Loved since 1959.

No really! We’ve been around for a while.

Red Hut Cafe Locations

Original Red Hut Cafe


2723 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, California


Red Hut Cafe Nevada


229 Kingsbury Grade
Stateline, Nevada


Red Hut Cafe Ski Run
Soda Fountain &
Ice Cream Parlor


3660 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, California


Red Hut Cafe & Soda Fountain Carson City


4385 South Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada


Our Story

In 1959, the old Donut Shop building at Stateline was moved about 2½ miles down to its current location in South Lake Tahoe and the original Red Hut Waffle Shop was opened. You can still see the original letters on the east side of the building. The owners, Mac and Lorraine, and their two daughters, Candy and Cheryl Lee, ran the operation, with Mac as chief cook and bottle-washer. Mac has passed on, but Lorraine still lives in Gardnerville, Nevada.  Mac would hide the next day’s bank in an old pair of cowboy boots above the freezer. If you look hard today, you might see a pair of boots in one of the Red Huts to remind us of our history…

Peace, Love and Waffles!

And a whole lot more. Come see why  ranks the Red Hut Cafe as one of Lake Tahoe’s Top Five restaurants.

“Shazam! The Red Hut Cafe at Ski Run & Hwy. 50 is Now Open for Dinner!”

Check out these menus for the Red Hut Cafes, our new delightful old fashion Soda Fountain & Ice Cream Parlor and our Speciality Coffees.

“Solid Local Joint”

“Solid local joint. Came here for breakfast and had the ‘Usual’ special (eggs, hashbrowns, one biscuit and gravy). Food looked and tasted great. All of the servers made you feel very welcome like you were a regular that came there every morning.”
Jeff A. – Tacoma, WA

So Much More Than Coffee

Coffee Bean

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You can have a delicious breakfast and lunch at any of our four locations. And at our Ski Run restaurant you also can enjoy dinner after your day on the Tahoe slopes, trails and beaches!

Coffee Bean

Icecream Bar & Soda Fountain

Yum! Compose your own favorite ice cream or cool off with a soda at our Ski Run and Carson City locations.

Coffee Bean

Where the Locals start their adventures

Locals have enjoyed coming here since 1959. Many adventures has started over breakfast at Red Hut!