Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant

4.6
2618 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Currently seating on the beautiful lake view deck under Tahoe sunshine or ample cover of heat lamps and umbrellas. Please dress warm!
For 32 years Gar Woods Grill and Pier has been the premier waterfront dining destination in North Lake Tahoe. Floor-to-ceiling windows, large deck and balconies provide breath-taking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Gar Woods Grill and Pier is an upscale casual restaurant that accommodates groups of 160 just as easily as groups of two. Our Chef has created a menu highlighting California cuisine, hand cut steaks and fresh Pacific seafood, served in a fun-in-the-sun atmosphere. The wine list is a collection of best-known California vintners featuring more than a dozen wines by the glass. Enjoy the waterfront deck while sipping on Gar Woods world famous Wet Woody. With over three million sold, you will be in good company! Or thaw out with a Warm Woody or a Heavenly Bottom. Lake Tahoe sunsets are our specialty.

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DrDonald
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Martine was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience

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Twotone
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary with dinner here. The weather was beautiful. The restaurant was busy but social distancing was enforced. We ate inside because we weren’t sure about the wind. The deck overlooking the lake was full. Our server had tables inside and outside which we thought was odd. He did the best job he could but sometimes the service seemed slow. The food and drinks were great. Overall, it was a very nice time. This was not our first time here and we will go back and highly recommend this establishment.

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GGgirl
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day on the deck for early April, Spring is here and our first visit for dining in a year! Great food!

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Natasha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This is my second time here. The first time was amazing and I would have given it 5 stars all around but the second time I visited which was 2 days ago (April 6, 2021), the service was very slow although our waitress was very nice. The food was just ok. I got the filet with scampi. It only came with 3 prawns and there was very little potatoes. For $50.00 I expected more although the filet was cooked to perfection. My daughter and husband ordered the crab sandwich and it was mediocre at best. Crab tasted like imitation. The atmosphere however is beautiful and you can’t beat the walk down the pier at the end of the meal.
I would try it once more just for best 2 out of 3 chances.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great view of the lake. Food was pretty good overall. Service was lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Lost our ticket and meal at took an hour to receive. Manager comped one app which was nice. Overall service still bad. Waiters had too many tables.

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vipmoragamunchers
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Prices went up 90 cents per item in post-pandemic menu. Is fairly pricey with near $50 entry’s the rule now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Experience was fine. View amazing. Food is only so so. Upscale bar food.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting from Texas with friends. They'd owned a condo in Tahoe for 20 years and we're anxious to take us to GarWood. My husband has owned several boats and knew of the GarWood brand. He was sad there was not a shirt in his size. Our waitress was wonderful. She kept up with all of our requests and even when we switched sides for the girls to have the view. We hope to return to ski in winter.

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DietrichD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.
Impeccable dining and fantastic views.

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vipDianaOC
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely Easter brunch, on the deck, and it was beautiful. The service was excellent and all staff were so friendly. Would love to see more brunch options (perhaps an omelet bar?) for Sunday brunch. Highly recommend Gar Woods!

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vipTahoeGem
Tahoe
71 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks are expensive but they are good and the view makes it with it for a special occasion.

MJ
vipMamaJuJu
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was SO NICE to sit on the deck for Easter and enjoy Garwoods! We have been coming here for a long time and it's a perfect family spot. Good food and great drinks (Wet Woody's of course!)
Family favorites are the AhiTuna appetizers, all the sandwiches, the salmon salad and the fries are hands down the best around.
Garwoods never disappoints...can't wait to pull the boat up this summer!

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TobyR
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Easter Sunday brunch on the porch overlooking the lake! The service was spot on and my crabmeat sandwich was so good my husband kept asking for bites. And the Woody drink was 5he perfect accompaniment. Don't miss this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick service, even when they are super busy. The food was good!

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NormaG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

his was the perfect place for outdoor dining right on the lake. The food, service and ambience was good. Our table was ready when we arrived. The staff was very helpful.

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Michelle
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed the food, service and gorgeous view. The $5.50 coke was excessive but other than that it was worth the $$$.

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is immaculate. So crazy delicious. And their signature cocktail, an absolute necessity. The outside patio offers stunning views (though it can definitely be a tad loud, but hey, it's a brilliant place to celebrate). Highly suggest this spot

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JeremyW
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views of Lake Tahoe, amazing staff and the food is excellent. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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GabrielG
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent place, beautiful scenary, awesome service and great food. I had a very good time and is the perfect place to be in Tahoe.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during Covid restrictions Gar Woods is on top of everything to ensure their customers feel great. From the moment you enter to the time you leave, it's as if you're on vacation and nothing can take that away. My husband & I love this place and have made it a stop every Tahoe trip. Thank you Gar Woods for a wonderful 50th bday of celebrating in the best atmosphere on the Lake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for a better location for our rehearsal dinner!!!

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vipcarole
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the lake and pier. Great selection of food. Service was outstanding...very friendly and efficient.

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BrittanyO
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a great experience at Gar Woods! The view of the lake is scenic, the food is good, and the drinks are even better.

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RobynG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner on the deck. View was perfect. Service was wonderful. Noise level was a bit loud.

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent... our food tasted great and was delivered timely. The alcohol was good. overall a bit pricy in my opinion but for the quality and service it was worth it. A bit loud sitting outside but luckily it was a beautiful early evening dinner. Loved that we were seated immediately and they were ready for us.

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vipkdp2330
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience4

The hostess and manger were rude to the seniors who requested 3x to have the heaters turned on. It was more important for the manager to turn the table and let them freeze. I finally had to ask on their behalf and the response I got was to move to a different table. I guess the hostess was to busy to listen to me say, excuse me, the table next to me is cold and asked to have the heat on.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant,amazing food and customer service. Took my wife on a date and she loved it. The perfect spot

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BelindaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and the view! I would recommend! Service was fantastic!

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RonnieD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well the best aspect of Garwoods. Is it’s location on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The fact that the food and service are excellent makes for a very pleasurable dining experience

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MeaganC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great food and drinks. The view from their deck is really what you go for. The kids meals are all $15.... like for a pb&j $15. Besides that, wonderful!

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HeatherD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great experience with great food and drinks. However 3 of us ordered the filet mignon and were given the wrong ones. My husband had eaten half of his before we realized they had given him my daughter’s well done and she had the rare that he ordered. Kind of awkward having to change plates with half eaten by my hubby and my daughter had just started. Kind of important when you are paying $48 a plate.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. The view on the patio is amazing!

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vipDianaOC
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this restaurant, as well as the others in the Tahoe/Truckee area! Great food and atmosphere. Just right fir entertaining guests who visit us in Tahoe. Would love a location in Incline Village, as we’re desperate for another great restaurant that understands the needs of Tahoe residents.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, service and location, my husband and I enjoyed every moment.

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Lucas
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an awesome meal at Gar Woods.

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vipJaneE
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We live close by but I would not bother going back. Service was not great and I indicated a garlic allergy, asked specifically if there was no garlic in the salad dressing, and they brought me garlic chicken on my salad which I could not eat

Barely an apology and no offer to Comp my meal. Bad form and bad customer service.

MJ
MakennaJ
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, amazing food, amazing service, amazing drinks! Felt so lucky to spend my birthday celebration here, it was more than I could’ve asked for!

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vipAnnabel
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The onion soup was a little bland this time and the crab sandwich was too toasted/crispy. We also had to wait over 30 minutes for dessert....deep fried Oreos. The restaurant was packed. A little disappointed but we will still go back on our next trip over here.

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Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2618 OpenTable diners.

Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.garwoods.com/shop.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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