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“The View is Fantastic!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boathouse On The Pier

Boathouse On The Pier
3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530.600.1846
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Glenbrook, Nevada
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The View is Fantastic!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was my first time to this location, and I will definitely go again. I've lived in the Tahoe area for almost a year now and never knew that pier was down there...It is behind the CVS in the Bijou area. There is a fantastic sandy public beach there as well as a place to rent jet skis and boats.

Onto the restaurant...it is on the upper level of the very unassuming building on the pier. It is small, but wonderful windows with views of the lake and beach. There is a small bar, my GG Bloody Mary was great. I was there with friends from work for lunch and pretty much everyone ordered the crab cakes from the app menu for their entrée...did not disappoint. They were not filled with a bunch of fillers, taste was very clean. A friend and I also split a "crunchy Asian salad" that was good (although if you order it as a split they charge extra so we just each ordered something and shared).

The only disappointment was the fruit tart that the server recommended as her favorite...it has some mold starting on the raspberries and was sent back (and while the server's apology was sincere, a manager offering another choice on the house would have been better, although that did not happen).

I did look at the dinner menu and there were some yummy choices (including escarole that one of the girls I was will said she's had and they were yummy). Not a huge menu, but enough different selections that I wouldn't be worried about someone not finding something they liked.

Not sure if I'd take smaller children there, I didn't see a kids menu and the place is just a little small for highchairs (teens would be fine).

AND THAT VIEW!!!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Tight but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Boathouse on the pier offers stunning views and good food in a tight, but nice location over Lake Tahoe. If you like lots of space while you eat, this is not the place for you, but there are few other places around the lake that can match its location.

Visited May 2013
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Ceres, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Right On Lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Enjoyed lunch & dinner here with good food & friendly staff! Outdoor seating, with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe!

Visited June 2013
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Noblesville, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great view, solid food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Not sure you'll find a better view, especially at sunset. Great place to sit at the bar, relax, watch a game, and look out at the lake. We had chicken piccata and sea bass special. Both were solid.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Farmersville, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot, kind staff,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had two good experiences at this restaurant. The view of Lake Tahoe is amazing. We especially liked the wait staff. Waiter Joe was so kind to run after me when I had left my purse in the restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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