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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 good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“calamari” (13 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When we go to Bodega Bay we have lunch here because of the calamari and fish and chips. Its good! I hear the bbq oysters are good too. Its informal dining with indoor and outdoor tables. Eleven dollars for a basket of crunchy goods and...More

Thank 82manybeans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Things close at weird times in Bodega Bay a lot of restaurants close at 5.So we were using an app that gave this place good reviews,It was small and kind of different as you ordered at the counter and they brought it to your table.Food...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just love their fried oysters and onion rings! The oysters are always plump and delicious; the onion rings are perfect. The portions are generous.

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted fish and chips during my stay & the Boat House was recommended by someone who knows the area well. We were not disappointed. The batter was just right and not too thick; the fish was flaky, moist & fresh, and as reviewer Bethany S...More

Thank jlm552017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very casual - had the chowder, scallops, fish & chips, and a turkey sandwich. All of it was good basic food, slightly pricey for what you get but California, right? We had Ace Perry Hard Cider, a...More

Thank Panadda S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went to this place because we wanted to sit and and look at the bay. The price is 2x than the place just besides and the menu is not outstanding for the prices that are charge. The dungeness crab was great I loved it....More

Thank pbindus
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This small little restaurant appeared continually busy (a good sign!). The staff were pleasant and helpful during our counter ordering. I ordered the fish and chips. This little place produced the best fish and chips I have had. No oily taste and perfect doneness. The...More

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Hands down best calamari I have ever had! Very light batter, very fresh, perfect texture. Worth the line at the door. (Wine selection is very limited - it is a pretty casual restaurant.)

Thank Monica F
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Best fish and chips that I've had in years! Fish was fresh and batter very light. What a nice surprise.

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Always fresh, spot on, reliable service and easy to access off old Highway 1. Sophia and her crew have been my fav for 10 years . It's authentic and never a bad meal.

Thank Norcalgal707
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Are you open on Thanksgiving?
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.
I have group that wants to go. Making sure open Sun. Mon. Tues., Wed, Thurs. Friday, Sat.? and not just Sun and Sat only?
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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
12:00 - 19:30
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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