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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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  • 26
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
SHIVER ME TIMBERS

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
BARBARA C
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Middletown, California
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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429 reviews 429 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are driving the coast and need to stop for lunch, the Boathouse is a great place to stop. Have the clam chowder. It is great. The service was friendly and efficent.

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Yuba City, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Really, we enjoyed our food and the service was good. The price per plate was a little high for basic fish & chips and calamari & chips, but the flavor of each item was pretty good; it was not too greasy, not too salty. It was a decent meal, but it didn't "WOW" us. We might go back one day,... More 

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Auburn, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not the best I have ever had but after living in Hawaii for 9 years and having fish and chips with Ono, the rock fish is just not as good. The Boat House does an excellent job with the fish they use and the service was excellent.

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California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were staying in the area and tried the local chowders. We felt like this one was the best that we tried. We would go back.

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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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