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Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant

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5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
+1 530-546-3366
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s been 15 years since summers in Tahoe and many Saturday afternoons enjoying drinks on the patio of Gar Woods. Memories abound and the “Wet Woody” drink is still #1 on the menu. Today was family day and most had burgers or salads. I had...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I bought a second home here at Lake Tahoe, and have eaten here twice, both as tourists and now residents, and have found the food good. I’ved lived in London and San Francisco, and was exposed to Quality Restaurants. So I must...More

Thank Shayelynn
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to stop in for drinks after a day on the lake. They are famous for their wet woodies which are top notch.

1  Thank Billy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok I know it's Lake Tahoe and everything is over priced at the lake, that being said this place is at least 40% higher then what you pay for, I've payed $17 for a burger all across the US so I know a $17 ,...More

Thank 22tea22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the lake. Patio seating. Pier to walk out on. Great food. Good variety. Can get pretty packed. A little pricy.

1  Thank Lillian D
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Went to Gar Woods for dinner because my partner became interested in doing their Wet Woody and Chupacabra challenge; their ‘cock-tails’ have interesting names 😂 A true fine dining experience with complete table setup with the view of the lake complimented with an amazing service...More

1  Thank jhellesarmiento
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had the crab sandwich was excellent and fresh salad. Was a little pricey but the view can't be beat right on the water.

Thank Virgangulo
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

To be fair, it was a week night. However, we used to be frequent diners at Gar Woods. We will not return. The prices are way out of line for the quality of food. Instead of bread, we were served bread sticks. The service was...More

Thank Linda55555
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

First of all, the food was very good... But I do have some suggestions to consider for other brunches... 1. Consider having someone man the Bloody Mary table. When we went, the vodka bottle was empty. Even though a waitress made it all good, it...More

Thank Tahoe2
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We went there Saturday for lunch. It was a beautiful day and they had the deck open for outdoor seating. The food was great. We tried the Wet Woody and it was really good. This is definitely a place to check out on a nice...More

1  Thank Karla S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
    (Front and Center)
  • Public Transportation: All local bus lines drop off and pick up in front of Gar Woods Grill & Pier
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Carnelian Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-3366
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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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