We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bear Beach Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7910
+1 530-541-2321
Website
Today
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 07:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 211: English reviews
Level Contributor
81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun building decorations with a wonderful view and the food and service is even better. The prices are fair. The portions are large the service was great and the food from order to table was less than 5 minutes.

Helpful?
Thank Stebdawgf3
Henderson
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast at Bear Beach Cafe. There meals are very large, we always take some food home! They are delicious!

Helpful?
Thank 340JMM
Stuart, Florida
Level Contributor
310 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute place, with teddy bears all over and wooden bears on the outside of the building. Great view of the lake. Delicious breakfast. Huge portions. Great homemade muffins. Nice, friendly employees.

Helpful?
Thank Marie C
San Diego
Level Contributor
68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This place is right on the lake, and has a casual, 'beary' jovial vibe. (lots of cute plush bears decorate the place.) The cafe is dog-friendly (they are on the Bring Fido app, but we do have an ESA service dog), and so right off the bat we felt welcome. But the food! Really amazing! We all had the skillets,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laura P
Lancaster, South Carolina
Level Contributor
186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside but that was the reason I chose this spot for lunch. The menu is Americana, breakfast lunch and dinner. I had the patty melt. The beef was cooked perfectly and was juicy. The sautéed onions were perfectly cooked. I came with French fries and to sound redundant, they too were perfect. My... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jim H
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent twist on the eggs benedict roasted tomatoe hollandaise. Service was great. Owner stopped by table Breakfast menu lots of choices. Will definitely go back next time I'm in town.

Helpful?
Thank kash602017
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Another great meal!! We come to Beach Bear every time we come to South Tahoe, this is The Best place for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. The atmosphere, service, food and staff are the definition of great and friendly. The Berry Berry Waffle is AMAZING I get it with both strawberries and blueberries (frozen out of season), whip cream and light... More 

Helpful?
Thank LA S
El Sobrante, California
Level Contributor
253 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had the Greek Omelet = Delicious. They have lots of choices on the menu and on portion sizes. Will go back.

Helpful?
Thank yvonne p
Curitiba, PR
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This place is right next to ou Hotel (Azure, formerly Inn by the Lake) so we came here for breakfast the first day... and we loved it... and came here everyday since (4 times total)! Everything is soooo good! I'll let you know our best picks: - Eggs Benedict and Veggie Bennie, which are veggie eggs Benedict (spinach and avocado... More 

Helpful?
Thank CarlosJusto
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had breakfast here last weekend. I've been to Tahoe many times and stay at a hotel right next door. However, this was my first visit to the Bear Beach Cafe. I'm kicking myself for not trying it sooner. The breakfast selection was extensive and the food was great. The staff was very friendly, from the greeter to the cashier. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gianena T

Travellers who viewed Bear Beach Cafe also viewed

South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
 
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
 
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Bear Beach Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-2321

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bear Beach Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Bear Beach Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?