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“Cool architecture, average food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Heidi's Pancake House

Heidi's Pancake House
3485 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8950
530-544-8113
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Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: We've been providing top quality local food and service since 1964.Heidi's Pancake House, as our locals have named us, is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal with a group of friends. Not only do we serve breakfast, but we also have burgers, salads, beer and wine. We also cater! Locals love us and tourists do too. Stop by next time you are in the South Lake Tahoe area!
Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Cool architecture, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I have wanted to eat at this place since I was a little girl. The vintage architecture was fascinating to me. Upon arrival, we were sat right next to the cashier (even though the restaurant was half empty). We overheard the staff's private conversations (they were loud about it). We were hoping for really good breakfast, but the food was only average. That being said, the service from our waitress was great.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“fun good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

After an early start from San Francisco we arrived at Heidi's a bit sceptical of the hokey name and look of the place!
There restaurant was clean & large. The great surprise was the food. I had a wonderful fluffy omelette! The kids had fabulous pancakes and a bit. Their Dad daringly had a burger which was delicious. We all had more than we could eat and drink. The drinks were very large. The bill was very reasonable. The service was also good.
We all left happily with our cutie tangerines in our pockets to eat later.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Pancakes EVER”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stopped for breakfast our first morning in Tahoe and returned the next as well. Coffee was excellent, service was great (never had to ask for refills even for the hot tea drinker!), and the pancakes were light, tender and perfect - especially with the boysenberry syrup. Omelets are huge, and the selections are enough to make a decision nearly overwhelming. Be sure to try the homemade fruit muffins, baked fresh each morning - perfect for a snack later in the day when you might actually be hungry again!

Visited April 2013
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Perris, California
2 reviews
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“Disappointing/Over priced!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Do not go to Heidi's! Their food was not "great." I had bisquits and gravy, and the gravy was horrible! Red Hut Cafe has better tasting food and better prices!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Always busy ... that's a good sign.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We've been at Heidi's a few times and every time there are tons of people. The breakfast is absolutely great and meets any expectations. Thanks for my favorite (Eggs Benedict) always great!

Visited April 2013
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