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All 4 Carnelian Bay Restaurants

Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant

5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
530-546-3366
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front and Center
Transit: All local bus lines drop off and pick up in front of Gar Woods Grill & Pier
Description: Since 1988 Gar Woods Grill & Pier has been the premier North Lake Tahoe waterfront dining destination. Located in Carnelian Bay, our floor to ceiling windows, large deck and balconies provide breath-taking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Gar Woods Grill & Pier is an upscale casual restaurant that accommodates groups of 160 just as easily as groups of 2. Our Chef has created a menu highlighting California cuisine, hand cut steaks and fresh Pacific seafood, served in our fun in the sun atmosphere. The wine list is a collection of California's best-known vintners featuring more than a dozen wines by the glass. Enjoy Tahoe's warm summer days sitting on our waterfront deck while sipping on a world famous Wet Woody. With nearly two million sold you'll be in good company but come early to get a seat. When visiting during the ski season thaw out in front of our three story tall river rock fireplace with a Warm Woody or a Heavenly bottom. Lake Tahoe sunsets are our specialty.
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Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by the staff at the Ritz. Had lunch there on a day warm enough to eat in the protected outside area in early November. Tried a bottle of red that we were not familiar with and it was better than expected. Good food and good service. Amazing view of the lake.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We went here for cocktails and the sunset and weren't disappointed. The pictures we got were some of the best from our entire trip. Fun drink menu and great food options. We didn't eat but the rest of our party shared some appetizers and they were all a hit.

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White Oak, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we try to visit Tahoe every summer and we never make a trip without going to Gar Woods. either for lunch or dinner, the food is always good. the views can't be beat and the drinks are the best! especially the signature Wet Woody. It's our favorite. great atmosphere whether you sit inside or outside. and a walk on the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Been a Tahoe visitor since the early 90s and a Tahoe North lover always. We typically stay anywhere between Brockway to Tahoe City, and make it a point to have a meal at Gar Woods at least once each trip. It is just ALWAYS good. They buy superior quality ingredients and take care in their preparation and it's just flat... More 

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Bethel, Vermont, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband said the burger was one of the best he had ever had! That is high praise from this guy. Great location and views of Lake Tahoe. Got a Woodie, it was delish, as were the fish tacos. That's right, I, a fussy vegetarian, got adventurious, and odered the grilled red snapper fish taco, and I was glad that... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Tahoe with good food, good service, and beautiful views! Go early/ stay late!!

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Folsom, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great ambiance, on the shore line of Lake Tahoe. Food was fantastic from the Coconut Prawns to the ground filet hamburger! Their signature cocktail, "Woodie" is a must. Michele was our server, she knew the menu and can offer recommendations.

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Walnut Creek, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Michelle, our server transformed our lunch into a fun, festive event. Her humor and the Tuesday "Topless Woodies" made the get together for six of us a party. It didn't hurt that Tuesdays the "Woodies" are only $7. We maintained our decorum and had a perfect lunch with two of the three couples splitting entrees (no problem at Gar Woods).... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Perfect stop for cocktails with crazy names and shareable appetizers with amazing views of Lake Tahoe. Sit on the deck and enjoy breathtaking views.

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Phoenix
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stopped here after a boat ride on Lake Tahoe for drinks and appetizers. We sat on the deck and it was great! They have a nice menu with lots of great options. The view is fantastic. We shared a Tuna Poke appetizer and it was really good. Wished we could have ordered more but had dinner reservations so didn't... More 

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Additional Information about Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant

Address: 5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
Phone Number: 530-546-3366
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Carnelian Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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