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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (24 reviews)
“lobster roll” (11 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I joined another couple at Billy's Boston Chowder House on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Billy's is a nice and cozy restaurant located in downtown Las Gatos. Our food and service was very good. We had the stuffed shrimp, salmon, and sand dabs;...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A great, unexpected find in Kitty City. We were at this quaint little seafood bistro for lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed all the food, the kitchy atmosphere, and the people who work there. We reported our pleasure with this restaurant when Billy stopped by our table to...More

Thank sincityterry
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Food was decent, but service was the worst. The absolute worst. 7 of us were charged an automatic gratatuity, including the price of the wine, for subpar service. And the menu states 8 is automatic gratatuity. The server came to take our order and then...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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 12 July 2017 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
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Jim K
23 March 2016|
Response from saguarogirl | Reviewed this property |
sign up for their email club and get free ongoing corkage
Jim K
22 March 2016|
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Response from saguarogirl | Reviewed this property |
join their Birthday Club (online) and there is no corkage fee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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