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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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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“lobster” (29 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (4 reviews)
“ceviche” (5 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2040 Harbor Island Dr, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92101-1047
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Reviewed today

Good food. Next door to Hilton Harbour Island. Watch out for daily specials, they are really good value.

Thank Pethalliwell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess in life you get what you pay for and Boathouse isn't too pricey. The location is wonderful with a marvelous water view which is a great start for any restaurant. The food is the problem to be brutally honest. The service is excellent...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to San DIego once a year. This theme for the year was SD A to Z. We had a couple of "B" items and the Boathouse was one of them. Headed over there for a quick bite....oh oh....full dinners leaped into the tummies!...More

Thank cruisingrightalong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood omelette was delicious. The staff friendly and helpful. A beautiful peaceful view. Inside was a little tired. Carpet is many many years old. Bloody Mary is highly recommended.

Thank fritzkath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered the captains seafood platter. It was terrible. The food was not fresh at all. The rice was a hard clump that was awful. The veggies were disgusting. The fish tasted like boxed frozen seafood. The best part of the meal was the bread....More

Thank maltesefalcon54
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Located next to the Hilton hotel, this popular restaurant has an excellent menu and a full selection of wine and spirits. We have been there several times and each time it was very busy and the noise level was noticeable. Depending on when you arrive,...More

Thank Harvey R
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Visited here with family (all adults) for lunch. Service was very slow, but the food and drinks were good and the view is fantastic. Not easy to access for anyone who has mobility issues, we had to walk through the kitchen to access the elevator!

Thank jd068
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Went with the family while on spring break vacation. We ordered a pasta dish, a chicken dish and a seafood dish. The chicken penne with pesto was a large portion and very tasty. The Dijon Parmesan chicken was dry; the mushroom sauce with it was...More

Thank mski1988
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you want to enjoy a drink and/or meal on Harbor Island go anywhere other than this place. My wife and I have a boat on the island and have eaten everywhere, this is the only place we will never go to again. Terrible service,...More

Thank MJWFrequentTraveler
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stopped on our way to the airport. Great location, ten minutes away. Nice happy hour menu. Good cerviche, tacos, sliders and amazing beer selection. The staff is really nice as a bonus

Thank jrzygrl1954
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 92101-1047
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-8011
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