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All 255 Traverse City Restaurants

Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-223-4030
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Ranked #18 of 255 Restaurants in Traverse City
Price range: $19 - $45
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have been wanting to try Boathouse and a recent beer vs wine dinner was just the excuse we needed. Fantastic menu carefully selected to pair with each beer and wine. Definitely a different sort of menu than you find most places but all courses were fantastically prepared. Expensive but a fun splurge.

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our early October dinner on the shores of Bowers Harbor. Since my wife decided to order three small plates instead of an entree, we were able to taste quite a few items for just two of us. Service was excellent; she knew the menu and made good recommendations. For small plates we had quail, Kobe... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

One of few TC resturants with water view. Pricey but good for special occasions. Ask for table by windows. If don't want to drop $200 for 2, go early or later for drink and appetizer or desert. Food is usually very good.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was our first visit to the Boathouse Restaurant as we were celebrating our anniversary in beautiful Northern Michigan. To say the dinner celebration was great is an understatement--the restaurant--Staff--dinner and dessert were all fantastic and exceeded our expectations. Walt was our Server and he did a great job explaining the dinner options as well as the evening specials--wine pairings... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had drinks here. Nice view, good staff. Would love to come back in the summer months and visit the peninsula.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It was a beautiful drive to the resturant. The meal was overpriced, and we felt unwelcomed. Maybe it was just an off day for the resturant.

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Indianapolis
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Staff was very knowledgeable and efficient on a Sunday evening. The Heritage Pork Trio, New Zealand Lamb Rack, and Great Lakes Whitefish all received rave reviews in our group. The Kobe Tartare was wonderful. With the incredible sunset over the bay with this terrific meal made for a very memorable experience and one we should try to repeat.

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Evanston, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Found this restaurant by accident while driving around Old Mission Penninsula. Food, especially the fish, was superb and the service was excellent. Noise level was minimal and one could choose a table with a view of the harbor. Would definitely return if our travels take us to Traverse City.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Expertly prepared menu items from all categories, but v-e-r-y expensive. Not for the weak of wallet. Beautiful views for sunset dinning. Extremely crowded in season. We went Dutch, which made the evening much more enjoyable. Wait staff was amenable to this. Very professional and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list.

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Sanford, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

While we were in Traverse City doing a fall color tour and decided to try out the Boathouse Restaurant. We got there a little too early for sunset but had a great table and view of the bay. The service was exceptional and the food was perfectly prepared and presented. I had the one pound lobster tail special and my... More

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Additional Information about Boathouse Restaurant

Address: 14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: 231-223-4030
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
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
Average Prices: USD 19 - 45
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Steakhouse, Eclectic

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