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Bear Beach Cafe

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3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7910
+1 530-541-2321
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“omelette” (28 reviews)
“pancakes” (22 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
All hours
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7910
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

This cafe is right across the road from the lake, and the view from the tables at the front of the restaurant are gorgeous. The food is also worth raving about. My wife and I both had omelettes, and they were huge. My wife also...More

Thank JeffP2
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Terrible. If you are looking for breakfast in a nice atmosphere with great service and food at a reasonable price this is not it! You would be better off eating at one of the restaurants connected to the hotels. Waitress had an attitude from the...More

Thank Traveler_201777
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Our server was attentive and friendly. I ordered the quiche and it was exquisite. My husband had the house burger and it rocked. The food arrived quickly and hot. This was a surprising find in such a touristy place. Thanks Bear Beach Cafe, this was...More

Thank violincello256
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

We had a prepaid card for here, and it was a 20sec stroll from our hotel to the restaurant. No brainer after a few beers beforehand. I ate the “tritips” and my wife had the shrimp skewer. House wine was fine, as was the food....More

1  Thank grahamee
Reviewed September 8, 2017

We went to Bear Beach Cafe. There are nice views of Lake Tahoe as well as stuffed bears in the restaurant. For lunch, we had their Hawaiian Hamburger with Fries. It was good. We had their ice tea which comes in a large Bell Jar...More

Thank mini
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Nice homey atmosphere and good traditional breakfast. Would recommend. Wasn't crazy about being ambushed by the guy outside selling timeshares.

Thank LaurenLangdon
Reviewed September 2, 2017

This was our favorite place in all of Lake Tahoe for burgers and shakes. The shakes come in bowl-like glasses with a mound of whipped cream. Real chocolate, not imitation powder flavoring. I felt like I had a bear's belly when I left. My wife...More

Thank swamprat2016
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We found the good to be good and generous. The menu was varied enough to cover most preferences. The eggs Benedict were slightly different than the average and good!

Thank KathyL1956
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

My dad and I had breakfast here and we loved it. The service was friendly and they were quick with keeping your coffee topped off. Dad had the berry waffle with whipped cream and I had the eggs Benedict both where delicious!

Thank lvgirl73
Reviewed August 22, 2017

We visited Bear Beach Cafe twice during our week-long stay in Lake Tahoe, and loved both experiences. The servers are very friendly, and the food is delish -- particularly the fresh blueberry muffins. Even if you don't get a good lake view, it's well worth...More

Thank beachlizard0
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-2321
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