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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 #9 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
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Senior Contributor
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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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Midland, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just love to eat here. Offers up big portions of food. I had the CA Burrito, which was delicious. My husband had one of their well-known burgers. It's right by the river, which adds to its charm.

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Davis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I recently went there with my family and we all loved our meal! They had something for everyone, including my teenage brother and my gluten intolerant grandmother. I would go back there in a heartbeat!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you find yourself in or near Tahoe City, do NOT miss Bridgetender. Sit outside next to the Truckee River and enjoy the best burgers and appetizers in town. This is a "do not miss" location!!!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stopped here after a day on the lake to grab a snack to hold us over till our dinner reservation! Kids loved the soft fries pretzel bites and pizza, across the street from the lake and outside seating!

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Canton, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband, two adult sons and I were driving around Lake Tahoe to hike a bit and enjoy the views and we stopped at the Bridgetender for a late lunch on a gorgeous Saturday. Casual, comfortable place with real good food. We were seated immediately. I had an elk burger, which came with Monterey Jack cheese and a blueberry BBQ... More

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Hercules, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I have been going to North Shore Tahoe for the pass 40 years. The Bridgetender was our favorite place to eat up to Mother's Day. My wife always has the Fish and chips and I always have the St. Louie ribs. What a great disappointment we had this time. The ribs were so so, but the barbecue... More

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AndriaKay, Marketing Role at Bridgetender Tavern and Grill, responded to this review

Hi JoeFat, I am so sorry to hear about your experience at Bridgetender. We really do apologize for your disappointment in your meal. We hope that that will not be your last time at our restaurant and hope that you do join us again this summer and try another dish. Best, Andria More

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