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Getaway Cafe

3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

You just can't go wrong if you start the day at the Getaway Cafe !! It really doesn't get any better. The service is unmatched! The girls are the best ! The food is a treat ! Don't miss it if you are near !...More

Thank Jeffery H
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jeffery! Thank you a million for this awesome review. It made my day! I hope we get a chance to spoil you again! Hugs, Diane

Reviewed 11 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 12 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

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Read about this on the AAA information sent to me and the coconut crusted french toast got me and had to try. It's a little ways out from SLT, about 25-30 minutes but totally worth the drive. Its tucked away off the road, you can...More

Thank Diana H
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi Diana! It's great to know that we got a customer from AAA, and that you enjoyed my Coconut French Toast recipe. It is by far one of my favorite dishes to make, and to eat! I am glad you had an excellent visit to...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Omg this place is amazing and worth the wait! They have the most amazing coconut banana pancakes!! This spot definitely has the best breakfast in town! Good service and food!

Thank Sarai4me
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hi Sarai! Thank you, thank you, thank you! All of your comments made me incredibly happy. You're the best. We will be here to welcome you on your next visit. Hugs, Diane

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice on our trip to Tahoe and had a delicious meal for breakfast and on our return trip for lunch. Their portions are very generous so we split our meal both times and had plenty to eat. The Meatloaf Sandwich is by...More

Thank FLVisitors
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your review on TripAdvisor, and for visiting us twice on your Lake Tahoe vacation. Knowing that you have a lot of other dining options on vacation, and you came back to see us, is the ultimate compliment. I really...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

OMG! We visited this place on July 4th! Our wait was relatively a short wait. During this brief wait, customers are allowed to get their coffee until an available table. Once we were seated, the owner Diane welcomed us with a brief summary of specialities....More

Thank luvslifeinlv
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

And thank you for going out of your way to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. It means a lot to me when my guests take the time to share their thoughts online. And there is nothing more rewarding than a five-star review. We hope...More

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here due to a Yelp review and so glad we did! Unique dishes for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. My New Mexican partner had the Chiliquilies and loved it! I had the Marina del Rey which was a tasty grilled veggie sandwich with a...More

Thank luv2camp6
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hello! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you stopped by for lunch too, and I'm happy to hear that you and your partner both left full and content. I hope that you come visit us again soon....More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Between this trip in the last week of May/first week of June, 2017 and our prior trip to Tahoe in November, 2016, we have eaten at every place which has been promoted by reviewers as having the "best" breakfast in the area. Our visit here...More

Thank TexasJane09
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hi Jane! It was such a joy having you dine with us on all occasions. I enjoyed reading your thoughtful review, and am so happy to see all of the wonderful compliments - from the food, to the service, to the "come eat here now...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

We recently visited the Getaway for Mother's Day. We were impressed as always. The owner and staff were pleasant, polite and accommodating as usual. The service was impeccable. The food was served fresh and hot and in a timely manner even though the restaurant was...More

Thank Patrick F
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Patrick! Thank you very much for choosing to share your holiday with us. I always enjoy coming up with special recipes for each holiday! Our Spring Veggie Benedict was a huge hit. Did you happen to try it? I have said this many times,...More

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SLT2
19 September 2015|
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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
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peck925
18 July 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Meals
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
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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