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Ernie's Coffee Shop

1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
+1 530-541-2161
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank sirjeff
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

There were four different breakfasts ordered and four satisfied customers. Portions were great, food was prepared perfectly, and the service was excellent.

Thank Rgrace33
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We had the omelette was filled with the most amazing fresh veggies. The best of our trip! Salsa was definitely homemade. Coffee was luke warm but tasted good. They hold themselves out as a Diner and Espresso Bar - didn't really see that as part...More

Thank TravelingAnn91
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We wanted to try a new place for breakfast so we tried Ernie's. First off, the coffee was terrible! Tasted like coffee you would get at a gas station. Then every item on the menu was very expensive. I had a cheese omelet, which was...More

Thank Horses79
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Came for breakfast on Saturday morning and went early, thank goodness as this place is popular. Our group of 5 was seated promptly, greeted by a friendly server and drinks ordered and delivered quickly. Food was plentiful and we all scraped our plates clean. I...More

Thank MaNPaM
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I have not been here since last winter. Took my girlfriend in today. They have amazing staff, and amazing food!!! I will be returning, and suggesting Ernie's to everyone I know visiting, or living in South Lake Tahoe!

Thank Entrippreneur E
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Quesadillas were AWESOME! You can customize anything on the menu, so everything is fantastic. Service was great. Lattes and fresh squeezed oj were fab. Better than Bert's across the street! Would highly recommend!

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the locals favorite and can be quite busy because of it but it's worth the few minutes wait there occasionally is.This is old time classic breakfast cafe fare. omelets eggs and biscuits and gravy (Yummy!) . And the coffee is tasty and keeps...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

It's been a few years since we have been to Lake Tahoe. We were delighted to see that Ernie's Restaurant was still here. We made a point to have breakfast here and it's still just as delicious as we remembered!! I had Cassie's Scramble made...More

Thank ltzme
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I have always enjoyed the consistent and high quality, generous portions of food served by Ernie's, from way back in the day when they were in the old building next to the gas station. The total experience was only elevated when they built the new...More

Thank PAC626
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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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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