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River Grill

) #5 of 41 Restaurants in Tahoe City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-581-2644
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (13 reviews)
“corn chowder” (3 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviews (182)
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a truly amazing dining experience here. From beginning (prawns) to middle (corn chowder) to end (salmon and braised short ribs) everything was perfectly prepared and presented. We ate on a patio overlooking the Truckee river on a perfect first day...More

Thank Al T
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Second visit in the last year and I was looking forward to this visit. Menu changes with what is fresh and good. Service is attentive. Drinks are excellent. It's always busy so a reservation is a good idea.

1  Thank TerryfromToledo
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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.

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 13 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.

1  Thank moreiraj17
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...More

2  Thank Steven T
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...More

Thank Tricia F
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...More

Thank divekaren
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...More

2  Thank jax14fun
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...More

Thank AvidTraveler48
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!

Thank coleen V
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Nearby Attractions
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.16 km away
Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area
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1.51 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kathy M
I would like to make a reservation for Saturday, Jan. 14th at 7:00 for 6. It is a birthday party. How do I do it?
14 January 2017|
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Response from HF-SantaFe | Reviewed this property |
The River Grill is particularly good at calling back to discuss the time & date of the reservation. Just call and leave your number.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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