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Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant, Carnelian Bay, CA

Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant

4.6
4.6
4391 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 34 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch (Mon - Fri) 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (Sat & Sun) 11:30 am - 5:00 pm Brunch menu served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am -3:00 pm Dinner (Sun - Thurs) 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Fri & Sat) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Easter - buffet brunch served from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Thanksgiving- dinner served 1:00 - 9:00 pm Christmas Eve- 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, dinner starts at 5:00 pm Christmas Day- 11:30 am - 10:00 pm, dinner starts at 5:00 pm Bar The bar is open during lunch and dinner hours and never closes before 12:00 pm (Sun - Thurs) and 1:00 am (Fri & Sat)
  • Phone number
    (530) 546-3366
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Dean Lennon
  • Private party facilities
    Private party space available for groups of 15 guests up to 450 guests. Gar Woods Grill & Pier is available to close for private functions.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Grigsby: (530) 546-3366
  • Neighborhood
    Carnelian Bay
  • Cross street
    Front and Center
  • Parking details
    Plenty of complimentary on-site parking. Visit by boat in spring, summer and fall and enjoy our complimentary valet boat parking, or dock at our handicap accessible, deep water 130 foot pier.
  • Public transit
    All local bus lines drop off and pick up in front of Gar Woods Grill & Pier
  • Entertainment
    Rustler's MoonSteve and TomAcoustic Guitar Duo8:00pm-11:00pmFriday and Saturday Evenings70's through Today
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,391 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Good for groups

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Great for scenic views

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Most Booked

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Kid-friendly

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for groups

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

4,391 Reviews
  1. ABrief

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away but we waited 12 minutes until a waiter approached us.. terrible service and I wish we would have left. Food was good but not worth trying to get a waiters attention. Once waiter came the service was still slow

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  2. BobM

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our return to Gar Woods after many years living away in Virginia was highlighted by extraordinary service, good food and unparalleled ambience on the lake with an incredible view of snow covered mountains around the lake.

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  3. KarenP

    Las Vegas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always make it a point to d8ne at Gar Woods when we are in Tahoe. Shrimp and lobster bisque alone are worth the trip!

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  4. Stacy

    Tahoe

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tory is an exceptional employee, she set us up with a wonderful table, and a wonderful server! Our food was excellent and we had a wonderful evening. 

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  5. Michael

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is so cool; service has always been really great

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined at Gar Woods for their Easter Brunch. Everyone in our party was amazed with the ambiance and views of the lake. Gar Woods staff was attentive. Overall, great dining experience on our first visit and will definitely return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant to take visitors as well as a fun dinner alone year ‘round! Thank you, Garwoods, for being our family’s favorite restaurant in all of Lake Tahoe!

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  8. Cathy

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hayden was an excellent server. Everything was very efficient. Food served perfect temperature.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never skip the wet woodie! Make sure to get it rock hard

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service. The view is amazing. You can’t go here without having a Wet Woody!

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FAQs

Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 4391 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant

5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Front and Center
  • Neighborhood
    Carnelian Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch (Mon - Fri) 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (Sat & Sun) 11:30 am - 5:00 pm Brunch menu served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am -3:00 pm Dinner (Sun - Thurs) 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Fri & Sat) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Easter - buffet brunch served from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Thanksgiving- dinner served 1:00 - 9:00 pm Christmas Eve- 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, dinner starts at 5:00 pm Christmas Day- 11:30 am - 10:00 pm, dinner starts at 5:00 pm Bar The bar is open during lunch and dinner hours and never closes before 12:00 pm (Sun - Thurs) and 1:00 am (Fri & Sat)
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of complimentary on-site parking. Visit by boat in spring, summer and fall and enjoy our complimentary valet boat parking, or dock at our handicap accessible, deep water 130 foot pier.
  • Public transit
    All local bus lines drop off and pick up in front of Gar Woods Grill & Pier
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dean Lennon
  • Entertainment
    Rustler's MoonSteve and TomAcoustic Guitar Duo8:00pm-11:00pmFriday and Saturday Evenings70's through Today
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (530) 546-3366
  • Private party facilities
    Private party space available for groups of 15 guests up to 450 guests. Gar Woods Grill & Pier is available to close for private functions.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Grigsby: (530) 546-3366
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