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“Beautiful view and delicious food”

Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful view and delicious food”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Their "wet woody" signature drink is fantastic. The view of lake tahoe is fantastic, great service. I will definitely return.

Visited September 2013
Thank mateonelson
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great drinks. Skip the food.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We love to go to Garwoods, sit on the deck and enjoy the lake and drink a Wet Woody! We always take guests who are visiting to Garwoods for a drink. The food is so so, I wouldn't bother

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Kris M
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814 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
“Always great happy hour”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Lots of food choices,( bbq chicken quesadilla, sliders, burger, onion soup, peppered steak salad, crab chile relleno,chicken pesto sandwich,etc) fair wine selection (toasted head), delicious wet woody 's or margaritas, all at reduced happy hour prices , beautiful lakeside view, and fireplace. Tables are close together in this always crowded restaurant bar area. Be aware that drinks not on happy hour menu range in the $10+ price range.
Main restaurant is equally as lovely although prices are high.
Outdoor seating is available in summer. Lots of free parking in large lot.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bellevue, Washington
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Heavenly Views”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Five years ago, on a gorgeous late September afternoon, my husband and I had lunch and drinks on Gar Woods outdoor deck and enjoyed their incredible commanding view of Lake Tahoe. We remembered the fabulous location and tasty drinks, and marked it as a "must return" spot. We returned last month -- for dinner on a very busy Friday night just after Christmas. The food was unremarkable with the exception of a very nicely done tuna poke appetizer. We recommend visiting Gar Woods when you can relax outdoors and take in the sun and the views, and taste one of their signature drinks. The food is just the accompaniment.

Visited December 2013
Thank Chip004
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Reno, Nevada
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261 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Menu & Fantastic Lake View”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Loved my Nicoise salad. The menu has lots to offer, and the place offers a great view of Lake Tahoe from the north shore. A bit pricy.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Eddie L
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