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Boathouse Restaurant

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2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
+1 619-291-8011
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“lobster” (30 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (4 reviews)
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
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Reviewed February 6, 2015

I came here for happy hour because I was staying at the Hilton next door. The happy hour prices are great, but the food quality is just average. The staff is minimal during happy hour, so don't expect attentive service unless you are sitting at...More

Thank Jenver85
Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

The Boathouse has a casual atmosphere in the Marina. I had a relaxing lunch looking at the water and sunshine. Prices were average for the Marina area. It's a good place to go to get out of the hotel restaurants. I had the penne pasta...More

Thank alliecat2842
Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went for the lobster nonexistent service waited all meal for refill on drink.Lobster rubbery,old tasting.Other person in party had fillet mignon tasteless tough piece of cow.Don't mind spending $$$$ but not for sorry tasting food & bad service go else where.

Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Came for the Friday night prime rib special. It is was as good as usual. The view of the harbor and the service was great. Where else can you go and have a great view, great service, and great food?!?

2  Thank Jessica G
Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just had appetizers for a light dinner. The calamaris were tender and tasteful and so were the mushrooms stuffed with seafood. Very friendly service and nice views over the marina. They have specials on several nights. Such as Grilled lobster on Wednesdays for 12$. Unfortunately...More

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed December 25, 2014

During our yearly visit to San Diego for Christmas, we have discovered the Boathouse Restaurant on Harbor Island, We has dinner on both Christmas Eve, and Christmas Night, and the food, service, and setting are all JUST PERFECT. Our server both evenings, was Scott M.,...More

1  Thank Pat-and-Sally
Reviewed November 24, 2014

Atmosphere ok, service ok, chowder good. There are other choices on harbor drive but this one is ok. My experience was ok.

1  Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed November 20, 2014

This what we told everyone who asked. We went early one night and nabbed a table for two by the water and loved the atmosphere-sunset-boats-old vintage photos-really neat place. The service, well he tried, but it took asking three times for a wine-and when it...More

1  Thank Bostonian21
Reviewed November 18, 2014

I come here as often as I can on Wed nights for Lobster night. It's definitly catered to middle class, since we can order a lobster, get great service & a great view that doesn't cost an arm & a leg. I would definitely make...More

2  Thank KYM123
Reviewed November 8, 2014

I thought the food and service were very good and the prices were reasonable, especially for a restaurant on the water (more or less) in San Diego. I'd go back in a heart beat.

1  Thank Matt K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-8011
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