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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Dallas, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went here based off the reviews online and because it was walking distance. Plus, compared to most restaurants in South Lake Tahoe, the prices here weren't ridiculous. We arrived around 11ish on Sunday afternoon, June 29. As expected, there was a wait of about 25 minutes, so we checked out the nearby shops for a bit. There were several... More

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Pinetop, Arizona, USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walked to Driftwood Cafe based on their Trip Advisor reviews. On a Sunday morning, we waited 30 minutes for a table (for 2). So, wandered over to Starbucks and grabbed a cup. By the time we wandered back, it was just another 5 minutes for our table. We enjoyed a meat lovers omelet and their take on Huevos Rancheros (delicious).... More

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Discovery Bay, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Try the Waffles with whipped cream and strawberries! Don't confuse this with the yogurt and granola waffle. This was the best waffle I have ever eaten. we made an extra trip last year, jut to go back and have the waffle.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Walked in without knowing anything about it. Great food! Great menu! They let me do a substitution without any hassle. Terrific surprise!

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Placerville, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed at the 968 Park Hotel, which has a deal with Driftwood Cafe. Driftwood offers "Grab and go" breakfast bags to hotel guests. We opted for the "Grab and go" and were happy with that decision, especially when we got to the cafe and found that it was a mad house. There were half a dozen couples sitting outside... More

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