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Boathouse Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 316 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $45
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stopped here for lunch on a Saturday and they were very busy. We ended up having to wait, but being a nice day and drink in hand we strolled around outside. It's right on the water and had a little outdoor seating area off to the side. Service was very good, as was the food. However, our lunch for four was over a hundred dollars and 3 of the 4 lunches were burgers. So this is not a cheap place.

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Thank Joe49424
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

While it was crowded on our Saturday night visit, we had the best dinner and service that we have ever experienced! From the escargot , lobster bisque, and filets, to the ambience and service, it made our Honeymoon even more special! We have vowed to visit every year and take a trip to TC for our anniversary! We would recommend to anyone visiting TC to go to The Boathouse for an amazing dining experience :)

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Thank Jennyflo25
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Food was outstanding as well as the service. However, it was extremely pricey and not kid friendly. They offered kids meals but they were more options that an adult would eat. The atmosphere was incredible as well as the view. Just be prepared on the cost of those amenities.

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Thank Connie W
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Can't say enough good about the food. We had the escargot. morale bisque, and scallops with potato risotto. All were just superb. We may just spend another night in the area so we can eat there again. Service was excellent - thank you Heidi!!. They let us bring out yorkie on the deck which made the meal more enjoyable than having to leave her in the car. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank Pat B
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had a drink at the bar, waiting for a window seat which we got. The bartender was friendly and attentive, accommodating a couple of requests. Our server was cut from the same cloth.

Our salads were very good. Fresh, cold and tasty. Unfortunately things went downhill from there. My short rib and sweet potatoes were cooked perfectly and served cold -- not warm, cold. So the choice was to send it back and have it overcooked or eat it cold. I chose the latter. One of the dover sole dinners had a strong odor. Killer desserts were a pleasant upturn for the evening.

Overall, for the price, the food could have been better.

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