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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3342
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Ranked #10 of 54 restaurants in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Bridgetender Tavern and Grill, also known as The BT, serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. We have outdoor patio seating in the summer along the Truckee river. Join us for the best Burgers and Bloody Marys in Lake Tahoe! Featuring all you can drink Mimosas for Breakfast (Friday - Sunday).
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

River patio is to the west of the parking lot and has a separate host/hostess to check in with if you want to sit out there. We had beer, a Moscow mule, beer battered onion rings (yum!), burgers (great!) and Hawaiian pork sliders (yummy!). Great spot off the Truckee River and really chill. Was a great end to our day... More

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San Jose, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went on a Sunday night, and it was modestly crowded. There were unoccupied patio tables that were not yet cleared from the last customers, but we were told that the patio wait would be over 30 minutes (?), but inside seating was immediate. Although we did not see anyone else waiting, we sat inside. The food was good, but... More

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Camarillo, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived on a busy Fri night. There was a 30 minute wait for the lakeside patio, but we took the option to sit outside near the street. Service was very good. We enjoyed the fried zucchini, elk burger, turkey melt and tater tots. The burger was another story -- it was ordered med-rare, but was served well done, bordering... More

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our large party of 8 all tried burgers and we were not disappointed. There are several versions to choose from and a good beer menu to go with them. Don't miss the tater tots and garlic fries.

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Don't visit Bridgetender for the food, but enjoy it for the atmosphere (we sat on the patio). It's crowded, good people watching, and the river is right there.

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Encino
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Family lunch experience- our first visit here & came off a recommendation. We enjoyed the meal...teriyaki chicken sandwich was pretty good. Our server wasn't the friendliest (to say the least), but the view of the Truckee River was pleasant & overall a nice place to hang for lunch. Not a to-die-for meal by any means...but a fun lunch spot in... More

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wonderful boyfriend took me rafting down the Truckee and then he wanted to take us for a relaxing meal for my 50th birthday on July 12th and after looking up several restaurants in the area we decided this looked like a good place but I was really taken back after arriving. We went to the outside bar area to... More

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California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After visiting the little museum across the street, Bridgetender was on the short list of lunch suggested by the museum's staff. We followed their suggestion and ordered the Bleu Cheese and Bacon Burger and as the menu states the BCBB "says it all"--it was quite tasty. It was a bustling lunch hour and they were already sold out of the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The atmosphere is very casual and it is close to the main attractions in the "downtown" area. The prices are good and the selection of burgers, sandwiches and beer was great too. The food is fresh and not too greasy.

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Clarksville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped here prior to taking the tubing trip down the Truckee River. The service was pretty good and the food was delicious for American Pub type food. We all had either a burger or chicken sandwich. What I liked was that the restaurant at least attempts to offer healthy substitutions like wheat buns and side salads. Everything was tasty... More

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