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The Boat House

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$$ - $$$
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1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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sparks nv
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These fish and chips were just great. Crispy on the outside, juicey. Service was quick. You order and pay then sit down. They were not busy when we got there, which is good because parking can be limited. Seems to be totally a local place. The chower was above average, but not great. I would go here again.

Thank fiddlestogo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doing a little chowder tasting tour of our own, thought we'd stop here. Very quick service with a smile. The chowder was different, with many extra ingredients, but it had good flavor.

Thank John M
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small place but friendly people. It was a counter order meal and they brought our food to us. It was definitely a 'local' hangout where the food was good. Nothing fancy about the place for sure. The few little tables were close together and I didn't really like trying to talk because you were so close to your... More 

Thank Marsha J
Jacksonville, Florida
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135 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Went to Bodega Bay for the beach. Stopped for lunch. Had fish and chips. GOOD! Fish was memorable. Cole slaw was too. But the doors were open and the flies were everywhere. I at first gave it a 3 but it was good......

Thank Bill C
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

after driving south on 101 from mendocino for many miles, we arrive at Bodega Bay and discover quick eats at the Boat House. There are not a lot of choices from Mendocino to Bodega, so stop here if you're hungry for fish and chips or clam chowder. The waiter/cashier is very friendly. You won't be sorry. $12 for fish and... More 

Thank Kip L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Good took a drive to get Clam Chowder and a beer, ended up stopping by chance, great BBQ oysters, didn't know the movie the birds was filmed in town.

Thank Ron1234567891
Pollock Pines
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Doing an art show in the area and the Dog House was recommended. They were closing so the nice owner told us to try the Boat house. What a kind person and spot on. The fish and chip were soooo good better than I make at home. The clam chowder was as good as any in New England. Prices were... More 

Thank glaslady
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Came in less then an hour before they were to close Hubby and I ordered fish tacos and a beer. Very friendly chatted with us about the foreign currency on the counter which my hubby liked. When our tacos arrived I must say they were the best I had ever had. Sorry no pictures they were too yummy to take... More 

1 Thank swithygirl
Newport, Oregon
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We always enjoy stopping here for fish and chips when traveling up the coast. But the prices keep going up and servings get smaller. Also on our last stop this month the fellow that takes your order at the the counter was extremely rude. Don't know if we will be stopping next time.

1 Thank karen c
Gilbert, Arizona
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

These guys have the best deep fried oysters and onion rings I have ever tasted. Friendly staff and great location. If you are staying at the Bodega Harbor Inn. Walk across the street and get some great food here. You won't regret it!

Thank Rusty M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: 707-875-3495

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?