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Rosie's Cafe

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571 North Lake Blvd.
Monday-Sunday 7:30-2:30 breakfast; 11-5 lunch; 5-10 dinner
Richard Manseau
125 + 60

Rosie’s Café, open “366 days a year,” features historic local style and homemade cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a full bar, and a small arcade upstairs for the kiddies. The décor inside features vintage bicycles, skis and poles, sleds, ski lift chairs, kids’ toys, and even a piece of the famous Tahoe Big Tree that used to stand in the middle of the road for so many years (the delight of the community, the bane of the snow plow crews!). With an affordably-priced menu, and selections to suit most every palate, Rosie’s remains a local favorite for a cozy lunch by their old stone fireplace under the rafters filled with reminders of bygone eras.

Breakfast feature classic eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, and a specialty Benedict known as the “Benecado,” featuring Eggs Benedict topped with avocado. The luncheon menu includes tamales, Quiche of the Day (a splendid, deep-dish piece of pie), soups and salads, and fish tacos, and pizza. The dinner menu boasts pot roast, roast turkey, filet mignon, chicken pot pie, fish and chips, and portabella mushroom ravioli. Classic American desserts, and a kids’ menu, complete the well-rounded offerings from Rosie’s.

An upstairs dining room is available for private parties, and seats up to 60. (On occasion, they have been known to close the whole place down for a private party rental!) With its friendly staff and warm, playful atmosphere, a meal at Rosie’s is hard to beat. And don’t forget to enjoy the arcade upstairs!

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