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Ernie's Coffee Shop

1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
+1 530-541-2161
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
“omelette” (7 reviews)
“home fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 14:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We usually have 1 to 2 places we go for breakfast in South Shore. Ernie's has always provided good consistent food. They serve breakfast 24 hours a day which is convenient. The restaurant is located just off Hwy50 with easy parking. The restaurant is quite...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kgv2828
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have read other reviews so my expectations were a little higher. When I see 5 stars, 'institution' at SLT I thinking - wow lets check it out. The menu is a standard breakfast menu, there are eggs, pancakes, omelettes waffles and so forth. If...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OntheRoadBigTrips_
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We went to Ernie’s for lunch and left incredibly disappointed with the owner, Ken. First of all, when we walked in, he was close to the door at the register and didn’t even great us. When we asked how to get a table, he just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ItalyLove001
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Ernie's is one of those SLT "institutions". It never fails. The place is always hopping. And the food is always great. It has been our GO TO breakfast place for more than 20 years when we are visiting SLT. The staff is friendly and efficient....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We came here on a Saturday morning it was busy but we only waited maybe 15 minutes to be seated. We ordered breakfast and bloody Mary’s or breakfast arrived before our drinks. The food was very good we all enjoyed our meals.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chefjeff60
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Service was prompt and efficient. Food came quickly and was hot and tasty. My latte was superb. Husbands Belgium waffle with fresh blueberries was delicious. My veggie omelette with avocado was perfect. Hash browns were a bit bland but our adult daughter loved the home...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank dianekae
Reviewed 19 August 2018

You can't go wrong at Ernies In the past 2 weeks have eaten outside on their beautiful shaded patio 3 times, each time with different guests. My dad a famous baker from san francisco loved to celebrate his birthday there and we continue to carry...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank evie r
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This folks have figured out how to do breakfast and lunch and then go home. Hours end at 2:00PM. Seems to always be busy, so there may be a short wait, but that is as a result of their longevity. We had a home in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Len T R
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Super spot. Locals eat here and it’s busy. Reasonable prices, excellent food, good service. Get there early, or you will have a long wait. No wonder!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brett T
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I am unsure of the validity of the negative reviews here. I have been eating here for 26 years. Even though new ownership came in a few years back, i still enjoy my meals here. Try the fresh orange juice! and the oatmeal. Can't miss...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sirjeff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-2161
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