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The Boat House

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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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Newport, Oregon
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank karen c
Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a fun place to eat! The service is excellent! You can sit outside with your dogs at the tables. The fish and chips was crispy and fresh. The creamy chowder with lots of fish filled my bread bowl to the brim! So much food for the money! I loved it! We had so much, we had to... More 

Thank Rdstoops
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boat House is consistently fresh, generous and incredibly good. My family and I make a pilgrimage several times a year from 300 miles away for their fish and chips...seriously. It's that good. The venue is modest and well decorated with "big fish" pictures and articles from the community. It has a lovely verdant view into the hills. Their fried... More 

Thank ildiko_incze
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped here after a long drive on hwy 1. What luck. They had a bathroom (which is hard to find) we all had the fish and chips which were outstanding. Service was friendlyand helpful. CCouldn't have been better.

Thank dalehess
Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Tucked along Hwy I on the north side of Bodega Bay, this unpretentious, unassuming, plain-looking, nearly hole-in-the-wall fits perfectly if you have a sense of retro California beach life. But it's the chowder that should get your attention: some of the best you will find anywhere. It comes in two sizes of disposable bows or a bread-bowl. We all shared... More 

Thank DGB41
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The fog was still hip deep at noon when we stopped at the Boathouse for clam chowder, simply the best I've ever tasted. The line was out the door and into the parking lot next to Hwy 1, beautiful coastal road in Sonoma county. The Clams were fresh from a morning haul, potatoes, onions, celery and carrots chopped very fine,... More 

Thank julie1452014
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Literally the best chowder I have ever had! Super friendly staff and personable. They have great prices!!the view is also beautiful to see.

Thank Juli K
Woodland, CA
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch mainly seeking clam chowder in a bread bowl. It was excellent. We also had the calamari appetizer, which is served with fresh french fries. The dipping sauce for the calamari was unique and tasty. While they do not have a kids menu per se, the waitress made several suggestions for the grand kids. The atmosphere... More 

Thank Bill F
Stockton, California, United States
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

After trying to find a place open on our way home, we stumbled across this plave, and gave in after a recommendation from a guy who drives 30 mins. For the fish and chips. We were impressed, fresh fish and good home made calm chowder. It's worth the stop.

Thank Dana C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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