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Ernie's Coffee Shop

1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
+1 530-541-2161
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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6:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
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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
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We eat here on a regular basis and are happy to see that the recent change in ownership has not changed anything. Very good to excellent food in a busy location. Probably the best and most consistent breakfast/brunch offering at Lake Tahoe. We've never had...More

Thank Len T R
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This Tahoe restaurant is more than a "coffee shop". I spend a lot of time in the Tahoe Basin, and a friend who is a local highly recommended this place. Its breakfast and lunch only, and usually has people waiting . So I tried it...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We enjoyed breakfast at the counter, and were VERY impressed with the attentive staff, awed by the SUPER clean restaurant, and enjoyed an Excellent meal. Obviously the owner cares about every part of their business, and has impress the importance of these things on every...More

Thank BrianKSanDiego
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I get into Ernie's about once a month. It's always good food with a good atmosphere. Their sandwiches are large so bring an appetite or you'll need a to go box! Their club sandwich and burgers are great!

Thank Dainer B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Breakfast was outstanding, piping hot and so incredibly delicious - Ernies was very busy, but the service was very, very fast- I was worried it would take forever, but I was pleasantly suprised when our breakfast was brought before I finished my 1st cup of...More

Thank DonRonD
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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