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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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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Newport, Oregon
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 July 19, 2016

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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22 reviews
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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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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?