Excellent red cabbage salad
Excellent red cabbage salad and cheese bread. Portions are huge, plus all you can eat salads and cheese bread, so you definitely don't go away hungry! I had not been here in many years. It was still as great as I remember and brings back lots of great memories.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank you to Rachel, our server, and the manager at San Gabriel Clearman's North Woods Inn, for making my mother's 94th birthday celebration extra-special. From the royal treatment to the great food and wonderful "Happy Birthday" song at the end of the meal, we all had a wonderful time. Best of all, my 12 year-old twin boys loved eating the peanuts and tossing the shells on the sawdust on the floor. The richness of the wood and beautiful paintings, plus the Dutch oven menu boards made our lunch experience all the more fun! My mother loved her halibut and the red cabbage was so good! Thank you again for everything! Clearmon's North Woods Inn in San Gabriel was as much fun for me as adult as it was magical for me when I was a child!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
It has been many years since
It has been many years since I've been to North Woods Inn and was so glad to be able to introduce my grown children to it all over again. We all reminisced as the memories began to return. Still has that warm feeling of years gone by and the FOOD is still great and so GENEROUS. EVeryone should try it at least once! Many thanks for keeping it alive.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another flawless meal at North Wood
North Woods has been a family tradition for years, and in the past couple years an Easter tradition. The food is uniformly fantastic; they've resisted the urge to skimp on portion or prep as cost of everything has gone up over the years. It's a bit pricy (entrees in $20s-$30s) which is why we only do it a few times a year (plus they give you so much food you wouldn't be able to fit through the door if you ate there frequently) but worth every penny. The service is also great, in all the years we've been going I can only recall one instance of poor service.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good old fashion comfort food
I've been coming to Northwoods Inn for over 40 years. It is a good place for steaks, fish, chicken. It has been around a long time. The food is pretty good. Fair prices. Bread and salad are excellent. They give you a lot of food and you don't go home hungry. Don't even think of coming here for health food type of eating. It is real comfort food and a lot of it.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Expensive yet quite tasty
Eclectic mountain chalet feel,
Good service but extremely expensive
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place will never win
This place will never win any awards for fine cuisine, but the food is good, solid "American" fare, in a very fun and traditional place (as the name implies, complete with fake snow on the fake log cabin roof!), with some really simple but delicious foods, like the red cabbage salad, cheese bread, and blue cheese iceberg salad they're known for! Servers couldn't be nicer, or more accommodating! Been coming here for decades and will keep doing so!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual dining ambience
I moved from the San Gabriel Valley several years ago and hadn't had the opportunity to eat at the North Woods Inn in a long time. Friends still in the area mentioned it as a favorite, so I made a reservation there for my 21st wedding anniversary dinner spot. We were cordially greeted and seated promptly. The staff was attentive and professional. The food was prepared fairly quickly and the portions were plentiful, to say the least! The traditional of throwing the peanut shells on the floor surprised my wife and we had good fun from that. Prices were moderate, especially considering the quantity of food. So glad the red cabbage salad is unchanged. When you go take your appetite and enjoy!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
great place to eat a big meal
It is a great value for a ton of food. I don't eat like this often but when I do I like going here
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best cheesy bread ever! Salads are spectacular. Cod was delicious. Dinner trio of steak skewers, scallops and (fried) chicken was fantastic.
BTW, there is also a children's menu available.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salads and cheese breads were
Salads and cheese breads were as tasty as I remembered from almost 2 years ago. Steak and potato were healthy servings that I could not finish...very savory!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great service. We have been going to this restaurant for 40 years and it never fails to be top notch.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our daughter selected Northwoods Inn for her 21st birthday celebration dinner with the family and a few friends. This isn't a place we would have a weekly dinner because it is really for special occassions. They serve the kind of food you would eat when you want to splurge. We always enjoy the food here and the place is just "fun". D's friend brought cupcakes and the hostess asked if they could take them to the kitchen and bring them out for us later. Sure enough... once we ate our dinner, the wait staff came out singing Happy Birthday, carrying the cupcakes with candle lit up! Nice touch Northwoods Inn!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good times, good service, good food
For a party of 11, the service was quick and easy. We were seated promptly, and the server was attentive and quick. Drinks were continually refilled, food was served promptly. There were no problems.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great memories here!
