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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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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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Napa, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the fish and chips and it was delicious. Very good food along with excellent service. Love the old style Tahoe atmosphere. Would definitely go back and try something different as the entire menu looks delicious.

Thank etrifecta
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried on previous trips, but it was always so crowded we never were able to try it out. Our last trip was the exception and we had a great time at the bar. Good lunch, good drinks, great atmosphere and friendly bartenders!

Thank Collette S
Tucson, Arizona
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263 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife decided to have the special of the day (per the restaurant's posting), a Reuben sandwich. The server took her order and came back several minutes later telling her that they did not have any rye bread, would she like to have it served on a different type of bread. She decided to order something else. Food was okay,... More 

1 Thank Richard H
Reno, Nevada
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

When visiting Tahoe city,Fanny bridge at the mouth of the Truckee river is the usual tourist stop.Right across the street is Bridgetender bar and grill.After driving past it many times we stopped and had a late lunch.After being seated within a few minutes and checking out the menu the waiter took our order.We ordered a Hawaiian teriyaki burger and a... More 

Thank James S
Tahoe City, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Great service, food is very good. Location is right across from Chamber of Commerce making it easy to check out what's going on that month.

Thank Vivian2415
Incline Village, Nevada
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230 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Very popular burger place, salads, appetizers, beer/wine, bar. Atmospheric tahoe lodge feel with lots of old barn wood, relics of past hanging on the walls, wait staff not uniformed well but were friendly and very helpful, "watering hole" atmosphere, no TV, parking adequate, prices $10 range, portions large. Always a stop after skiing.

Thank SamB29
New forest
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155 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

This is a lively bar on the outskirts of Tahoe city. Well decorated, with an excellent section of veggie burgers and beers, great atmosphere.

Thank OwlNewforest
Sacramento, California
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254 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Had lunch on a busy Saturday. 20 minute wait, lively helpful servers. Good burgers the waffle fries very good for hungry kids. Nice beer selection bloody Mary's looked awesome.

Thank barongruda
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Came here with a big group of friends who raved about the Elk Burger, so I was super excited for this place, but it just let us down. Most of us ordered the fabled Elk Burger but the patty was pretty dry and overcooked, the bun was lacklustre and the sauce didn't save it. The sides were OK but the... More 

Thank mackaroni
San Francisco, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2016

Every year since 1997 my wife and I have been going there every summer with some friends. The last three years it has been crap. Ordered the burgers medium and they come to us like shoe leather. A bacon burger has bacon that looks like it has been on the grill for an hour. Three times of crappy lunch year... More 

1 Thank Willie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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?