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Boathouse Restaurant

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2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1018
+1 619-291-8011
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Puyallup, Washington
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had reservations, but got there early so we ordered a drink in the bar. Once we were called to be seated, they said we had to close out the bill in the bar, which turned out to be awkward, to say the least . We had to wait for them to calculate the bill and then wait even longer... More 

Thank Rander05
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went here for last minute dinner on NY Eve. My husband was hesitant because of mixed reviews, but we had a wonderful time. Not the highest-end meal, but the price was great, and my steak dinnner was good. My husband also enjoyed his fish and our waitress Jordan was a delight. Even though it was dark outside, we could still... More 

Thank Michelle P
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner at the Boathouse, being a regular with a boat right outside the restaurant. I have always enjoyed the food - the curry mahi-mahi is amazing! Just had the $15 prime rib friday night special - and another really good meal. So why the poor rating? Because Miguel saw us to our table 3 rows back from the... More 

Thank Philip E
Corrales, United States
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We chose this restaurant after an extensive internet search and Open Table listings. We were not disappointed. The restaurant caters to both fish and non-fish eaters, and provides good service.

Thank Cynthia M
Temecula, California
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159 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a private party. Food was just ok but ultimately the service was very slow. Had to keep going to the bar to my own drinks. For the price, you are better off going 100 yards down the road to Tom Ham's Lighthouse.

Thank Steve R
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We have eaten here several times. For the location and the view, and in comparison with some of the surrounding restaurants, you can't beat it for the price. The food is always good, as is the service.

Thank Kathy D
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went twice food good, offers and specials on some nights so ask.Fridays usually steak special,also available 3 course special, mains not huge compared to some meals in USA. staff friendly.

Thank maureenlogan
Lusby, MD
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Loved the double margaritas and good apps. Watched World Series Game 7 to cheer on the Cubbies! Group took up whole bar area (which was small). We all (12 of us) enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Rainy64
Morton, Illinois
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332 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Upon arrival at the Sheraton Marina, we were advises to walk here (easy stroll) for a light late lunch. Fish and Chips and Fish Taco. Both were fine, but not wow. Service was ok, but at times not no one was present.

Thank Will6468
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We are staying in a hotel on Harbor Island and asked our hotel front desk staff to recommend a reasonably priced restaurant within walking distance to the hotel. They recommended Boathouse which is right next door. what a huge disappointment. Food mediocre, atmosphere bland and service perfunctory. Rather catch a taxi into downtown San Diego to avoid a boring and... More 

Thank 40Anna2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-8011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?