A North Tahoe fixture since 1978, this humble diner still packs hungry crowds looking to kickstart the day with hearty, made-from-scratch breakfast dishes. Huevos rancheros and a signature smoked salmon omelet top the huge menu, which also includes a variety of eggs Benedict, pancakes, waffles, and freshly baked muffins. Lunch offers spicy black bean burgers, tuna melts, and other sandwiches and salads. Whatever you order, it's likely to be twice as much as you can comfortably put down in a sitting—oh, but you'll try. Count on a long wait on the weekends unless you get there early.