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Getaway Cafe

3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't let the outside fool you. The cafe doesn't look like much from the road but the service and food are very good. We stopped in for breakfast before heading out to the El Dorado Mountains. We had read the positive reviews and they were...More

Thank Utrocket71
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got here arouns 1:30pm, so only lunch menu was available. Service was good. Burgers are huge, however, the meat was not seasoned well. Got the bbq burger, while the gf got the black n' bleu burger. Onion strings are a nice touch. Prices are fair,...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place never disappoints! We go often for breakfast and lunch. The food is always delicious and the service is personal. The owner Diane is usually on site to say hello and make sure everything is running smoothly. Highly recommend Getaway Cafe!

Thank Kelly M
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kelly, Thank you for the wonderful compliments! I am so grateful to be able to do what I love for a living! It is always a pleasure to have you dine with us. Can't wait to see you again! Hugs, Diane

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sandwiches in a nice outdoor setting. Really good french fries and onion rings too. On more than one occasion we have ordered what a restaurant has advertised as their "best meatloaf sandwich" only to be disappointed. Not today! It really was the best meatloaf...More

Thank Leslie F
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Leslie, I appreciate the kind words! Although I am sad that other sandwiches have not lived up to their reputation, I am beyond thrilled that ours did! Thank you, what an amazing compliment. Please come see us again soon! Hugs, Diane

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Getaway Cafe lived up to its reviews and more. Our Sunday brunch started with a relaxing atmosphere (inside and out), and a wonderful coffee bar while we waited for our table. We were greeted by lovely hostess and once seated, discovered it was the...More

Thank Lizza H
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow Lizza, Thank you so much! I absolutely love reading reviews like this. They always put a smile on my face, and remind me of all of the reasons I love my job! Customers like you make it all worthwhile. Thank you again! Warm wishes,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting South Lake Tahoe in May and found this to be one of the better dining experiences. The friendliness of the staff and the "in someone's house" atmosphere struck us upon arrival (in a good way). We enjoyed the Cajun Chicken Caesar and...More

Thank Jim C
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awww, Jim, what a nice thing to say! I am honored. I truly appreciate your business, and your kind words. I hope that you come visit us again on your next Lake Tahoe trip! Best wishes, Diane

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since last year, they have upgraded the outdoor dining and made it very shaded and updated. The surroundings are Serene, and their bowls outside for water so that you can bring your pets while you eat. Their menu has increased and prices across the board,...More

Thank Beth S
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Beth! Thank you for noticing the work we've done to our patio. With our long winters, you never know what the patio will look like come spring time. We work hard to make it inviting and welcoming. It means a lot to me that...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Love eating here in the summertime and sitting outside. Kids have more freedom to get up and move about and they are dog friendly outside. I had the breakfast burrito, which is of my favs there. Salsa is fantastic. Staff is always friendly and do...More

Thank Freedom420
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I love hearing that you enjoy our homemade salsa. It is one of my favorites too! It is always a pleasure to have you and the family dine with us, and we look forward to your next...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018

I read about this restaurant on tripadvisor. The French Toast with coconut syrup caught my attention. I had to try it. I asked for the syrup to be on the side, didn't want it to be too sweet. My husband got the Eggs Benedict. We...More

Thank 845LisaV
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us online! Thank you for pointing out the little details too! Of course, we've been places and forgotten our glasses, and we know what a pain it can be. That's why we...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018

My wife and I went for breakfast on our way out of town. The place lives up to the reviews. Very friendly service. The coffee was $3.25 and worth every penny. We split the Deluxe Eggs Benedict ($14.95) and I still got filled up. It...More

Thank FitzDarby
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Reading your review put a huge smile on my face! I agree that the locally roasted Alpen Sierra Coffee is to die for! It's the best way to start every day. I wish you were closer so you could join us more often....More

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Questions & Answers
September 18, 2015|
Response from Diane G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We have updated our website and TripAdvisor page to reflect our current hours of operation. We are currently serving breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week from 7am-2pm. Hoping to bring back dinner... More
July 17, 2015|
Response from MarnChar | Reviewed this property |
The Getaway Cafe is open for dinner only Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings during summer. Otherwise just breakfast & lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-577-5132
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The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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