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Getaway Cafe

3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
530.577.5132
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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Winter Haven, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were coming back to Lake Tahoe after wine tasting in Eldorado County and stopped here which is on the outskirts of Tahoe. We split the Meatloaf Sandwich and were glad we did. It was huge and oh so delicious. They make it with ground beef and sausage, then put on barbecue sauce, onion straws, cheddar cheese and bacon- WOW,... More

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

Wine tasting and a relaxing lunch? Sounds like a lovely afternoon! I'm thrilled to hear we were a part of your trip to Lake Tahoe. Thanks for taking the time to share such a nice review. I look forward to welcoming you back in for many more visits! Take care, Diane, Owner More

Roseville, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

June 25th, 2014 my wife and I had dinner here (returning customer). The dinner was very good, but not great. We shared Calamari starter and it was OK...not great. I had the rack of lamb...cooked just right, but tough. I also had a side salad and it was great. The Servers ( 3 young ladies) were excellent! All in all... More

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

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, Mike. I'm disappointed to hear that this last visit didn't wow. Each and every time you come in you should have stellar dishes, and I sincerely apologize this wasn't the case. As you said, this certainly doesn't sound like our usual standard. If there's ever an issue, please don't hesitate to let our... More

Rescue,california
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This cafe has wonderful food and terrific service. The proprietor greeted us with warmth usually reserved for close friends or family. We had spent the weekend in Desolation Wilderness hiking to the top of Mt. Tallac and looked forward to a nice lunch. I always consult Tripadvisor because of past great experiences. They delivered again. Thank you

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

Hi, Juliana! What a lovely review -- I'm so glad that you decided to come in after checking out our reviews on here. You can't beat recommendations from fellow travelers, right? I hope you had a blast visiting the area. I'd love to welcome you back in on your next trip to South Lake Tahoe! Warm wishes, Diane, Owner More

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Needed to stop for some food and luckily for us 'happened' on this cafe with laid back, friendly and efficient staff. I had soup (which tasted homemade) and half a sandwich, my companion had chorizo omelette with hash browns which was apparently delicious, along with the coffee. Somewhere to definitely make a bee line for on your next road trip... More

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

I'm so glad you decided to make us a part of your trip! It sounds like the soup and omelette really hit the spot, which is wonderful. We make our items fresh daily, so it's great that you could taste the homemade difference! We'll see you the next time you visit Tahoe. Take care, Diane, Owner More

South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the local favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have bread pudding with amaretto sauce; take it to go if you are too full for dessert. The mushroom soup is be a meal by itself. The eggs benedict can be ordered to fit your style. Always check their daily specials for the seasonal dishes. We go for breakfast... More

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

Hi, Trudy! Best Cafe in South Lake Tahoe? What a compliment! Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review. It's a pleasure to hear from a local customer like yourself. I can't wait to see you in for many more visits! Take care, Diane, Owner More

Rancho Cordova, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our food was wonderful and everything that passed by us on the way to other diners looked equally yummy. We will be stopping here every time on the way to South Lake Tahoe.

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

Stopping here every time you come to South Lake Tahoe? What a compliment! I look forward to welcoming you back in for many more meals to come. Warm wishes, Diane, Owner More

Burleson, Texas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Perfect food. Perfect service. Best cream of mushroom soup ever. Be sure to check homemade soups of the day - even brought us taster cups. French fries to die for. Wine a little pricey.

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

What a lovely review! Thanks for sharing your kind words. It sounds like the cream of mushroom soup was a huge hit, which is wonderful. The next time you visit Tahoe, I'd love to welcome you back in! Warm wishes, Diane, Owner More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Our food was great and only exceeded by the warm and most gracious staff we have seen in a long time (and we eat out a lot). If you are using GPS be careful... their location is really south on US50 (Lincoln Highway) and Hopi Road... just past the Agri Inspection station. Or be a dummy like me and just... More

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

Hi, Dave and Rosemary! Thank you for sharing such a lovely review. I'm sorry to hear that your GPS took you on an adventure! Of course we're happy to help you find your way -- hopefully next time will be easier. We can't wait to welcome you back in soon! Much appreciated, Diane, Owner More

Roseville, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This hidden little restaurant in Meyers South Lake Tahoe is a gem. Breakfast is great and dinner is 1st class. This is a small casual restaurant but the food is five star. Last visit I had Rack of Lamb....which I love. Theirs is the best ever!!!!! Not to miss if you like lamb. All other dishes are "out of sight"!... More

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

What a lovely review, Mike! You brought a huge smile to my face this afternoon. It sounds like you've sampled a nice variety of our house favorites, which is wonderful. I hope you make a trip out to Meyers again soon! I'd love to see you. Hugs, Diane, Owner More

Mobile, AL
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Based on reviews, we tried to go here for dinner but when we finally located it, it was closed and looked deserted. As we were leaving town the next day we drove by the Getaway and lo and behold it was open for lunch. We stopped and had a great meal. The blackened chicken wrap was huge and very good,... More

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

I'm sorry to hear that we missed you for dinner. For future visits, our hours are 7:00 am - 8:00 pm. We must have just missed you! I'm glad to hear you made it in for lunch, though. It sounds like you really enjoyed your wrap and soup, which is wonderful. The next time you visit South Lake Tahoe, we'd... More

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