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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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Hours:
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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Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Breakfast was fabulous

I had crepes very yummy, everyone at our table enjoyed their breakfast, they make most of their food homemade

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Holly H
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Lakeland, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had crepes very yummy, everyone at our table enjoyed their breakfast, they make most of their food homemade

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Campton, New Hampshire
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ate breakfast here twice during our stay in Tahoe City- it is just a few miles down the west shore road. I cant imagine what it would be like during peak season as this restaurant was busy in the off season- that is not something we saw at other area restaurants so this is a good sign that it... More 

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Woodbridge, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

By far, this is the very best place for breakfast in all of Tahoe City area. The eggs Benedict are to die for.......wonderful warm environment, great service, very fare prices. Love it in the summer too when sitting is available on the back deck.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Best breakfast in all of Tahoe and has been that way for years. Cozy restaurant on west shore of Tahoe. Anytime we think of breakfast, we think Fire Sign. Great omelets, wonderful pancakes, thick bacon and great service. Not to miss during your next visit to north Shore Tahoe

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Livermore, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place has that Tahoe charm and has a very friendly atmosphere. I found our waitress to very attentive and a great source of information regarding the menu. The food came up quick and was served hot. The place is also very clean\.

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Sparks, Nevada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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159 reviews 159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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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, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?