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“GREAT MEAL AT A GREAT PRICE”

Boathouse Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 724 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great Seafood
Great Hushpuppies
Great Value

Well worth it

This is the second time we have been to this establishment. Consistently good. A great value.

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1  Thank Matt S
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We ate here as a party of 5 August 9. We had a short wait, maybe 20 minutes. Everyone at the table ordered seafood; my daughter had crab cakes and said they were very crabby (a good thing!); husband and I had fried combo plates of shrimp, flounder, oysters and clam strips. The shrimp, flounder and oysters were very good, clam strips fair. Others in our party had the flounder and liked it a lot. There were a lot of sides to choose from; we had slaw, fries, fried squash, fried okra and 2 in our party ordered salads, which don't come with the meal. The meal cost around $110 without the tip. Our waiter smiled a lot, but we had to ask him for our check, even after we'd told him 10 minutes prior we were too full for dessert. That should have been a hint to him to bring the check. Still, that was minor and wouldn't have mattered at all if we hadn't been running a bit late for an event downtown. The manager came by to ask how our food was, always a good sign. I would have given it 5 stars but the interior is a bit lacking. Our tablecloth wasn't very clean and looked like it was from the 1960s. Some inexpensive updates could really give the place a boost. Still, if you want good seafood, and I get the feeling this place is pretty consistently good, based on the jam-packed parking lot, you won't be disappointed with the meal.

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1  Thank nervousnelly2
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

There was another place we came to around the corner but parking was nearly impossible.

Glad we found Boathouse - turned out just fine. Seating was prompt. Food order was taken promptly and there was certainly enough choice for the kids who are always finicky about what they'd like to eat. Food arrived in less than 15 minutes and was wonderful. The staff was wonderful and we would definitely go back when in Wilmington again.

The decor was modest and there was plenty of room inside for dining.

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1  Thank Shane G
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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I read other reviews about this restaurant on TripAdvisor and were encouraged to give it a try. The atmosphere is family type. The service was friendly, attentive, and helpful. While you're deciding on food and drinks, they start you out on hush puppies. Be careful. You get enough hush puppies to fill you up. Prior to the meal we had fried green tomatoes. They were great and came with a delicious mango chutney. My wife got crab cakes. They were almost totally lump crab meat; just enough breading to get them to hold together. She found them tasty. I had clam strips and also found them delicious. They had a number of beers on tap and several wines. They also serve dessert, but we were way too full to get any as the portion size was quite good. We were very satisfied with our experience. We could easily recommend this restaurant.

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1  Thank Bloozy
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Looking for a nice, basic, and a family atmosphere, without the added cost of looking over the ocean OR riverfront in downtown Wilmington? THIS is the place. A great selection of fresh seafood and other entrees, along with a huge selection of vegetable sides - all at a fair price.

1  Thank Eric C
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