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Billy's Boston Chowder House

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29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
+1 408-827-4005
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Los Gatos, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Manhattan chowder is very good Louis salad a little untypical flavor Friendly waiter Somewhat slow service Would try it again

Thank CalifDoug
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Joined two friends for lunch. Wait staff is friendly, attentive and kind. Food was very good. Recommend this as a stop for lunch. We enjoyed fish and chips.

Thank George A. J
Los Gatos, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Everything in Boston sea food in a casual little restaurant in Los Gatos. Lobster rolls and fish & chips are a good bet. Limited selection of beers and wines but adequate.

Thank Ken S
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nothing beats a lobster roll for dinner, so I was very excited to try Billy's. The lobster roll was fresh and tasty, as were the accompanying sides. The service, however, was not friendly nor attentive. The place is small, and there was plenty of staff on while we were there. Most of the staff just did not seem to be... More 

Thank FJsMom
Los Gatos, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

So many great choices: crab salad sandwiches, fish and chips, filet of sole, chowder, and so much more. But if you think making a reservation will get you to a table at the designated time, be prepared to be disappointed. There are not enough staff to clear tables, take orders, and maybe even to cook. During the winter there is... More 

Thank JEP57
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Billy greeted us and was very friendly. Seafood was authentic. Staff were attentive servers Good menu

Thank Rainyday2013
Los Gatos, California
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate at Billy’s on Wednesday night, October 19, 2016 because of the casual atmosphere, gluten free options, and lots of other very good seafood at fair prices. We had the lobster bisque, calamari, and large prawns which were all good. We also each had a dessert whose portions were very big; suggest sharing a dessert. Billy’s also has beer... More 

Thank Robert D
Portland, OR
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went there with a large group of family and everyone had rave reviews of their order. Chowder was great! Kid's fish and chips was also good - had a few bites of theirs. Yum all around.

Thank Karleeandkevin
Scottsdale, Arizona
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242 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were staying at the Hotel Los Gatos and Spa for a night stopover (Great place BTW!!) and asked about seafood eateries and this was recommended to us. A simple place, small but nice. I had the salmon and my wife had the shrimp. Both were nicely prepared and tasty. Our server, Gabby, was extremely nice and helpful in our... More 

Thank Coder
Santa Clara, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The New England clam chowder /w sourdough bread was excellent. Very creamy with good sized chunks of potato and clams, but not too rich. They smothered the sourdough bowl with the chowder which softened the bread making it easier to eat. Now I can't wait to go back to try the lobster roll!!

Thank 408Traveller72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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

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