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Driftwood Cafe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-6545
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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indianapolis, IN
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183 reviews 183 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had breakfast here one morning on our vacation. They were fairly busy, but got us a table in less time than they told us we would need to wait. The waitress was very efficient and friendly. The portions were very generous and the eggs tasted so fresh. Just delicious and a great experience. I will definitely return!

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Monroe, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a late lunch and was lucky enough to find a great place. Good sized meals, especially the kids meals, which are a share-able size for two young children. I had the strawberry waffles, which were delicious and much better than any chain breakfast restaurant. Customer service was great and friendly and helped us get everything boxed up... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Good breakfast joint. We even had lunch here one day. The staff are friendly and the price is good for the area.

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Granada Hills
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went twice for lunch during our stay in Tahoe. Both times the food and service were great. We ordered a Cobb Salad (huge and delicious), The Californian, The Club, and a Philly Cheese Steak. All were good, but I wish the Philly's steak and bell peppers were sliced thinly rather than cubed and fajita-style. The fries were yummy. Overall... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Driftwood Cafe has great hearty meals. I needed something healthy and refreshing since we were going to attend a wedding that evening. The service was great, even though the wait to get a table was long (it's THAT popular). I would recommend getting your name on the list as soon as possible to avoid too long of a wait. Then... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We come here every year when we visit Tahoe. The food is good and the workers are friendly. Both breakfast and lunch are good here

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Longview, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great breakfast, and just around the corner from the Marriott Timber Lodge at South Lake Tahoe. Very popular however, will have to wait in line sometimes.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had lunch here. I had a turkey burger and my aunt had a grilled chicken wrap. Both of us had better food at other locations on our trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The service and cleanliness was great. The food was below average. I believe they are busy due to location. My husband got French Toast and he didn't finish.....tasteless. I ordered an omelet and felt the same way. We would not go back. It was our only disappointment the entire trip.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I do not like to cook breakfast when on vacation so we made a point of finding a restaurant close to our hotel (Timber Lodge) that was recommended for good breakfast. This was a short walk and well worth it. Great food, well prepared and very attentive service . We highly recommend!!

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