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

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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
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Chicago, IL
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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 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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24 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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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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