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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
+1 231-223-4030
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
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Reviewed yesterday

We had high expectations for this place but we were underwhelmed. It's beautifully located, well-staffed but unfortunately the cuisine didn't live up to the hype. Very expensive which wouldn't have been out of line if the food was excellent but it wasn't. I think the...More

Thank flicklives
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to be catered to and taken care of right from a warm hello to welcome you, wonderfully attentive wait staff, a beautiful view and phenomenal food, go to the Boathouse. Tried the tempura asparagus appetizer .... perfectly cooked spears in a delightfully...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best food on Old Mission Sit outside and enjoy the sunset We had a great diner even though it's a bit pricey- well worth it You need to reserve in season Try the Whitefish- it's great

Thank Ralph H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was OK but not worth the price. We had requested table by window and were placed in packed main room far from window. Cheapest entree was simple Whitefish for $33. We will not be going back unless they have return of Father's Day or...More

Thank Richard W W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Boathouse is consistently amazing!!! A must for anyone visiting the Traverse City/Old Mission area!!! Go for the sunsets...not to be missed!!!!

Thank Goboyne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inventive, delicious food in a great setting. Worth the splurge. There are also several special menu dinners throughout the summer.

Thank AnnInPC
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the beautiful, winding drive up the shore of Grand Traverse Bay and the setting of the restaurant, the food could be mediocre and the restaurant still worth a visit. But the food is excellent, even if perhaps a bit pricey. The wait staff are...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not plan enough in advance to secure a dinner reservation so we stopped in for a drink and sunset. Stunning views from this small restaurant. Next time will pre-book for dinner or a weekend lunch. Menu looked amazing and the raw bar for a...More

1  Thank Loretta V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You may get caught up in the view of the bay and forget about the fine cuisine you ordered. It is a great location to take your favorite loved one out for an enjoyable dinner.

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delight this was - not only the beautiful drive up the peninsula past beautiful vineyards and fields of lavender - but also the idyllic view of bobbing sailboats in the bay just outside the window. The food was wonderful - shared the smoked...More

Thank theindianatraveler
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Questions & Answers
April 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Doug K | Property representative |
Yes. Chef Jim Morse is still here!
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Doug K | Property representative |
The Boathouse is open on Thanksgiving from 1pm-6pm. Reservations are needed. Thanks!
December 23, 2016|
Response from delphicpop | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, but hours are limited. Definitely call for a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-223-4030
French Fusion cuisine nesteled on beautiful Bowers Harbor, Deck Seating available in season, Romantic location for a proposal, also available for small/medium sized weddings, come to relax and enjoy the Taste of the Big City in Traverse City. Featuring Kobe Beef, English Dover Sole and the freshest most eclectic cuisine. Come as you are, upscale dining in a resort style casual atmosphere.
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