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Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant

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5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140 (Front and Center)
15305463366
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Cypress, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had drinks and food and appetizers on several different days. Everything was superb. Can't beat the views. Bonus: we watched a young man propose at the end of the pier.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to be staying close by so, we walked over after dinner for a world famous frozen wet woody! Fun bar, great deck and pier!

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Thank Elizabeth A
Sacramento
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I give this 5 stars for Wet Woody Wednesdays. (Half priced rum runners) I usually come here about once a year and in my opinion the food is overpriced for what it is. The food is average and not cheap. But you're not really paying for the food as much as the view and atmosphere. Overall it's totally worth it.... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Table for 6, overlooking Lake Tahoe, perfect weather and lunch. What can be better! Great menu choices, including for kids. Wet Woody cocktail is a must try, signature cocktail. Very busy but well worth the wait. Food was excellent , well served by friendly staff.

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Natick, MA
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It appears that anything goes at Gar Woods. Our jet-lagged east coast crew enjoyed an early dinner on a Saturday night. At first we were worried that we were underdressed as we saw guests for a wedding being held on their lakeside grounds, but as we approached the restaurant and saw the causally dressed clientele, we fit right in. Their... More 

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going here every summer during our family Tahoe vacation. Patio is great and right on the lake. Must have a Wet Woody! Food is good but you go for the lake view patio. A must stop when in Tahoe- hands down!

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Round Rock, Texas
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed meals at Gar Woods several times, over the years. The view of Lake Tahoe is stunning and the food is excellent. Very good service and we enjoy the outside dinning that is offered. We certainly recommend a meal at Gar Woods.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Tahoe after a number of years and Gar Woods Grill was recommended by a friend. It proved to be a perfect spot to relax, see the great view, and enjoy some good food. The entire party of 10 was delighted and would surely come again.

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California
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gar Woods was our first stop once we arrived at Lake Tahoe. The location is perfect with great views of the lake. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed lunch with their famous Wet Woody, a must when stopping here. The food was fantastic and our service was top notch. It isn't cheap though, but worth the price!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent although we had to wait awhile for it. Our waitress was not friendly bordering on snobby... Would not frequent this place due to attitude of wait staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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: 15305463366
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?