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Boathouse Restaurant

1935 SE US Highway 19, crystal river ,Fla., Crystal River, FL 34429-9011
+1 352-564-9636
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good16%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible29%
22 Mar 2017
“GReat view with ok food”
18 Oct 2016
“Great for lunch”
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1935 SE US Highway 19, crystal river ,Fla., Crystal River, FL 34429-9011
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

There were 3 of us and 1 of us really liked our entree while two found their's to be average. We were there for an early dinner and while there were plenty of open tables, we waited 20 minutes to be seated and another 20...More

Thank agapeMom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a wonderful meal here. Blackened fish and sides featuring southern favorites like fried okra. Indoor/outdoor seating available with lovely view of Crystal River. We saw tarpon swimming by the entire time.

Thank pamelatazzy
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is actually a Mexican restaurant now. It had a nice atmosphere and looked clean. Service was quick and friendly and super patient and helpful in getting my twin nephews fed fast and occupied with dinner and dessert. Food was good overall and the...More

Thank Kdmcook
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This was once a popular restaurant with a decent varied menu. Why they decided to go "Mexican" I will never understand. It would take a vivid imagination to compare their food to Mexican. I agree with the reviewer who said Taco Bell is a better...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Chips and salsa tasted good. Dinner not great. Beans tasted like out of can. Burrito supremo didn't have much chicken in it. Tasteless burrito. Not one good Mexican restaurant in crystal river. Taco Bell would be a step up. Service was just ok.

Thank LadyGaaGaa
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is a wonderful mexican restaurant with good food, great margaritas and an awesome waitress -- Sonya! The prices are average but the amount of food is enormous! And the margaritas are fantastic!

Thank kimn306
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Taco Bell is more authentic Mexican than this place.Everything tasted like it just came out of a can.A very unsatisfying dining experience to say the least.I Would definitely not recommend.

Thank Dan Z
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Good service great food. The Pico and salsa was bet fresh made with fresh ingredients queso dip was awesome. We had tacos beef and chicken both were outstanding we will return again and again

Thank Biteme R
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This restaurant was uniformly bad. The margarita was tiny and tasted like tap water. The food was underseasoned, barely warm and tasteless. The refried beans actually smelled like baked beans. The waiter was friendly but the service was extremely slow. We couldn't tell the difference...More

1  Thank Figaro117
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I ate here this weekend with a friend. The name just recently changed. It is now the Riviera and has Mexican food. We both had Chimichangas. I had the Chicken with the Cilantro Lime Rice and Refried Beans. My friend had the Beef with the...More

2  Thank Suzi O
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Barbara F
31 January 2015|
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Response from Harry N | Reviewed this property |
Casual or formal,locals eat there too.
Harry N
27 December 2014|
Response from Harry N |
Never got an answer but wife and i went and they were open.Best meal in a long time there too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1935 SE US Highway 19, crystal river ,Fla., Crystal River, FL 34429-9011
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Crystal River
  • Phone Number: +1 352-564-9636
This is a staple restaurant for Citrus County. Our new location is now located back on Hwy 19 Located right across from Citrus Kia. Lou is still around checking the quality of all the food that leaves his kitchen. The Boathouse has been around since the 80's and will continue for years to come. We are much larger then are last location and have the ability for banquets and special occasions. The restaurant is decorated beautifully with murals of underwater sea life and nautical boats and anchors galore. We pride on keeping our restaurant clean knowing how important food management is. Our servers are very friendly and always meet our customers with a smile. Please come and try our new location for youself. We dedicate ourselves to making sure all of our patrons leave full and feeling that they recieved a good meal for a fair price!
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