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The Boat House

1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
+1 707-875-3495
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (75 reviews)
“calamari” (17 reviews)
“chowder” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i frequent the bodega area in our motorhome. The boat house is always on our list for lunch. I cant resist their calamari which comes on a bed of fresh french fries. They serve clam chowder in a bread bowl which is...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Seem kind of pricey for what you got. Fries under cooked, cheeseburger ok and crabcake sandwich ok too. Nothing exciting but nothing terrible either.

Thank ragbone2016
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Driving thru Bodega Bay looking for a quick meal and stopped into The Boat House. Wasn’t crowded but saw locals eating there. We had fish and chips, really good. Had a good menu and an nostalgic atmosphere. Easy choice for lunch.

Thank jameswA918OS
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My family and I had fish and chips. The breading was to heavy. On top of that the fry oil was rancid. A place that does nothing but fried food should keep their oil fresh. We also asked if they could turn on heaters on...More

Thank Bradley H
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Whenever I drive to the coast, I go to "The Boat House" for the freshest fish 'n chips imaginable. Granted, the ambience of the place is nothing to brag about and if you need white table cloths and fancy service, don't go here. However, if...More

Thank Margarita878
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I was the nearly the only person there on a mid week afternoon and waited forever for my reasonably good fish n' chips. Problem was I had lots of time to take stock of the old, worn, stained carpet! in the main eating area, the...More

Thank a t
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This place could be used as a backdrop for a movie from 80s - looks nothing changed since - and it a good thing. We ordered clam chowder - it was good.

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had fish and chips which was a perfect lunch. The fish are fresh and the fries are hand cut. This place is a little pricy but remember its fresh, not frozen.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I have been coming to the BoatHouse for 15 years. I have met the owners. Wonderful people. The fish is just perfect. Crisp on outside & tender inside. The Tartar sauce is homemade& the absolute best. I have gone coast to coast & no place...More

Thank thecabec
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite. What a surprise! We had chili and clam chowder in bread bowls. Both were excellent. The locals here are super friendly. So glad we stopped.

Thank Shells3535
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14 September 2016|
Response from burrata | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the restaurant. It is a small place and most likely they will take the holiday off.
16 January 2015|
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Response from sandycanna | Reviewed this property |
They are open 7 days a week. They have longer hours during the summer season
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-3495
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