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The Boat House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol

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All reviews fish and chips calamari chowder potatoes fresh french fries other restaurants in town fried food line was out the door small place who cares friendly service love this place menu items bodega coast drive dough
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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...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

We were led to believe this place had the best fish and chips on the coast. Probably not! Calamari was good and staff was kind. Could be cleaner.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Clam chowder and scallops were amazing! Don’t let the appearance fool you—this place is great! Food is greasy and exceptionally prepared!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Clean and nice staff. Price is comparable. About $$33 per couple. Food is great. Fish and chips. Not the very best follow up service.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Joan S
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

I got the fried scallops with slaw. Fast, friendly service and a neat, comfortable atmosphere. Prices are a little more reasonable than some of the other restaurants in town.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MadisonCPA
Reviewed November 6, 2018

High Prices, but the calamari and beer was good. Not fancy at all. Probably lowest price in Bodega Bay, however.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

There are several colorful and interesting spots to choose from as you drove along Route One in this area. My friend and I chose THE BOAT HOUSE and we were glad that we did. I had the fish tacos and they were very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JuneNY
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The food was great. The restaurant was not as clean as it could of been. Hard for me to eat when things are on the dirty side but maybe I'm just being picky. The food was excellent and I would go there again, just my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 47travels
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Had tasty fish and chips, fish sandwich and clam chowder in a cozy unique little place. Quality food with a local atmosphere. Wonderful meal!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nickbranch2016
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is our go to place for fish and chips in Bodega Bay. The price is right, it's always fresh and you can either take it down to the beach or stay and eat inside or on the patio. I don't know about any of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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September 13, 2016|
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.
January 15, 2015|
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Response from sandycanna | Reviewed this property |
They are open 7 days a week. They have longer hours during the summer season
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