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River Grill

) #5 of 40 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
“corn chowder” (4 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute stop going through town. They squeezed us onto the patio on a weeknight. The view and atmosphere was nice and family friendly. Three of us had the pork chop and ate every bite.

Thank Christie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was so great and the atmosphere awesome! The service was right on! Great desserts! Ask for a table by the river.

Thank dmcrp5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chicken Alfredo they give you lots of chicken would have liked to have more broccoli the noodles were way over cooked they we're mushy. But my husband had the handburger he said it was excellent I think I'll do the handburger next...More

Thank Redtruckgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drinks and food were very good. Great customer service. Very attentive. We will go back on our next visit.

Thank coastalgal2017
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 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.

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
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Nearby Attractions
Commons Beach Park
53 reviews
.41 km away
Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area
40 reviews
1.51 km away
North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum
44 reviews
.16 km away
Tahoe City Visitor Information Center
14 reviews
.11 km away
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Kathy M
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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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