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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 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 4
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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
Great local spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch

Getaway Cafe is a great spot to enjoy a visit with friends. Their grilled cheese sandwich is the best. I visit Tahoe for 2 weeks each year and I always try to get to the Getaway Cafe at least once. They serve breakfast until they close so if you feel like having breakfast for lunch, you are in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Nicolette K
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English first
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Getaway Cafe is a great spot to enjoy a visit with friends. Their grilled cheese sandwich is the best. I visit Tahoe for 2 weeks each year and I always try to get to the Getaway Cafe at least once. They serve breakfast until they close so if you feel like having breakfast for lunch, you are in luck. You... More 

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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful breakfast outdoors and the food was fantastic. I enjoyed coconut crusted french toast that was great. Great and friendly service. While it was a bit expensive for breakfast, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Tahoe, CA
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Finding something this good in Myers (Tahoe Paradise) of all places -- is just a giant surprise. There seems to be a renaissance of good food in this little wide-spot-in-the-road-to-Tahoe. Nice. this is worth a try.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Popeye Omelette is fantastic, chock full of spinach and mushrooms and just the right amount of swiss cheese. This will be a must for future Tahoe trips.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Small cafe with great food and nice relaxing atmosphere. Went for lunch in the middle of the week didn't have to wait but the place is small so it might get crowded especially on the weekend. Got the hangover helper and it was great. Very good value.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

From the moment I arrived the wait staff did their best to not only make me feel welcome, they made my dogs feel welcome too. They brought over a bowl of water for them and made suggestions of things I could order for them. I had the veggie burger which was cooked to perfection, with the fries which were amazing.... More 

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South Lake Tahoe
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a great place to come when you want a nice quiet meal away from the crowds. We've never been dissapointied! The food is always good and the service is excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Seven of us went for breakfast on Sunday. Good menu, food was very good though it was a bit of a wait. Children and other tables were brought crackers to hold them over. Staff ultra friendly & helpful with what they could bring, like coffee, tea, water, juice. That came very quickly. The cafe was so crowded that the kitchen... More 

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

Hi Kit! I can't tell you how grateful I am to have you share your experience on TripAdvisor. A big part of our business comes from seeing happy customers reviews, so thank you very much for your kind words. We aim to accommodate parties of all shapes and sizes, and definitely take care of our little ones too. I love... More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The outside eating arrangements was well organized with staff who were knowledgeable and friendly. They were very busy but were still able to accommodate our group of 10 withing 15 minutes, or so. The menu was good, both for Breakfast and Lunch and someone was never far away to top up our drinks on a hot August day. We'll definitely... More 

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

Hi Johnny, Weekends can definitely be hectic around here! That's why we try our best to make sure that our guests at least have a drink while they wait. I'm glad to know that you had a wonderful experience nonetheless, and I really appreciate your sweet comments. See you again soon! Cheers, Diane More 

Laguna Beach
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have previously reviewed breakfast at Getaway Cafe. This is a lunch review. Like breakfast, the portions are huge--I had perhaps the largest hamburger with onion rings I have had at a restaurant, and my son had the BLT which he pronounced excellent. Service is a strong point--the servers really hustle, and keep drinks full and the customers satisfied. This... More 

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

Hey Mike, Your last line made me chuckle! It is incredible how many people back right up into it! Oh well...I am so appreciative of you taking the time to leave us TWO reviews! What a sweetheart! I hope your burger was delicious, and that we get the opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Warm wishes, Diane 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

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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