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American River Cafe

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15 Highway 50, Stateline, NV 89449-9818
+1 775-588-6611
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of us went for breakfast and walked away stuffed. The portions are exceptionally large and the service was great, hot coffee, and constantly being checked on. Give it a try!

Thank truckerdan2016
El Dorado Hills, California
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565 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the Wandering Yank here. On a recent with a couple of old friends, after a show we were looking for dinner at Harrah's, nothing fancy, and we found this. Good choice! Why, you ask? Prompt and friendly service, bright and pleasant surroundings (lots of trees...), pretty good food (ribeye steaks and prime rib for us), and very reasonable prices... More 

Thank Mark M
Alameda, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service and food has declined over the years, just like the hotel itself. I remember when the place first opened and how nice it use to be, but now it is so different. I felt sorry for the 60 year old woman serving us. It's not her fault, but she had too many tables and it seemed like she... More 

Thank joetahoe1974
Sacramento, California, United States
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast menu is now only about 6 choices and way overpriced. I wanted some breakfast but only got a sample of breakfast as the menu now is just one page and has all 3 meals on it. I gave an extra star to my rating as the coffee was amazing!

Thank Jason A
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My vegetarian omelet was ok but heavy on the stomach. My wife did not like her breakfast and my teenage son like the steak and eggs but then....felt sick. The place is very noisy, it is located in the basement and with fake forest décor felt both depressing, dusty and idiotic. You have to wait in line to enter and... More 

Thank Michael J
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had the worst service EVER. The e waitress ignored us and another table next to us. She was nowhere to be found. Didn't even ask what we wa n Ted to drink for a food 15 min. My husband finally got us and got his own water. Then when it was time to go she never gave us... More 

Thank Shannon T
Glendale, California
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339 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It was snowing and this was the only option in Harrahs besides the food court. We ordered clam chowder which we couldn't finish, it tasted like canned soup that was over cooked, and fish and chips that were very oily. The service was better than the food.

Thank blubs99
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Good food and fast service. Sandwiches are great. Breakfast is also good there. We ate there twice while in Tahoe.

Thank Sharon R
San Diego
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

we always eat here when we're visiting South Lake Tahoe and staying at Harrah's. This time, no different. we came in for breakfast and ended up sharing their special breakfast of the Mountain Breakfast, which was more than enough for sharing, even with a side of extra eggs. Service was great, Marjorie was our waitress and she was quick with... More 

Thank sandiegoheidi
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160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The country fried steak and eggs are good. Almost anything here won't disappoint. The service is hit or miss but generally could use some improvement.

Thank Steve J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Highway 50, Stateline, NV 89449-9818
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)  >  Stateline
  • Phone Number: +1 775-588-6611

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