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Fire Sign Cafe

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1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0871
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Aliso Viejo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So glad I looked at Yelp and picked this for a quick lunch with my family. We were only in Tahoe for the afternoon and was happy that we picked a place with quality options. The food was solid, sandwiches and portions were good sized, cute local-inspired interior and a patio that was a pleasure. We enjoyed our lunch there... More 

Thank 5forfuntimes
Orinda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The waits on the weekend are long but worth it. Every time I go, my breakfast is amazing (I had the crepe this time). Very friendly staff. So nice to get a cup of coffee in the back while waiting.

Thank juliec94563
Federal Way, Washington
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307 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in based on TA review and not disappointed. Big menu. Most dishes about $12. Breakfast burrito and Cajun Ortega burger very good. We arrived about 2PM on a weekday and got right in but friends told us it is very difficult to get a table at breakfast, particularly on a weekend. Burrito was enough to split. Burger was very... More 

Thank fsdukejr
Sacramento, CA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The extensive breakfast menu has something for everybody. 1/2 orders are available for the Benedicts and a few other dishes if you're not super hungry. The restaurant is homey though a bit cozy inside; there is also a large covered patio for al fresco dining. Prices are on the high side but the service is excellent and the food is... More 

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Yuba City, California
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many breakfasts here, consistency is apparent. Consistently good breakfast & baked goods. Consistently overpacked and under managed. Consistently a nightmare to simply park your car. Once at your seat, all is good, but the average 1 hour wait for a :45 minute dining experience is not worth the effort for me anymore.

Thank Harry S
Robert Y, Owner at Fire Sign Cafe, responded to this review

Harry, Thank you for leaving us a review. I'm so glad you have always had consistently good food. To address the wait issue, all I can say is the wait is longest in the summer between 9 and 11am during the week and 9 to 12 on weekends. That seems to be when everybody wants to eat. Before and after... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this restaurant because they are highly rated in the entire Lake Tahoe region, and we were quite pleased here. Reviewers had mentioned the veggie potatoes and I am still thinking about them a month later, they were THAT good. We came on a weekend morning and it was crowded as can be expected, and we were given... More 

Thank vfage99
South Lake Tahoe, California
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great breakfast place in North Tahoe. Great food and great service have always greeted us here. It gets very busy on summer weekends but the wait has always seemed worth it

Thank David J
Gran Canaria, Spain
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132 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here because they are known as the best in town, and they are. Great pancakes and awesome Benedict eggs with veggie potatoes. Go early or be prepared to wait for 30min to 1 hour during summer weekends. Don't accept reservations.

Thank Smallfishbigworld
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This charming family owned restaurant was our breakfast destination for two consecutive mornings. Lots of choices on the menu with many items homemade from scratch. You will not be disappointed with either the food or service. TWO THUMPS UP!!!

Thank Paul V
West Menlo Park, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for huge breakfast with the freshest of ingredients. All our food was amazing! It was well worth the wait.

Thank Beth H

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-0871
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?