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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

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Mexican, American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food in relaxing setting

After taking our time along the scenic Lake Donner and Lake Tahoe, this was a relaxing place to stop for coffee and a snack.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Jane M
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Willimantic, Connecticut, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Willimantic, Connecticut, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

After taking our time along the scenic Lake Donner and Lake Tahoe, this was a relaxing place to stop for coffee and a snack.

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fremont, ca
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186 reviews 186 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Came here on a recommendation. I had the "elk burger" and my wife had two types of taco's; carne asada and pulled pork. Both were very good. I had a beer and my wife had a margarita with Hornitos tequila. Would recommend, very friendly, helpful staff and a good menu. No Happy Hour though, but bar was busy anyway

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place has a really great atmosphere with a bar area at one end and then traditional cabin style dining at the other. The waitresses were wonderful and extremely attentive to our group. The appetisers are huge and best to share, we over ordered but tried our best to finish the lot!

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Incline Village, Nevada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I usually stop at the Bridgetender when I'm cruising the Truckee River Trail- they have a great selection of burgers and a fully stocked bar. In the summertime it's nice to hang out on the deck next to the river.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good locals bar with good burgers. Good bar and great service. On the river food and wine in the summer. Can be crowded on the weekends. No reservations.

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Richardson, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This seems to be a local's hotspot. The burgers were VERY good. The service was a little slow, but that could have been because the place was full. We will definitely be back.

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Modesto, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great little cozy place. This was our 3rd time visiting over the last few years. One of our favorite little pit stops while traveling around the lake sight seeing. Cafe and Pub style food. We've tried both breakfast & lunch menu items. Haven't had bad food or service yet. LOVE their Spicy Bloody Marys.

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Huntington Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Each of us ordered something different and all really liked the food. Our server was attentive and really good at serving. Among her special services, she knew my grandson really wanted chicken tenders but the food delivery had not yet arrived. He ordered a cheese burger instead. A few minutes later, she came back and discreetly asked my son-in-law if... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a good burger and fries place with the kids. Don't expect super fresh stuff. Quality is meh...Better options in town.

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Green Valley
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We've eaten lunch here twice. Once in the Fall and again in winter. Kind of your basic pub food but with some different twist. Very tasty. Can be very crowded around noon, so either come early (11:30 ish) or later.

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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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