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The Boat House Restaurant

1040 County Road 521, Swartswood, NJ 70877
+1 973-300-0016
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“steak” (4 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
“scallops” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1040 County Road 521, Swartswood, NJ 70877
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to have lunch out at the Boathouse restaurant we hadn't been there in a year. I had the fish & chips, the fish was terribly over cooked, the fries were plentiful and cooked perfectly. My spouse had a turkey club sandwich - it...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unwelcoming approach to patrons coming from the lake. We were greeted by the head waitress as we pulled our kayaks to the property and told there weren't any available tables. However, there were at least 10 open tables. We explained that we only wanted...More

1  Thank underhilljm
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The outdoor patio next to the lake is a perfect setting for an excellent meal. The service is great, and the food is delicious with very interesting specials. Highly recommended!

Thank HappyHiker85
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This place Sit right on the lake and what a beautiful view. We sat outside on the decking . U can here the bullfrogs, birds as u eat see the ducks and fish jumping we even saw dear ..only problem we forgot the mosquito spray...More

Thank Jemx3
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were in the area for the day after dropping our daughter off at camp and decided to pull in and give it a shot. There was a party inside so we were directed around to the back to dine on the patio along the...More

Thank Kimberly_I_1971
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My husband and I frequent the Boathouse often. Great setting on the lake. Most recently we took out of town guests for dinner. We made a reservation a day in advance. However, when we arrived we were told we could not sit in the dining...More

1  Thank ilix2014
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Dined with three others on a Saturday night, so place was well-filled. Reservations a must! Were promptly seated. Menu had nice variety of appetizers and entrees, and the food was very good in its preparation. As others have commented, it is on the pricey side...More

2  Thank Teach1947
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had reservations for outside dining, but the weather changed that. Arrived on time and was promptly seated. Our server took our drink order and gave us a few minutes to look over the menu which was specialized for Mother's Day. There was a nice...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We enjoyed meeting friends here for dinner, the food was OK, nothing special but not bad either. My husband enjoyed his French Onion soup very much; my codfish was tasty but over sauced/too salty in my opinion--but I am a bit picky (foodie) when it...More

1  Thank susan w
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Was there with a large group,(22 adults) . Food was to be served starting at 7pm, half the group arrived early, just to chat and have a drink or 2 before dinner. They had 2 tables set up for the group. When the table was...More

2  Thank Mike F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 County Road 521, Swartswood, NJ 70877
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Swartswood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-300-0016
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