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Tracy's Boat House - CLOSED

1851 Old Chicago Rd, 61350, Ottawa, IL 61350-9705
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible0%
14 Oct 2014
“Nice spot for lunch or dinner”
28 Sep 2014
“Good food, great service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
1851 Old Chicago Rd, 61350, Ottawa, IL 61350-9705
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

We stopped here for a late lunch on a road trip up and down the Illinois River. Nice selection of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees and some great desserts. Quick, friendly service and very reasonable prices. We will definitely be back.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the marina adjacent to the restaurant for several days. We had lunch and dinner here and were well satisfied. The food was good and the service and view great. This is a casual place with a marina atmosphere. The ribs were particularly...More

1  Thank Moondance2
Reviewed 28 September 2014

The Mahi Mahi was excellent but the blackberry cobbler was even better. The service was timely and friendly and the check was lower than expected. The owner (Tracy) checked to make sure we had a good experience. Definitely worth trying.

Thank David G
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We went here to SUP through Quest Watersports and when we were done ate lunch here. The food was great - service friendly. Will definitely be back if we are in the area again. Enjoyed the outdoor seating on a beautiful day.

Thank rtsnodgrass07
Reviewed 21 May 2014

So we went to the Boat House by accident. We meant to go to their other place (Tracy's Row House) in downtown Ottawa. But had the Boat House address. It is right on the water and I can only imagine what it would be like...More

1  Thank allenr589
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We were passing through Ottawa on our boat, doing the Great Loop, and heard that the marina was excellent, with a restaurant on site. The marina WAS excellent, but sadly the restaurant was not. This is fast food prepared by cooks. We ate there two...More

1  Thank Olympia_WAAnn
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

The view from the deck is gorgeous. Service is REALLY slow. I was hoping the food would be out of this world. It wasn't. Out of havarti cheese (was in description of sandwich) that was ok, no big deal. But then they were out of...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 18 August 2013

What a treat to find this in Ottawa. It's become my favorite place to have a drink when I'm in town. Very friendly staff, great service, and fantastic ambiance. I feel like I'm somewhere on an East coast. Tracy also has a the Row House...More

Thank Cheryllyn72
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Had a late dinner at Tracy's Boat House after a play at Ottawa High School. What a beautiful location right on the water in Heritage Harbor. Really cute place and friendly staff. The bruschetta appetizer we got was amazing...it was the best I have ever...More

Thank jbrenz
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I really want to like this place because it's in a great location on a harbor, but I've eaten here several times and the food is very inconsistent. For example, the first time I had the fish tacos, they were EXCELLENT. The next time I...More

Thank Sarah A
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1851 Old Chicago Rd, 61350, Ottawa, IL 61350-9705
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
Located at Heritage Harbor Marina on the Illinois River near Ottawa, Illinois
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