I picked my mom up from the airport and brought her to the North Woods Inn as a surprise. She loved it! It brought back wonderful memories for her! Thank you!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I LOVE North Wood Inn. Have been going to this location every since they closed the one done in Long Beach. I do drive out of the way to come to this place that has the best garlic cheese toast and cabbage salad. My whole family loves this place.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big portions of great food.
Big portions of great food. Two of us ate steak salmon with soft drinks and dropped $100. Well worth it!!!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a little expensive but the food is really good and there is lot of it. The cheese bread is just delicious and the salads are amazing. They have the best shrimp cocktail around.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere is warm and inviting to young and old alike. We enjoyed our dinners, drinks, and our time together. Our family visiting from out of town loved the relaxed ambience. We have been going to the Northwoods Inn for years and have yet to be disappointed. Our grandkids love going there with us whenever they are in town. They love the peanuts and being able to throw the shells on the floor. The service was friendly and fast. We love the salads and cheese bread! The menu has something for everyone. Unfortunately, we never seem to save room for dessert.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Clearman's North Woods Inn
Clearman's North Woods Inn does not disappoint. It's a combination of the traditions this restaurant still maintains, from the peanut shells on the floor to the unlimited cheese bread and salads that make it stand out in it's own unique way.
Our party had two people from Hawaii that had never dined here, much less heard of the place. They loved it. From the big food to the singing birthday greetings, it's just good.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent steaks. Gives you
Excellent steaks. Gives you plenty of food for the money.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I lived nearby in the 70's and this was a special place to dine. Was back in town after 40 years and found it just as I remembered it...excellent food and atmosphere.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
North Woods Never Disappoints
We've been going to North Woods for years. Usually a special occasion because its a little more expensive then we are used to spending and its a 45 min. drive for us. This time we were a group of 8 for dinner on a Sunday evening. Food is always consistently very good with generous portions. The service is always consistently above average. We all enjoyed our meals. Worth the money and the drive!
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relatively high prices, good food
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.
7/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great night out
We had lots to celebrate as a work team. The food and service was great !! This is the 4th or 5th time we have dined here. We love the big tables in the bar. Games are on and atmosphere was perfect. Thanks for a great night. We will be back.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Time Favorite
We have always loved this restaurant and their food. Whenever we are in the area, we try to have dinner there. (We live @ 200 miles away). The cabbage salad and the cheese bread are the best and the meat is always perfect. The atmosphere is great just for visiting with food friends. Hope it never closes like some of their other restaurants have.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
When you're tired of frou-frou fusion, sometimes you crave a traditional American meal. This place never disappoints. Their sandwich menu makes a perfect light dinner. Prime rib and Mahi Mahi sandwiches were $12-15, compared to $30+ for dinner portions. Only no potato, a small salad instead of unlimited bowls, and smaller portion of meat. But still enough to be filling.
Don't hesitate to make special requests. I substitute cheese bread for the sandwich bread (YUM!). My mom had the seafood platter grilled, not fried.
Definitely use OpenTable!!! I went online at 6:30pm for 7 pm ressie (we live that close!). When we arrived, the lobby had at least 3 parties ahead of us, but we got seated first.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but pricey!
I've been dining at this Clearman's for decades. The food has consistently been good, however, the prices are too high for their signature specials. I ordered my favorite, the Special Combo (2 pieces of fried chicken, 5 chunks of steak, 4 scallops, baked potato and rice pilaf) which was $27.99. I remember when this combo used to have 3 large pieces of fried chicken, not 2 rather small pieces of fried chicken. We also ordered a hot dog which was $7.95, too expensive for a hot dog cut in half on a roll. However, our server was excellent. She kept checking on us and refilling our beverages (the coke was $3.50). The ambience was cool. They have large screen TV's for football games and plenty of peanut shells to throw on the floor.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steak Ever.
I took my wife here for our weekly date. We had their Rib Eye, which was one of their specials that night, and we both agreed that it was possible the best steak we have ever had.
They should make this part of their normal menu.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
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!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Northwoods Inn is a classic
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!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place. Great food,
I love this place. Great food, ambience and fun too.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite places
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
North woods inn, Rosemead
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.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM