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Billy's Boston Chowder House

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29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
(408) 827-4005
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Los Gatos, California
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to be clear about this review: it isn't about the food; it's about the kind of venue encountered. A friend and I met at Billy's for a leisurely lunch and a visit. Neither of us had ever been there but were looking forward to a pleasant atmosphere. The scene that greeted us when we walked in was a... More 

Thank VWriter
San Jose, California
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best lobster bisque we've had in a long time, so much lobster! Also had the bread pudding which was huge and delicious. Went on a Saturday for lunch. This place is right next door to Southern Kitchen. Definitely will go back again. One lobster bisque, a beer, cup of clam chowder, a Bloody Mary and bread pudding was approx $77.

Thank MommaAmp
San Jose, California
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I have been wanting to try this place for a couple years now and we finally got the chance. It was not a perfect experience but we'd definitely come back. We had a reservation but when we got there the line to be seated was getting quite long to the point it seemed obnoxious no one was acknowledging it since... More 

Thank Christine S
Loa Gatos, CA
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Went to Billy's on a Friday night and it was busy. Fortunately we had reservations. The selection is very good with a large assortment of meals and sandwiches. For those of you that can't or won't eat seafood, there are a couple of good options. The linguini with meatball, sausage and ribs was excellent. The others had lobster bisque, paella... More 

Thank Kevin M
Los Gatos, California
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We love a relaxing meal in this comfortable restaurant. The menu has a nice range of options. We like the friendly service and easy parking.

Thank Fun4family2000
San Jose, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

3.5 stars. We arrived and the restaurant was almost empty. It filled up a bit during our time there, but only one waitperson, Tom. He was very pleasant and did a good job, but with 6 or 7 tables filled it seemed like a bit of help for him would have been nice. Tom offered to bring us a soup... More 

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los gatos, ca
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

On a visit to Boston, I had my first ever Lobster Roll. It was so delicious I had to have one, again, at an airport restaurant of all places, I was that desperate. I was so excited to see that Billy's in Los Gatos also had lobster rolls. We started off with the Lobster Bisque. Absolutely best soup/bisque I have... More 

Thank lhflg
Biddeford, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We have always experienced an excellent meal and we absolutely LOVE seafood. Billy's has not only fresh, delicious seafood but also a very professional and efficient wait staff. We have never been disappointed! On top of a delightful meal, we were impressed with a gorgeous view of the water.... If you aren't completely satisfied w/ Billy's Chowder House, it's best... More 

Thank cdevine47
San Ramon, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This was a first time at Billy's but it won't be our last. The restaurant is casual, the food was better than expected, our waitress was cheerful and checked back with us often. She also went along with our jokes. A good time was had by all.

Thank Jim K
Sunnyvale, CA
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Bad service and rude owner Billy made this a very disappointing day for my family. I had eaten here once and liked it, so we decided to bring more family to enjoy. Huge mistake!!!! The menu had listed crab cake, shrimp, and one more item on a combination plate. When I expressed interest, I was immediately told the listing on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: (408) 827-4005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?