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Fire Sign Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
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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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Most recent review
Best Breakfast at The Lake

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
David E
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Tahoe City, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tahoe City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dumont, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stopped in for breakfast everyday we were in town, and loved every bite! The daily baked goods were even more impressive. The staff are also very attentive with great attitudes!

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Mill Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

best best best Eggs Benedict ever. I choose the Cape Cod with smoked Salmon and it was simply delicious. Busy and fun breakfast and lunch cafe. So good, expect a line!

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Camarillo, CA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We've dined here many times over the years. It is always busy and usually pretty good. One downside is that sandwiches are served with tortilla chips (no fries are offered). We always order the coffee cake -- sometimes it's amazing, sometimes so-so. I wish they didn't microwave it prior to serving, and will have to remember to request that next... More 

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galway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was my second time eating here, and the second time getting the breakfast burrito with their homemade chorizo, large portions but good quality also. Both menus were available all day aslo which is great for late morning breakfeasts or early lunchs. The restaurant was busy both times we visited but this time they have opened up a fire sign... More 

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Truckee, California
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206 reviews 206 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Top notch breakfast, fast service. Get there early, especially on weekends. There is usually a line out the door. It is worth the wait

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

No Tahoe trip is complete without having b'fast at this roadside place. Have been coming here for years, consistently great homemade food. You will not regret eating here.

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Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After hiking out to eagle lake it was perfect. Large portions. Open till 3pm. Breakfast all day. Reasonable priced

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Tahoe City, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On the way to Emerald Bay from Tahoe City, stop by Fire Sign Cafe for breakfast! It get's crowded on the weekends, but they have plenty of space, and will often open the outside deck seating. Great atmosphere, and great food. I think it was even showcased on the Food Channel or a similar show. If you stop here for... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We ate here for breakfast. Good food. Lots of homemade items. Reasonably priced. Walking distance from Sunnyside Lodge.

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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, Diner, Hamburgers

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