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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 good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish n chips” (12 reviews)
“calamari” (16 reviews)
“chowder” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 7:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1445 N Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9779
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Boat House is a simple eatery since 1990. We came on a weekday and the Boat House was busy, a good sign. The restaurant offers simple dishes eat-in or eat-out. The establishment radiates a no-nonsense atmosphere. We decided for fish & chips and calamari...More

Thank MrsPiket
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in at The Boat House for dinner and were very satisfied with the food and the service. We ordered at the counter and our food was delivered to our table within a few minutes. We chose to sit in the...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Boat House has the BEST fish and chips in Bodega Bay, hands down. Don't fuss with the fancy places. These friendly folks know what they're doing and their prices are fair. Just go and get the fish and chips. You'll be writing your own...More

Thank 2justbreathe
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The clam chowder is alright and the fish and chips were great. The staff was friendly and it's an intimate and relaxed setting.

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

For the price of a shrimp cocktail at either of the two high-end restaurants on U S 1 in Bodega Bay, we got very good fish and chips and fish tacos, a cup of clam chowder and a beer. Hardly fancy, but the good food...More

Thank Jim Y
Reviewed 8 August 2017

And they were crispy, hot, and a great price. Also too large an order for me, so the dear hubby got an extra piece. You order at the counter, and then find a seat - nothing fancy, but satisfying for sure!

Thank 13stateswest
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Doesn't look like much from outside but the food is definitely worth the stop - especially the fish and chips. Bonus is the value - "what you pay for what you get". Dog friendly enclosed (sheltered from the wind) patio, too

Thank Spiffy4
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Pros: Close to our motel Cons: Poor service (34 minutes to serve our food) Bland (there wasn't any flavor to the food) Clam Chowder ( stuffed with celery as a filler for clams) Bad taste as well. Fries: Limp and no flavor Fish; no flavor...More

Thank JoeA336
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Very small with indoor and outdoor seating. Fish sandwich was simple and tasty. The fish was perfectly fried and crispy, the roll was freshly baked and the lettuce, tomato and onions were fresh as well. French fries were crisp too. The scallops were huge. Fried...More

Thank JCMFarms
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Me that is, not the fish. This place was recommended to us and we weren't disappointed. The fish & chips were excellent, freshly cooked and very tasty, particularly loved the tartare sauce, beautiful! We'd recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes fish. We can't comment...More

Thank msh260
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Questions & Answers
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.
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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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