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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Waterfront & Patio Dining
1. Waterfront & Patio Dining
"a rarity in that the food, service, and view are the best in our area"
SBJilly
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2. Live Entertainment
2. Live Entertainment
"Great views of the bay with live music"
rsinks
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3. Special Occasions
3. Special Occasions
"The food was great. Service was awesome and quick. Loved everything"
Kathy P
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About
The Boathouse on the Bay is a steak and seafood restaurant situated on Alamitos Bay in Long Beach and serves an array of fresh seafood, steak, sushi, sashimi, oysters and cocktails.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music, Waterfront
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All reviews brunch sushi sea bass halibut surf and turf coconut shrimp bread alamitos bay happy hour great live music watch the boats yummy food great restaurant outside seating friday night patio server
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch location, great food. There was great live music. Lobster Mac and cheese, jumbo coconut shrimp, Mahi Mahi fish taco, steak, was all amazing

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2020

We were headed to Ballast Brewery but they had a 4 hour wait... so we stumbled upon the Boathouse and it was fantastic. Only a 30 minute wait and worth it! Excellent trio appetizer and the best Halibut I have had since being in Alaska!...Live music was amazing! Very talented.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 17, 2020

Great food, beautiful ocean views and live music right on the water! Can you really ask for anything else in a restaurant? The staff is also very knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. I just love this restaurant... The photos on website and social...media accounts speak for themselves. I would drive over an hour to eat here.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

My wife and I had a great lingering lunch in late Feb '20. The food was really well presented and tasty. The wait staff was attentive but never bothersome. I would probably go out of my way to go there again in the future!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

We were here Sat 2/15. As much as we LOVE this place, we were planning on going to Ballast Point but it had super long lines and we were NOT up for that so we came here instead and are so glad that we did!...Eric was our host and he was Fantastic! The restaurant (especially outside was patio) was PACKED but he worked hard and was able to get us a table. Bella was our server and she was Fabulous! Could not have been better! Boathouse is soooooooo much better than Ballast because it has table service (that is exceptional!), excellent entertainment (never have been disappointed), Delicious cocktails and YUMMY food (The sushi is delicious!)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

Had breakfast there the other day and was pleasantly surprised. Airport food is "iffy". Often very overpriced and poor. I sat down to kill some time and have breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. The breakfast plate I got had nice scrambled eggs, sausage and quite...good home fries with toast. Everything had been cooked freshly and tasted pretty decent. Service was good too. I'd definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

This is a great experience and can be extremely pricey. You can spend big on surf and turf or you can get a bowl of clam chowder and the staff is just a nice to you. Live music is cool, great view.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

We had taken a Duffy boat ride to look at xmas lights and came here after, we had a party of 10, 5 were kids, ranging from 3 to 9, they were so patient with our little ones and the food was amazing, their sushi...rolls are to die for! Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Came in around 7:10PM. Long wait inside. Hostess suggested patio with heaters outside. Checked in outside and was originally told 30 min wait but was seated in 5 min because a table just got up. Hostess was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Ordered...the braised beef short ribs with a bowl of clam chowder. Both were really good. Short ribs cooked to perfection and the clam chowder was delicious and hot. Hate warm soup! Also ordered a sushi roll called the Three Amigos. Was good Buddy ordered the rib eye steak. He said it was cooked to perfection, and it tasted great! I had the mudpie for dessert. I was already full but wanted a sweet cold something. Should have ordered the gelato. Mudpie was good. A little melted by the time it got to me. Probably 15 min to get it. Flavor was good, but not great (a little on the sweeter side), hence my suggestion for the gelato. Service was great from the beginning. The first hostess was honest and suggested the patio. The second hostess was very friendly and figured out a way to get us seated asap. The server, Nick, was very efficient. Checked to see if everything was okay with our meal at least 4 times. Kept the drinks full. Very friendly and professional throughout the meal. I would highly recommend The Boathouse On The Bay Restaurant. Since it was night time, the view was obscured slightly but the night lights made for a beautiful view nonetheless. I will definitely return!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

Great service, fantastic drinks and great for watching the sunset. Nice mellow scene with live music!

Date of visit: November 2019
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