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Boathouse Restaurant

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14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Traverse City, Michigan
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinners being pricey, we opted for lunch and we were not disappointed! Great menu variety (even breakfast options), attentive service & beautiful view. Perfect Oysters Rockefeller, tasty pastas, great burgers, delicious salads & the best martini on the Peninsula! Treat yourself & enjoy the experience!

Thank PJSteeby
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stumbled upon The Boat House while in Traverse City three years ago. Business took me back to the TC area and I was so hoping I would be able to remember the name and location of this excellent restaurant, and that it would be as good as I remembered. IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT! Arrived too late for lunch so... More 

Thank Sprint33
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a gem in northern Michigan. We went here at the end of our honeymoon and could not have asked for a better meal, better service, and better experience. We even saw a bald eagle that kept swooping down near us on the lake shore.

1 Thank HollyHouse78
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took another couple for lunch around noon We were given a wonderful table at a window on the water which was impressive in itself. Our guests ordered the salad wedge which they raved about. My husband and i ordered the fish and chips which was light and fluffy. This place is very expensive for lunch however, about the price of... More 

Thank annika326
Redford, Michigan
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a pretty nice place. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the beautiful view. Lots of families seemed to be there to celebrate one thing or another. I would visit again.

Thank LaShira
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was excellent. The location, staff, and especially the food was top notch. I would highly recommend the filet and the morel bisque. Surrounding area has many vineyards and cozy bed and breakfast inns.

Thank TravelTalesBlog
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is excellent but high priced. Beautiful view of bay and harbor. Outdoor dining available in summer.

Thank Nancy S
Northbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location and the setting are terrific as is the outside patio. We had a wonderful Sunday morning brunch on the patio. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. All of our meals were prepared perfectly and we enjoyed them. Yes, we agree that we are paying a little more for the atmosphere...but that's what you expect on a vacation!... More 

Thank lewrobert
Troy, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to this restaurant every year when in Traverse City. They have always been pricey but it seems that they have begun not to care about the customer. Their prices have gotten way out of line. We will not be returning since there are many other places to choose from in TC.

Thank coach7777
Henderson, Nevada
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Great location on Old Mission Peninsula. Service and food both amazing. Pricey and they do not have kid menus. Chef is great! We go annually and love the views, photo op and exquisite preparation of food. This is a memory making site, you will want to return!

1 Thank Yvonne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $45
American, Gluten Free Options, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 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: 12312234030
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?