We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Boat House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
+ Add cuisine
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 139: English reviews
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a drink after dinner. They were near closing time but let our party in for a bit anyway. Friendly staff and good service. We were seated upstairs, which was cozy and comfortable. Stop in and check it out if you're in the area.

Thank bfry918
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

One of my favorite places to go in Lambertville. I was there a few years ago and it was empty. This time it was very crowded. I guess the word is out about this small place. If you can get a table grab it.

Thank Holly R
Newtown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends were treated nasty right at the front door. Old high school friends meeting up for a drink before heading to Lilly's on the Canal. They let 5 of us in and say they could not let more in. I asked if we can just wait and see because we don't know if everyone would even show... More 

1 Thank ellekaplan
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
199 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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
Level Contributor
400 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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

Travellers who viewed The Boat House also viewed

Lambertville, NJ

Been to The Boat House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Good for
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Boat House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Boat House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?