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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)
“oysters” (38 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 1 week ago

My husband has Celiac disease and requires a gluten free diet. We had an EXCELLENT meal with plenty of GF options. I ordered the walleye as an entree and Leelanau Cheese tray as an appetizer. Both were delicous. My huband had the best squash soup...More

1  Thank CavalierLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was vividly persuaded to try Kobe steak. Not my gig. It is a restaurant with a GREAT view and they try to capitalize upon it. They are of the same level as Mission Table, but they try TOO hard and try to make it...More

Thank statetrumpet
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The food and service were excellent. You go in with high expectations based on the price, and they deliver. Oysters were fresh and served we all the trimmings. Whitefish entree was perfectly cooked and beautifully flavored. Can't wait to return.

Thank RLKfromIda
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Had the wild morel mushroom soup and a fresh salad from local greens it was so absolutely delicious. It's a beautiful setting on the water. And a nice bright restaurant.

Thank Harvest Time T
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A great meal, beautiful ambience, excellent service, all with a great view! I’m so glad we found this amazing place. We will be back!

Thank weekendgetaways010
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a beautiful evening at the Boathouse. The drive from Traverse City was amazing. One side of the road was the bay and the homes on the land side were gorgeous. The view at the restaurant was just beautiful. The furnishings were even beautiful....More

Thank Tami T
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

After an afternoon of touring the wineries , it was time to sit down for dinner. Located 1/2 on mission peninsula, it has a view of the bay. Our waiter was top notch, just the right amount of up sell and offered the best suggestions....More

Thank Ken F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you experience sticker shock at high end restaurants, do not venture here. If you value a very high end dining experience, this is for you. The food quality, service, presentation and the rest of the details are excellent. Some of the best beef I...More

Thank Lance C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Boathouse Restaurant, 14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, Michigan, is one upscale restaurant. We did not make reservations nor call to inquire about the availability of getting a table. When we arrived, after visiting the Old Mission Lighthouse and Haserot Beach, the entire restaurant was...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday for an early dinner since we have a 6 month old & 4 year old. We got the asparagus app, Lobster/shrimp bisque, lobster tail, filet & buttered noodles for our son. Every bit was so delicious. The lobster tail was the biggest I've...More

Thank fredkwit
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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