Gar Woods Grill & Pier

5000 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140, USA

Zoom up to the dock in your private yacht (or just drive your car to the parking lot), then score a spot on the outdoor deck here for gorgeous lake views. Whatever you order, wash it down with a Wet Woody, a signature mix of specialty rum, peach schnapps, and fruit juice. Sunday brunch is a big deal in the summer months, so plan to arrive early if you don’t want to wait for hours. In winter, the action moves inside, where there’s live music during aprés-ski, plus cozy appetizers like deviled eggs, French onion soup, and crab chili relleno.

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