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The Boat House

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1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
707-875-3495
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12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best fish n chips.....period

We were on a month long California road trip. Gilfriends brother said to go to this little dump woth great fish n chips. We LOVE cozy little dumps!! It was raining hard and the windows were steamy. Cool guys cooking and helping were very friendly. We had been on a quest for best fish and chips on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
John R
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Bend, Oregon
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Kuna, Idaho
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a road trip to bodega bay for the weekend and just happened to stop and try the place out. We had the fish and chips and were very pleased with our food. The clam chowder was excellent also. We have been back a few more times and have not been disappointed. Great little restaurant, friendly staff and... More 

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Modesto
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109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner. The chef welcomed us while outside BBQing oysters on the half shell. We ordered green salad, coleslaw, and 2 fish&chips. The salad was freshly made with Romain lettuce, chopped tomatoes, red onions. Fish was fresh from the fish market, cod dipped in (beer?) batter. Delicious! We will definitely return. ; -)

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Thank TCWatson
Bend, Oregon
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We were on a month long California road trip. Gilfriends brother said to go to this little dump woth great fish n chips. We LOVE cozy little dumps!! It was raining hard and the windows were steamy. Cool guys cooking and helping were very friendly. We had been on a quest for best fish and chips on the coast. It... More 

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Thank John R
AZ
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Ordered to go. Fish and chips and the clam chowder. Chowder fine the F&C just OK. Nothing great nothing bad. Thought it would be better. The burgers looked pretty tasty, maybe will have that on return.

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Thank THEFATHER
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We travel to Bodega Bay several times a year and this is our favorite lunch stop. The employees and very friendly and the food is great - especially the fish and chips.

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Thank Randy W
San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stopped off here after reading all the good reviews. It was very busy as it was a Saturday and I think they generally make pretty good food, attracting lots of customers. However, our experience was not great. We waited a very long time for our food. Our fish n chips order got mixed up and went to another table.... More 

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Thank Roohi R
Michigan
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We were told to stop here for fish and chips and they were great. The atmosphere is run down but it is a locals kind of a restaurant and that comes with the territory. We enjoyed the food and that is what counts.

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Thank EagleForever
St. Louis
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

There are lots of restaurants to choose from in this area & some offer a better view but if you pass this place by you are really missing out. The fish and chips are awesome and the crab cakes are so delicious and not all filler. This is my second time visiting this place and this was just as good... More 

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Thank dmiller63125
Knoxville, TN
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271 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 720 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Keep your expectations low in this sleepy little fishing village, and you'll be ok. This is a "place your order and pay at the counter" type of place. Had Fish and Chips and Scallops and Chips. Batter/breading was way to thick on both the fish and scallops. It was just OK. Ordered 2 white wines, but only got one because... More 

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Thank tmynatt
Manteca, California
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We stop here most of the time when we pass through Bodega Bay. The tartar sauce makes the fish superb! Their prices have gone up a little bit, but prices have gone up everywhere. My husband likes the shrimp basket. My one complaint is about their drinks. They don't have fountain drinks and the only cola is RC.

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Thank Tina C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: 707-875-3495

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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