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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
231-223-4030
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Ranked #10 of 246 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very expensive but very good with the most outstanding views of Grand Traverse Bay. Most ideal place in the area to view the sunset which in the middle of summer isn't till after 9:00 p.m.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A little out of the way, but, great scenery all the way there. Road follows the Grand Traverse Bay shoreline right to the door. Good atmosphere, loaded with sunlight, and right on the water. A little pricey but worth it. Wonderful fish specialties offered dailey. Good wait staff.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is a pleasant drive along West Grand Traverse Bay to get to the Boathouse Restaurant and you are rewarded with a excellent food and outstanding view. Try the scallops - yum!

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food is very good, Try the elk. and the atmosphere is excellent. The service is good, yet the service staff comes across a little stuffy.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've been here multiple times over last few years. Service can be great but also cannot. Food can be good but also cannot. If great $ is justified. But you never know if food will be good or bad. Setting is great. Views are good from almost any table.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Had dinner with friends, great food and great service. Beautiful view. Since they got a new Chef, we have eaten there several times. It was very good every time.

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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was our 3rd time at the Boathouse. The first experience was excellent and we had a delightful lunch with friends.Good sandwich combinations and well presented. The second time we had a late lunch of small plates which were okay not great, and we stopped the third time for a small dinner.(our other choice for eating was too long a... More

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Roscommon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Lots of great seafood, and the energy by everyone at the dinner was awesome. Excellent service. This annual event is something to look forward to. The atmosphere is casual but also high class. Lots of fun and laughs, exotic wild game foods. The king crab is messy and delicious. I forgot my wooden mallet- a great souvenir- will have to... More

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

Food is amazing! Service is top notch. We enjoy spending our anniversaries here. We are always treated like a million bucks. Never had a bad meal. Cheese tray is the best!!

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had a wonderful meal and service on our first visit to the boathouse. Will not be our last. The food was delusious and service was wonderful. Not pretentious, felt very welcome. Would gladly recommend to friends and visitors to the area. Try the scallops! Yum!

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