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“Excellent Lobster Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boathouse Restaurant

Boathouse Restaurant
2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1018
619-291-8011
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Ranked #1,127 of 3,683 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Delray Beach, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Excellent Lobster Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We were staying next door at the Hilton Marina and just happened to stop in while taking a short walk. I'm really glad we did. It was a Wednesday night and almost everyone in the restaurant was eating lobster. The reason was that every Wednesday is lobster night. For $11.95 we ordered a 1lb. lobster accompanied with rice pilaf. We also ordered the Gorgonzola Salad which was fresh, delicious and large enough to share.

We returned on Friday night for the prime rib dinner special. Another fine dinner with good service and nice harbor view.

If we ever return to San Diego we will include The Boathouse in our dinner plans.

Visited October 2013
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Sussex
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Boathouse Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We ate in the Boathouse at about mid evening. The panoramic views across San Diego with its lights were wonderful. The menu is mainly seafood orientated. The quality and taste of the food were excellent and the staff were interested and sociable. Try the seafood Ciopino.

Visited September 2013
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Chula Vista, California
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Not COUPON friendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

My guests wanted to watch the sunset and have dinner. So I made reservations and asked for a table closest to the sunset. I had 5 for dinner. Only I ordered the special (prime rib). The food was good and the service was okay. A little late in following up after they delivered the food. Late in refreshing drinks and the place wasn't really that crowded. Our server Ricardo said he could not honor the $20 off coupon as we had ordered the special. The coupon reads "Enjoy one compimentary Entree when a second entree of equal or greater value is purchased" Nightly specials excluded, 18% gratuity will be added to the original amount., no seperate checks. Easily he could have used the coupon as there were 4 other entree's that were not nightly specials. I just said OK and paid the check. Food was good service lousy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Murrieta, California
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“Great Place for Happy Hour and Dinner Specials”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Happy Hour is from 2:30 to 5:00 everyday, and they have some great deals. Margaritas are $1.99, Cuban Mojitos and $4.00, and the beer of the month is $3, they havre other drinks on the menu as well. They also have food ranging from $3 to $5 for nachos, seafood ceviche, bay shrimp cocktails, chicken strips etc. The bar area serves soup, salad, and sandwiches (not on the happy hour menu but served daily), and they have great dinner specials Monday, Wed. and Friday for $11.99. Monday is Seafood Ciopinno, Wednesday is Maine lobster and Friday is Prime rib. The restaurant has a double sided view of the water. On one side you can view the harbor and the boats in their slips, on the other side you can look across the parking lot and view the water of San Diego bay. We arrived too late for Happy Hour, but ordered frozen margaritas. They were large drinks and very tasty; for $2 more we could double any drink. While we sipped, we looked out over the boats in the harbor out of big windows. We enjoyed the view and our drinks very much. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. We plan to go back for dinner and try out their specials.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ohio
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Save your money!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just left this establishment &will not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was mediocre. It is not worth the cost at all! If you want great seafood, go to the fish market. It was less expensive, great food and friendlier service.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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