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Big Water Grille

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341 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451-9271 (Country Club)
775-833-0606
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view of the Lake

Just down the road from Diamond Peak, great place to grab a few drinks and relax. A bit unfortunate they don't open earlier!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
eatsleepworkrepeat
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Canada
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Incline Village, Nevada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit BWG often. I like the early bar menu before the dining room opens. Great burgers and fish & chips! The fried chicken, though, is my favorite. Just like Mom's.

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Thank brugan226
Redwood City, California
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seems Big Water Grille must survive on its view; it's hard to imagine it can survive on the food. Our party of four started with decent cocktails in front of the lounge fireplace. Nice. We got a window front table, which I imagine has a great view by day. By night, we had no view to cover up the... More 

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1 Thank P0pad
Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just down the road from Diamond Peak, great place to grab a few drinks and relax. A bit unfortunate they don't open earlier!

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Thank eatsleepworkrepeat
New Mexico
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287 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We booked an early table and enjoyed fleeting yet beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. Ambiance is excellent and tables spaced to allow some privacy. Our servers were attentive and helpful. The artichoke starter was nicely flaky and artistic but lacked flavor character. My wife was pleased with the spaghetti squash soup which was warm, rich, and filling. The browned outer... More 

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1 Thank BrianTravelholic
Los Gatos, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food is consistently excellent. I visit this place a few times a year. The wine list is good and spans a range from casual dining to auspicious events. The menu changes every few months and they've been on a roll for the last few years, every dish has been a winner. The bar is a good option for a... More 

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Thank Tim N
Los Angeles
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

High above incline near Diamond Peak Ski Area, Big Water Grill offers panoramic views though the trees to Lake Tahoe's spectacular shoreline. I prefer dining in the Bar. There are high top tables and a great atmosphere. Service is so...so especially on locals night when things are a bit overwhelming for the staff. The dining room is a bit cold... More 

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1 Thank bonmec
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Went here with the family while staying down the hill at the Hyatt. Food selections where good and prices reasonable. Drinks were really good priced. Service was good. The restaurant is not in the Village so you need to drive to it, but it is only 10 minutes up the hill. When you make your reservation request the patio.

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Thank Dan H
Incline Village, Nevada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Their Manhattan up is a fine start to dinner. The tuna poke, salmon filet, and duck breast are prepared and served as they should be. Flawlessly.

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Thank Ray B
Billericay, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Firstly this place is worth it for the view, but it's not all about that is it. We could stand next to the place and get the view... The food is good - not too good for vegetarians but there was a choice on both nights we went. So why only 4 stars? Well, awesome first night - 5* all... More 

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Thank Rob35t
South Jersey
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife just stopped in here tonight for dinner 10/16/15. I have to say that right off the bat it was stellar. We got seated by the window and got to watch a beautiful sunset. They brought out the bread first which was delicious. We both ordered the New York steak which was cooked to perfection. How they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 341 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451-9271
    (Country Club)
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)  >  Incline Village
  • Phone Number: 775-833-0606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?