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Bert's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Cafe, Diner
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1146 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6201
+1 530-544-3434
07:00 - 14:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My wife,daughter and myself were on our way out of South Lake Tahoe and decided to stop here for breakfast (based on other positive Trip Advisor feedback). Restaurant is conveniently located off hwy 50 just before the"Y" Parking is a bit tight if its busy. Inside we found a crowd of people waiting and about a 30 min wait. We... More 

Thank Shannon O
Palm Springs
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337 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Bert’s is a locals breakfast-lunch hangout – it used to be Ernie’s, before Ernie’s moved down the road a ½ mile or so, and the old joint was rebranded Bert’s…cute huh? Anyway the interior is exactly the same – has been for many years – a simple narrow rectangular building with booth seating and a small counter, maybe 80 total... More 

Thank Neal S
Burlington, Vermont
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249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you're interested in a yummy, hearty breakfast, try Bert's Cafe. It will keep you fueled while on the mountain, whether backpacking, hiking, skiing or snowboarding. We tried the Eggs Benedict with Corned Beef Hash, the Eggs Benedict with Crepes, and a Yogurt, Fruit & Granola combo. We had to take some home for a late morning snack!

Thank GlobalVillage
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Order the Eggs Benedict, my son had the blueberry pancakes. Building is old but the service and food is great!

Thank Utahwatsons
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here for lunch and really liked the food. The building is quite old and not very large but the service is good and the food was tasty. I knew it was going to be good because there were only a few tables available. Seems to be a popular place. Stop by and enjoy the food but don't have... More 

Thank Apofire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We happened to stop by Bert's Cafe on our way out of Lake Tahoe and were pleasantly surprised! It looks like a simple diner but the food was incredibly tasty. Pancakes were soooo moist, soft and fluffy, I think it's the best I've ever had.

Thank Yun Qing C
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Fresh honest food cooked to perfection. Beautiful eggs Benedict and Hash browns So much better than the big chains provide

Thank JSMHoppy
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a whim- had a good basic breakfast menu- enjoyed it- plenty of people stopped by to pick up their to go food also.

Thank Spark0655
Zephyr Cove, Nevada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

, love breakfast here.. everything is fresh and fantastic.. always eat when on this side of town.. portions are huge!!

Thank 1tahoeday
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I came to Bert's on my first day in Tahoe and I was blown away. The service was incredible and the food .... My oh my. I had a club sandwich, it was huge and probably the best sandwich I have ever had. I was so impressed I decided to go back and have the Bert sandwich and yet again... More 

Thank Felicity B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1146 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-3434

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