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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 good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“salad” (6 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1040 County Road 521, Swartswood, NJ 70877
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Went to dinner tonight if your looking for cheap eats go to McDonald's but if you want great service and very good food the boathouse hits the mark french onion soup salad and linguine with lots and lots of clam in a red sauce excellent...More

Thank Roy1155
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful view of Swartwood Lake while eating gourmet food. Gardens are absolutely beautiful. Menu is diverse and food delicious. Steaks are tender and cooked to your specifications. This is my choice for any special occasion!

Thank Jackiesrich
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Went here today for the second time for lunch. After driving 45 minutes to get here and looking forward to having a late lunch at around 2:30 when the restaurant was absolutely NOT busy we looked forward to enjoying the beautiful view from the patio...More

1  Thank lindamM3298LG
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Love this place. They are a bit quirky though. You must make a reservation. First time we went it was mid afternoon. Asked for a table, the hostess asked if we had a reservation , answer no. About 3 tables were being used. Very funny,...More

1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 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

2  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

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

3  Thank underhilljm
Reviewed 8 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 10 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
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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 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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