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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-223-4030
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Ranked #9 of 255 restaurants in Traverse City
Price range: $19 - $45
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Steakhouse, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: French Fusion cuisine nesteled on beautiful Bowers Harbor, Deck Seating available in season, Romantic location for a proposal, also available for small/medium sized weddings, come to relax and enjoy the Taste of the Big City in Traverse City. Featuring Kobe Beef, English Dover Sole and the freshest most eclectic cuisine. Come as you are, upscale dining in a resort style casual atmosphere.
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English first
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The experience started out wonderful with a very nice and helpful server and the food was very good but... as we were finishing our meal all of the sudden the lights got really bright - which ruined the ambience. The servers started gathering around the bar checking their phones and it seemed like some one told the help to stop... More

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Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate here on a recommendation from a local. The restaurant is located on a scenic area of the bay on Mission Peninsula. The sunsets are beautiful and can be enjoyed from inside the restaurant, or from the seating area outside. They had a good wine list and cocktails from the bar were tasty. Don't miss the Morel mushroom bisque.... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is our second visit. We were here 2 years ago and at that time we were not that impressed given the $$$$. We decided to try again to see if there were improvements. The staff was definitely more friendly this time around. Our service was good. The food is also not bad, however the "special" New York strip was... More

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phoenix,az.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

good location and good food. slightly pricey. appeared disorganized . great view on bay with good boat access.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant exudes an upscale cottage-décor fine dining experience. The food is good but rather small portions for the not so small prices. When Chef Eric was at the Boathouse, the quality and unique dining experience made the prices worth paying. If you want to enjoy a exquisite meal in a serene location, the Boathouse is the place. Be prepared... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The scenery is beautiful and the restaurant has a very warm, "cottage" feel. Unfortunately, this was the best part of our experience(s). The food was good, but small portions and very over priced. This was our 4th time at this restaurant, and I have to say it used to be better years ago. We were also very disappointed with the... More

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were at Boathouse in a party of 15 people. They have great options on drinks and wine. Appetizers were great! Food was delicious and very well served. After dinner we went outside to see the sunset over Lake Michigan, that was gorgeous.

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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148 reviews 148 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We came in for lunch on wet, windy day so sitting outside wasn't an option. We were given a table right by the window, so we still had a great view. We started off with a couple of their specialty cocktails that were very good. My wife and I had their soup of the day which was cream of asparagus.... More

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped at this place after visiting the Peninsula for dinner because we heard it was fantastic. First off, I do have to say that the service was great, after dinner we got served our remaining bottle of wine by the water and the waitress was very nice and helpful. The food was good, but wasn't anything too special for... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I read all the reviews before coming here and had high hopes... They were all achieved! Atmosphere was great, food was perfect, view topped it all... Sit outside!

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