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Getaway Cafe

3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
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3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, wish I had a better vocabulary so I could describe the incredible food served in this place. I don't think there's anything on the menu that you could go wrong with. We came for breakfast but joked we should stay through till closing (3pm)...More

Thank RandyCP
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Randy! I got a chuckle out of your "come eat here now" line; maybe we should consider changing our name! Thank you for the laugh, and thank you again for the great review. I so appreciate your compliments, and I look forward to serving...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a spot to grab breakfast before hitting the slopes. getaway delivered, the food was awesome probably enough for us to eat there tomorrow!More

Thank Kevin D
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kevin! I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am happy to hear that we delivered, and I just love knowing when guests visit for more than one meal while vacationing...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a late breakfast about 11 A.M. before heading back to Sacramento. There were people waiting to be seated when we drove into the parking lot. It's a tiny place with seating for 30. Refreshing to be met at the door by the...More

Thank Terri Y
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Terri! Thank you for leaving us such a nice review, and all of your sweet compliments too. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, although I have to apologize that your chicken fried steak was a little tough. Please do not...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been coming here for about 5 years. Great breakfast, fantastic dinners, in a casual setting. Very friendly wait staff.More

Thank Marty S
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Marty! It is always wonderful having you visit us! We really appreciate your business. I did want to let you know we stopped serving dinner, but you can still get the same great food for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. See you...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Small place. Get there early or be prepared to wait a little bit. Great consistent service.

Thank Kathy W
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kathy! Hearing that you think we are the best breakfast in town is music to my ears! I am very fortunate to have customers like yourself. Thank you for your short and sweet review! We can't wait to welcome you back. Best wishes, Diane

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed every item we ordered off the menu. Came in hungry and left fulfilled. The coconut french toast was tasty, but even half order felt more than enough sweetness. Be prepared to wait, but do come hungry. Recommended!More

Thank Ming Z
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, Ming. I am happy to know that you enjoyed all of your dishes, and also curious about what else you tried besides the Coconut French Toast! Would you mind sharing? I hope you have a wonderful day,...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

The fact that the owner of this cafe takes the time to respond to Tripadvisor posts intelligently says a lot about the restaurant. It is well managed; the staff turnover seems non-existent (the same young waitresses have served me for at least three years); the...More

Thank LagunaMike
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Mike, I got a chuckle out of your warning about the sign. I can not tell you how many times someone has kissed it with their bumper. Thank you for your kind words on my staff as well, I will be sure to pass...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had the awesome burger, my friends had a burrito and the Ragin Cajun. By far the best food I have ever had in the South Lake Tahoe area. It deserves a 5 star rating. It truly is a great "Getaway"!More

Thank Ted L
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Ted! Thank you for the wonderful compliments. It is every restaurant owners dreamt hear those words! We are only the best because we have the best customers - like yourself! I appreciate your business, and of course your review and hope to serve you...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Our family (14 in all) just enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here. Generous portions of food. A varied menu, along with a nice kid's menu. They even had the lunch menu available at 8:30 am. The service was excellent! This is a great place to go...More

Thank badgerlair
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for the 5 star TripAdvisor rating! It means the world to me. I am thrilled to know that you were all extremely satisfied with your experience at my little cafe. I hope that you join us for another meal soon. Best wishes,...More

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It seems they are not open for dinner anymore at all. Wish they'd update their website. Are they open for dinner anymore?
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
Hi, I'm interested in having dinner at Getaway on a Monday evening in august. Are you serving dinner then? I have a small dog so would like to eat on the patio outside. Thank you.
17 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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.