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All 110 South Lake Tahoe Restaurants

Getaway Cafe

3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
530.577.5132
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Katonah, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped at Getaway Cafe after reading all the wonderful reviews. We're glad we did... we managed to arrive early enough and be seated within 5 minutes on a Saturday morning. We had the Eggs Benedict with Corned Beef Hash (their special of the day) and the Eggstraordinary omelette breakfast. Every thing was delicious and served hot... and the service... More

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

Hi Judy! I am so happy to hear that you had such delicious food and excellent service. Thank you for sharing the great photos of your breakfast, too. We will definitely be using them on our Facebook page, so please keep an eye out. I look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Tahoe. All my best,... More

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were looking for a good place to have lunch today at S. Lake Tahoe, and I found this place online. I looked at the good reviews, so we made it a point to go there. We had the Seniors soup and 1/2 sandwich. The prices were reasonable and we enjoyed our lunch. My sandwich was the Garden Grown, and... More

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

I am so glad that you chose to dine with us during your trip to South Lake Tahoe. It sounds like you got to sample quite a few items from our menu, and I am happy that you enjoyed it all. Owning a restaurant is like having a home away from home, and our goal is to make our guests... More

Healdsburg, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I found this place via social media and we're mighty glad we did. The staff was super friendly and the service was excellent. I had Huevos Rancheros. She had biscuits and gravy w/ sausage. Both were damn good! Would definitely return.

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

Hi Perry! It makes me smile to hear that you found us on social media. We work hard not only at providing great food and excellent customer service, but also at keeping up with our online presence. The Huevos Rancheros & Biscuits and Gravy are very popular items. When you come back, you will have to try our Coconut French... More

La Quinta, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Just returned from a 2 week stay in South Lake Tahoe. Found this charming little place our first night and ended up eating there 6 times! Whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food was great and the service warm and friendly. Loved the fish tacos, the burgers and the beef stroganoff.

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

Dining with us six times during your vacation is the ultimate compliment! Wow! Thank you so much - it means the world to me to hear this. I love that you were able to try breakfast, lunch, and dinner while you were here, and hopefully you got to try some of our homemade desserts too. We look forward to welcoming... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a little gem of a place. Nothing pretentious, just excellent food served in a welcoming environment by friendly and enthusiastic staff. The night we were there it was busy and the staff were kept on their toes but they seemed energised by it not harassed. Some of the tables were occupied by locals or regulars (always a good sign)... More

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

Hi! Excellent is a word every restaurant owner loves to hear, especially knowing that you were treated so well by my staff, and could feel their positive energy. Reading your review just made my day! And, coming back the next day to try our breakfast is the ultimate compliment. Which dishes did you enjoy most? We look forward to serving... More

Winter Haven, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
102 reviews 102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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