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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
+1 231-223-4030
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kobe beef” (70 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely atmosphere on the deck, the food was good, but we felt quite pricey. Our guest enjoyed the experience greatly. He also enjoyed the veal chops and I'm sure would love to have them again.

Thank Gail v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amber was very patient with us as we selected our oysters and Traverse City wine. . They have 3 choices from the Atlantic and another 3 from the Pacific. Sat outside on the patio overlooking Browers Harbor and their yacht club. Beautiful. Food looked elegantly...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the halibut, blueberry ice cream, and sunset view from table! We went early on a Thursday evening so it wasn't quite as busy as the week-end.

Thank lovetotravel_mar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boat House is the best dining experience on Mission Peninsula and one of the best in the whole Grand Traverse area. The location is stunning, set on the water with both indoor and outdoor seating. The staff are very attentive and professional and there to...More

Thank xcskigirly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an early dinner in August. We had heard such great things about the restaurant and were really looking forward to dinner. We travel the world and have enjoyed many great dinners and was expecting the same here. On the plus side, it is...More

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok, nothing special. The staff was very good, and accommodating. It was a little slower than normal because labor day was over. The food was not great but wasn't bad either. I would come back for the view and maybe some drinks...More

Thank NjSteve01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is amazing!! All fresh food, staff is very friendly. Would recommend it to anyone! Everything was very professional atmosphere.

Thank Ben2525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our entrees. Had to wait a bit for the food, which was not a problem as we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful view! Our server was good, although had a very arrogant presence which was annoying and unnecessary as he rolled his eyes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable early dinner on the patio. Food was very well repaired. Waiter was marginal and the tab was very expensive.

Thank genetour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate three times at boathouse during our week stay in Simpson Bay. The waitress jay were so much fun to sit at the bar with. Us she made us margarita the best margarita i ever had in my life it was...More

Thank xzavian
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Questions & Answers
9 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
  • Food
  • 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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
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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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