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Driftwood Cafe

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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-6545
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you ate at one place in Tahoe THIS IS IT!

We came here on our way home hungry from a long weekend in Tahoe. Due to the long line we almost made the mistake of grabing something else. Its worth the wait. Our 20 minute wait was actually closer to 40 and worth ever second. I have never had such delicious avacado soup. My brunch was made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2013
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Antioch, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I was on a work trip to SLT found this place for lunch friendly people run the place. I remember the food was decent but nothing to write home about. Don't get me wrong if I have a "decent" meal I am a happy camper. Price wise it was on par with other SLT restaurants I visited. Oh yes I... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We came here on our way home hungry from a long weekend in Tahoe. Due to the long line we almost made the mistake of grabing something else. Its worth the wait. Our 20 minute wait was actually closer to 40 and worth ever second. I have never had such delicious avacado soup. My brunch was made quickly to perfection.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Service is the best. The servers were friendly, polite, and made you feel at home. Their attitude and hospitality made you feel like a regular at a small town eatery. The food was good. I recommend the clam chowder. Good value considering where it's located.

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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The food is good, we went mostly for breakfast. I thought it was a bit pricey (coffee was $2.50) but much of Lake Tahoe is. They are only breakfast and lunch, they close around 3:00

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

What a great place for breakfast! They have a version of eggs Benedict which are made with potato cakes..... Mmmmm so good. Also a very nice country fried steak with good gravy. I love this place!!!!

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Placerville, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Okay, I don't like doing bad reviews. I don't like going to bad places to eat & I'm not saying the Driftwood Cafe was a bad place to eat, but it just wasn't great. The Good- Great location, right next to the Heavenly Village & Gondola & its within walking distance of the big hotel-casinos. Nice simple atmosphere. Good Friendly... More 

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Melbourne, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Located right in Heavenly Village, within walking distance of both Marriott properties. Great nachos, huge salads and the breakfast dishes looked yummy as they passed by. Very friendly staff!!

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Richmond
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Driftwood Cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day. I placed a to-go order for the following dishes: - Ron's Scram - Vegan Scram - Healthy Omelette - Fish Tacos Everything was delicious and not too salty, much to my relief. Since other reviewers raved about the fish tacos, i tried them, and even though they were good, the breakfast dishes... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I had Michelle's omlette and my husband had the simple breakfast with bacon, eggs, home fries and toast. Both were fresh and yummy. The service was great. A great place for breakfast!

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Wine Country,Ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Excellent service, great food and friendly atmosphere. Javier the manager was extremely friendly with the customers and staff making sure everyone was well taken care of. Had the Carolina Connection, potato pancake with a lice of ham, fried egg and country gravy and biscuit. yum! My husband had an omelette and country potatoes, another great dish. Very casual, and right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: (530) 544-6545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?