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Boathouse On The Pier

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3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.600.1846
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal in stunning setting

We tried the boathouse after it was recommended by a local person we met on the ski lift (thank you Johnny for great tip). We turned up at around 5.30pm in time to watch the lovely sunset outside with drinks. As mentioned, this place is on the lake and is a beautiful setting. We then moved inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
montysouthcoast_12
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We tried the boathouse after it was recommended by a local person we met on the ski lift (thank you Johnny for great tip). We turned up at around 5.30pm in time to watch the lovely sunset outside with drinks. As mentioned, this place is on the lake and is a beautiful setting. We then moved inside to the restaurant... More 

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Modesto, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Being our first visit to the Boathouse On The Pier, we didn't know what to expect. We went for dinner on a Friday evening and arrived at about 5:45. The place is nice and quaint but not very big (I'm guessing 10 tables in the interior main seating area). There is outside seating that would be very nice during warmer... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are visitng Lake Tahoe as we have for the past few years during ski season and we stumbled upon this restaurant. Great food, very friendly and inviting young man (with glasses, sorry I didn't catch his name) and it was very clean and comfortable. Our server spent time chit chatting and sharing what the area was... More 

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placerville,ca
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place is on Lake Tahoe...literally! We sat outside overlooking the lake and found out they were having happy hour with 50% off appetizers so we ordered the warm brie place with fruit and the crab cakes - both were excellent! You can't beat the location of this place. They also have music 7 nights a week!

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Oregon
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71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were told of this restaurant by a local ..so took a drive to find it----due to construction it was solely by chance that we found it by wandering through a hotel off the street...then a short walk down the beach...this time of year it looked deserted....BUT...we checked it out..met the very friendly waitstaff and made a reservation to return... More 

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New York City, New York
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171 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Boathouse certainly has a fabulous setting on a pier right on the lake, looking directly out towards the sunset. Location wise you couldn't ask for a better spot. We choose to sit out on the balcony - it you don't like the full heat then rather sit inside, We ordered the ahi tuna poke to start, which was a... More 

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Belgium
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3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food at this place was nice and the waiters where friendly. Food was served in a good time. The sunset on the balcony was amazing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The setting on a long pier extending from the beach hotel would make this special even if the food were so/so. . .but the food is wonderful and the view is just icing on the cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed at the Beach Retreat and Lodge so it was great to have such a nice restaurant close by. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and attentive. The view from the outside patio overlooked the lake and was just so relaxing. I want to go back already!

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First night in Lake Tahoe. What better than to enjoy a seafood dinner over looking the Lake. Well the view was nice, but can't say much about the food. Let me start off by saying everything came out cold. My husband who loves Cioppino asked to sample the broth. It's all about the broth. The chief denied that request. Sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: 530.600.1846

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?