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Clearman's North Woods Inn of San Gabriel

357 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Kid-friendly (333)

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Clearman's North Woods in San Gabriel, CA is a popular eatery that offers a rustic, classic setting. It is a great place to visit for those who have some big appetites. Whether visiting with someone special, a group of friends or coworkers, everyone can find items on the menu that will please them.

Clearman's North Woods in San Gabriel has appetizers, such as potato skins and beer battered zucchini sticks. Some of the massive sandwiches on the menu include the corned beef, pulled pork and the sirloin burger. Clearman's North Woods in San Gabriel has a range of dinner options, too, including items such as filet of cot and steak.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(626) 286-3579
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room accommodates up to 125 people.
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Private party contact
Richard: (626) 286-3579
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Cross street
Huntington Drive and Rosemead Blvd.
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Parking details
Ample parking at both entrances and behind restaurant.
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Public transit
Local Transit stops just yards from the front door of the restaurant on the corner of Huntington Drive and Rosemead Blvd.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

I prefer the one in Covina. For some reason the food is better at that location.

vipSunshine (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2015

Food is always consistent, one of family favorite restaurants

GoodGrub (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 15, 2015

Short description - NEVER AGAIN. The quality of the steak we had was somewhere between IHOP and Denny’s. For those that love this place, don't worry. I will never go back. Reminds me of a old roadside spot that still has the illusion that it is a real restaurant. There are so many other choices around.

Traveler (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2015

Good portion for hungry bellies. A winter log cabin theme. It's an ok place.

pamsmith (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2015

I have been going to the North Woods Inn for 50 years. Nothing has changed, The food is still great and the service is still excellent. One of the few things in life that has not changed!!!!!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2015

I have always enjoyed the North Woods Inn, and have bee to the San Gabriel and Azusa locations, it is a very meat and potatoes spot and has great decor. I would recommend it to anyone with a health appetite that is not particularly health conscience. The food is rich, heavy, large and wonderful. Now going to NWI For our anniversary dinner it was a mistake. Making a reservation and asking for a secluded romantic table as a request sounds good, but the hostesses do not read the notes and will stick you at the first table they find. I had to ask to be moved and remind them of the request I had made for our anniversary, and they seemed put out that I actually asked politely to be moved. Our waitress was very nice, pleasant and did a great job. I will absolutely be going back to NWI, but it will not be for a special occasion like my anniversary.

FatFreddy (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2015

Food is just as good as I remember it from 20 years ago! Ambience casual peanut shells all over the floor... The food was meant to be tasted and is not really set up for anybody's diet but the flavor is incredible. Excellent old fashioned steak house experience! Wait staff was friendly and very happy. Overall experience was just what I needed great food, great drinks, happy waiters, an excellent evening!

DisappointedDude54 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 24, 2015

We were very excited to go to this restaurant as we received a gift card from family at Christmas.

My wife order her steak well done and it was very pink inside, so we had to send it back. They over-buttered the bread to the point the butter was ozzing out. The salad and cabbage was good, but couldn't make up for everything else...too bad, we wanted to really enjoy it.

BlackAngus (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

I've been to these restaurants a number of times and the food is always very good. Their two salads, a purple cabbage slaw and a blue-cheese/lettuce salad, are highlights. The garlic bread is delicious but really, really greasy...the oil squishes out of the bread into your mouth when you bite down on it.

I've never understood serving two starches with the meal, though. You get a huge baked potato AND rice pilaf. I'd rather have a vegetable than the rice. A couple of sprigs of broccoli would make the meal complete.

The prices are inordinately high for the style of restaurant and the type of food being served. When you serve garlig bread on a plate covered with foil, you're not serving food that costs $30+ per person.

vipbluebird (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on June 30, 2015

this place had been a family favorite for many years. fast forward 20 years and we are back in the area for a visit. boy have things changed. what was once a regular family dining spot has become incredibly expensive unless you order something simple like soup or a burger. still the same delicious cabbage salad and cheese bread; recipes seem to be the same. there used to be lines out the door and almost always a wait to dine. the other night only one dining area open and not nearly full. no wait, no lines. very short staffed. tv's all around the bar. no live piano player. they've sold off almost all of the property and a big kohl's dept. store looms over the entrance. things seem rundown, the roof needs a coat of white paint. we were so disappointed. i'd go back again but my expectations will be so much lower.

Melinda (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2015

Another great meal, first class service and great leftovers.

RonE (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

Took my girl friend there. It was about 40 years since either of us had been there. Just as we remembered-Fantastic. Great Service. The Cabbage Slaw was STILL AMAZING!! You don't mess with perfection. Will have to go back soon.

LekSK (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2015

Sometimes you just have to go to North Woods Inn because you've got to get your fix of the green salad with blue cheese dressing, the red cabbage salad, and the cheese bread. So wonderful! Any other items you order just add to that experience.

Restaurantgoer (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 14, 2015

Great unique environment, help was generally friendly but waitress was friendly but seemed impatient or not quite fully into her job, could't tell. In fairness to her the two of us were on a first date and spent 3 hours at the table. On 2nd thought though she wasn't really personable from the start, but possibly just her personality. She did a good job at coming back to the table several times to ask us
how things were.

Salmon was very good but not especially flavorful. Food in general was pretty good, though the peanuts in a bowl that are put on the table at the start weren't very crisp or fresh.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

The food at northwoods is always good. The steak and salads with the bread are the best. And I love at the San Gabriel location you can make reservations.

odwrangler (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 2, 2015

Great grandp n grandson take great grandma an grandma an auntie an daughter an girlfriend out to pre mothers days dinner. Had Steve as our server an he was great. Food was wonderful as usual. Great granddaughter loves the big brown near in the lobby.

OldLouie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

It's been 40 years since we last dined at the Northwoods. We moved to Northern California 40 years ago.. Good night was had by all as the food, service and decor made for a really nice evening dinner with friends. We will be back but sooner than 40 years this next time...Thanks for email reservations..

johnnyg (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2015

I always love the rustic feel and simple atmosphere which makes this place so great. The bread and salads are always the bonus to a great meal!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

Hadn't been to Clearman's for some time and celebrated a birthday there with a party of four. The prices have gone up considerably and even though the food portions were huge, I didn't feel the price was justified. It is also a very noisy atmosphere. The acoustics are horrible and we had to almost yell in order to be heard across the table. We love the continuous salad & sodas and the service was very good but we won't be going back for quite a while, if at all because of the high prices and noise. The noise-level star-rating choices for noise level needs to include LOUD because ENERGETIC is NOT the word I would have used to describe it.

Melinda (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

Great food and great service as usual. Our server, Peter, was particularly great.