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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

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65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3342
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Santa Clarita, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bridgetender is located next to the Truckee river, with a great view of the river and the best burgers and cold beer at Lake Tahoe. With outside dining it's hard to beat it..

Thank PatGalvin24
Sacramento, Ca
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband ordered a hamburger, cooked medium well. When it arrived it looked quite charred on the outside, which we thought meant that it indeed was medium well. The first half of the hamburger was slightly rare, but the more into the middle of it he ate, the rarer it was, almost uncooked. By then he had eaten half of... More 

Thank Alexbutleavemealone
San Anselmo, California
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For great burgers and fries with real man portions, this is the place. With a real rustic log cabin buiding, the overhead is low here and they pass those savings on through low prices. The variety of burgers and sandwiches is broad. So, you can eat healthy here, too. The salad selections have grown over the past 2 decades. And,... More 

Thank Bruce415453
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming place near the Truckee River. The patio is fantastic. It's great for families! They have one of the best burgers in town. Great fries and onion rings too.... It's a must if you are in town.

Thank Lynn F
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant during our visit to Squaw Valley Resort during the July 4th week. To our surprise, the food was very tasty and the service was excellent. I recommend ordering the chicken wings and ribs with the sauce on the side.

Thank Paul V
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside next to the river. We really enjoyed the outdoor setting. The service was very good. We didn't have any food, but the beer selection was good and the beer was cold!

Thank Dovie
Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on West lake Boulevard and 89 in the back next to Truckee River Great burgers, also great place to stop for a night cap

Thank J S
Martinez, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a burger. It was tasty but took s LONG time. Not a lot of patrons either. Not sure what was going on. It seems like a cool place but maybe it just wasn't our day. The waitress was sweet but not the most attentive. It does have a neat location if your bicycling into the area. Not... More 

Thank Lizzi G
Santa Barbara, California
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167 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rolled into town from Santa Barbara to get a salad, and stayed for a great beer and atmosphere. Like many great Western taverns this one is relaxed, happy, outgoing, and lots of different sorts of folk getting along just fine.

Thank expectquality1942
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We split the Bacon Bleu and it was awesome. Burgers are huge, 8 oz patties. Service was quick and super friendly. Made for a nice break for lunch.

Thank kleinstars

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Bar, Mexican, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?