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Fire Sign Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Luck would have it our room was not ready so my husband and I walked to a little restaurant across the street. The Fire Sign Cafe. It was busy but we were able to get a table in this old house converted to a restaurant, squeaky floors and all. I had the Ruben which came with tortilla chips and home... More 

Thank Mary G
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on a weekday around 1:30. They were packed so we managed a place at the bar. We ordered the Reubens and they were superb! This place serves breakfast and lunch all day, and surprisingly, I didn't see anyone else eating lunch except us - breakfast eaters all. As it was so busy, I figured we'd be forgotten and be... More 

Thank kinoz
South Lake Tahoe
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has got to be one the best places for Breakfast on throughout the whole Tahoe Basin. Wish I could give it more stars! If you're in the Tahoe area, no matter where you are, it is well worth the drive to go to Fire Sign Cafe for Breakfast or Lunch. I wanted to taste everything on the menu,... More 

Thank donnac93940
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in during my day trip to Lake Tahoe, friendly staff, nice and cozy place. Best Reuben sandwich ever.

Thank Tornike Z
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove up from the bay area and this was the perfect stop for brunch on a Sunday morning. DH and I both ordered the Eggs Benedict-one was with salmon and the other was avocado. Our waitress was excellent and it was a nice touch that the restaurant offered coffee while you waited for a table to come available. It was... More 

Thank CurelyQue
N New England
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200 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ample eggs benedict even at this altitude and distance from the left coast. Super service and great coffee

Thank oldwoodboats
Mission Viejo, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My BBf and i always make at least one visit per stay in Lake tahoe for breakfast here. Coffee - strong hot and my cup is always full. Pancakes the best in town. If you are not having pancakes then order the breakfast bread/muffin of the day. A warm setting on a cold day. Very popular so there could be... More 

Thank charles1379
United States
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled of the lake Tahoe perimeter and i searched for a near by cafe. This was our first visit and we were so impressed with food and atmosphere. My son ordered oatmeal with raisins and bananas and he loved it. My omelette was great too. There is a gluten-free option too. Highly recommend it! The atmosphere is warm and... More 

Thank Olga K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on TA of course. Stopped in for breakfast and were sat quickly. Coffee was good. So was burrito. We liked that they offered half orders on certain items. (Eggs Benedict for one) veggies potatoes were excellent. We also ordered a home made raspberry coffee cake to go! Must try the blue-raspberry syrup btw!

Thank Kimberly H
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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190 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open every day until 3PM, this clean & comfortable café offers a great selection of perfectly prepared breakfast & lunch choices. My husband, quite a good cook, always says he couldn't prepare the eggs and bacon any better. The service is kind and mostly competent and the prices are very reasonable I love the real whole-grain pecan waffle, not the... More 

Thank Gerri B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: 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?