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All 54 Tahoe City Restaurants

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3342
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Ranked #9 of 54 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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English first
Huntington Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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