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Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant

5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
+1 530-546-3366
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved our dinner at Gar Woods! The meals were fabulous, drinks were great, and dessert and coffee were a great end to the meal. Our server was very good as well. This is not an inexpensive dinner, but well worth it!

Thank staciefm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family had the upstairs booked for 160 people - everything was perfect! Appetizers were delicious, entree's amazing - drinks were potent! If it was so good for so many, it will be wonderful for your event!

Thank LarryT4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic drinks (although $18 for the wet woody drinks)! The French dip sandwiches were delicious. The lake views as the sun was setting and the deck heaters made the chilly night enjoyable!

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Gar Wood on the first night of our honeymoon. The crabcakes were to die for! The other food was pretty good but the crabcakes were the best by far. Service was great and everyone was very polite. We went after...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing better than the food at Gar Woods is the view! My wife and I had a beautiful view on the patio overlooking the lake for lunch. Service was great, drinks were strong, and the snickers cheesecake was amazing. They have a glass...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch with the french duo and fish and chips. The food was good the service excellent and the setting was very very nice.

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want an expensive-but-worth-it dinner on The Lake, Garwoods is good. Friends picked up the check; but I cringed at the $45 entrees. Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, Sea Bass special all delicious; desserts generous. Might be back for lunch or TGIF.

Thank Diedra34108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very lively restaurant on a Saturday night, so booking in advance was sensible. Situated right on Lake Tahoe, the views are stunning. Food was superb, and the cocktails really nice. The Garwood is well worth a try.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with some friends on a Sunday afternoon. We had a large group that included several kids. We didn't have a reservation and we were seated almost immediately. The view of the lake is beautiful. The food was good. Several of us had the...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant offer great dining views that could be the best on Lake Tahoe. Food is equally as good, with lots of variety in choices from American classics like prime rib and steaks to local California cuisine like sea bass and...More

Thank Kelsdog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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