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“Great burgers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

Bridgetender Tavern and Grill
65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3342
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Ranked #11 of 55 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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).
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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159 reviews 159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
“Great burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Bridgetender is worth a detour if you want a great burger in an informal (OK, rustic and funky) atmosphere. Great outside seating in summer, cozy inside in winter. Wood booths, odd wall decorations, a bit dark, usually a noisy but good-natured bar scene, on the young and athletic side.. We were there on a quiet week night in late September, the first of several times that we've been there that we haven't had a wait for a table. Bacon cheeseburger with onion rings, Swiss burger (Swiss cheese, bacon, avocado) with waffle fries (more crispy than regular fries). Burgers were cooked to order. Beer list could be better, but the Fat Tire on draft was just fine. I think there are other things on the menu, but why bother looking? When you need a burger fix this is the place to be.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mountain View, California
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291 reviews 291 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Cozy, attentive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice locals joint, decent food and service. Racer 5 on tap, pretty snappy even when busy, so that's above average for the area. (Tahoe area service can be brutal.)
Fried fish and chips were very good.
Salad was VERY average.
Fun place. :^)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“a year round choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

In the summer, lunch on the patio at the Bridgetender is always fun and delicious. In winter, eating inside is cozy and welcoming. You can't go wrong with this choice. Good food, great service.

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh
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“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

While staying at Stateline, we took a drive around the lake. Stopped in Tahoe City and had lunch at Bridgetender. Best food of our trip. Next time we plan on staying in Tahoe City.

Visited August 2013
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Sonoma, California
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Right on the Truckee River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a great locals and visitors spot to eat. If you're lucky you can get a seating outside and overlook the Truckee River. Their fish tacos are great. Eating in the dining room is fine too.

Visited September 2013
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