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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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El Dorado Hills, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family & I went to for lunch at the Fire Sign Cafe on Christmas Eve. We ordered french toast, BLT's and biscuits & gravy. The meal was very good, I tasted everyone's meal and the food was very fresh. The fresh salsa and chips that came with the sandwiches was good too.

Thank JamieLentz
San Diego, California
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224 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Tucked away near the lake is this exceptional cafe with a very accommodating waitstaff and exceptional food. We came for breakfast and had a great experience to start out our day. Most food on the menu is made fresh. Has a nice rustic interior.

Thank Dan F
Tahoe City, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This place is located right across the street from Lake Tahoe. Although there are no views of the lake it is a very pleasant place to sit and eat. The food is excellent. There is limited seating and it can get very busy so often there is a waiting line. Portions are large and prices are on the high side.

1 Thank 97Rick
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Yes, the one with that menu... the menu so many breakfast restaurants have adapted across the western US. Good, dependable, hearty plates with the usual choices. There are times when I like something unique and different. When I go here, that's not what I'm craving. I'm craving huevos, frittata, crepe, omelette, scramble, or pancakes, and with a side of potatoes... More 

Thank veggieluv33
Westport, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Just stopped by for lunch driving around Lake Tahoe and were so glad we did! Breakfast and lunch menus available with something for everyone. Great food, generous portions, lots for vegetarians as well. Fantastic local hangout, we loved it.

Thank Joanne118
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This reviewer first visited The Fire Sign in the Summer of 1975 and has never had a bad meal or experience since then. It is that cool time of the year and the glowing fireplace (pictured) is welcomed by us travelers. The Fire Sign has small comfortable eating areas so you do not feel as if you are in a... More 

Thank Firehousecat
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Lovely cafe serving all day breakfasts and lunches. Everything is all home made including their salad dressings, salsas and sweets. I had the cobb salad which was huge and very fresh. My other half had the tostada which was also plentiful and came with a basket of tortillas and salsa. Lovely find!!

1 Thank miinyii
Daly City, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I treated myself to Eggs Benedict and some orange juice, which was fresh squeezed. The Eggs Benedict was superb, it came with potatoes and was piping hot. The server was very pleasant and the ambience was cozy and comfy.

Thank Diane F
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at the Firestop every day we were in Lake Tahoe. All of it's food is made from scratch, we had the soup twice and it was lovely. As always in the USA the servings are huge, on the last day we shared a cheeseburger and it was lovely.

1 Thank Douglas R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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 

1 Thank Mary G

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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, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: 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?