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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
  • "Quality of the food and service is always very good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I recently dined with a small group on a Saturday night, allowing me to try the GREAT prime rib. The service was amazing and the ambience is that of an old country club. I highly recommend L Woods!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "L. Woods is the whole package! Great food, great decor, great servers. I will recommend L. Woods to everyone!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Got seated in the bar and we were there 15 minutes after they opened so its not like they didn't have room in the dining room. The bar area smelled like an outhouse. They need to use some lemon pledge on their woodwork. Ordered French onion soup and the bread in it was burnt. Ordered a chicken sandwich with cheddar and bacon and the cheddar was like cheese wiz and the bacon was burnt. I thought this was a quality restaurant. Very disappointed for the price I paid."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, the decor made me feel like I was in somebody's basement in Wisconsin but other than that I will go back and recommend it to others"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The pricing helps this restaurant make sense. The dessert (order when ordering your meal) was excellent. We were trying to enjoy our salad but our entree's came out as we started eating the salad. They offered to take our meal back to the kitchen but that didn't make much sense. The bummer was salad didn't get eaten at restaurant and not many leftover items are worse than left over salad."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Never have a bad meal here, everything is great. Very consistent and great service!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Every time I go to L Woods I feel like long lost family. Always greeted warmly, food is amazing! Do not leave without having an order of cheese curds!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Raul is a terrific waiter! The unlimited food with their family style plan is the only way to go with large groups!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "MY FOOD WAS FABULOUS!! THE SEATING HOSTESS WAS VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY!! MY SERVER, BILLY, IS ALWAYS FANTASTIC!! HE TAKES GREAT CARE OF ME!! HE IS SO GOOD AT SERVING!! HE IS VERY TIMELY WITH BRINGING OUT YOUR FOOD AND DRINKS!! THIS RESTAURANT IS JUST FABULOUS!! THE SEATING AT THIS RESTAURANT IS ALSO VERY NICE AND COMFORTABLE!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "ALL THE SEATING HOSTESSES ARE WONDERFUL FRIENDLY PEOPLE!! MY FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING AS ALWAYS!! MY SERVER, BILLY, IS JUST A FANTASTIC SERVER!! HE TAKES GREAT CARE OF ALL OF HIS CUSTOMERS!! HE IS VERY TIMELY WITH SERVING!! THIS RESTAURANT IS VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HIM!! MOST OF THE SERVERS AT THIS RESTAURANT ARE ALSO ALL WONDERFUL SERVERS!! THIS IS A WONDERFUL RESTAURANT!! THE MANAGERS ARE ALL WONDERFUL FRIENDLY PEOPLE!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Wow, my food was fantastic! It really couldn't be any better. The skirt steak sandwich was to die for, as was the creamed spinach. The service left something to be desired. We waited to long for a waitress. She forgot my husbands soup and brought me the wrong salad dressing. Then she forgot my side dish with my sandwich. The tables around us had various complaints too; wrong drink, error on bill. Then, the busboy put all of the leftovers (for two people) in one box! Half a slab of ribs on top of creamed spinach on top of a steak sandwich! They made us new orders to go which was great, but we were shocked."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Steaks, ribs, fish, chicken...this restaurant has it all! Prime rib was cooked as ordered, beef ribs and spare ribs were delicious and whitefish was great. Sides are generous. We sat in the back room which is less noisy on a Saturday night. Can always count on L. Woods for a great meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This place is old school - right out of 1970 Wisconsin. Not a criticism- its perfect if you are in a Supper Club mood. Our table ordered tenderloin, new york strip and trout. All cooked as requested, and all very good. I'm a baked potato fan, and they did not disappoint."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant was perfect for a special birthday dinner. Our reservations were honored immediately, we loved the large craft beer menu, the food choices were numerous, perfectly prepared and delicious. Service was good but our buss boy was exceptional. In fact, we relied on him for small needs during our meal. A little noisy though, we had two families with very small children in our small dinning room but that did not spoil our experience. The price range makes it perfect for a special occasion. Great job L. Woods!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with L. Woods. The food is always very good. The service is top notch. They are very accomodating with respect to special requests. It's always a pleasant experience to dine there."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was once a great place but is overrated and I had a terrible meal and the service was bad. The place is also showing its age and is dirty"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very attentive and informed service. Food is solid and consistent across the board. Cocktails are a bit pricey."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Have been going here for years, and the food and service are still great. Ribs are getting pricey but we had to have them."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "L'Wood has mastered food and service. Always a good meal with an outstanding and friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Danny keeps this restaurant running at high standards always...We expect a great meal and we always get one."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "my favorite restaurant. staff is great and the food is always superb."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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