Boathouse Restaurant

American Restaurant$$$$
Traverse City
  • Erin M.
    "Amazing food, beautiful ambiance and spectacular views."(7 Tips)
    Teresa R.
    "Perfect date night."(2 Tips)
    Greg W.
    "Chef Eric is a class act, turning out excellent food."(2 Tips)
    Karyn  @konorth O.
    "The calamari steak is excellent start to the dinner."(2 Tips)
16 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • lobster
  • good for dates
  • Kobe beef
  • wine
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  • Danish R.
    Very expensive dinner options, good for romantic dates if you're not the one paying.
  • Sam O.
    Sam OdleAugust 22, 2014
    Great view of the lake
  • Teresa R.
    Teresa ReidSeptember 10, 2013
    Excellent service and food. Go at sunset to catch the beautiful view. Perfect date night.
  • Larry F.
    Larry FAugust 3, 2013
    The view is spectacular. I had swordfish. Best I've ever had. Highly recommend
  • Cari W.
    Cari WilliamsonJuly 12, 2013
    Great good and a great view of the bay!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WalterApril 5, 2013
    We've actually eaten here half a dozen times bringing the most important people in our lives to enjoy it over the last several years. Always been happy with food, presentation and service.
  • John S.
    John StockiFebruary 28, 2013
    Lobster was great as well as the wine from Black Star Farms. The creme brûlée topped with cotton candy and pop rocks served in a tin container left a lot to be desired though...
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Karyn  @konorth O.
    Karyn @konorth OJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The calamari steak is excellent start to the dinner. Interesting how the chef comes to talk to patrons but always ignores the tables with females only-Three out of three visits in a row.
  • Kate
    KateApril 1, 2012
    Great spot for lunch with a view. The Pizza Maine is incredible: lobster, crab, arugula, garlic, and goat cheese. Fried duck wings with blackberry bbq sauce are also amazing.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MonigoldNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A wonderful restaurant overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay. Amazing food, beautiful ambiance and spectacular views. I highly recommend! Try to get a seat by the window or on their deck.
  • Angel P.
    Angel ProngerNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Dover Sole and Adelsheim Pinot Noir
  • Greg W.
    Greg WanzekSeptember 4, 2011
    Chef Eric is a class act, turning out excellent food.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PetersonAugust 5, 2011
    Get the kids a Sparkling Pomegranate!
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WhiteJuly 24, 2011
    Overrated. Save your money unless you're specifically out to impress. The location IS gorgeous.
  • Jack L.
    Jack LoomisJuly 7, 2011
    The whitefish is absolutely amazing! Very pricey but so worth it!! Sit outside on the patio if at all possible. Kid friendly as well!
  • Mark J. C.
    Mark J. CarterMarch 6, 2010
    Must try: The Japanese Kobe beef steaks. Unique drinks (if you ask) too: like muddled cucumber martinis and different styles of Manhattans. Great views, right on the water (ask for a window seat). Read more
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