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The Boat House Restaurant

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Swartswood €€ - €€€ American, ,
1040 County Road 521, Swartswood, NJ 70877
+1 973-300-0016
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1040 County Road 521, Swartswood, NJ 70877
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined with three others on a Saturday night, so place was well-filled. Reservations a must! Were promptly seated. Menu had nice variety of appetizers and entrees, and the food was very good in its preparation. As others have commented, it is on the pricey side...More

2  Thank Teach1947
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had reservations for outside dining, but the weather changed that. Arrived on time and was promptly seated. Our server took our drink order and gave us a few minutes to look over the menu which was specialized for Mother's Day. There was a nice...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We enjoyed meeting friends here for dinner, the food was OK, nothing special but not bad either. My husband enjoyed his French Onion soup very much; my codfish was tasty but over sauced/too salty in my opinion--but I am a bit picky (foodie) when it...More

1  Thank susan w
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Was there with a large group,(22 adults) . Food was to be served starting at 7pm, half the group arrived early, just to chat and have a drink or 2 before dinner. They had 2 tables set up for the group. When the table was...More

2  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great late lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. Great crab cakes that are mostly crab and a yummy Caesar. We split an open faced roast beef melt also delicious. We'll be back to sit on the back porch and enjoy the view!

Thank NJwanderlust2010
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The menu has a nice selection but the prices are way too high compared to most. The view is nice but it smells "fishy" from all the mud and rotting seaweed around the dock. I couldn't tell you if the food is any good because...More

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent food. Attended a wedding shower there most recently. They did and excellent job. Decor is really nice, lakefront dining in warm weather, lake view dining in cold weather.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Boat House is a throwback to a different time, different era of restaurants. Well balanced menu, nothing too fancy, sizable portions and good straightforward value. Setting is wonderful, decor is perfect 1960s boathouse feel but not tired, it's right on. If you want to...More

Thank slackpacker
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Been here before a few times and it is always a great experience. Outdoor dining on a beautiful day can't get much better. The food is consistently good. I'd go back again.

Thank MadisonW22
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I had been looking forward to coming to this restaurant for sometime. I want to start with the positives. Beautiful setting on the lake. Gorgeous patio with amazing plantings. They take pains to keep it nice and the staff is very dedicated. Our waitress Kelsey...More

2  Thank karenbearcountry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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