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“Awesome view, great food”
Review of Big Water Grille

Big Water Grille
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Country Club
Tahoe City, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome view, great food”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Great food and a great staff. Somewhat pricey but in line with other North Tahoe restaurants, but better food here.

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Reno, NV
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“big water alright”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Views, views and pretty good food. Oh yeah, how about the view. It's just a little hard to find without gps but well worth the side trip. Actually it's right down the way to the Ski Incline parking lot. This is a favorite of Incline locals who want to get away from the tourist hoards.

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great view, great food”
Reviewed 7 August 2012 via mobile

We were a little skeptical after reading some reviews but were very pleased with everything. They offer small portions of most dinners and we chose those. Adequate but a bit pricey.

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great dining experience with majestic views.”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

During a recent trip to Tahoe, a friend recommended a sunset dinner at Big Water. We arrived early for our reservation, so we opted for a drink on the outside patio - dining was available outside with open seating. While the patio views were great, our outstanding waitress told us that our inside table had even a better view. She wasn't wrong as we were seated near the windows. The menu was solid - tried the ahi starter and the pork chop entree - both were winners. Some of the entrees have a small portion option which was welcomed by some in our party. Would definitely return and recommend highly - the sunset did not disappoint either.

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Brick, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“One of the best in northern Lake Tahoe!”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

We've eaten at some of the best restaurants in world, considering we live near NYC. We didn't expect much from Big Water Grille due to the fact that most places in Lake Tahoe serve flavorless food. Thankfully, Big Water Grille was fantastic! I had buffalo short ribs, which were so tender, no knife was needed! My husband had a smoked rib eye, and the quality of the meat was great, but he didn't like the smoke flavoring, it was too intense, unfortunately. The wait staff was great, and the place is beautiful. If we're ever in Lake Tahoe again, it's a place we'd visit again!

  • Visited July 2012
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