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The Red Hut Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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3660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8902
+1 530-544-1595
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06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On recommendation, we went to the original Red Hut Cafe for breakfast, and we were not disappointed. It doesn't look like much and the atmosphere is nowhere. But, the food more than makes up for that. Very large portions, so go hungry. We actually split an order of pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon, and just barely finished it. Service was... More 

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Thank CherK528
Oceanside, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a good visit here. We all had hamburgers. Two of us are gluten free, so we had to make some special requests. All was good. I wish the server knew more about the menu and what would have been gluten-free.

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Thank Kathleen B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waffles were not as great as I expected, but everything else was great. I loved the pancakes and the servers were very nice. Overall good place and we went back the next day as well. The fried egg sandwich is also pretty good!

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Thank Emily P
Blairstown, New Jersey
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed a nice brunch and this was the perfect place. Charming diner and nostalgic atmosphere. Great staff. Great coffee. Great prices. Soda fountain too

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Thank Renae J
Cerritos
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Big portion size, great omelettes and hash browns, delicious biscuits and gravy. Lots of refills on coffee. Every one was happy and full!

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Thank Mary Ann C
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had breakfast a few times and ordered several different kinds of breakfast combinations. The service was fast, friendly, and always helpful. The food was plentiful and delicious. What a treat and a great way to start the day.

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Thank Dale F
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a classic little american diner, mismatched furniture and such. the food is homie and really delicious, we ordered a bunch of stuff and everything was very good. The bacon waffle was light airy and crispy and my husband's biscuit and gravy were some of the best we ever had. staff super sweet also great if you have... More 

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Thank MarianaDementshuk
Morro Bay, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The locals love this place. It's grown from one small cafe to three and it's still a locals favorite. Can be crowded on weekends but the wait is worth it. Good food and good prices make the Red Hut a good choice.

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Thank Terry D
Reno, Nevada
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I came across the Red Hut Cafe by accident... & I'm so glad we did. It's a little slice of (local) Tahoe heaven... a hole in the wall in the best sense of the word. The wait was minimal, the service incredible, & the coffee kept on coming. I had an omelette & my wife had the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I wanted to eat close to our hotel, so we visited The Red Hut Cafe. She ordered the BLT sandwich and I ordered the Red Hut Salad which is a BLT salad with turkey. Both our meals were delicious. Their chocolate malt was awesome according to my GF, and I had an IPA which hit the spot.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-8902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-1595

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?