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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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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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

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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
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Senior Contributor
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

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