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“Fried Chicken” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Water Grille

Big Water Grille
341 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451-9271
775-833-0606
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Country Club
Mountain View, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Fried Chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Ignore the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. Ignore the great bar. Ignore the wonderful service. This guy knows how to make fried chicken. OMG! The best fried chicken ever. So so very very good.
Also liked the pear salad with butter lettuce but the Fried Chicken was the best. I heard he uses his Momma's recipe. I will drive up just to have some more of that chicken.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“A Very Fine Choice in Incline Village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

For some fine dining, just a couple of minutes away from the main strip in Incline Village, the Big Water Grille is an excellent choice. You'll enjoy some views of Lake Tahoe while sipping a very nice Argentinean malbec and being served by an efficient and attentive wait staff. The poached bosc pears and butter lettuce is a great starter, and the roasted Berkshire pork chop is a good choice for your entree. But make sure to save room for dessert -- the lemon cheesecake was by far the best cheesecake I've ever had, and the key lime martini complements it very well.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Encinitas, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great mountain views and nice menu.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Big Water Grill is located just outside the town up the mountain with spectacular mountainside views. The service was friendly, menu varied and food was good. While we ordered entrees we saw the couple next to us ordered hamburgers that had to be four inches tall.

Visited May 2013
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Los Gatos, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Restaurant Great; Bar too Noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We've eaten at Big Water before and the bar noise has always been a problem. But last night was just too much. Why they don't put up a wall between the dining area and bar is just puzzling to me. Hardly anyone was in the dining area. Crossing this off our list even though the food is good and the view is wonderful.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Incline Village, Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Probably the Best Restaurant In Incline Village...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have lived in Incline Village for a while and have noticed the Big Water Grille on the way up to Diamond Peak Ski slope and finally checked it out it out recently....everything we tried on the menu was an out of the park experience. You get a panoramic view of the lake, nice atmosphere excellent wine list, unique menu items and great desserts. There are other high end restarants in Incline that cost as much or more, but they can't deliver on the food like Big Water did last night. If you're used to really fine dinning from a large metro area, definitely put this place on your list while visiting Incline Village. Expect to pay between 40 to 70 dollars per person if you get appetizers wine and dessert , but I'm telling we all left the place wearing big smiles!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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