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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
+1 231-223-4030
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service and tables outside have view to the lake. Dishes ingredients and presentation are great. Portions size are not big, but are enough. It is not cheap but worth it.

Thank Stefano_Hatanaka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit and is was once again excellent. Will was our server, he did a fantastic job explaining the offerings and took great care of us. Cocktails were good. We enjoyed the "Surf & Turf for two", the beef was extremely tender...More

Thank Latty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views and food are consistently one of my families favorites. We love to eat here. The holidays buffets are always excellent and the service is top notch.

Thank john v
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Went here on a whim with no idea what to expect. Dress was casual (shorts collared shirts) to a bit more formal/professional - sweaters, sport coats, etc. Called ahead and they said they had an hour wait but first come/serve for deck. Got there and...More

1  Thank Jtgeme
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet Sunday evening dinner. We split a wedge salad and the waygu filet. They split the wedge for us which is always appreciated, the bacon was good but almost had a bacon bits texture as opposed to chunks, which higher end restaurants have....More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere with exceptional service and amazing seafood. It’s always nice to sit by the lake and enjoy the water activities while enjoying your meal.

Reviewed 23 April 2018

It's out on Old Mission Peninsula and it's on the water. The service, the view and the food is outstanding. It's one of the finest restaurants in the area.

Thank Troutbum52
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is by far the best 5 star restaurant in the area. The chef is on top of his game. Fish, Lamb and beef all prepared wonderfully. The ambiance is warm and beautiful. A great place for dinner with romance attached

Thank jclouts
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Location, location, location!! Beautiful area on Old Mission Peninsula. The view is incredible and the food is delicious. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A bit pricy, but a great place for a special occasion.

Thank K N
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I reviewed this once before where I indicated that the dining is rather ordinary. Little has changed. While their ingredients are good and the cooking is spot-on, their preparation is still ho-hum and not imaginative at all. And, commanding a premium for variety, prices here...More

2  Thank Gerald W
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Michelle S
28 April 2018|
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Response from jclouts | Reviewed this property |
Business casual dinner. Lunch casual
9 April 2017|
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Response from Doug K | Property representative |
Yes. Chef Jim Morse is still here!
27 March 2017|
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Response from Doug K | Property representative |
The Boathouse is open on Thanksgiving from 1pm-6pm. Reservations are needed. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-223-4030
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French Fusion cuisine nesteled on beautiful Bowers Harbor, Deck Seating available in season, Romantic location for a proposal, also available for small/medium sized weddings, come to relax and enjoy the Taste of the Big City in Traverse City. Featuring Kobe Beef, English Dover Sole and the freshest most eclectic cuisine. Come as you are, upscale dining in a resort style casual atmosphere.
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