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“Beautiful place to dine at Lake Tahoe”

Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reno, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to dine at Lake Tahoe”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our lunch yesterday was not up to other experiences we have had at Gar Woods but that may have been because Ashton picked the fried egg BLT and while tasty was not outstanding. My steamed clams with garlic bread were good but I have had better. Our server was excellent. We had a table for 2 on the upper tier that gives the best view of the Lake and next time we go back.. yes indeed we will, I'm going to try the Crab Chili Relleno. The Bar is pretty happening and you can dine in there as well. There really isn't a bad seat in the house and now that the weather is warming the deck is a fine place to dine as well.

  • Visited May 2014
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Gardnerville, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been to Gar Woods several times. The wait staff are always friendly, although sometimes understaffed !! I have had to wait lengthy times, depending on the season, fortunately I am never in a hurry.
Food has always been good, and, of course, their specialty drinks are amazing
The view is incredible, set right on the beach, fantastic views over the lake.

  • Visited March 2014
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PALM COAST
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Family Brunch”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

While visiting Reno, NV, with time to kill on a beautiful Sunday, my wife and I met two or our children and her two sisters for lunch overlooking Lake Tahoe. View was wonderful, food was great, but not special, and the service was good. Overall a good experience.

Visited March 2014
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San Clemente, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious and great service”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

They were so nice and let us bring our dog on their deck. After a huge order and lots of changed minds and added items they were still accommodating. And the food was incredible! They have the best strawberry milkshake you will ever have!

Visited March 2014
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Lake Tahoe
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food but pricey!”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We do eat lunches at Garwood's, but not dinner's because of the expense. It's view of Lake Tahoe is almost unsurpassed for Tahoe restaurants.

  • Visited September 2013
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