Bridgetender Tavern and Grill
The Bridgetender is "the" spot for a burger and a beer anywhere in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas. Located on the bank of the Truckee River near the Y in Tahoe City, this is a local's favorite and is known by many that visit the area. You cannot drive down the west shore without passing this infamous and historic restaurant. They originally opened in 1977 on the other side of Hwy 89 near the Tahoe Dam and after the lease ran out after 25 years they relocated across the street. The new building still has the same feel and cozy atmosphere as the old Bridgetender and now offers patio service in the summer months. They offer tasty appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, their awesome burgers and even a few Mexican items. A full bar is available with spirits, wine and beer, and many visit just for the Bloody Marys. Enjoy a comfortable setting any time of the day.