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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

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American, Mexican, Barbecue, 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • 22
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  • 8
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  • 5
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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
Popular burger place, "Tahoe Lodge atmosphere", with history everywhere.

Excellent bar. Nice seating booths and tables, lots of historical photos, everything about 8 to 12 bucks, good tasty food and portions large, service was the pits, waiters dressed like typical teenagers-lousy, parking adequate next to tahoe lake dam-water so low hasn't flowed since last spring

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SamB29
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Incline Village, Nevada
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Incline Village, Nevada
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent bar. Nice seating booths and tables, lots of historical photos, everything about 8 to 12 bucks, good tasty food and portions large, service was the pits, waiters dressed like typical teenagers-lousy, parking adequate next to tahoe lake dam-water so low hasn't flowed since last spring

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems like a local's favorite spot which generally is always a good sign. Drinks were not overpriced and the bar bites were yummy

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Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a great way to enjoy a break midway thru your day at the lake I love to drive around the lake stop at horse tail falls then walk down the trail to the lake to the Viking castle at emerald bay then on to the Bridge Tender great food try the bacon blue burger my farorite. Employees... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We arrived late and needed something to eat, so left the village to go to Bridgetender. It really hit the spot.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The service was good... I didn't really see children... The waiter recommended the waffle chili cheese fries and he was right on! So yummy and so naughty! I had the elk burger which I never tried before. I thought it was good. Not diet food, but good if you've got calories to burn on the slopes like i did!

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Homewood, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I have been eating at the Bridgetender for years. Their burgers are good and the atmosphere is nice. They also just added tater tots as a side option, which I really like. The one gripe I have about this place is that they don't have high chairs for toddlers. Seriously??!!! Every other restaurant in Tahoe has high chairs and welcomes... More 

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Thank Jace M
Tahoe City, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The Bridgetender has a very welcoming and cozy vibe. Bartenders and servers are friendly and attentive. Go in the summer to enjoy sitting outside on the patio by the river with a blended cocktail. Best burgers in town and the garlic waffle fries are really delicious!

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Thank Jaclyn W
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Your basic pub food. Good service from friendly waiters. Very casual. Roomy booths. Food could be better. Prices too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Food was good. Service was terrible. Drink was empty for over half of the meal. Burgers are half a pound, so plan accordingly.

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I used to live in the area and would eat here often. It was fun to people watch the tourists as they came to see "Fanny Bridge". In the past the staff was always attentive and friendly. This visit unfortunately we were not impressed! We had to flag down a server to order and the staff seemed to take turns... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: American, Mexican, Barbecue, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?