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Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Carnelian Bay ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood,
5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
+1 530-546-3366
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This has been one of our favorites over the years; probably more for the ambience than the food. Wet woody Wednesday is a big draw. Basically half price although the drink is served in a cup half the normal size! The sleeper here on the...More

Thank exrammfan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family of four (kids are 14 and 9) stopped for a weekday lunch. We were seated after just a few minutes, outside on the deck as requested. The Tahoe views are spectacular from the Gar Woods deck! We enjoyed the fish tacos and french...More

Thank StephiNOLA
Reviewed 3 days ago

While passing through North Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago my wife and I stopped at Gar Woods for lunch. This was our second time dining at this restaurant. We sat out on the rear deck because the weather was perfect and the ambiance...More

Thank imcookn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got here after a 3,000 mile drive & only wanted to be outside on the water. Mission accomplished in a very busy nicely appointed place. (Riva restaurant is a sister ship further south on the lake-exact same mdnu & schtick) This place is about...More

Thank foodnwine
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome view and awesome staff! The menu was tiny, basically all alcohol (which is fine) however the food was atrocious. Fish Tacos had ZERO flavor. None. Avo, salsa, blackened snapper and no flavor. House salads, French onion soup and lobster bisque, no flavor. Very pricy,...More

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is located at the beach so you can get s gorgeous view of the Lake Tahoe. However, that is the only great thing about this place. If you want to eat then be ready for a overpriced mediocre food without the taste. Just...More

Thank Marishecka
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for Lake Tahoe views, this is the place to go. We stopped here for lunch and spent half the time out on the pier taking in the gorgeous views. Our server was so friendly, and took the time to ask us where...More

Thank Elisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

They were able to accommodate our party of nine without any problem. We came in by boat and they were very prompt with water taxi. Everyone was able to find something on the menu that was to their liking. Great atmosphere.

Thank mark g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attende a wedding at Gar Woods. Friendly staff, great food, fun bar area. Great view of Lake Tahoe from the South shore, looking north. Fun place to stop on the way to Reno or other places near Tahoe.

Thank brucereno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch as we usually do, but dinner is just as great. Make a reservation and request lake front seating. You will be seated shoulder to shoulder next to your dining partner so you both can enjoy the beautiful view. We, of course,...More

Thank Michaela
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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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