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The Boat House

1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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Ranked #7 of 25 restaurants in Bodega Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but the fish and chips are the amongst the best I have had anywhere in the world! The breading is perfect and the fish was so moist and flaky. Would drive way out of my way to have it again!

3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Every time I'm in Bodega Bay I stop buy the Boat House and grab some Fish and Chips they are excellent.

San Jose, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Parking could be better but the food is delicious! I had the fish and chips again and it didn't disappoint this time around! My fiancée had the chowder and some calamari and loved it. Great place. Limited seating and usually a line out the door during peak hours. Not a quick stop by any means but well worth the food.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This could be due to the fact that I had to eat at Subway for every other meal for almost 5 days, but The Boat House was delicious! The food was greasy, as another reviewer mentioned, but it really depended on what you ordered. If you got a bacon cheese burger that beast would be dripping. If you ordered fish,... More

Santa Rosa, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Ny daughter and I had the fish fry: fresh light and crispy with home made tartar sauce. The sauce could use a tad more flavor, but a minor thing. Hubby had the clam chowder which was excellent. Since daughter and I wanted to split an order of the fish he cheerfully put it in 2 separate baskets for us.

Napa, California, United States
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Since we live not that far away my wife and I have been here several times. But today, for some reason it was not up to par. My wife had the Clam Chowder which she like and I had the Calamari with Chips which was not that good. They were grease and the breading was falling off. The Chips (French... More

Novato, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We live in the Bay Area and know Bodega Bay well. We thought we would try The Boat House on Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 for something simple for lunch. The fish-and-chips that I had was awful. Both the fish and the fries were overcooked and there was no taste or flavor. Same for the clam strips with chips my spouse... More

14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We wanted a reasonable place to get fish and chips, shrimp and chips, and clam chowder in a bread bowl, without the fuss and expense of a traditional restaurant. This fit the bill nicely! We loved our food and the casual atmosphere. There are small tables inside but we chose the covered patio. Our order was delivered out to our... More

santa rosa, ca
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We LOVE the excellent fish and chips. These are the very freshest and most delicious I have ever tasted. The place is very humble. Who cares!! They have an outside patio that is welcoming to dogs.

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