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The Beacon Bar and Grill

1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 | 530.541.0630
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Ages: All Ages
Cost: $$$
American and bars and pubs

Families Like

Clean bathrooms, Outdoor seating, Fast service, Kids Menu, Kid-friendly Healthy Options, Crayons and such, Accepts Credit Cards

Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 2:00pm    
Lunch is served Sat & Sun 11:00 - 5:00pm, Mon - Friday 11:30 - 5:00pm    
Dinner is served everyday from 5:00 - close    
Happy Hour is Monday 3-close    
Tuesday - Friday 3-6pm    
All Day Sunday    
Wild Wednesday - $5 Rum Runners all day    
Live Music Friday & Saturday nights, 5pm:    

1 Review for The Beacon Bar and Grill

May 01 2012
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"Children, Crayons, Chicken Fingers, & Chili"

The Beacon Bar and Grill, located right on the water’s edge at Camp Richardson Resort, is the perfect place for families to dine. Its rustic appearance appealed to my daughter who was excited to eat inside the “giant Lincoln Log house.”

Inside, tabletop candles cast flickering lights off panels of glass etched with sailboats. The relaxing ambiance was just what I needed after a day of vacationing with my children, which at times feels like indentured servitude.

When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who walked us to our table. As we were walking in, I poked my head into the bar. I saw several children sitting on bar stools enjoying dinner with their families while watching the big screen TV’s or enjoying the live music.

The Beacon’s kid’s menu is excellent! There’s a nice variety of dishes to choose from with several healthy options. The prices are very reasonable (we paid $8 per child for very generous portions). Most importantly the children ate until they were full and could eat no more. As a parent, it’s a great feeling to watch your kids eat a big meal (especially if it doesn’t consist of popsicles, popcorn, or Doritos.)  

I ordered a dirty martini; it was so delicious I ordered another! I also ordered the steak chili ($9.50) and it was VERY GOOD. My significant other ordered the filet mignon ($37) which he most have loved because he ate every bite and then enthusiastically licked his plate clean (just kidding) but he did eat every bite and exclaimed it was worth every penny.

By now everyone in the family had full bellies, felt relaxed, had no room for dessert (which is always a good sign that dinner was excellent), and was basking in the memories of the wonderful day we had all shared together in our beautiful cabin at Camp Richardson Resort. Before I wrap up this review I must give props to our waiter, he brought out the children’s dishes before the adult entrees (I wish every server would do this.)

Although I did not spend time out on the lake front patio because it was winter, I had a clear view of it from my cabin. I can see why patrons flock to it in the summer to soak up the sun, enjoy the beautiful view, and drink the Beacon’s famous Rum Runners.

Whether you stay at Camp Richardson or not, I absolutely recommend the Beacon for family friendly dining.  In honor of the holidays, Beacon Bar and Grill has a special Christmas Day Menu on December 25 and they Ring in the New Year with another celebratory menu (along with their normal menu), live music, and champagne toast at midnight! .

Camp Richardson Resort provided my family with a discounted meal for this review. Camp Richardson Resort did not request that I express any particular point of view and my reviews always reflect my honest opinions.

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