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Getaway Cafe

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3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
+1 530-577-5132
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch on our way out of Lake Tahoe. Breakfast appears to be the meal this place is known for, but our sandwiches were quick and fresh. Large portions. The tomato soup was good, with just a hint of spice. My wife's cole slaw had a dressing & taste usually found on Asian salad. The owner... More 

Thank CaliTexan22
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming here for years for breakfast. Food is excellent! The help is wonderful and friendly. Love the fireplace burning on the chilly mornings:). We will be back!

Thank Brinda C
Sonoma County, CA
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby & I stopped here for a late breakfast on our way home. So much to choose from, I took a leap of faith and ordered eggs benedict. It was good, eggs cooked perfectly. As I really love lemon I though it could use a bit more lemony flavor. The home fries were a surprise, seasoned cajun style. Had I... More 

Thank Charis-Heart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my daughter had breakfast there on our way out of town, I ordered the "Coconut French Toast", it was heavenly. The server brought me sausage when I asked for bacon, and the bacon was cold and old tasting, but the other food was among the best french toast I have ever had.

Thank Rachelle K
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Rachelle! Thank you for sharing your experience online! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your French Toast, it is definitely a favorite of mine. I hope that you were able to let your server know about the bacon mixup while you were visiting. We always like to make sure everyone leaves satisfied. I sincerely apologize for... More 

Gardnerville, Nevada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This was our 2nd visit to this restaurant. The first visit we went with friends from the U.P. of Michigan to enjoy lunch. We had the Cowboy Meatloaf Sandwich with a homemade BBQ sauce - best meatloaf sandwich we ever had - enough for 2 meals. We also had their homemade bread pudding which we shared between the 4 of... More 

Thank Grace S
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Grace, Thank you so much for sharing two wonderful meals with us, and for bringing your guests from the UP! What a beautiful place that is! I see you live in Gardnerville, do you get up to the lake often? I really appreciate your business, and look forward to welcoming you back to my little cafe again soon. Hugs,... More 

South Lake Tahoe
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is my second review of this eatery. First time was breakfast, it was just ok. However, we decided to come back and give it another try. Stopped in for lunch after a round of golf. Very pleased with EVERYTHING. The portions are very (more than) ample, the taste of the food is very very good. Our server was really... More 

Thank MarnChar
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! I am so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your lunch with us. You definitely have me curious about which dish you ordered though! Thank you for your thoughtful review, and for giving us another chance. We love being a go-to locals spot, and I am thrilled that we were able to provide you with the five-star experience... More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We found this place off the beaten path of Lake Tahoe and it was worth the drive. We both had eggs benedict and it was delicous and large in size but the waitress suggested the banana walnut pancke...oh my goooodness! I wish I had just had a stack of those to eat. Small diner atmosphere with friendly staff. Stop out... More 

Thank Cruisingrace
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Reading your review just put a giant smile on my face. I always love when our servers hit the mark on making recommendations for our guests! You are welcome to join us for pancakes any time! Please do come and visit next time you are in Lake Tahoe, we'd love to have you back! Warm wishes, Diane More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The Getaway Cafe was highly recommended by a local, and even with high expectations, it did not disappoint. HUGE portions, GREAT food, and TERRIFIC service. We will go back whenever we are in the region. Their menu has all of the traditional favorites, great omelets, and amazing specialty items. We had four very different menu items, and all were fantastic!... More 

Thank Steve C
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Steve, It always makes me ecstatic to hear that locals are recommending guests to us! Thank you so much for giving us a shot! I am thrilled to know that you were so pleased with all of your food, and that you enjoyed the service too! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor.... More 

Ballwin, Missouri
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We had a bit of tourist lost syndrome as this little restaurant is tucked back a bit and easy to pass without realizing but we are so happy to have persevered. The Hangover Helper and Popeye Omelet were ordered and truly a treat and more than generous at a price point that will make you smile. The service by Kate... More 

Thank M R
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

I am so happy that you found us too! I really enjoyed reading your review - so much that I shared it on our Facebook page! I will be sure to send your compliments to Kate too. I love hearing from my guests online. Thank you! Best wishes, Diane More 

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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Read reviews about this place and we just had to go there for breakfast. We certainly were not disappointed. So glad we were lucky to have experienced it and that there was one spare table when we arrived. So warm and welcoming. The food and service were great (the girls were friendly and attentive). Very tasty food. Tried my first... More 

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! It is very kind of you to leave us a review all the way from Australia! I really appreciate hearing from my guests online. I hope that you had an excellent time on vacation in South Lake Tahoe, and I am really glad that you found us! It makes me smile to know how much you enjoyed your visit.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-577-5132
The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?