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Getaway Cafe

3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 23 min
Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
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3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been the favorite since the beginning ( close to 30 years ) Eat here every time I get back to Tahoe. Maybe a change in ownership but not the food or service. Seeing these posts just makes me drool to get back again.More

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

Haha - drooling over our photos?! That's what I like to hear. Thank you for sticking with us through the ownership change. We feel blessed to have taken over Chris's Cafe more than 10 years ago, and to continue spoiling such amazing customers. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018

Everything we had was fantastic. This is one of those places you make plans to go back to! Chilaquiles was great and spicy! The sweet & sour french toast is one of those that go on the list of the best I've had!More

Thank alstrand777
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Wow, that's so sweet of you to say! I sincerely hope you are already planning your next visit. Do you come to the lake often? We will be here waiting to serve you again. Next time, you'll have to try lunch, although once you've experienced...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Wow! So many yummy things on the menu, it’s difficult to decide. My family had the banana pancakes, huevos rancheros and the special chorizo quesadilla. I also had the blood orange mimosa. Everything exceeded expectations for such a small place. The 15 minute wait in...More

Thank KarenBluestone
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Karen, You must have caught us during a cold winter weekend?! I feel bad that you had to wait in the car! I need a bigger restaurant! I am happy nonetheless that you had a great experience at The Getaway, and I hope you...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

First it was busy on a Monday lunch time so that is a great sign. The food was really great, freshly prepared and mimosas are a top idea!More

Thank John F
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi John, I like your style! You talk about our mimosas and not your meal! Of course, I am curious about what you ordered. Care to share? Either way, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review online. I am grateful! Best...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

Even if we hadn't had an opportunity to ski for the entire weekend, it would've been worth the flight up just for the breakfast we had. I was trying to decide between the homemade corn beef hash or their eggs Benedict, and the waitress offered...More

Thank 5AZtravelers
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Hi there, We already sent you a thank you message on Yelp, but we wanted to say it again on here! We am very grateful for your business, and your kind words. Please come visit again soon :) Diane

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot for breakfast, great service. Friendly and welcoming staff. We tried the eggs Benedict and the omelette. Everything is fresh and tasteful. Fair price and big plates.More

Thank yara_globetrotter
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Yara, It's not often that we get reviews from half-way across the world, so I'm sending a special thank you for this one! I'm happy that you enjoyed your food and your experience at my little cafe. The Eggs Benedict is one of the...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great breakfast with a large group. They did an excellent job of finding us a seat, serving us coffee while we were waiting and serving us after we were seated. The food was great (huge portions) and the experience was a lot...More

Thank Matt A
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hi Matt, Thank you for choosing The Getaway Cafe while on vacation in Lake Tahoe. I am happy to hear that you had an awesome experience at my restaurant. We love accommodating large groups - even though we are a small place, we know how...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We've been here before and everything on the menu is great. Servings are enormous. My husband likes the biscuits and gravy. The chicken salad wrap was enough for 2 meals. The hamburger was 1/2 pound. The onion rings were crisp and well cooked.

Thank Beth S
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Hi Beth, Thank you for being such a loyal customer and friend of The Getaway Cafe. We feel seriously blessed to have such a grateful and appreciative clientele. I appreciate your thoughtful review, and hope to see you soon. Hugs, Diane

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The absolute best, not just in South Lake Tahoe area(Meyer), but anywhere. Food, service, atmosphere,and staff are all way above average. Sitting outside on a beautiful California day! Just ain't gonna get better than this. If there is a wait for seating, WAIT. You will...More

Thank flybear36
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi! Reading your review brightened my day. Thank you kindly. I truly appreciate all of your compliments, and I hope we get the opportunity to spoil you again soon. All my best, Diane

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant with an excellent menu. Not just your eggs and bacon place. Biscuits and gravy with egg and bacon was one of the best. Excellent gravy. The hangover was nice and spicy. Great service. Always refilling coffee and waters. I would go back...More

Thank Jerry Z
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi Jerry! Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and service. We hope you get the chance to come see us again soon! Best wishes, Diane

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18 September 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
18 July 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 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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