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Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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259 Kingsbury Grade, Zephyr Cove, NV 89449-9804
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for casual dining, good food and reasonable prices? This is your place. Bacon blue cheese burger was awesome, sweet potato fries, blue cheese/bacon/potato salad quite tasty. Draft beer a little less than $4/pint. Would not recommend the ice tea. Service friendly. Fish tank a novelty: look for the eel in the bottom. Inside and patio seating. Highly recommended!

Thank Susan C
Surprise, Arizona
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206 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I can't give it anymore than average as we did not eat. The service was friendly & atmosphere was relaxed. Outdoor patio is inviting and the large salt water fish tank is a nice touch. We did look at the menu and it is simple fare; sandwiches, salads, appetizers, etc. Good selection of tap beers. My guess is it is... More 

1 Thank pittsburgh82
Eagle, Idaho, United States
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Eating at Mott Canyon Tavern has been a tradition for my sisters on their first night in Tahoe for our annual family vacation. This was my first time arriving on the same day as them and I got to experience the friendly staff, tasty food, easy-going atmosphere, and great selection of alcoholic beverages. It was enjoyable to sit and chat... More 

Thank solsen1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Big fan of Mott. Only reason it gets 4 stars is because it can get loud in there making it hard to talk but that is a minor issue. Place has tons of room and is non smoking so you can take your kids there. Good amount of TV's for sports. Not a ton to overwhelm your senses but enough... More 

Thank Tony S
Davis, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try Mott Canyon Tavern and Grill based upon the reviews and proximity to our condo. Upon arrival, we were greeted and seated by a pleasant woman bartender/waitress. We quickly realized that we had a very difficult time having a conversation over the very loud music and very loud guys sitting at the bar. We couldn't hear the... More 

Thank Jim G
Columbia, South Carolina
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

We ate twice at Mott Canyon Tavern during our week in South Lake Tahoe. Our first time was on the way into town from Reno for lunch and the second was for dinner on St. Patrick's Day. Both times, we found the staff to be very friendly and attentive. Atmosphere is good with typical small town bar charm. Beer selection... More 

Thank Will B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

This neighborhood bar & grill has good food, long hours, and is clean. It's our local stop when we are looking for food at an off time (usually late). The menu has a big variety with some healthier options. Very casual, occasionally loud, TV's, fish tank. Table spacing makes this a good place to meet up with friends for conversation... More 

Thank Greta H
Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We went there for brunch. Based on the reviews our expectations were high. The reality is that it is a decent place with decent food, nothing exceptional.

Thank SKG109
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

The food was really good. We both enjoyed our prime rib sandwiches. I liked the Blue Cheese Potato Salad a lot. The young lady who waited on us started off well. Took our order and seemed alright to start. She never came back to check on us. Asked for a box to take home the remains of very large sandwiches--... More 

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Noah W, Owner at Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill, responded to this review

Morning ChinaLake1- At Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill, Customer Service is unbelievably important to us. So when we see that a customer has not received the best customer experience ever, we need to investigate immediately. After reading your review, i wanted to get some additional details if i may. Can you please provide me with what the name of the... More 

portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Great friendly service from our bartender. Even when he got slammed he still made time for us out of towners (this is a locals bar). Good menu with a few surprises...calm relaxed atmosphere. Nice place to grab an afternoon pint. Late night menu and two for one drink special s.

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Noah W, Owner at Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill, responded to this review

Cascadians - Thank you for your business and your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Mott Canyon Tavern & Grill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Kingsbury Grade, Zephyr Cove, NV 89449-9804
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)  >  Zephyr Cove
  • Phone Number: 17755888989
Great Food, Drinks, Warm Friendly Atmosphere and Excellent Customer Service We complement our great food with a full bar with premium brands in the well, 13 ice cold beers on tap, a giant granite fireplace in the winter and a sunny outdoor patio in the summer. Happy Hour is every day from 4 - 6 pm and 12 - 4 am. All day everyday we have a special "Beer of the Day" and "Drink of the Day". We also, serve a full menu every day from 11am to 3am

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