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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

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Mexican, American, Barbecue, Pub
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65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3342
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice outdoor patio

Nice place to chill out by the river and get a good burger. Good value and friendly staff. Would recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice place to chill out by the river and get a good burger. Good value and friendly staff. Would recommend

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Atherton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a great place to end the day. Went for a long kayak ride on the lake & ended up here for burgers & beers. Super nice staff that made us feel like locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My family recently ate dinner at the Bridgetender. We were lucky enough to score a parking spot--that's big in Tahoe City. We continued our good fortune by getting a table outside by the creek. We had salads and the portions were generous and quite good. The prices were very fair. In and out in 45 minutes which was important to... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We love this place and always make a point to visit when in Tahoe. Food is very good, staff are friendly and the patio is very nice for lunch or dinner.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Strolled around Tahoe city, Kings Beach and Sands Harbor. Enjoyed clean beaches, restaurants. Thanks

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We always try to stop here when we are in the area. We enjoy the creek, the service and the food. Great place to re-energize.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best burgers ! And it can't get much better than sitting by the river. Our go to place to grab a bite after a day of biking or swing by after your Tahoe Treetop Adventure.

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Temecula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went here after spending the morning hiking. Heard that they had amazing fish tacos -- then found out they're made from cod (yuck) and served on flour tortillas (have the people in Tahoe never heard of corn tortillas?). The drinks are good (they have Pliney the Elder for the IPA fans out there). My daughter had a Kansas City burrito... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Well, we own a cabin close by. Because of this, we've eaten here probably a half dozen times over the past few years. It seems that no mater when we show up, the food is great, the atmosphere both inside and outside doesn't disappoint and the service is on par with about every other establishment on the lake. Now I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a long time favorite local and tourist hangout in Tahoe City. In the summer, if you can grab a spot at an outdoor table by the river, it's probably the best outdoor eating spot around. Great for families and singles, the food is regular California bar and grill food. This is a very popular place and gets crowded... 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: Mexican, American, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?