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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

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Mexican, American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Pub
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65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3342
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Bridgetender Tavern and Grill, also known as The BT, serves Breakfast...
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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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Locals place.

This is a must experience for a summer visit to Tahoe. Great bar and grilled burgers. Outside seating is wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Anne S
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Tahoe City, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Tahoe City, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must experience for a summer visit to Tahoe. Great bar and grilled burgers. Outside seating is wonderful.

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WESTERVILLE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Parking is a little sparse, but the food and outdoor eating areas make up for it. Great food every time we have visited and a REALLY good Bloody Mary! Food is good and reasonably priced. Wait staff was nice and fun. Definitely a place to relax and enjoy a meal.

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Castro Valley, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

On our way home from North Lake Tahoe we stopped at Bridge Tender for lunch. They have two sections; the main restaurant and then the outside area next to the Truckee River. Both areas have the same menu and since the weather was so nice, we sat outside. I had the bison burger and my wife had a mushroom burger.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stopped in after a busy day - got to sit outside at the front of the restaurant, which we always like. We had a burger & the fish & chips. Both were prepared nicely & tasty. The beer was cold & went down easy. A nice, casual dining experience!

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

No view of the lake. They burned my burger. Waffle fries were cheesy and good. There are better options in town.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Tasty mushroom burger, great fries and relaxing atmosphere. Good for family or friends. Great service, nice staff. Heartily recommend.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Just good old fashioned quality dining experience for the family. Everyone loved their fries and burger or fried food, good drink selection, and atmosphere. Authentic roadside high country diner experience and the best waiter we could remember. Perfect service: not too much or too little and totally authentic person. Interesting first name that started with an S as I would... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very nice local restaurant, great place to take visitors to the area who don't want to eat at a "chain". I LOVE the fish tacos, but everything is good. Patio dining is very nice, especially when there is water flowing in the Truckee River. great service, highly recommend!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've been going to the Bridgetender for over a decade. It's on our to-do list every time we're in the area. The burgers cants be beat and the fried zucchini is out of this world good! If you're in town this is a MUST do!

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California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have been here many times...and 99% of the time, I have gotten a hamburger...they are delicious. This time I ventured away from the usual...and it was a big mistake. I ordered the St. Louis Ribs...and they were horrible. There were 8 on a plate and the first 4 were just OK. The ones under those were not even edible.... More 

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AndriaKay, Guest Relations Manager at Bridgetender Tavern and Grill, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about your experience with the ribs. This is very unusual and not the norm for our ribs. We will be making sure to check over each and every rib order to make sure this does not happen again. We hope that you do return and rate us on your next experience. We would love... More 

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Additional Information about Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

Address: 65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone Number: +1 530-583-3342
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-3342

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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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