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The Boat House Restaurant

1040 County Road 521, Swartswood, NJ 70877
(973) 300-0016
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Swartswood
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Watchung, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a motorcycle ride and were very happy that we did. We ate out on the patio with a great view of the lake. The bison burger with sweet potato fries was excellent and our server was friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back.

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Port Charlottle
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great atmosphere, on Swartswood Lake with outside and inside dining. Food is consistently great, a little pricy but worth it.

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Swartswood, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The convenience of the location is very good for my husband and I. However, her prices are high and on several occasions we have taken ill from her food. The service is not consistent and the owner is unfriendly and can be rude. You can see that this owner never owned a restaurant before. We have decided that this is... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hidden away near Newton, NJ, this lake side restaurant offers many options. Outside accommodations overlooking Swartswood Lake, inside with large picture windows or comfy bar area. The food is delicious and varied and the place can clearly serve large groups (with enough advance notice). We will definately be back.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews 209 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We decided to have lunch at the Boat House, Newton, NJ prior to going to the NJ State fair in Augusta. We sat outside on the back patio overlooking the lake. The view was outstanding. The service was good and our lunch was great. We will definitely return.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stopped here while kayaking. Sunday brunch. Yummy omelet $3 mimosa and Bloody Mary. Service very good. Waitress very nice. Amazing view. Umbrellas for shade. Also have a deck and indoor dining which was mainly older people

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Sucked. Waitress service is horrible. We were the only ones in the restaurant after lunch, about 3:00 pm. Service is poor. Waited a long time for water, BLT sandwich and burger. Menu consists of low end and high end priced items, nothing in between. Definitely would NOT visit there again. Restaurant seems to remain open because of repeat business from... More

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Bottineau, North Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Again, I tried this restaurant, because of my Guests insistence of being Great! WRONG! We went there on a Sunday afternoon around 1:30 PM, near the end of their lunch hour. There were 10 other people in the outside dinning area. We seated ourselves and the waitress came to our table in 5 minutes, She appeared to be either tired... More

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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I went to this restaurant back in April and it seemed pretty good. However, I went again last week and it was terrible. We went on Wednesday night and despite the fact that it was not crowded, the service was very slow and the server kept on forgetting to bring items we asked for. We needed to remind her about... More

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WWS2
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

With all the 5 star reviews, 9 of us decided to try it yesterday for dinner. Does not live up to the hype. Yes, wonderful location, and if you are going when it is warm and nice out make sure you make a reservation for either the patio or beach section. Try not to get Sue for a waitress, she... More

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Additional Information about The Boat House Restaurant

Address: 1040 County Road 521, Swartswood, NJ 70877
Phone Number: (973) 300-0016
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Swartswood
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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