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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 55 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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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place has a good menu, with lots of well-prepared choices to pick from. Nice seating outdoors when the weather's good. But, I had heard from a friend that they make their own clam chowder, and it was "the best, anywhere." Me, being a clam chowder lover--and very hard to please when it comes to good chowder--I found this dish... More 

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Folsom, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My friends and I stumbled upon this gem on a drive around Lake Tahoe last weekend. They were Octoberfesting just across the highway, and these guys were packed on a Saturday afternoon, but they did a commendable job. Really fast food (and nom nom) and pretty quick beverages. Just a perfect spot with the patio right beside the river. Felt... More 

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Wheatland, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I stopped for lunch after checking out the Octoberfest across the street. He realized after we walked up that he had eaten there before while driving around Tahoe. He recommended the BBQ pork sandwich so that is what I ordered. I got it with cheese and avocado on top which was tasty. He ordered the Elk burger... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

After hiking all day we stopped here for lunch. They have a cute patio right on the river with a small bar and lunch tables. We had the Avocado Burger with onion rings and the Chicken Strips. We were very hungry but we could not eat even half of our food. The quality was so poor. It tasted like everything... More 

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Lincoln, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Mexican

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