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L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge
L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge

L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lwoodsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (847) 677-3350
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:15am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm



    *See Special Events below for Holiday hours...
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Lynn's Back Room is a private room enclosed with beautiful French doors to give your special event the privacy needed for that speech, toast or meeting. Lynn's Back Room decor is the same as the restaurant featuring a cozy hearth to give your event a special touch. Lynn's Back Room accommodates groups up to 36.
  • Private Party Contact: Terry Lawler (847) 677-3350

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln & Kostner
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge
L.Woods Tap & Pine Lodge is a Northwoods Supper Club in the honored tradition of timeless Midwestern towns. Presenting "Classic American" comfort foods featuring ribs, chicken, fresh fish and a wide variety of sandwiches. L.Woods is a casual restaurant and gathering place where guests can relax with family and friends in a setting reminiscent of a comfortable, rustic lodge. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Great supper club experience without going to the northwoods. Food, service, and ambience were outstanding. Great specialty cocktails also added to the experience. Great menu to choose from along with fantastic daily specials. Usually a dinner destination, but this time went for lunch and was totally wowed."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I think it's ridiculous that at 7:30 on a Sunday evening they were already out of their Sunday special. Two people at our table were looking forward to having it and they were out of it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food is great, service is great, L Woods is a great place for a wonderful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I felt like we'd stepped back in time to an old fashioned dinner lodge. The food was great and the service wonderful. It is a tight space and was glad that we got a booth. I might have been a bit less thrilled with a table, which were close together. I'm looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Although I mentioned in my Open Table reservations that we were celebrating our anniversary, no anniversary treat was brought to the table or even mentioned,"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "THE SEATING HOSTESS WAS SUPERB!! THE FOOD WAS JUST THE GREATEST!! MY SERVER, BILLY, IS SO OUTSTANDING!! HE REALLY TAKES GREAT CARE OF ALL OF HIS CUSTOMERS!! HE IS VERY TIMELY AND JUST FABULOUS WITH HIS SERVING. YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR ANY BETTER SERVICE!! THIS RESTAURANT IS JUST FANTASTIC!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "THE SEATING HOST IS JUST GREAT AND FRIENDLY!! THE FOOD WAS SENSATIONAL!! MY SERVER, BILLY, IS SUPERB!! HE IS VERY FANTASTIC!! HE IS VERY TIMELY AND TAKES GREAT CARE OF ALL OF HIS CUSTOMERS!! THIS IS A WONDERFUL RESTAURANT!! THE MANAGERS ARE ALL VERY NICE AND WONDERFUL!! THE BARTENDERS ARE ALSO VERY NICE!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "L'Wood has mastered food and service. Always a good meal with an outstanding and friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "L. Woods offers a reliable menu of standard food items that are consistently good. Ribs are their specialty and they are great--they don't fall off the bones but instead are grilled dry with a sauce that renders them exceedingly tasty. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I've always driven by this place with the intention of trying it out. Glad I finally got to go on July 4th. My daughter had fish and chips and I had 3 barbecue sliders. The food is excellent. Since it was our first time they gave us a free appetizer. Has a very cozy North woods feeling. Will definitely have to come back for dinner one evening."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Have been coming here and bringing friends for many years. The food is great and the wait staff is great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We arrived at 7pm on a Wednesday and the place was packed with lots of people waiting. However, with a 7pm reservation, we were taken to our table immediately. Service was good with water, bread and drinks served quickly. This is a high turnover restaurant. We weren't rushed but the waitstaff certainly were. One glitch, our waitress forgot our salads and the entrees arrived first. She was very apologetic' However, the salads turned out to be so large than my wife's salad was ample. (I had cancelled my salad order.) My ribs were good, average not great. My wife's trout was wonderful, truly memorable. We did not have dessert. For the crowd, the place isn't that noisy. Rustic appearance. We could return but not for a while."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have had mixed experience recently with L Woods, but this most recent visit was excellent. Friendly service, more attentive than previously, very good steaks and fish. I think maybe it pays to come a little early (we ate at 6:30) before they're packed to the rafters. The only problematic note is that one of the dinners arrived more than five minutes after all the others, which was awkward. However, they comped the birthday cake and coffee, which I thought was very thoughtful."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "my favorite restaurant. staff is great and the food is always superb."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "So highly touted by Steve & Janet Dahl, we decided to make the trek from Palatine for our 38th Anniversery dinner. Enjoyed it thoroughly, well worth the 45 min trip down Dempster/Touhy. Joined the many carrying doggy-bags home...not that those ribs lasted much more than 24 hours in the fridge."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "dinner was great! My wife has a gluten allergy and the restaurant took good care of her, right down to the fact that when her entree came with some sauce on the side that we were told might have gluten in it,and they took the whole thing back and replaced it! I was very impressed. Very good food, excellent service, they care!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We made reservations for a Wed evening at 6:45. The restaurant was full but we were seated promptly upon our arrival. Absolutely excellent baby back ribs. I had read the reviews beforehand and heard that the ribs were great and they did not disappoint. I am really picky about my ribs too. The only other place I like is Carson's Ribs and I actually think that L. Woods are better - so I have a new favorite for ribs. And, the chocolate cake for dessert was to die for - be aware - it could feed six people!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "If they could only serve what u order I bet it would b gr8. If the staff understood how to enter ur new way of issuing points that would b gr8 too!