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Boathouse Restaurant

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14039 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Veyras, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food. Portion are not too large. You have still capacity for a delicious dessert. Nice view at the marina and the lake.

Thank wma14
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my favorite place...the food is great and the service is spectacular. The owner is there everynight to ensure that all is done perfectly. The new raw bar is a great addition. You should try the specials and my favorite cosmopolitans.

Thank techguy2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome, The Restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the food was great. Our waiter Keenan was very nice and helped me out in presenting my fiancée with her engagement ring.

Thank Alex S
Ada, Michigan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Boathouse NEVER stops delivering! The views of Bowers Harbor, the nearby islands, and the view across the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay are worth your time. However, the imaginative meals, desserts (black pepper creme broulette), extensive wine list (go native and be surprised with the quality offerings). You must make a reservation, sit outside, bring a sweater most... More 

Thank Milan M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upscale dining in a semi-casual environment...very friendly staff with working knowledge of menu...very clean Family friendly Gorgeous view Mimosa and Norwegian Eggs Benedict were delicious! Will definitely return!

Thank Mike D
Troy, Michigan
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five stars for food and wait staff. We called for a reservation at 11:30 am Wednesday for a party of four at 6 pm that evening. The woman asked me to spell my name twice and asked for my phone number. We arrived at 5:56 pm with our guests. We were informed by a haughty disgruntled maitre d that there... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to take some friends out for a special dinner and our research told us this was the place. We were not disappointed as the total bill was what we expected. The entire menu is pricey, but the portion size is good. We started with the Foie Gras and the Michigan cheese plate-both were excellent. Each of us had... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful sight to watch the sunset and have a drink. Went there for steaks. I had the fillet which was tasty and has been had the New York steak special which was nothing to write home about Prices were very high for the quality of the food. Staff is very nice and accommodating! Beautiful sunset!

Thank BLG45
Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not eat here. We stopped for a cocktail while driving up the old mission peninsula. Ordered a Long Island and a Moscow mule from the bar and sat in Adirondack chairs out by the water. The mule was perfect. The ginger beer they use was strong and delicious. The Long Island was weak. $25 for two drinks with... More 

Thank BridgetMK
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish I would have remembered to photograph the dinner. I had the salmon minus the mustard glaze, the cauliflower risotto was to die for, great. My husband had the halibut with asparagus. Also wonderful. We finished with the vanilla bean cheesecake with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Well worth the money, make a reservation and don't write the review while your... More 

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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, French, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
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 Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?