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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (49 reviews)
“crepes” (16 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Be ready to wait, this place serves breakfast and lunch and draws a crowd. We stopped in for brunch the Friday after Labor Day and the place was still hopping. I had the scrambled eggs and scallions wrapped in a crepe with hollandaise sauce. It...More

Thank Jnietupski3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our meals were fantastic! Everything is homemade and delicious! Between the four of us we had soup, salad, sandwiches and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert. This is a unique, homey restaurant not Corporate! We loved it and will definitely make it a...More

Thank CindyJstc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Open for breakfast and lunch very nice place to eat but you know their sophisticated when they give you the hand held buzzer when your table is ready! Their inside wait area is almost none existent so most wait outside or back around they have...More

Thank Foothillsgold A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fire Sign Cafe is a must visit while you’re in the Tahoe area. We strategized and went for breakfast during the week, following the Labor Day holiday. There was no wait and we were immediately seated on the back patio. The menu has a...More

Thank JK328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch here and it was fabulous. They have a huge menu with vegetarian and vegan options. The coffee was excellent as well. Highly recommended!

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So when you in-laws from Europe come into town for Labor Day, who happen to be total foodies, then take them to Fire Sign, after the surprise of them being here in the first place, it was a hit. Everyone raved, the salmon egg Benedict...More

1  Thank kingthos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long wait but in beautiful Lake Tahoe so, no worries. Family ate here twice on 8/23 and 8/25. First time was great, pancakes (i had buttermilk, the granddaughter had buckwheat with bananas). Both really good. Second time I had huevos rancheros while granddaughter had the...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh squeezed orange juice, outdoor seating and warm blueberry-raspberry sauce for my homemade cinnamon coffee cake. Service was excellent, the wait for a table wasn't a problem with the interesting market across the street to bide my time. This is a wonderful place to eat...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best breakfast anywhere in north shore Tahoe City area, but go early and not on a weekend if possible. Has become quite popular and lines go out front door. Their Eggs Benedict is infamous along with Huevos Rancheros. Their attention to their menu is consistent...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dine here several times a year and am never disappointed. The salads are always fresh and delicious and their homemade desserts are scrumptious. Always a pleasure to return

Thank Joanblaz
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July 25, 2017|
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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