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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vipTerry
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have not been to Gar Woods Grill in years, so we decided to try it. We had four in our party and all of us throughly enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent and not rushed. The wine list is very good and reasonable. We will definatley go back. An enjoyable evening with great views of the lake.

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JohnK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location. Great food. The best coconut prawns ever. And the wet woodies a must.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came up to celebrate my birthday and were able to book a last minute reservation on the deck for 9. It was a beautiful day on the lake and the staff made our day perfect. I can’t wait to go back!!!

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DavidB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The view is incredible. The servers and staff are nice and attentive. The food is okay, but very over priced. You're clearly paying a premium for the view, which is worth it.

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HaydenF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and delicious food! Helped us plan a very important surprise bday.. even though it was late at night they were extremely accommodating! Would highly recommend a stop here! It’s even more beautiful during the day time! Thank you Gar Woods Grill!

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vipTreenW
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to Gar Woods after a few years' absence. We were thrilled to be back on the patio enjoying Wet Woodys, the delicious food, excellent scenery and atmosphere. My prime rib French dip sandwich with horseradish cream and side salad were yummy. My husband had the large Cobb salad and my son had a burger. Our server was friendly and attentive, and our order came out quick.

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vipmmmm
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing view and super service!!!

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rockrose19
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cob salad with blackened chicken was delicious. It's a big salad! Hubby had crab sandwich, which was fabulous. We enjoyed our lunch with a nice big Wet Woody. The only thing missing was being able to eat out on the deck. It has been snowing that morning and there was still snow coming down from the trees and onto the deck. There were a few brave souls who wanted to eat outside, so one of the staff members cleaned and dried off a few tables. We were happy to be indoors. The view of the lake from indoors is pretty good! Not our first time here and not our last, though I do reserve for special occasions since it's about a 45 minute drive from Reno.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Garwoods the location the food and the wet Woody’s are fabulous!

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Brandonandvalerie
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views of Lake Tahoe. Friendly staff and all followed Covid procedures. The filet barbecue burger was delicious as well as the lobster deviled eggs. One day we will visit and sit outside on the patio.

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RobD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service . The manager light a third outdoor heating lamp to keep us warm on the deck.

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EddieC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was overall great. Food was good, drinks were solid. And the service was great from the host to the server and everyone we interacted with in between.

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vipJenniferL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good and server was nice. We made reservations for outdoor seating, but it was another 20 minute wait beyond our reservation time.

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DrDonald
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Martine was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience

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Twotone
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
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 on April 7, 2021
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 on April 6, 2021
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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NinaP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
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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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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TobyR
Richmond
19 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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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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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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