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Bridgetender Tavern and Grill

££ - £££American, ,
65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-3342
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“waffle fries” (24 reviews)
“elk burger” (17 reviews)
“tater tots” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
65 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed today

Great service, tasty food, big portions of classic American food and very reasonably priced. If your loo king for traditional American food, this is your place!

Thank Travelling_WNS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You might drive right by but if you look for it across the street from Gatekeeper museum, it’s well worth the food with indoor and outdoor seating. The food is very good

Thank Raiderwoman16
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bridgetender is always excellent, no matter what time of year. A casual restaurant with a wide range of food, including vegetarian. We always go for burgers and great beer, as that has been tradition for 40 years. The menu has expanded and the service is...More

1  Thank Jo M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Burgers! The only thing that I didn’t like were the Ribs, they were dry and there wasn’t much BBQ sauce.

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pub food - but good pub food. Also a good beer selection and ambiance. Place was very busy but staff were still friendly and helpful with good service levels. Would be back again on another adventure through Tahoe City.

1  Thank Aidan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our drive thru Tahoe City. Food was ok, no kids menu. If you are looking for bar food, stop here, otherwise not your place.

Thank AngieA99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner here after an afternoon rafting on the river (Truckee River Rafting), it is your basic bar/pub with decent burger and fries options and we enjoyed our meals. Service was a bit slow but the sever was pleasant and friendly, the food...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant. Perfect location next to the Truckee River. Parking is limited so plan on walking during peak times. The burgers were great and the outdoor bar is perfect is you don't feel like eating.

1  Thank Greatplacesnv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a couple of burgers and they were excellent. The waffle fries were good although a bit crispy (many people prefer crispy it is not my favorite :)

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We stopped for a late lunch on the recommendation by our Photography tour guide. I had the elk burger with Blueberry sauce and my husband had the bison burgers - we split an order of waffle fries. We both loved our burgers - they were...More

1  Thank Gina A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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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