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Billy's Boston Chowder House

29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
+1 408-827-4005
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (24 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Friendly service, good food. The Clam Chowder is a must. Nice wines. Reasonable prices. When the weather is nice I sit outside.

Thank Harry T
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

We read the reviews before coming and hoped it would be good & it was great! I only like one other clam chowder and that is in Morro Bay. Crisp, cool salad also & good bread. I saw a lot of other food at other...More

Thank Travelendude
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This may be the best fish and chips I’ve ever had. And I’ve had them in London. Perfectly cooked crispy fries. This is a small restaurant with good service. On the weekends the brunch offers six dollar bottomless mimosas which is well worth it.

Thank Sesa38
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I had the 3 chowder sampler & all were excellent. fun place for a Friday night; New England sports bar feel.

Thank Mary99
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Casual but with very good food for the price - just what I hoped for in a Chowder House. Staff was friendly and helpful. Lobster roll was one of the best I've had (I spend a lot of time around Boston and Cape Cod), but...More

Thank Art6161
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Casual but a bit on the pricey side, delicious clam chowder (in a bread bowl or not - but get the bread bowl - so yummy!), lobster rolls, cioppino, fish and chips, oyster po boy, even salads, and a delicious and filling lobster (or as...More

Thank stephaniewoolsey
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I am from Martha’s Vineyard & I am spoiled with the best freshest seafood! I use to crave fried clams from home, and did cartwheels when I found them on the menu at Billy’s! Eating them transported me back home via Heaven! I so appreciate...More

Thank laurenhJ5298UT
Reviewed December 15, 2017

We had the Lobsta Roll, Clam Chowder, and the Lobster Mac and Cheese. This was our first time there, so went with some of the obvious choices. All were very good, service was good. The place is small so make a reservation

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Not my favorite. Good seafood, but pricey. Food too rich for me as well. Service adaquate. I know a lot of folks like this place, but my one and only experience was not the best. Will not return.

Thank Carole P
Reviewed November 27, 2017

More like 3.5 stars Billy made sure everything's perfect, everyone's friendly, food is good, however, I wish the place is cleaner

1  Thank vile10
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Jim K
March 22, 2016|
Response from saguarogirl | Reviewed this property |
sign up for their email club and get free ongoing corkage
Jim K
March 21, 2016|
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join their Birthday Club (online) and there is no corkage fee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-827-4005
  • E-mail
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