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Shoreline Lake Boathouse & American Bistro

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Address: 3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043-1341 (Formerly Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center & Cafe)
Phone Number: +1 650-965-7474
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A rarity, and a true respite, in Silicon Valley. Offering something for...

A rarity, and a true respite, in Silicon Valley. Offering something for everyone, it's the perfect place for a break from the office, lunch, water sports, picnics, events or kid/teen summer camps.

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Best place to do picnic, get-together and basic biking and hiking

Excellent place to do picnic. I went with my family and they also have restaurants with delicious desserts. They have a place to celebrate birthday parties, team outings and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
Harini B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Excellent place to do picnic. I went with my family and they also have restaurants with delicious desserts. They have a place to celebrate birthday parties, team outings and get-together. Nice place for children and pets. Can do kayaking, boating and biking. They have small trails for elders and nice scenic view. They have free wifi as it is near... More 

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Thank Harini B
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We went for a walk around shoreline in one of the trails and ended up starving at 3pm so stopped at this cute cafe for a quick bite and we were happy that they closed at 4pm woohoo. We had the shoreline burger (which was great although the bun was a little big) that came with fries (happy me!!!), the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I'll admit, I did not eat there, but WISH I had, The food smelled fabulous! We went for a few hours to picnic and boat. They have canoes, paddle boats, and kayaks available for rent.

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Woodland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Wish we could have explored here longer and rented bikes. Great place to spend the morning before seeing 49er game!

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Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Our company picnic was held here. The facilities and amenities were quite nice. The breeze off the bay made it very pleasant. I imagine on a summer day with no breeze it can get very warm. Suggest getting good directions because it was a little challenging to actually find the place.

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Thank dsegleau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the Lake Aquatic Center, it was quite spacious and peaceful even on a Saturday. Perfect place for picnics. Lots of squirels and some geese to watch out for. It was even possible to walk there from the center altough it's a bit of out there.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We were there end of the afternoon after a small walk on the shoreline. It was the end of the day, so there was not much choice, and certainly no healthy options. It's all about location, which is fantastic. Always something to see on the water, in the air or on the grass.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

They have rich offering of pedal boats, kayaks, laser single sail boats, windsurfing and dinghy sailing... They'll help you get in the boat and leave you alone to enjoy the lake. If you capsize they are there to fish you out. With a good wind you can cross it in 4min, but you'll have to tack couple of times to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and still not go too far then this is the place to go to. Beautiful surroundings and a nice quaint cafe it is indeed a very nice place. Also if you are interested in boating or sailing then this would place offers a lot of options... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

It was crowded when I got to the Shoreline park. The place is not so big, and there was no parking lots left. Seems the place is famous among locals. Did not find anything special. I was told that swimming in the lake is not recommended due to all those geese around.

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