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Boathouse Restaurant

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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, 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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  • 570
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 36
    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
Anniversary Dinner

EXCELLENT food, great service. Gorgeous setting. It doesn't get much better than this place. Expensive but WORTH it!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Niki644
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Rochester, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Rochester, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

EXCELLENT food, great service. Gorgeous setting. It doesn't get much better than this place. Expensive but WORTH it!!

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Just had a lobster boil dinner at the outdoor event! Excellent ! Excellent ! The evening started with champagne tasting and various cheese and sausage. Next overlooking east bay as the sun set was the main course, whole Main lobster. Side dishes served family style was corn on the cob, artichoke hearts, sausage, potatoes, and shrimp all in one massive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Dinner is a little pricey but the food was outstanding and worth the price. Menu selections chosen were Halibut and Whitefish. The waitress had a commanding review of the menu selections and where the food originated. The decor is very quaint and perfect for the lake view especially for a setting sun.

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Manchester, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The Boathouse served wonderful food! The morel bisque was delicious as was the whitefish dip. Their beef filet was cooked perfectly. The service was good. We were there for the sunset and the view was fantastic!

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Jackson, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This restaurant is wonderful, but VERY PRICEY! We had two cheeseburgers with Egg and Bacon on them. They came with chips. We also shared a bowl of Morel Mushroom soup which was TO DIE FOR, along with a diet coke and a glass of Pinot Grigio, and our bill was 66.00 bucks with a tip! FOR BURGERS!!! But so glad... More 

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Cincinnati
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was an unexpected treat. The restaurant is on the shore of the Mission Peninsula.The beautiful setting matches perfectly with the delicious food.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband treated me to dinner here for my birthday. We enjoy a fabulous corner table with a view. Dinner was excellent. Service was even better. The chef works hard to make a beautiful meal. It was much appreciated.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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97 reviews 97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had an incredible dinner at the Boathouse near Travers City. We were seated by the window looking out on the bay. The service was superior, the food was not only exquisite, it was beautifully presented. We started with the Kobe Carpaccio which was some of the best we have ever had. We then had the asparagus salad, which was... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Amazing location; great views of the water. Very romantic. The food was excellent and staff were very accomodating.

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22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Did we ever just get ripped off on dinner! Do you know how to cook beef? If so, you can easily recreate the Chateaubriand at home, no problem, for 1/5 the price! Not much flavor, ho hum sides and sub par service. Compared to all of our travels and dining, this might be the most I have ever paid for... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Eclectic

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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