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3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
530.577.5132
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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English first
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you are wanting to experience a cute local place with good food this is it. The service was very friendly and attentive. I ordered the turkey sandwich. I loved the sourdough bread and the cranberry mayo was excellent! My husband had the special Philly cheesesteak. The meat was a little dry for him but he enjoyed the flavor. He... More 

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

Thank you so much for your sweet review. The Triple Stacked Turkey Club is a really popular lunch item and I’m happy that you liked it. In the future, please don’t hesitate to let your server or the manager know if something is not perfect so we can check in with our kitchen team right away. We want to make... More 

Rancho Cordova, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The first time we ate here we had breakfast and it was very good. This time we had the mushroom burger - hands down the best burger I have ever had! Can't wait to go back to South Lake Tahoe so we can eat here again!

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

Best burger you've ever had? Thank you so much, we're seriously honored to hear that! I will be sure to pass along your compliments to the entire team. We look forward to having you back the next time you are in town! All my best, Diane More 

placerville,ca
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a good place to stop on the way to or from Tahoe. They have great omelets and good service. I've always wanted to sit outside but it has always been too chilly when we've stopped here. We've been here three times now. I'm hoping number four will be in warmer weather since they have a nice outside area... More 

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

Hi Chary, I am so happy to hear that you keep coming back in to see us for breakfast - what a nice compliment. It is hard to believe you were here in August and it was too chilly to eat outside! We just had guests dining on our patio last week. I hope that the weather cooperates for you... More 

Reno, NV
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200 reviews 200 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Getaway Cafe is one of my most fave place to eat in South Lake Tahoe. Breakfast Lunch or Dinner, they're all good! Summer is best, so you can eat outside in the nice outdoor dining area. If you are looking for the best burgers at Lake Tahoe, this is it! They are cooked just how you like, and that's... More 

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

I am filled with joy reading your review. There are a lot of great restaurants in South Lake Tahoe, and knowing that you love ours so much is definitely humbling. I will pass your compliments along to my staff - they will be happy to know their hard work does not go unnoticed. Our customers mean the world to us,... More 

Los Gatos
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very pleasant, welcoming, efficient & courteous service, well-prepared giant portions, comfortable warm atmosphere.

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

I am so glad that you made us part of your trip, Eric! I will happily pass along your compliments to my staff. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Diane More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The JDRF South Jersey cycling team was in Lake Tahoe for the Tour de Tahoe. We were tired of bar food and looking for someplace special with a local flavor. I had read good reviews on the Getaway Cafe, so even though it was about a 20 minute drive, we decided to give it a try. When you drive up,... More 

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

Fred, It was such a pleasure having your group dine with us on our outdoor patio, and I was so impressed that the young boys were also doing the ride around Lake Tahoe. The fact that you enjoyed our food as much as we enjoyed serving it to you made my day! Let's make it an annual event. Hugs, Diane More 

A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Getaway Cafe is in Meyers, CA at 3140 Hwy 50 (El Dorado County Scenic Byway) near Hopi Ave., a short drive south of South Lake Tahoe. Go just south of the state inspection building in the middle of Hwy 50. There is outdoor and indoor seating. We each ordered the California Garden Grill sandwich. It has sautéed fresh vegetables... More 

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

Hello! Hearing that you had a lovely dining experience makes me smile. I am glad to know that you were well taken care of by my staff. Thank you so much for your feedback, and I hope to see you on your next visit. All my best, Diane More 

Fremont, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

While in South Lake Tahoe my husband and I decided to take a drive and check out this restaurant and we were so glad we did. The day was perfect so we ate outside where we share the patio with other friendly people and even a well behaved German Shepard. The tables had umbrellas so we were able to enjoy... More 

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

Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for the great review, and the feedback on your experience. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and that you were able to take advantage of our pet friendly patio. We look forward to welcoming you back in on your next Lake Tahoe trip. All my best, Diane More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

September 28th my wife and I had dinner there. We have eaten there many times in the past and this time it was not up to the high standard we are use to. Maybe a new chef, maybe just and off night.... We have had so many outstanding meals over the past few years that we will try it again... More 

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

Hi Mike, I am really sorry to hear that you had a bad experience after being a repeat customer for so long. Did you let your server know that you were unhappy? Everyone does have their off-nights, so if you could send me more details about your experience, I will happily to look into it. Thank you for sharing your... More 

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Additional Information about Getaway Cafe

Address: 3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
Phone Number: 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
Cuisine: American

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