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Boathouse Restaurant

2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
+1 619-291-8011
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (31 reviews)
“mud pie” (4 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came in later and they still were happy to seat us. We enjoyed the oysters on the half shell and the clam chowder was wonderful. Grrat view of the boat dock and very helpful service.

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are going here for years: The lobster dinner every Wednesday at $13 is unbeatable. Great views at the marina or the bay. The wine list needs some TLC by someone who knows wine. Hence “only” 4 stars.

Thank B333MCwalterb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is nice, food very good, but the service was slow. We were sent to the bar to await a table, bartenter was nice, waited on us immediately, drinks were good. We were seated at a table about 20 minutes later, and then the...More

Thank Phyliss B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with friends and enjoyed it. The view was great and the food almost was. Clam chowder was great, calamari fine, Alaskan cod above average. Service was the weak spot since the guests far far outnumbered the wait staff and thus it was very...More

Thank bhinvb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the impression that the Boathouse was one of San Diego's best restaurants but came away with a different opinion. The view is spectacular and the tiered seating maximizes that. We were there for dinner so the lights were beautiful. However I found the...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is close to airport and has a great view of harbor. We had blackened snapper and salmon, both good. They have several specials early in the week for shellfish at great prices. They are also in the San Diego entertainment book, and one...More

Thank johnephilp
Reviewed 22 January 2018

A fine dining establishment on Harbor Island overlooking the Marina. Love this place for great seafood. Frequent specials. Easy to access from San Diego Airport and downtown with free, readily available parking

Thank Lou G
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We were excited to go there the “free birthday dinner entree” dinner that the Boathouse advertises. I am not one for giveaways but we were both January babies and decided to try it. The restaurant is on the harbor and has a nice view. The...More

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

After a long day, we came here for supper. Chris, our waiter was super nice and attentive. The food was very good. I had the Ahi Tuna rare, Wife had a filet and Dad had shrimp linguini. All was great, cooked just right. Wife even...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Just stopped in for a quick appetizer and enjoyed the Ahi. Excellent presentation with a wonderful view of the sailboats. Service was very good as well.

Thank carylanddon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-8011
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