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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (23 reviews)
“lobster roll” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 22 December 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 Lauren H
Reviewed 16 December 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 2 December 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 27 November 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

Thank vile10
Reviewed 15 November 2017

My wife and I joined another couple at Billy's Boston Chowder House on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Billy's is a nice and cozy restaurant located in downtown Las Gatos. Our food and service was very good. We had the stuffed shrimp, salmon, and sand dabs;...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A great, unexpected find in Kitty City. We were at this quaint little seafood bistro for lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed all the food, the kitchy atmosphere, and the people who work there. We reported our pleasure with this restaurant when Billy stopped by our table to...More

Thank sincityterry
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Food was decent, but service was the worst. The absolute worst. 7 of us were charged an automatic gratatuity, including the price of the wine, for subpar service. And the menu states 8 is automatic gratatuity. The server came to take our order and then...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I used to love this place for brunch. Service was always good, and the food was great. But for some reason the service fell apart. We waited about 20 minutes after seating to be acknowledged by a waiter. And even then we had trouble getting...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Really tasty seafood and chowder in a quaint setting with brick walls and rustic fishing signs. Service is a little too leisurely so don't go in a hurry, but the good food is worth it.

Thank silversword123
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Jim K
23 March 2016|
Response from saguarogirl | Reviewed this property |
sign up for their email club and get free ongoing corkage
Jim K
22 March 2016|
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Response from saguarogirl | Reviewed this property |
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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