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Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant

5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
+1 530-546-3366
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lunch with the french duo and fish and chips. The food was good the service excellent and the setting was very very nice.

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want an expensive-but-worth-it dinner on The Lake, Garwoods is good. Friends picked up the check; but I cringed at the $45 entrees. Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, Sea Bass special all delicious; desserts generous. Might be back for lunch or TGIF.

Thank Diedra34108
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very lively restaurant on a Saturday night, so booking in advance was sensible. Situated right on Lake Tahoe, the views are stunning. Food was superb, and the cocktails really nice. The Garwood is well worth a try.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate here with some friends on a Sunday afternoon. We had a large group that included several kids. We didn't have a reservation and we were seated almost immediately. The view of the lake is beautiful. The food was good. Several of us had the...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant offer great dining views that could be the best on Lake Tahoe. Food is equally as good, with lots of variety in choices from American classics like prime rib and steaks to local California cuisine like sea bass and...More

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter, and now son-in-law, chose Gar Woods as the venue for their recent wedding & reception. They were married on the bank of the Lake Tahoe just outside the restaurant - stunning setting. The view upstairs at Gar Woods is fabulous! The service was...More

Thank lstirling
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Lake Tahoe and the concierge at our hotel recommended Gar Woods. I was impressed that we got a reservation on a Saturday night only a few hours before we were going to arrive. It is a nice setting right on the lake...More

Thank Jody G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standard menu, nothing exceptional about it. Owners have three other restaurants. House wine is $11 a glass...overpriced for quality. We would not go there again, but in that area, you are restricted to only this place for water views.

Thank Lola M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can beat the view of Lake Tahoe. Go early or make reservations to sit outside. Food was fantastic! Started off with deviled eggs. I had the tenderloin salad and my husband the crab chili relleno.

Thank Rae K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends at the Gar Woods Grill and I cannot say enough about the view and friendliness of the place. The food was very good and the drinks were good. It is nice to walk down the dock and just relax. Too bad we...More

Thank J Craig W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
    (Front and Center)
  • Public Transportation: All local bus lines drop off and pick up in front of Gar Woods Grill & Pier
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Carnelian Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-3366
  • E-mail
Since 1988 Gar Woods Grill & Pier has been the premier North Lake Tahoe waterfront dining destination. Located in Carnelian Bay, our floor to ceiling windows, large deck and balconies provide breath-taking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Gar Woods Grill & Pier is an upscale casual restaurant that accommodates groups of 160 just as easily as groups of 2. Our Chef has created a menu highlighting California cuisine, hand cut steaks and fresh Pacific seafood, served in our fun in the sun atmosphere. The wine list is a collection of California's best-known vintners featuring more than a dozen wines by the glass. Enjoy Tahoe's warm summer days sitting on our waterfront deck while sipping on a world famous Wet Woody. With nearly two million sold you'll be in good company but come early to get a seat. When visiting during the ski season thaw out in front of our three story tall river rock fireplace with a Warm Woody or a Heavenly bottom. Lake Tahoe sunsets are our specialty.
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