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Billy's Boston Chowder House

29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
+1 408-827-4005
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (27 reviews)
“lobster roll” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
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Reviewed yesterday

I used to love this place for brunch. Service was always good, and the food was great. But for some reason the service fell apart. We waited about 20 minutes after seating to be acknowledged by a waiter. And even then we had trouble getting...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really tasty seafood and chowder in a quaint setting with brick walls and rustic fishing signs. Service is a little too leisurely so don't go in a hurry, but the good food is worth it.

Thank silversword123
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Manhattan chowder is very good Louis salad a little untypical flavor Friendly waiter Somewhat slow service Would try it again

Thank CalifDoug
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Joined two friends for lunch. Wait staff is friendly, attentive and kind. Food was very good. Recommend this as a stop for lunch. We enjoyed fish and chips.

Thank George A. J
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Everything in Boston sea food in a casual little restaurant in Los Gatos. Lobster rolls and fish & chips are a good bet. Limited selection of beers and wines but adequate.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nothing beats a lobster roll for dinner, so I was very excited to try Billy's. The lobster roll was fresh and tasty, as were the accompanying sides. The service, however, was not friendly nor attentive. The place is small, and there was plenty of staff...More

Thank FJsMom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

So many great choices: crab salad sandwiches, fish and chips, filet of sole, chowder, and so much more. But if you think making a reservation will get you to a table at the designated time, be prepared to be disappointed. There are not enough staff...More

Thank JEP57
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Billy greeted us and was very friendly. Seafood was authentic. Staff were attentive servers Good menu

Thank Rainyday2013
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate at Billy’s on Wednesday night, October 19, 2016 because of the casual atmosphere, gluten free options, and lots of other very good seafood at fair prices. We had the lobster bisque, calamari, and large prawns which were all good. We also each had...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went there with a large group of family and everyone had rave reviews of their order. Chowder was great! Kid's fish and chips was also good - had a few bites of theirs. Yum all around.

Thank Karleeandkevin
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23 March 2016|
Response from saguarogirl | Reviewed this property |
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22 March 2016|
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join their Birthday Club (online) and there is no corkage fee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-827-4005
  • E-mail
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