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“Fantastic Spot w/ Hearty Food”

The Beacon Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We enjoyed our 1st lunch of the trip here, sitting out on the patio near the shore. It was a bit cool, so a lunch of clam chowder in a bread bowl & beef stew were welcomed with open mouths. Both were fantastic. The chowder was really unique, but still very good. I think they added some rosemary and other spices that made it different. I also had a CA Turkey Sandwich that was nice w/ some addictive fries.

Thank rootabena
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

It's the atmosphere that sets the Beacon apart from other places in the South Lake Tahoe area. It is located right on the lake at the rear of the Camp Richardson Resort - an exceptionally scenic and tranquil setting that will have you relaxed and appreciating the beauty of the lake even before you have your first Rum Runner. And very relaxed after your second. Live music on many summer afternoons (which we missed), but the peace and quiet of the lake while dining in evening hours is preferable anyway.
The food is certainly good, not great. Pretty diverse dinner menu.The fried calamari appetizer ($17) is always good but can be slightly greasy on occasion. Excellent salads and very tasty tacos on this visit. The Rum Runners (the Beacon's specialty drink) are always good. But it is the view, scenery and pleasant staff that make the Beacon such a nice destination. It's a great place to remind you why you came out to Tahoe in the first place.

Thank 502Tim
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with my 87 yr old mom, her friend and my sis. The restaurant was more than accommodating, getting us a table outside and a place for her walker. She had the lamb. Excellent. I had fish tacos, yummy! And the burgers with garlic fries didn't disappoint. We split the strawberry salad 3 ways! Very generous portion.

Thank Debbi H
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 2:00 and still had to wait 45 minutes for a table. They said you could wait at the sand pit, which was small and very crowded. Had to wait in line at the bar to get a rum runner which was "on special" for $8.00. I ordered a mojito for $10. The 3 mint leaves in the drink were brown and the drink was syrup sweet. Exchanged it for a margarita which was better. We ordered fish and chips and mahi tacos. The fish and chips was overdone and dry. Mahi tacos were good but not much mahi on them.
Beautiful view but better places to eat by the water. Parking is $10, But you get a $10 credit on food if you spend $35.

Thank Jill B
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Our meal here tonight was good! Our service was great! Our view was pretty! This restaurant was a happening place to be. We have no complaints from our visit. We appreciate a local recommending it to us! Lots of people were swimming and using the beach! It would be a great place to eat play at beach then come in and eat! My husband really enjoyed his fish and chips. We really enjoyed our visit. I just wish it wasn't so crowded at Camp Richardson in general. A lot of people were on the beach and eating on dock.

Thank Katlyn T
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