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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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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New forest
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145 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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235 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 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 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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 

Thank Willie W
Placerville, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Food was great. Atmosphere was lovely. Service left a lot to be desired. Really nice people serving, but seemed not to have an organizational plan. We had to stand up to flag someone down to even acknowledge us after 15-20 minutes. Then when we did have our order taken, it was a long wait for food. They were busy I... More 

Thank artlover1961
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped in after a long day of work in Olympic Valley. Ordered the Cajun Burger and loved every bite of it! The beer is nice and cold too. I'm a fan of trying local brews where ever I go and California has some of the best. Try the 805 Blonde or Racer IPA. Can't go wrong with this place.

Thank Robbie S
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stopped in at the Bridgetender for lunch after it was suggested by a friend. Clearly a great choice. The Cheeseburger was to die for. The atmosphere is fun and the wait staff and crew were informative and fun. Definitly recommend, then you can walk across the street and stroll down to the lake!

Thank Peggy S
Los Altos, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We arrived around noon after a couple of hours of bicycling. We ate at the outdoor tall top tables (choice of sun or shade) and enjoyed the casual collegial atmosphere. The service was friendly and quick! And the food was excellent - portions a bit on the large side. A nice beer selection and the Bloody Mary was terrific!

Thank Joan L
Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

She loves going to this restaurant. A laid back and casual personality. The service is very good, Food is great and if you enjoy beer many types to choose from.

Thank charles1379
Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lunch was very good and the bill was under $20.00 for two. The food was simple and tasty. They are noted for the burgers. Fish tacos were good.

Thank jamaplus

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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
US$7 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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?