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Boathouse Restaurant

2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
+1 619-291-8011
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (31 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (5 reviews)
“mud pie” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panoramic views of Point Loma, San Diego Bay, Harbour Island. Waterfront dining. Service was prompt and efficient.

Thank annettet908
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You're paying for location. Views from tables over a marina. Handicap entrance via elevator through the kitchen. Service adequate on slow day. Food not very interesting or good.

Thank peter t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in later and they still were happy to seat us. We enjoyed the oysters on the half shell and the clam chowder was wonderful. Grrat view of the boat dock and very helpful service.

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We are going here for years: The lobster dinner every Wednesday at $13 is unbeatable. Great views at the marina or the bay. The wine list needs some TLC by someone who knows wine. Hence “only” 4 stars.

Thank B333MCwalterb
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The restaurant is nice, food very good, but the service was slow. We were sent to the bar to await a table, bartenter was nice, waited on us immediately, drinks were good. We were seated at a table about 20 minutes later, and then the...More

Thank Phyliss B
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with friends and enjoyed it. The view was great and the food almost was. Clam chowder was great, calamari fine, Alaskan cod above average. Service was the weak spot since the guests far far outnumbered the wait staff and thus it was very...More

Thank bhinvb
Reviewed 18 February 2018

I had the impression that the Boathouse was one of San Diego's best restaurants but came away with a different opinion. The view is spectacular and the tiered seating maximizes that. We were there for dinner so the lights were beautiful. However I found the...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is close to airport and has a great view of harbor. We had blackened snapper and salmon, both good. They have several specials early in the week for shellfish at great prices. They are also in the San Diego entertainment book, and one...More

Thank johnephilp
Reviewed 21 January 2018

A fine dining establishment on Harbor Island overlooking the Marina. Love this place for great seafood. Frequent specials. Easy to access from San Diego Airport and downtown with free, readily available parking

Thank Lou G
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We were excited to go there the “free birthday dinner entree” dinner that the Boathouse advertises. I am not one for giveaways but we were both January babies and decided to try it. The restaurant is on the harbor and has a nice view. The...More

Thank Marc G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 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. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-8011
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