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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
Lincoln, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The parking lot was packed when we pulled in which we knew was a good sign. So we were pleasantly surprised when we got a table for 5 immediately. Looked like the bar was standing room only with locals watching sports. Even a bride and groom were celebrating at the bar. Loved the mountain tavern atmosphere. Our server was friendly,... More

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We really enjoyed our food here, came back a day later and ordered carryout bbq ribs to take back to our cabin in Tahoe Vista. The lemonade and vodka drink was terrific. Beautiful lication along the Truckee River and near the Tahoe Rim Trail.

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Best burger bun I've ever had! Lots of cheese, and the hand formed patty is bigger than the bun! When does that happen! Rustic atmosphere, big old timber chunky tables either sit riverside or inside. Our friends had the Bison burger - they enjoyed there's as well!

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Truckee, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

excellent atmosphere in the outdoor seating area in back, feels like your in a little tiki beach resort, but in the moutains on the river, GREAT. service is great, food is good, view is worth going.

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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