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3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
530.577.5132
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7:00 am - 8:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
More than satisfied!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
neborr357
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Oneonta, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

So many great menu options! We shared a fabulous omelette (good thing ~ I couldn't have eaten the whole thing myself). Service was great, coffee was yummy, and I can't wait for our next trip to Tahoe to go again!

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

Hi Pam! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. I am happy to know that you were well taken care of by my staff! I'm curious which omelette the two of you shared? There are so many options, it really is hard to go wrong with anything on the menu. We can't... More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Haven't eaten here in ages but in my quest to find a better grilled turkey sandwich and offer hubby a break from coffee making, we made another visit to Getaway in Meyers. The food is overall delicious with imaginative, healthy and hearty combinations. You can be vegan and get a great meal here. Hubby's omelet, their special of the day,... More 

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

Hearing from our locals is always wonderful, thank you for leaving us a review. Next time you come in, you have to try the Triple Stacked Turkey Club. With fresh sliced turkey breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato, jack cheese and avocado on toasted sourdough bread and our amazing cranberry mayo, it's pretty hard to beat! We hope to welcome you back... More 

Rome, Indiana
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

A local told my husband about this gem and we decided to give it a try for breakfast. We were a little concerned when we pulled up to the cafe, and there were no cars in the parking lot but we went in anyway, and I'm sure glad we did. Amber greeted us and gave us our pick of seats.... More 

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

I am so glad that you decided to stay even though you were the first guests of the day! It always seems to happen like that in the restaurant business, right? Thank you for sharing your feedback. I will be sure to pass your nice comments along to Amber. I am so grateful for my staff and customers. Please visit... More 

Ilminster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were travelling out early, moving from Tahoe to Yosemite and rather than eat at the hotel wanted a traditional breakfast along the route.Just outside of Tahoe we spotted this little cafe with a wooden troll guarding the door! Inside it was quite small but busy. We all chose different breakfasts and the food was delicious. The staff were friends... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review! I am pleased to know that my staff took excellent care of you, and that you noticed that we are all family here. We are passionate about what we do, and we couldn't do it without everyone's support! We hope to see you on your next Lake Tahoe vacation. All my best,... More 

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Yes it's small, but the menu is creative the quality is excellent and consistent. The staff is friendly and the the restaurant is clean. The mimosas are perfect and a must try is the Hangover Helper or the Morning After.

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

What a great headline, Dave! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. You have wonderful taste! What is your favorite lunch item at The Getaway? Best, Diane More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food here is fantastic! I had the Veggie Eggs Benedict, and had to come back in less than a week and have it again. Lots of locals come here. It's a tiny little place in South Lake Tahoe, warm fireplace and great service accompany your delicious food. The Coconut French Toast is also the bomb! Large portions, great service.... More 

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

Hi Suzette! It always puts a smile on my face when someone says our food is "the bomb!" I am grateful for you taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. The Coconut French Toast and the Veggie Bene are two of my personal creations. Paired with a mimosa, you really can't go wrong. Thank you again for your... More 

cary,nc
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This cafe looks like a little nothing set among some other cafes. My daughter looked at some other reviews and were they right. All were favorable and I agree. The prices were very fair. The kids menu had delicious Mickey pancakes & cheeseburger which were huge portions. I had an unusual grilled cheese with different cheeses & the soup du... More 

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

Hi Lois, I am so glad that you were able to find us in Meyers, and that we were able to please everyone in your family. We are definitely both a local and visitor friendly cafe, and I appreciate you mentioning our reasonable prices. It sounds like you were able to sample a lot of our popular items - isn't... More 

Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We left our hotel early, told my wife I would stop for a to go meal for her on the road. The last time I stopped at the Getaway Cafe for a sandwich for her. She loved it. I decided to stop there again ths time, the place was packed as it was the last time. I ordered a egg... More 

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

Wow! What a nice review to read, I really appreciate your kind words. I look forward to welcoming both you and your wife back into our restaurant. You’ll have to let me know what you end up ordering for yourself. Our Coconut French Toast is one of my personal favorites. See you soon! 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: 530.577.5132

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?