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Clearman's North Woods Inn of San Gabriel
Clearman's North Woods Inn of San Gabriel

Clearman's North Woods Inn of San Gabriel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clearmansrestaurants.com/northwoods/
  • Phone: (626) 286-3579
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room accommodates up to 125 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Richard (626) 286-3579

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Huntington Drive and Rosemead Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Local Transit stops just yards from the front door of the restaurant on the corner of Huntington Drive and Rosemead Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking at both entrances and behind restaurant.
A word from Clearman's North Woods Inn of San Gabriel
An authentic bit of North Woods set down in Southern California. Before the turn of the century the huge logging wheels holding our sign were pulled by oxen and used to haul logs out of the North Woods. The sign itself is mounted on a slab cut from a thousand year old mammoth redwood tree. Inside you will find steaks, seafood and sandwiches, also of giant size and quality, our tribute to hearty appetites and to the early pioneers of the North Woods.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "We were a large group of nine. It is a great place to enjoy a great meal and not have to worry about kids disrupting anyone because they are entertained with the throwing peanuts on the floor. The ambiance is loud and fun so the usual kid noise is not so noticeable. It is the perfect place to take the family. Not such the romatic evening place for my style but with the food you just can't go wrong. I wish there was one closer to me."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "food was excellent and ambience was wonderful. I would go there again and again when in that area.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It's been years since I last visited this restaurant. The prices are a bit high but I guess its for the food and themed woods atmosphere. Service was attentive. It did get a bit loud as there was a large noisy group in our area. Cod and steak were cooked just right. The medium steak was smaller than expected. Their cheese bread seemed oiler and saltier than the last time I had it. It was good for a special occasion, but I can think of other places with just as good or better food for the price."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Used to go when I was a kid and had such wonderful memories. It hasn't changed Northwoods is a wonderful unique dining experience! The food is amazing, ambiance is like no other!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Tacky. Steak was good, but all else was second-rate. This place is a puzzle. Wonderful interior/mood, but someone forgot to apply the same level of attention to the food. Strange."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "It is surprising to me how many LA natives have such great memories of North Woods Inn. Not being from LA, I don't have those memories. The portions are large and the food is good -- but not great. The night we were there is steady but not too busy and service seemed a bit slow. It is good for groups and it is certainly child friendly. I always feel like it is way too much food and that the price is just a bit too high."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Took our visiting friend from Hong Kong here for an end of the day dinner after visiting Palm Springs. We had a good time and the food was very good as it always is. As usual the salads and cheese bread are to die for."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The salads were scrumptious, their dressing is perfect, just the right amount of flavor...cross between blue cheese and ranch. My husband liked the cabbage vinegrette salad better than I did, but I liked mixing both of them together. The cheese whipped butter sauce for the baked potato is fantastic! The ribeye steak was very flavorful and their homemade steak sauce was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I must say I was a little disappointed. I was with a party of six for a birthday celebration. 3 of us ordered the steak, scallops, and chicken dinners. The steak was tough, and the chicken was just not good. We had another birthday in December in the Covina location and the food was similar to this time. I have been coming here for many years and it seems to be going down hill. Of course we all love Northwoods and not giving up on it, just disappointed in the food the last couple of trips. Love that you now allow for reservations."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great food..they need bigger drink glasses so u dont have to refill so much. dinners are huge in porportion. we fed 3 people with one dinner. they charge 6.95 to split a dinner.All you can eat salads- yummy, definately on the more expensive side. kind of noisy. Open table was a must."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "As always the Northwoods Inn comes through. Great food and great service. Our server, Jesus, was fantastic and made for a memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great place, but come ready to eat as their portions are huge! If you can't finish everything, you can take the leftovers home a(and makes our four-legged kids very happy!). Best cheese bread and blue cheese dressed for salads in town! Fun place for families. Took my husband and family there for his birthday and it was great. They let us bring a birthday cake in for him, no problem."