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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-223-4030
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Ranked #12 of 256 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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English first
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 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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Tryon, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A return visit, which validated our initial experience ... a great place. We arrived just before sunset and were seated at a corner table with a great view across the bay. An impressive yet reasonably priced wine list, including some wines you rarely see in the US. We shared the lobster mac and cheese and foie gras, then had the... More

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Mt. Pleasant MI
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

May be the best meal I've ever eaten! We went with good friends as a special treat - the cheese and charcuterie platter was delicious, the tomato Burrata salad was excellent, I had the filet au poivre, everyone else had sole with lobster mousse. We'll be saving our pennies to return!

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detroit
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went for my birthday dinner and it was not a disappointment. The staff had suggested coming at 7:30 in order to catch the sunset, but the first table they gave us was looking right into another table, so we moved. After that it was great food and drink. The service was very good and we had a lovely dinner.... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was our second bad experience at The Boathouse. Both times the service was extremely slow and our server was very unattentive. It took over half an hour to get our food and it was lunch! Our hamburgers were priced at $19.00 each with a sparse serving of chips on the side. Very pricey indeed. The view is the best... More

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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104 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had the most enjoyable evening at the Boathouse last night. We arrived at six and were taken by vans to Doug Kosch's FIELD TO FORK FARM, offered a glass of Bowers Harbor 2896 Brut Rose, and given a paper bag to pick vegetables to take home. In Doug's beautiful backyard we enjoyed a simple, but delicious tomato salad, bread,... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Leveda and I stopped by the Boathouse for a September afternoon lunch. Located on the West Bay beach overlooking Power Island, we were seated on the veranda and immediately experienced a level of service second to none. The salmon, oysters, shrimp and moral mushroom soup were, to say the least, outstanding. What a pleasant memory of an early fall experience.... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was gloomy day outside for our anniversary but the atmosphere, view and service made up for it. We had lunch on a Sunday at the end of July and the food was excellent. They also have some of the best beer selection that went perfectly with our selections. We love the wine too! They gave us a corner view... More

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Garner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great restaurant. We went here for a birthday celebration. The food is excellent and the wait staff knowledgeable. We were there for brunch and enjoyed a large selection. Our waitress was very attentive but not overbearing. Would love to go here every week.

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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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