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The Boat House

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8 1/2 Coryell Street, at The Porkyard, Lambertville, NJ 08530
+1 609-397-2244
Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming here for years. Outdoor seating in the summer and sitting inside in the winter. It's just a great place with nice people and good drinks.

Thank Gowiththeflow2013
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny. Tight quarters (like on a boat). Informal. So the epitome of cozy. Wood. Wood. Wood. And tons of sailing ship or rowing or crew racing themed decor packed floor to ceiling. Gracious, friendly bar tender. Hostess is a little stiff, but gracious and polite. Cocktails only. No meals. Rather pricey, but if you like this kind

Thank James F
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Been coming here for 20+ years and it still remains the best bar we've ever been too. The décor is perfect and have never failed to meet interesting people. Christian makes the best Sidecars we've ever had and is the perfect bartender and host. Get there early because it is very popular!

Thank FairHaveners
new jersey
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197 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A place to stop while walking around town or biking on the path. Very comfortable and cozy downstairs as well as upstairs in the loft area. Great drinks and service

Thank emtdpw
Ocean City, Md
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391 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was a little challenge to find this place but it was worth the trouble. Really interesting decor and business model. Somehow everyone finds a place as it was pretty busy on a Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock. I'd recommend giving it a try....

Thank David S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had drinks here before our dinner reservations at the Hamilton. The margarita was perfect and the atmosphere on a beautiful night made it a great night!

Thank Andrea Manieri M
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a favorite spot that my husband and I always stop in for a drink!! Took a very dear friend for her birthday and she "caught the bug too!" It's just so darn unique and the people are lovely! Don't miss it for a drink, it's tucked back next to the Hamilton Grill!!

Thank Nancyndp
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Worth a visit for the unique and interesting decor but very small and drinks where expensive ..$9 for a standard bottle of Stella Artois

Thank Diane L
New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

One of my favorite places on the planet. Not a lounge. Not a bar. This is a beautiful old spot where you have a cocktail and chat with a friend or small group of friends.. Great for a drink before or after dinner. Try to arrive or depart after the sun goes down as the stroll down the little alley... More 

Thank WavesHuevos
Brookline, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

It's small, warm, cozy, and rich in ambiance. The memorabilia on the wall feels genuine and it is just the place I'd want to go for a drink at the end of every day. It's just amazing.

Thank ExecutiveNomad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 1/2 Coryell Street, at The Porkyard, Lambertville, NJ 08530
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-397-2244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?