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Boathouse Restaurant

$$$
French, Steakhouse, Seafood, Eclectic
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14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-223-4030
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: French Fusion cuisine nesteled on beautiful Bowers Harbor, Deck Seating...
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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  • 559
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dining experience

Best restaurant on Old Mission Peninsula! View, staff, food are fabulous. Have enjoyed many a lunch and dinner at the Boat House.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
HopeTownBec
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Hope Town
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Hope Town
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Best restaurant on Old Mission Peninsula! View, staff, food are fabulous. Have enjoyed many a lunch and dinner at the Boat House.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Set right on the edge of the bay. overlooking Bowers Harbor, great sunset views. Very friendly and consistently excellent food: seafood, steaks and vegetable dishes, often in unusual combinations and exquisite presentation.

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Owosso, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I highly recommend. We had a misunderstanding about their hours and the manager Kelly went way out of her way to make up for it. I would hire her at my restaurant and day. Above and beyond great customs service! Food was awesome, setting tranquil and beautiful. Don't miss this gem!

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Northern Michigan
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I went here for the restaurant week lobster special. This was an absolute memorable evening. The food was superb and the service was impeccable.

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Wonderful location and the Sunday brunch buffet was very good. Nice area on the lake side to sit outside and relax after brunch.

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Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went there for a very expensive birthday celebration. The food was good, but not great. We had a wonderful bottle of wine. Our waitress was the pasty chef and charming. The Boathouse had hosted a wedding reception earlier in the day. We had Kobe Beef, Lobster and Rack of Lamb. Our appetizers - salads and shrimp cocktail (wonderful sauce)... More 

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Traverse city, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love this place and wish I could make it there more often. Hope to make it there some time for all you can eat oysters but they only have this on holidays I think.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The appetizers, entrees, and desserts are all excellent. A raw bar is featured several times a month, and oysters are regularly available. Fresh seafood, Kobe beef (or the US equivalent) are all here, and the breads are all good. Local food sources are used to a great extent. Traditional and inventive sauces are presented, with new ones being generated daily.... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Late Sunday morning brunch. Eggs Benedict was very good. Very nice setting right on the water and a clean restaurant. Nice and efficient staff. Keep your eye open in the Traverse City area sometimes the Boathouse will run a $120 for $60 deal. I have not had dinner there but I imagine it is just as good. It is a... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Was here when Traverse City had their restaurant week, the food was really good, service was good and the location is really nice by the lake. One of the best meals I´ve ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-223-4030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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