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The Beacon Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1900 Jameson Beach Rd, at Camp Richardson Resort, CA 96150
+1 530-541-0630
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat at a small bar and were immediately met by a friendly staff member. Lots of beer on tap and he let us sample before ordering a full pint. High def TVs were great for Saturday afternoon basketball games. Electric atmosphere, lots of cheering fans in the bar. You MUST try their Rum Runner !! Great hiking along the... More 

Thank 118thomash
South Lake Tahoe, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The RUMRUNNER is dangerously delicious - I enjoyed the beachside dining and music- everyone was just having a relaxing Great Lake Tahoe time- it's also a spot locals hang, so if you want other "to do's" at Tahoe - they're there to help! I Love it there!

Thank DonRonD
Queensbury, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every seat in the restaurant has an amazing view of the lake. We waited about 30 minutes on a Saturday about 2:00. The service was attentive and the food came out quickly, but was quite delicious. Three of us had the fried cod sandwich and the other had a California turkey sandwich. There's a bar or outside area for waiting... More 

Thank momofthegroom2016
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been to The Beacon several times and was surprised that I have never written a review. The Beacon is at South Lake Tahoe and more specifically in Camp Richardson. I think the restaurant has the best views of the lake and during the summer the best atmosphere. I was just there after a day of skiing for dinner.... More 

Thank Michael J
Olympia, WA
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

So this place is an iconic burger and rum drink restaurant at Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe, which also serves other items besides burgers. We went for lunch. Husband had the BLTA burger, which includes bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado. He loved it. I ordered the barbecued ribs and had a different experience. DON'T ORDER THE RIBS. They came... More 

Thank Olympia_WAAnn
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Ok so Im a hit and miss for this place been here at least a dozen times if not more but have come to the conclusion that I just dont order the over priced basic food and just come for the great outdoor entertainment and the drinks. If you do that you will not be disappointed the live bands on... More 

Thank Jeanine R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We go for the Rum Runners and fabulous beachfront location with mountain views, but the food never disappoints. Today's visit was enhanced by Christmas music, warm fireplace, and great service from Shannon.

Thank southwestmarti47
Burlington, Vermont
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249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Background: After arriving at Camp Richardson late one dark November evening, we weren't up for getting in the car to drive to dinner. Instead we walked from our cabin to the Beacon Restaurant. Verdict: Perhaps it was the off season, but service was quite good. The burgers and fries were fine as was the chocolate cake. But it was the... More 

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Folsom, California
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

From the outside The Beacon didn't look like much, but it is a great place! We ate outside which is right on the Lake. The food here was delicious and high quality! It is a little pricey. Very enjoyable night out!

Thank TravelDeMistyFied
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very Expensive, Dinner was COLD, Restroom was FILTHY! Our server was fantastic! Very disappointed since we talked it up to our friend that flew in from Minnesota!

Thank tahoeillinois

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Jameson Beach Rd, at Camp Richardson Resort, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-0630

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