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Driftwood Cafe

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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-6545
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a small venue and usually there is a wait. But we'll worth it! Great staff, wonderful customer service, really good food.

Thank Lori D
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

24hr breakfast, very convenient. Location is great! Close to Heavenly and next for to the hotel. The food was not bad and the service was great?

Thank pupurucha
San Diego, CA
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch today at the Driftwood Cafe based on recommendations from Tripadvisor but we were very disappointed. We did arrive at 12:10 and waited for 30 minutes for a table. We ordered lunch and received our drinks fairly quickly but had to wait quite a while for our lunch which consisted of a bowl of soup, a BLT,... More 

Thank unlevin
Dallas, Texas
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Driftwood cafe at 11:30 on a Sunday morning and had to wait 40 minutes for a table. There is a walk up counter for pastries and beverages but we opted for the wait and walked around until it was near our time. By the time we returned we still had to wait but we weren't on a schedule... More 

Thank SaB_012331
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been said many times before, but the Driftwood Cafe is definitely worth the wait. It was right outside the Marriott Grand Residence so two of the early risers went down, got our name on the list and then texted the others when seating was imminent. Once inside we could understand the crowds. The restaurant is fairly small and... More 

Thank Claire L
Draper, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Where do I start...what a great place to eat for breakfast or lunch! They do not serve dinner. Food was wonderful and a very reasonable price.

Thank 749spencerf
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to Driftwood Cafe for breakfast 3x during our visit. Each time we were satisfied with our breakfast. Suggest you avoid 10-11 on weekends if you do not want to wait. Sometimes you can order takeout and eat at their tables outside.

Thank Syl A
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driftwood was recommended to us and it was ranked high on TripAdvisor. It did not disappoint. Our breakfast was delicious and the menu had a lot of variety. If you are in Tahoe, you must eat at Driftwood!

Thank Shaasehall
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So good that we went back twice, the service was great, food was delicious (escargots and chowder are delicious, and the salads are huge portions) Great variety menu with something for everyone

Thank matthewsills
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WE got there at 10:45 and there was a 45 minute wait!! Decided to go up in the gondola and when we got back luckily the line had gone down. The reason for the line was obvious!! It was decided this was the best meal of the trip. Even though it was lunch we decided to order off the breakfast... More 

Thank Bruce P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: (530) 544-6545

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