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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Great unexpected stop to eat!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Innomine3
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
46 helpful votes 46 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?