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Getting together with a group of friends can sometimes pose a challenge. The menu and staff rose to the occasion. There was plenty to select from and the staff very helpful. The potions enough to share if you want although so good you might not want to."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I have eaten here for over 20 years and the food is consistently good and the service is great. Their specialty is ribs but they have a wide-ranging menu. It is a great place to meet for lunch but if you want dinner you better make reservations two weeks ahead."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "After seeing L. Woods featured on "Check, Please!" we had extremely high expectations, and our experience didn't quite live up to that. After sharing an outstanding beet-cheese-curd salad, we had the cod and the baby back ribs. The cod was too buttery and slightly "fishy" tasting; the ribs were better but nothing special. We also shared a very tasty desert--hardened chocolate and nuts in a hard shell over vanilla ice cream. Our waiter and the staff overall were very pleasant, and they brought us a nice flatbread appetizer (which I believe they do for all first-time visitors). Overall, a good experience, but not the amazing experience we were expecting."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "An excellent "go-to" restaurant for great service and excellent menu choices. It's like enjoying good food in a Northern Wisconsin dinner club."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We made reservations and were originally seated right near the front door. Because it was a very busy spot, we asked to be moved and they found a table for us in the bar area. I. ordered ribs which came burnt on one side. They were sent back and a new slab was brought to the table in a short time. The rest of our food was very good and the wait staff tried their best to make things right for us on this very busy day"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is good, but lacing the creativity that what you would expect from Lettuce Entertain You--or at least that step above the mundane. Prices are reasonable. The server was very attentive and friendly. It's a lively, extremely casual atmosphere. The hostess could have smiled. I got the impression that people coming up to the host/hostess stand to announce their arrival were a bother to her. Because of the very convenient location, and the good service, and good food, we keep coming back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had our whole family dining for Fathers Day and it was a great experience. Food good, good service, good fun."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Thanks to the Steve Dahl Podcast....we would probably not have tried it if not for him....will definitely return. Ribs were great, some of our party had the Sunday fried chicken and liked it....Mac side dish good...lots do food..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I always come here when I want a good meal. Mama's chicken and most of their fish dishes are my favorites. Great salmon cooked to a person's liking, not the restaurant dictating how to have it cooked. Don't miss their "chopped salad". It's one of the best of all the "Lettuce" restaurants."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The bartenders were fantastic, and our evening got off to a great start, so I hate to rate the service so low. But when it came time to order dinner, our server was subpar. I ordered a turkey burger (fairly simple) and asked what came on it. I was told lettuce and tomato. What a surprise to receive a burger drenched in salad dressing. When I asked the server, again, what was on my burger, I was told lettuce and tomato. I had to take of the top piece of bread and demand that he tell me what the drippy stuff all over the burger was before he finally said, "oh, yeah, there's dressing on it". I am not allergic; I'm just careful about what I eat, so it didn't cause any issues - other than I hated my dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dinner was just ok. The chopped salad was very good but the prime rib of beef was a bit tough and I was not given a fork until more than five minutes after the food had been served."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "THE GM, TERRY, IS VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY AND A GREAT SEATING HOST!! MY FOOD WAS JUST THE GREATEST!! MY SERVER, BILLY, IS FABULOUS!! HE IS VERY ATTENTIVE AND TIMELY. YOU JUST COULDN'T ASK FOR ANYTHING ANY BETTER!! THIS IS A FANTASTIC RESTAURANT!! MOST OF THE SERVERS ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Had a business lunch here. Very diverse menu. I went with one of the specials - an asparagus salad. I had it topped with grilled salmon. It was very tasty - I cleaned my plate! It seems to be very popular among the neighborhood residents - my colleague and I were a good 30-40 years younger than everyone else there. But it was great to see so many older people being treated so well at a restaurant. Will go back when I'm in the area."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Food, service and ambiance were all excellent! Get there early the place fills up."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "THE SEATING HOSTESS WAS VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY!! MY FOOD WAS FANTASTIC!! MY SERVER, BILLY, IS SENSATIONAL!! HE TAKES GREAT CARE OF ALL THE CUSTOMERS AND HE IS VERY TIMELY!! ALL OF THE MANAGERS ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE!! THIS IS A GREAT RESTAURANT!!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Both food and drinks were very good. My wife and I had the Walleye and the Saturday night special prime rib which were both cooked properly with good sides. The drinks were also prepared well."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place is so consistently good. The food is excellent, the portions are generous, service is outstanding. They really know what they are doing."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Pacific cod is well prepared and a treat. When they have halibut, it is excellent. The baby back ribs are average. We have heard that beef ribs are better here. BBQ sauce - sweet/tangy. There are better rib preparations in Chicago area. Good spinach. Moderate noise. Joyful mood. It is always a celebration here at L. Woods. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "L. Wood Tap and Pine Lodge is consistent in food quality and offers enough choices to suit most everyone. Prices are reasonable and location good for a suburban restaurant."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Love L. Woods. We go here fairly regularly. We were sat a half hour after our reservations, but were updated frequently and given appetizers on the house. Food is almost always right on."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Attentive service. Not to be missed if you are visiting the area. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is a casual place with reliably good food and a family friendly vib. Sima is the receptionist who has seated guests for decades and still does a great job. Ask to be away from the bar if you don't want the noise or TV sets - reverse if you do! Thursday is pot roast to die for! The lava cake flows on!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014