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Fire Sign Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
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1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0871
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Since 1978, Fire Sign Cafe has been a family owned and operated Breakfast...
Since 1978, Fire Sign Cafe has been a family owned and operated Breakfast and Lunch restaurant. We pride ourselves on our extensive menu, full of homemade food. Our restaurant has been a local favorite since it opened. It has been featured in several publications such as Sunset Magazine, as well as shown on Rachael Ray's, "Tasty Travels". Our great service and even better food are what keep people coming back!
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We eat there every time we hit Lake Tahoe's West Shore. Ya gotta try the "Cake and Eggs". We love the Blueberry Buttermilk pancakes made with fresh blueberries. A half order is all we can usually eat. Having said that about this, their Westshore Special really terrific and filling too. Nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
sailndayz
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Sparks, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Sparks, Nevada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We eat there every time we hit Lake Tahoe's West Shore. Ya gotta try the "Cake and Eggs". We love the Blueberry Buttermilk pancakes made with fresh blueberries. A half order is all we can usually eat. Having said that about this, their Westshore Special really terrific and filling too. Nice outdoor eating area, when it is warm enough.

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Denver
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157 reviews 157 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Everything ordered by our party was outstanding. The service was prompt and friendly. Our water was filled and coffee was never empty. Great local find. Keep up the good work.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great breakfast spot. Will return again. In fact, had the weather been better, we would have returned for lunch the next day. Typical local cafe feel with great service and great food. The menu is large with something for everyone. The only problem is choosing for everything looks delicious and generously proportioned. We only experienced a 15 minute wait, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped here on 3-23-15 while looking for food just south of Tahoe City. We couldn't find anywhere else that was open around 12:30pm. We were told this cafe was open and we tried it. To our surprise, this was some of the best food we've had. I had the Cajun burger and my wife had a burger as well.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Every hearty breakfast item imaginable is here, and their sausage patties are excellent. I hate here four days in a row, and would head straight there right now if it was within driving distance.

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San Jose, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Outstanding food in a laid back atmosphere. Expect to wait on a weekend morning but it is well worth it. The Huevos Rancheros are the best I have ever had and the Mimosa's kept my wife smiling.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and I came here to have brunch and we were impressed. The huevos rancheros are delicious! I recommend them!

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Tahoe City, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is the place to go for breakfast in Tahoe City! Excellent lunch too. Often a wait on weekends and summer for breakfast, but lunch seems less crowded.

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Richardson, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sandwiches were very good. Went back for breakfast and found the food above average, but only above average. The staff was very attentive and prompt.

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Tahoe City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really good "locals" place. There will be a line on weekends, but the wait is worth it! The best breakfast at the Lake!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-0871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Since 1978, Fire Sign Cafe has been a family owned and operated Breakfast and Lunch restaurant. We pride ourselves on our extensive menu, full of homemade food. Our restaurant has been a local favorite since it opened. It has been featured in several publications such as Sunset Magazine, as well as shown on Rachael Ray's, "Tasty Travels". Our great service and even better food are what keep people coming back!
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?