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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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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338 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
South Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great hambergers. brew. chili. the wait staff is a pleasure. service is always prompt. the video poker machines are very stingy. So maybe your luck will be better. A have to drop in place while in SLT...

Thank steve n
Hoover, Alabama
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here 3 times during our stay in lake tahoe. The first day the service was slow. On our other 2 visits the service was great. The food is good.

Thank bamba
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went to this place because it was the only place that was open for breakfast. Got the ham and cheese omelet. It was horrible, way too much ham, big thick chunks of ham... my brothers Denver omelet was the same, too much ham. Wonton soup my son ordered was horrible. Slow service . And the sad part is we waited... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Extensive menu with great variety. Something for everyone here. Food was pretty good and the staff was excellent. Great for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Russell B
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

the staff was very friendly and helpful. the decor was nice you had the feel of dining in a forest by a stream.i had chicken fried steak and eggs. a little better than dennys but not much.

Thank steve h

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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, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?