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River Grill

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55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-581-2644
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good, as was the service and the setting. The night we were there the soup was butternut squash. It was delicious. So was the grilled pork tenderloin with bourbon bbq sauce. This is worth a visit and we will return.

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Thank Mike K
Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent atmosphere with good prices and very good food. Friendly people/ service is nice, snacks, appetizers, and drinks served fast. Locals and out-of-town folks meet and experience life in this small town community.

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Thank moreiraj17
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

After a day of skiing at Northstar, we went to the river grill for the 5 to 6 PM happy hour. Excellent beers on tap and the apps were delicious and 50% off. And additionally you could order starters or soups or salads from the dinner menu for 25% off. It's a heck of a deal. We had enough apps... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Food was phenomenal at a very reasonable price. Drinks were equally reasonable. Great bar with fun people BUT be sure to get there before it even opens and stand in line to get a seat at the bar. shrimp tacos with a glass of chardonnay after a day of skiing is hard to beat!!! wish I lived closer but can't... More 

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Thank Tricia F
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We came here over the President's Day week, aka Ski Week, when all of Tahoe is crowded. River Grill was able to accommodate our group of 12 and the service was very good. They have a kids menu, good wine selection, and lots of fresh entrees to choose from. Several in our group really enjoyed the pear and Gorgonzola salad... More 

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Thank divekaren
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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291 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Our second time at River Grill. Pleasant venue with good appetizers. Doesn’t have the views of many of the Tahoe lakeside restaurants but never the less the service is excellent. We found the dinner food quality to be just OK but considering the prices our take is regrettably the River Grill just doesn’t pass the value test. Nice place, along... More 

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Walnut Creek, Ca
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We just happened to be able to get here at 5 PM when they open and there were already three people at the bar. I think they were friends of the bartenders. in any case, my husband love their margarita and we split their Johnny burger which was on the happy hour menu. My husband has not been eager to... More 

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Thank AvidTraveler48
Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We spent a memorable Christmas Eve with our two children! The company and the food- incredible! Can't wait to get back!

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Thank coleen V
Tahoe City, California
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went here after not coming here for about 5 years, as that dinner five years ago was just ok, especially because of the amount spent. This time the food was better, although not stellar (so it went from OK to good). I think four out of our party of six thought the food was great. I had the squash... More 

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1 Thank SusanMcK
Tahoe City, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Good food, atmosphere, and service! The halibut special and the butternut squash soup were favorites for this visit. Attentive service from the waitstaff. A very popular place inTahoe City.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-581-2644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?