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The Boat House

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8 1/2 Coryell Street, at The Porkyard, Lambertville, NJ 08530
+1 609-397-2244
14:00 - 21:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Florida
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Timeless atmosphere, unique ambience. Very good drinks...the ideal spot to meet-up before dinner. Cozy and classy!

Thank GJW184
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Very cozy place to have a drink. Two stories with a few bottled beers and wine. No taps. Cool atmosphere to sit around and chat. I'd go again.

Thank kielar
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Tucked at the end of the driveway directly across the street from Finkles Hardware. Both upstairs and down are small and homey. Opens at 4pm. On a weekend, you may have trouble getting in. The Boat House specializes in classic cocktails, of which, I sampled a few. Their Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and Pimms Cup were excellent and reasonably priced. I... More 

Thank etradervic
Plainfield, New Jersey
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

A timeless place, always a great spot to stop in for cocktail before dinner. They do not serve food, just beer, wine and spirits. Decorated in maritime memorabilia. A favorite spot of ours!

Thank Sandra S
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This is the place we meet up for drinks, before dinner. I love being greeted by Kim, it just feels like home. And, who doesn't appreciate an avid collection. Beautifully curated, I daresay, better than going to museum !! We love looking at all the pictures, there are some real great conversation pieces.

Thank lgorlaski
Lambertville, New Jersey
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I live in town and have brought lots of people to this beautiful and unique bar. I (and everyone for that matter) just love it! The servers and bartenders are all absolutely lovely. Just this past Saturday, they sat us at a generous table on the porch and when I accidentally knocked over my dirty martini mid way through, Christine... More 

2 Thank teawinefrench
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Visited the Boat House for a drink before going next door to The Hamilton Grill for dinner. Last time we visited was 19 years ago, it's just as charming as it was then. They only serve drinks and wine. They also sell reasonably priced wines that can be brought to BYOB spots like The Hamilton Grill. Nice selection of wine... More 

1 Thank Michael G
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Drinks only. No food to be had beyond pretzels, but an excellent environment and a great place for before or after dinner drinks!

1 Thank TravelingProff
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Classic drinks, hidden in the back of an alley, courtyard seating, a charming hostess. It all made for a wonderful experience before dinner. So happy to have found it.

1 Thank Rpean
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169 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This little bar has lots of charm! The place is packed with boat themed decorations, and the seating could best be considered cozy. While I didn't find the service particularly friendly, the drinks were prepared well and served without too much delay. This bar is fairly small, so it can get crowded, which means it is possible to be turned... More 

Thank Amy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 1/2 Coryell Street, at The Porkyard, Lambertville, NJ 08530
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-397-2244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?