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Boathouse Restaurant

14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
+1 231-223-4030
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kobe beef” (70 reviews)
“oysters” (37 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 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 yesterday

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose the Boathouse Restaurant as it was listed as a site with a lovely waterfront view. It was listed with 2 $ signs. It was definitely NOT 2 $ signs. My mushroom soup was wonderful and the best thing I ate there but it...More

Thank jan884
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great but service was somewhat lacking and prices were more than expected. Beautiful setting on the water

Thank Richard W W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to the Boathouse at the last minute. No worries getting a table since the season is winding down. Our server was excellent and the entrees were outstanding. Lamb chops were perfectly prepared and the 16-oz Maine lobster tail was unbelievable! Perfect...More

Thank 8Felicia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter and our food was top notch. It was great to see such professionalism and superb dining which almost seemed in the middle of no where. The view, staff, quality of food was the best. It is top on my list of dining experiences.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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
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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!
27 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
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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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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