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The Boat House

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

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  • 29
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Classic seafood shack

Genuine great BBQ oysters and other seafood prepared to order. A classic seafood shack directly off Hwy 1 in Bodega Bay. The staff is very friendly, and the place itself has a genuine lack of pretense. A must stop when touring the Northern California coastline.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
Hectorsmom
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Chicago, IL
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Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We had heard great things about the Boat House, and we left very disappointed. Most options were fried oysters, scallops, etc. The BBQ oysters were certainly a different flavor to how they are usually prepared on the east coast, so I was glad to give them a try, but I didn't like them at all. The crabcake sandwich was bland... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited The Boat House for lunch, and thought it was outstanding. Sitting outside on their deck enjoying the great view and sea lions was great. The food was wonderful. We had blackened Rock Fish, which I had never had, and it was delicious. Definitely worth the stop.

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Darien, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My family and I came upon the boathouse after a morning spent at Armstrong State Forest hiking through the woods. It was an easy and scenic drive. The Boathouse was the perfect place to eat. The fish tacos were gourmet level in their presentation as well as taste. The best I have ever had. Sitting on a bed of red... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, incredibly fresh fish. If you're travelling the PCH and pass through Bodega Bay, Stop Here- you won't regret it.

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Middletown, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My family was visiting from Michigan so I took them here for lunch. They enjoyed the breathtaking ride to Bodega and Bodega Bay. I showed them Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds sites as we took a leisurely drive to The Boat House for lunch. I ordered the prawns, my cousin had fish tacos, everyone else had fish n chips and I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Fish & chips ($11.95) and zucchini sticks ($7.25) were not only delicious but the portions were large. Friendly staff with fast service. The sign says FAST FOOD but they do not mean junky frozen stuff this is good food!

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san rafael ca
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Christmas week not a lot of choices. Just ok food. Mostly fried and served hot but I suspect more Sysco stuff than local. Friendly helpful staff. Onion rings were really pricey. Don't know why?! Fish and chips were plentiful and they did have a burger for our meat craving person!

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Chicago, IL
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191 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Genuine great BBQ oysters and other seafood prepared to order. A classic seafood shack directly off Hwy 1 in Bodega Bay. The staff is very friendly, and the place itself has a genuine lack of pretense. A must stop when touring the Northern California coastline.

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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is right down the street from out motel the Bodega Harbor Inn. Just as good as it was the first time. This time we tried fish and chips and chowder. Amazing little place with great food.

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This little place didn't look like much, from the outside but the menu selection was fairly extensive and the quality of the food was exceptionally good. There were six of us in our group and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal.

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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
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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