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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
+1 231-223-4030
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Boathouse is located out on Mission Point, past beautiful vineyards and lavender farms. The restaurant is small by design, and located on a marina providing a backdrop of sleeping sailboats. Dining here should be by course, if done right. I've always been impressed with...More

Thank Dusty F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful food, service and ambience, second time visiting and both times it was great. If you get there early you can enjoy the first come first serve patio or make reservations for the inside.

Thank sab565
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were recently married and wanted a special dinner set for the two of us. The Boathouse was the ONLY restaurant willing to accommodate our request for a wedding night dinner..on. Tuesday night. Thank You! Staff is very attentive and courteous, willing to go the...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dinner with business colleagues was relaxing and productive with a beautiful view in front of us. Since our colleagues are from out of town it was a great place for them to enjoy dinner.

Thank RLK7676
Reviewed 4 days ago

Their wine pairing dinners are always top notch with great wineries paired with wonderful food. Always enjoyable to attend.

1  Thank bob g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quaint bay side restaurant is a must while in the Traverse City area of Michigan . We dined out doors on the deck and there was a chilly wind off the bay. The Lamb was cooked to perfection. the White Fish and the Salmon...More

2  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our 37th Anniversary at the Boathouse Restaurant in June. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Our meal (along with appetizer and dessert) was magnificent! We had one of the specials (scallops and risotto) and it was to die for....More

1  Thank Lynn14219
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and we had one of the best dinners ever. The eggplant appetizer was amazing. We also had two of the specials available the evening we were there. Halibut and a shrimp & grits appetizer. Can't wait to go back!

Thank toya36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is excellent and the price is good. the service was great. Very nice lake view. I tried the salmon dish and it was very delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank TheTraveller20002000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had dinner with friends recently. The pork chops special was outstanding. However the monk fish was over cooked and as a result rubbery. In addition the tables were far too close to the point a waiter at the next table while attempting to...More

2  Thank D Q
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Questions & Answers
9 April 2017|
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Response from Doug K | Property representative |
Yes. Chef Jim Morse is still here!
26 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!
23 December 2016|
Response from delphicpop | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, but hours are limited. Definitely call for a reservation.
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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