We came by boat to Gar Woods upon recommendation of friends. The place was packed at noon but the wait was only 5 minutes. We did not have reservations but arrived just before noon and were seated upstairs near a window overlooking the lake. We ordered a few of the specialty drinks that the restaurant is known for. The drinks were strong but not overly so. We ordered the calamari appetizer and a variety of entrees. The calamari was disappointing because it was not crisp and the sauce was bland. I ordered the burger and it was very good and very large. Others ordered salads and sandwiches. Everyone was happy with their meal and said they would return again. The bill was more than I would normally pay for lunch but this restaurant seems to be the place to see and be seen on the area. I was surprised at how many people were there at lunchtime on a Friday.