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Lunch, Dinner
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American, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed January 23, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding calamari and chips. Calamari is fresh breaded and fried. French fries cooked exactly as I asked, extra crispy. Price was very reasonable, especially given the location in somewhat exclusive little Bodega Bay. Perfect place 2 eat out of the back of your car in...the parking lot. Restaurant was very covid-19 safety conscious. Stop here on my way back from Shell Beach. I've driven past the place a hundred times, but I'm glad I finally stopped this time. I saw someone order the fish and chips, and it looked amazing also.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 6, 2020

I always stop here for fried clams/oysters and fish/chips! Great food, location, customer service and friendly. Abregato!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 20, 2020

We go over to Bodega Bay all the time...all the other restaurants are expensive and way touristy. The Boathouse is where I go after a day of crabbing or fishing or after a day at the beach to get great fish and chips, calamari, crab...sandwich, cole slaw and plenty of good stuff for the kids. They are really friendly and down to earth.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

We had the fish and chips and prawns n chips. Very good. Batter dipped! It was very fresh and tasty. They have a rustic porch you can sit out on. It’s not fancy but the food was great. The employees were very nice and the...service was fast and friendly 🤗👍More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

I got the fried prawns, which were just ok. The beer batter was very strong, which is not my favorite. My husband got the clam chowder and hated it. He said it tasted like progresso soup. Our daughter liked the kids cheeseburger and our little...guy liked the corn dog.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 27, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I took a motorcycle ride to Bodega Bay for the first time. Our first stop was The Boat House for lunch. I read reviews from The Boat House and several other restaurants on the Hwy 1 strip. I chose The Boat House...as our lunch location. I’m glad I did. I had the chicken sandwich and my husband had fish and chips. Our food was hot and delicious. We sat at a table outside social distancing from other customers. The restaurant was packed with people. We will return to The Boat House on our next ride to Bodega Bay.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed March 1, 2020

Had a pleasant meal in the Boat House, which is a Cafe attached to a Fish & Chip Shop, though their menu includes burgers, chilli, etc. Prices were reasonable, including drinks, which are served by the bottle from a fridge cabinet at the food ordering...point. Food/drinks are ordered and paid for on arrival, then delivered to your table when cooked. I'm guessing the seafood is caught locally, as it seemed quite fresh, and to be fair it was tasty. The seafood Chowder was also hot and tasty but not as good as that received in Fort Bragg the previous evening. The Cafe said they were shutting at 7 o clock the evening we were there, which seemed quite early to me, though it was better than the Pizza Restaurant across the road, which wasn't even open though the sign on their door said it should have been.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

We have been in this area during the summer for the past 6yrs. This is the first restaurant that we go to. We love the sea scallop basket and the fish and chips. The place is small but the food is delicious. Sometimes we will...get it to go and drive down to the marina across the bay and eat there as we watch the seals and the boats. Bring a jacket! And if you are familiar with Alfred Hitchcocks movie"The Birds" This is the area it was filmed at and there are some of the structures you will remember from the film in near by Bodega. Back to The Boat House. Most of the seafood is fried but if you're in that occasional time of eating fried seafood this is the place in Bodega Bay. If you want fancy and more expensive there are other places to go.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

It has a few tables inside and out. But it can be windy near the harbor so we chose inside at near closing. Has the oysters on half shell. Husband said may be the best he’s ever had. Also salmon and chips. Both very delicious...and crinkle fries generous. Also the clam chowder is very delicious. I could have just had bowls of that. I tried the crab salad. It was fresh crab but I thought a little bland with veggies in the side, but I would definitely go back And tried maybe the crab sandwich or just the fish and chips. The food was very good!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

We stopped here because of the small, worn sign advertising fresh clam chowder. It was a great call. The chowder was amazing, with good flavor, lots of slightly crisp vegetables, and none of the gumminess that can beset white chowders. The fried fish was hot...and crisp, too. Perfect place for campers or beachcombers.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?3  
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Response from burrata | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the restaurant. It is a small place and most likely they will take the holiday off.
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They are open 7 days a week. They have longer hours during the summer season
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boat House

  • Yes, The Boat House offers takeout services.

  • Yes, The Boat House offers delivery services.

  • The Boat House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5