the locals, so we gave it a try this morning for breakfast. It was mostly very good. The service from Kate was prompt, professionally, and extremely friendly. The menu selection is excellent, and they will do half orders, and split plates without the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Rancho Mirage
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I heard great things about Getaway from the locals, so we gave it a try this morning for breakfast. It was mostly very good. The service from Kate was prompt, professionally, and extremely friendly. The menu selection is excellent, and they will do half orders, and split plates without the ridiculous extra charges some restaurants add to the bill. The... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Left the crowds of South Lake Tahoe, found this place on Hwy 50 just south of Tahoe. Very friendly owner/staff - seem happy to work there. Excellent menu - breakfast, burgers, vegetarian, Mexican, salads, etc. - too many tempting choices! Was a lovely day for enjoying the tables outside (also has tables inside if weather is too hot/cold). Outside tables... More 

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Awe - what a great review to read - I love everything about it! Thank you so much for your kind words. I will be sure to pass your compliments on to my team, we love all of our customers. Which dishes did you end up ordering? Hope to see you again next time you're in Lake Tahoe. Best wishes,... More 

South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Went to the Getaway for lunch. Found the staff welcoming, knowledgeable and polite. The food was fresh and presented well. The prices were reasonable. This restaurant is a value and we will visit it again.

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Patrick! Reading your review just made my day! It's always nice to hear feedback in the restaurant, but when locals go out of their way to leave us reviews, it makes me feel incredibly special! I am curious which dish you had for lunch. I would love to invite you back for breakfast, too! We are getting ready to... More 

South Lake Tahoe
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The restaurant was re-opened by new owners a few years ago. It's a breakfast and lunch place. Home cooked food. We weren't impressed, not that you should be impressed with a breakfast/lunch restaurant; but it could happen if there was something special about the food and service. We were satisfied with our food, but we won't make the trip out... More 

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! I am sorry to hear that you were less than impressed with your experience at The Getaway Cafe. We want everyone to leave here feeling special and completely satisfied. We are now celebrating our 9th year of business, and making sure that our locals leave happy is a huge priority for us. I hope that you will give us... More 

Austin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Getaway is about 9 miles from South Lake Tahoe and is well worth the drive. We had a late breakfast of the best banana nut pancakes, sausage patties and omelet we have ever eaten. All the food was fresh and hot when delivered to the table. Service was excellent. Wish we could have had lunch there also.

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! I can't even begin to explain how humbling it is when I read a review that says that my recipes are the best you've ever had! I have a huge smile on my face right now! Thank you so much. I would love to cook you lunch the next time you're in Tahoe. Best wishes, Diane More 

Berthoud, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

After reading some other reviews, we decided to bypass town and frequent a place with more trees. Godd service and food. We all opted for some egg dishes. Coffee was very good. So take the time to read the reviews of your fellow travelers and then check it out. If you a "foody" like me, savor the variety of every... More 

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Robert! I love that you came for the trees! Isn't our pet-friendly outdoor patio the best? I just can't get enough of the views of the mountains or the trees. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and to be able to do what we love for such grateful customers. I am very thankful for your... More 

Central California, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great cafe a little way out from town...definitely worth the short drive. Relaxing small town diner feel. Waitress went above and beyond to take care of us. We will definitely go back again.

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience on TripAdvisor. An awesome breakfast is a great way to start any outdoor Lake Tahoe adventure. I am always stoked to hear that my staff are taking good care of our clientele. Thank you so much for choosing us, and we look forward to your return! If you join... More 

Santa Cruz, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Do not look further for an outstanding meal! My husband and I had all but given up hope on ever finding a place to go to regularly. This café has completely restored our hope that you could find excellent food, warm and excellent service in a clean and cozy environment. We were greeted right away by the owner, Diane, and... More 

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Dear AnnDee, You are such a doll for leaving this review, I am glad that you found us too! I put a lot of thought and creativity into creating dishes for the menu, so I am thrilled to know that you were pleased with everything. It warms my heart to read your review! PS... I'll cook for you anytime! Big... More 

Pasadena, California
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The place is small, especially inside. The weather was not good and a little cold outside. So we stayed inside. The food is really good. Worth every penny spent. Taste like homemade cooking, served by mom on a gloomy day. Servers are friendly and courteous. Worth the try, and gives justice to the award.

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

I am overly grateful reading your wonderful review. We are definitely a small restaurant, but we strive to make every experience comfortable and enjoyable. It sounds like we were able to do that for you! We hope you will return when it is warm out. Our seating area more than doubles, and you can bring your furry friends! We will... More 

Oneonta, New York
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169 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We finished out a full day of meetings with a fantastic dinner together. From salads to burgers to salmon, everyone was happy with our food! Servers were very helpful and friendly! We have heard their breakfast is worth a stop - next time!!

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing The Getaway Cafe for dinner! I am glad to know that everyone enjoyed their meals, and that you were well taken care of by my staff. We pride ourselves on excellent food (breakfast, lunch & dinner!) and service, so I honestly appreciate your compliments. We hope to see you again next time you're in... More 

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Additional Information about Getaway Cafe

Address: 3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
Phone Number: +1 530-577-5132
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 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 - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Mexican, Fusion, American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-577-5132

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Fusion, American

Description

The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 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 - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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