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Fire Sign Cafe

1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0871
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We used TripAdvisor to find a good restaurant for breakfast and after going to two and finding them closed ended up at Fire Sign. There was a wait. It seemed like there wasn't enough service help and our waitress seemed tired. Only once did someone...More

Thank SHERRYK327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome...it is not high end fancy, but Tahoe Cozy. The service, food and value is always on target... If you want to eat some great food, in a tahoe authentic Cafe, this is the place to go.

Thank John I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed a mid-October getaway in the best part of Tahoe's rim, Tahoe City. As we had a fully equipped kitchen, did not plan on eating out. But before our 2nd day's hike, we could not resist the perfect breakfasts & service...More

Thank callucan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here during our recent Tahoe vacation and had a great experience. This place has such a great homey vibe with friendly service and everything-made-from-scratch food. I had their patty melt and house salad with their homemade miso dressing and it was delicious!...More

Thank 103carolyng
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Breakfast and Lunch only. Very generous portions of well prepared foods. If you don’t have a wait... something is amiss. Great local flavor, servers and staff are so friendly. Must stop for breakfast any time of the year.

Thank W9422XHedb
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Holy cow - this place was packed for a Tuesday mid morning. We had to wait about 10 minutes because the place was packed. Food: delicious! Coffee was also very very good. I had the Pumpkin Cappuccino - they take their coffee seriously- love that!...More

Thank CasaVazquez
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Huevos Rancheros very good and big enough for two people. We were here twice in two days. Yes highly recommend this place. Served is good

Thank nancy1899
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I've eaten here so many times over the past decade or so...don't know why I have not reviewed it. Mostly I meet friends here for breakfast, but I have also had lunch here as well. I really love their breakfasts though. The waitresses are always...More

Thank GoddessofArt
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Fabulous! We went there two days in a row and enjoyed every bite. They serve from the breakfast and lunch menu and we checked both out. The food was delicious and very fresh. We had a bit of a wait on Sunday for a late...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch, really delicious food and not expensive. Highly recommend the Albacore Tuna Melt. You’ve got to go here!

Thank Jake G
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from callucan | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian, YES! But dinner, no. Their hrs. are breakfast & lunch only. And during late fall, winter months, they close earlier, at 2pm. You will not be disappointed if you go for a full breakfast or lunch, anytime before 2... More
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Scott B | Reviewed this property |
No, the drive there is along the lake but the business itself is set back from the lake a little. And across the street. But it is set in Beautiful trees
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-0871
  • E-mail
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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