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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5000 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely outdoor terrace with a wonderful view of the lake. The food and service were very good but exorbitantly priced.

Thank dianap-10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well managed and operated upscale lake side restaurant. Many menu choices, from starters, soups, salads, sandwiches and main courses, waiters uniformed and attentive in all ways, restaurant well maintained and decorated nicely, outdoor deck has very nice view of the lake and public peer...More

Thank SamB29
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taking a scenic drive and pulled in to Gar Woods seeing a beautiful pier with flowers right on the lake. The ambience draws you in with the open air restaurant and the beautiful lake view. On Wednesdays they have their famous "Wet Woody"...More

Thank BeachElena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was too cold to sit outside and the food was not good. We had the tuna appetizer. The tuna did not seem to be good quality. Neither of us ate it. The salad was ok. I ate it, but my friend did not like...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Often when a restaurant has a great view then they don't work as hard at the food. But this was excellent, healthy, and delicious food. Plus on the two occasions I visited, the staff that served me were friendly and their recommendations could be relied...More

Thank Abrdngy
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Quick trip to N Lake Tahoe and a friend recommended Gar Woods. It was amazing. The view is phenomenal. I would recommend sitting on the patio overlooking the lake and mountains. Service was very good and crab sandwich was perfect. A meal here is worth...More

Thank JohnBrentwood
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Heard about Gar woods from friends. Great location even though it was a rainy day. Enjoyed a nice meal and drinks. Manager told us their other locations gave a 10% discount if you bring your receipt.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Almost felt guilty enjoying my lunch today at Gar Woods Grill & Pier -- How could there be such total beauty and delicious food in one establishment. First, the view is so breathtaking - snow-capped mountains, crystal clear blue water, rippling waves from the vintage...More

Thank sueadams371
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The perfect way to spend any Sunday morning looking out over Lake Tahoe and eating a fabulous brunch. The Mother's Day brunch is a line up of my favorites all in one meal. Make reserves because it is popular. We went early and it was...More

Thank 144Y
Reviewed 20 May 2017

During our one week long trip in Lake Tahoe, we have enjoyed stoping here and there for lunch. This place is right there on the lake, there is even a pier if you want to access by boat. Scening is just MAGIC ! The problem...More

1  Thank Denis F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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