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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
+1 231-223-4030
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kobe beef” (70 reviews)
“oysters” (38 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, location, location!! Beautiful area on Old Mission Peninsula. The view is incredible and the food is delicious. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A bit pricy, but a great place for a special occasion.

Thank karay100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reviewed this once before where I indicated that the dining is rather ordinary. Little has changed. While their ingredients are good and the cooking is spot-on, their preparation is still ho-hum and not imaginative at all. And, commanding a premium for variety, prices here...More

1  Thank Gerald W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Combining a water view with good food makes this place a must return site. asparagus tempura and seafood salad are two favorites.

Thank MichiganFrancophile
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Lucky us! We were looking for a a good restaurant with a water view....but we found the whole package! We didn't have a reservation, but the proprietor, Doug Kosch made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed a cocktail at their well-stocked bar while our table...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Disappointing experience, from former fans of The Boat House. We had reservations today @ 6:00 pm for dinner and wine, celebrating a very special occasion together at what we considered our Grand Traverse' best restaurant. I ordered Crab cakes for an appetizer, then Lobster Bisque...More

5  Thank raakins
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We took our son and his girlfriend to dinner at the Boathouse for dinner for New Years Eve. We had excellent service and a delicious dinner. The waiter was informative about the menu and offered suggestions! Both Doug and Erin Kosch (owners) stopped by our...More

Thank mfmot22
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sunsets over the bay, amazing food, perfect bar. Menu offers an eclectic mix of seafood and steak mixed with local treasures like morel mushrooms and locally sourced asparagus. Amazing desserts!

Thank 636careyg
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My husband has Celiac disease and requires a gluten free diet. We had an EXCELLENT meal with plenty of GF options. I ordered the walleye as an entree and Leelanau Cheese tray as an appetizer. Both were delicous. My huband had the best squash soup...More

1  Thank CavalierLady
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I was vividly persuaded to try Kobe steak. Not my gig. It is a restaurant with a GREAT view and they try to capitalize upon it. They are of the same level as Mission Table, but they try TOO hard and try to make it...More

1  Thank statetrumpet
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The food and service were excellent. You go in with high expectations based on the price, and they deliver. Oysters were fresh and served we all the trimmings. Whitefish entree was perfectly cooked and beautifully flavored. Can't wait to return.

Thank RLKfromIda
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Questions & Answers
9 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Doug K | Property representative |
Yes. Chef Jim Morse is still here!
27 March 2017|
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Response from Doug K | Property representative |
The Boathouse is open on Thanksgiving from 1pm-6pm. Reservations are needed. Thanks!
23 December 2016|
Response from delphicpop | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, but hours are limited. Definitely call for a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-223-4030
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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.
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