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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 - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Good for: Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great local spot

Getaway is great, I usually eat there more in the summer. They have an outside sitting area that is super nice in the summer. They're meatloaf sandwich is amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
eric F
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getaway is great, I usually eat there more in the summer. They have an outside sitting area that is super nice in the summer. They're meatloaf sandwich is amazing.

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Thank eric F
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Eric! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor. There is nothing better than a meatloaf sandwich after spending the day in the mountains, right? Bacon, crispy onions, ground beef & sausage...now I am hungry! And I have to agree that the patio is amazing in the summertime, but it sure is nice to see... More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

If you are in Meyers, Ca. (4 mi. from S. Lake Tahoe) The Getaway is a MUST! Unassuming from the outside, warm, cozy and friendly on the inside. The folks who work there are always smiling and welcoming.... like going to a good friends home for a great meal! The food is always fantastic! The Turkey sandwich and a bowl... More 

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Thank Allie K
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Allie, I loved reading your review! Great food and service in a friendly atmosphere is exactly what our team strives for. All of our customers are our family. Thank you so much for your kind words, and I hope your holidays are wonderful. Hugs, Diane More 

Reedley
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This is our 2nd time at this amazing little find. I think that anything you order off the menu will be a winner. Small and intimate....its a must stop on your way in..or out if Lake Tahoe

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Thank urgnurse96
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Awwww what a sweet review. Thank you for making the Getaway part of your Lake Tahoe vacations! You've got me curious about which meals you ordered that you enjoyed so much. I really appreciate your nice compliments and I hope your holiday season is wonderful! Cheers, Diane More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Happy to start my day at the getaway, food and service is great. Never disappointed when you try there special

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

Awe - thank you so much for the kind words. We are always happy to have you join us. Now I have to know: what is your favorite special? We are doing our seasonal Pumpkin Pancakes now, and that is a huge hit! See you soon. Hugs! Diane More 

Los Altos, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Set back from the main road, this place does not look particularly inviting. However, the quality of the food and the friendly service is what makes it a popular eating spot with inside and outside dining. On our visit my wife enjoyed a vegetarian eggs Benedict while I had fried eggs with home-made corned beef hash with hashbrown potatoes. Certainly... More 

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

Hi! I am so happy to hear that you ordered the homemade Corned Beef hash. It is one of my most favorite creations. We even do a special Eggs Benedict with it occasionally. We try our hardest to provide an out-of-the-box dining experience, from our homemade menu items to our personalized service. Thank you for taking the time to point... More 

Fort Bragg, California
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247 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

2 days ago we accidently went to the "other" breakfast cafe right next door and it was terrible! But this morning we went to the "right" cafe! We had a great breakfast here, deluxe Eggs Benny,and biscuits & gravy.Yummy! And the place is cute and homey.Very friendly staff. Super good local coffee too.

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1 Thank TwoTeaTotalers
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! Love your screen name :) Two Tea Totalers We are glad that you found us too! Thank you for the compliments on our food, coffee, and service. We hope to see you next time you are visiting the Lake! Warm wishes, Diane More 

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

When recently visiting South Lake Tahoe, my wife and I had lunch at the Getaway Cafe. Upon arriving, we had about a 15-minute wait. We were seated on the outdoor patio under some large umbrellas. I had the Frank's Burger, and my wife had the Black Chicken Salad Wrap. Both were tasty and rather large servings, so, we took the... More 

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Thank BFalls-JT
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi JT! Thanks for sharing your experience with us! I am happy to hear that both you and your wife enjoyed your meal and the service. Our patio is a great place to dine in South Lake Tahoe, and we are most definitely pet friendly! I really appreciate your comments, and I hope you dine with us again. Cheers, Diane More 

Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

No matter what meal you come here to enjoy you will not be disappointed. The staff is amazing anytime (Katie!). They always remember what you like or dislike and try to make everything just right for you. All the dishes are wonderful so go and try them all!!

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Thank LeeAnn M
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Awe, LeeAnn! You are such a doll! I will definitely pass on your kind words to Kate :) All of my staff works hard to make sure everyone has the best experience possible when they dine with us. Your review is confirmation of that, and I greatly appreciate it. Hugs! Diane More 

Eden NC
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We had a hiking group of 14 and the Getaway Cafe did not miss a beat. The breakfast special of maple bacon french toast was AMAZING! It also came with 2 eggs any style! The maple "syrup" was more like a rich caramel sauce with some fabulous bacon on top of locally made bread. We cut it in many pieces... More 

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1 Thank DonnaEdenNC
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Donna - I just laughed out loud reading your review! I have a few customers who love to order the Coconut or Maple French Toast as a breakfast appetizer - sounds like you did the same! I am very grateful to hear that all 14 of you were pleased with your meals. Thank you for choosing The Getaway on your... More 

Oakland, California
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

I would consider this restaurant off the beaten path way except for the fact that it is on the main road to get to or from South Lake Tahoe from the San Francisco Bay area. The waitstaff was amazingly friendly and the food was very tasty. If they have the corn beef hash and you eat red meat, go for... More 

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Thank Grehg P
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Grehg! I got a kick out of your review, we definitely wouldn't recommend crossing Highway 50 in flip-flops either! There is a cross walk a couple of blocks away if you need to though :) We carry locally roasted coffee from Alpen Sierra, so I am surprised you weren't a bigger fan! Oh well. As long as you liked... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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 - 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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