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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Karla S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic corporate event taking the entire upstairs of the restaurant. It was excellent from start to finish. The early starters we amazing- Truffled Deviled Eggs! WOW. Tuna Poke/Tartare one of the best I've ever had. Filet Mignon was cooked to perfect and...More

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently went to Gar Woods for dinner, they have a great location right on the lake. When our food came out it was cold, the manager seemed disturbed about taking the food back and then they brought it back out it was cold again...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at Gar Woods today. The bisque soup was very rich. The chicken quesadilla were the best we’ve had. The fish tacos were excellent if you like corn tortillas. The patio is heated and offers a great view of the south view of...More

Thank JzTz2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a must visit with a fabulous view of Lake Tahoe. You can just sit and enjoy the atmosphere, the beers, and the food. We made reservations for lunch which I would suggest as if you want to sit outside on the patio...More

Thank TravelGoddess61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While this place is always hopping we were disappointed in our food service. A great personality served us but the order came out all wrong. They did make it right, but well done instead of medium rare and French fries when we ordered Caesar salad...More

Thank Denzo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went go to Garwoods,, and had a very pleasant meal. the French Onion soup was delicious, as was everything else! We had a party of four, and we had very good service as well. The views over the leak were gorgeous too! We had an...More

Thank MikeJr209
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Very busy place but worth the wait! Even with a reservation we waited 15-20 minutes but we had great service and wonderful food.

Thank mama96
Reviewed 12 January 2018

My husband and grandkids stopped by this place for drinks, the service was fantastic while sitting outside, that we decided to call our family and have lunch. There was 13 of us and we're immediately accommodated inside with a perfect service and great food. My...More

Thank moniqueashbrook
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Lively atmosphere, good service, good food. We were there on a busy night with many large groups. Service staff did a great job in attending to us and making sure everything went well.

Thank Dhaone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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