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Another trip to Pasadena for work and another trip to Clearman's. Another fabulous meal. I love the odd but delicious cabbage salads. Seriously, GREAT stuff. I would have given a 5/5 for food, but one guy mentioned his New York Strip was tough and another the filet just so-so. Personally, I should have snagged a piece to decide for myself for I have never had a bad steak or chicken there. Definitely a must go place when looking for great food, well priced, casual ambiance meal."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "I originally scheduled my family's dinner for 7pm but they accommodated for an earlier even with the extra busy crowd. Overall, the Angus beef steak was excellent. We ordered medium-rare. The meat came out tender and full of flavor. I do not recommend the seafood, though. The restaurant gives extremely small portions for the price. Best stick with the meat!! Also, the red cabbage was very satisfying but the other salad was drenched in dressing!! Ugh!! I think I will return another time just for that steak and the garlic cheese bread!!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The food was delicious and having had made the reservation really helped. We only waited about 10 minutes. The environment was a but hectic, but overall it was a good experience. The Opentable app really came in handy for this special Christmas dinner. I will use this app again!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I booked here to have our annual company holiday dinner. We were a small group of 9. Our Open Table reservation was at 5:30. We had 7 of the 9 present at 5:30 since a couple was stuck in traffic. They would not seat us until "EVERYONE" was there. This was the first sign of a "lesser quality" place. The place was very busy. They sat us at a table where it was very crowed. It was so crowded that our server had to ask us to pass everything down the table for him ... he could but just didn't have the room between tables to do his job. The food was not very good. The cheese bread and salads are very good and famous ... steaks, lobster, and everything else was of poor quality. If you are about quantity over quality .. this is for you"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Hefty portions of meat entrees. I came on this occasion for the king crab legs ($49.95). Great red cabbage & blue cheese salads and cheesr bread to die for (included)."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Love this place as soon as I walked in. Rustic cabin decor all decorated for the holidays. The ambiance makes you feel so warm and welcome. Our server was great. He was well-experienced and gave his recommendations on the flavors of the foods and made everything sound so good. With his recommendation, I ordered the cheese butter for my potato and put some on my rice pilaf, it was a mini-burst of heaven going on in my mouth. :) I got the porterhouse steak that was tender and juicy and amazing. The salads were incredible and he recommended mixing the blue cheese salad with the cabbage salad, that combined with the cheese bread has made me a life-long customer. Definitely a gem of a place that maintains it's class. Will be back soon."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I have been eating here since I was a kid. My mom used to work here back when women were not allowed to wait tables in during the dinner hour. The food is always great and the restaurant always brings back great memories."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I love this place. Great food, ambience and fun too."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The Northwoods Inn is a classic for a reason! It never disappoints! Food is yummy, service is great and the ambience remains the same! A great place to eat!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "decent for a ball game. beer cold. food just OK. Nothing special. peanuts unsalted."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "It's still all about the red cabbage salad. The restaurant is an institution. The food is "comfort", not great - and lots of it. The prices aren't as reasonable as I remember. Bill for two came to $80, and that was just one alcoholic beverage. It is a place where you can just go to and relax. Family friendly. The wait staff is far better than what you find in the hot spots on the west side, where everyone is an actor, hoping to break in. They are waiters that understand how to be helpful, without hovering, or being overly pretentious. If you like a place that is a throwback to mid - 20th century America, go here."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Still one of our favorite places to go. Been going for over 30 years and it's always great! Stay away from the peanuts, or you'll get too full for the unlimited cheese bread and two salads, you won't stand a chance in finishing your meal!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "After we were seated a party of 14 was seated next to us, resulting in loud conversations so it made it imposible for us to coverse."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "Good steak and seafood, the two cabbage salads are a favorite (red cabbage/oil&vinegar, green cabbage/mild bleu cheese). The prices are higher than the equivalent competition (Outback, Black Angus), but the portions are huge and the baked potato could feed a family of 4. We enjoy going here occasionally and chose it for a midweek wedding anniversary celebration. We weren't disappointed."
    Dined on 7/17/2013