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A favorite gathering place for Truckee locals and guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, the Backyard Bar & BBQ restaurant offers a casual American dining experience on the back patio with ski-in/ski-out outdoor dining in the winter and poolside service during the summer.

Enjoy a “blues, brews and BBQ” concept with a menu offering traditional barbeque favorites. Restaurant specialties include St. Louis smoked ribs, brisket and pulled pork sandwiches cooked with an on-site smoker, a selection of house-made BBQ sauces, wood-fired oven-baked pizzas, traditional burgers and bratwurst along with home-style side dishes and desserts. A seasonal beverage program with saloon-inspired cocktails and craft beer selections from the Lake Tahoe area is also available.