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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a beautiful lunch on the deck, overlooking the pier. It took a little while to get service, but once someone arrived, the service was quite good. It seems all of their servers wear size-one outfits, and they are well-trained to provide meals and...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This popular eatery on the north shore was less than desirable for me and my family. The food was good and the location is nice but for the price I would have expected a much more professional hostess and staff. The hostess’ and wait staff...More

Thank melaniemD4905CO
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted to eat on the lake and took a locals recommendation for Gar-Woods. We had a lovely glass of wine from the long by the glass wine list. We ordered the deviled eggs for a starter, but I was able to eat only one...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I make it a point to visit Gar Woods every August for Wet Woody Wednesday!! and of course the classic boat show. I haven't had a full meal there yet just Wednesday happy hours and appetizers . Love the place!

Thank felipe714
Reviewed 6 days ago

We joined one other couple for Fathers Day at Garwoods. After many visits to Garwoods, something happened on this visit. We chose to have the Buffet. In my opinion, it was a disorderly mess. The first item you had to choose from was crab legs...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many people told us that we needed to make it a point to go to this restaurant, which we did. I am glad we did. It is a casual restaurant on the water. That didn't matter because there was a light snow and not a...More

Thank xzytt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit in 2 months to Gar Woods and it has become our new favorite place in Tahoe. Be sure to start off with a Wet Willie - and we love their tacos and french dip sandwich!

Thank Marenrob
Kim M, Guest Relations Manager at Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review! We are thrilled to hear Gar Woods is your new favorite place in Tahoe. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the spur of the moment, we again visited Gar Woods. It's been two years since our last visit. Again we were not disappointed. Our waiter (Martin P) was fantastic--saw to it that our order got into the kitchen before a very large group. Cocktails...More

Thank Lou P
Kim M, Public Relations Manager at Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are very happy to hear you loved every part of your dining experience with us. And we couldn't agree more.. the Deep Fried Oreos are irresistible! Please come see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hot spot on the north shore. Great outdoor seating and a big space but it still gets packed. Recommend a reservation for dining. Pork ribs, ahi poke and shrimp/crab bisque were all yummy. So were most other things except I wasn’t a...More

Thank pframe231
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been 15 years since summers in Tahoe and many Saturday afternoons enjoying drinks on the patio of Gar Woods. Memories abound and the “Wet Woody” drink is still #1 on the menu. Today was family day and most had burgers or salads. I had...More

Thank Debbie C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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