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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%
Travellers talk about
“kobe beef” (70 reviews)
“morels” (63 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrated my brother-in-law birthday at the Boathouse, and enjoyed one of the best dinners ever in Northern Michigan. Chateaubriand cooked to perfection, and whitefish was excellent, as well. Pricey, but well worth the lakeside scenery and experience. We'll certainly be returning!

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is wonderful and the service quite good. The morel soup is wonderful. My lamb came perfectly cooked. I would have liked to have the pork chop but there was only one left and my daughter had that. We all thought that that was...More

Thank vishty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant provided great service from the moment we walked in until we left. The wine list had a nice choice of local as well as regional wines. And the menu provided a very nice selection all the way through vegetarian dishes. We had a...More

Thank AimedWest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic bone in pork chop that was on the special menu! The staff was friendly and courteous. We would definitely go back.

Thank Cardell T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch, sitting outdoors, with a beautiful view of Bowers Harbor. The service was pleasant and the meal was excellent (we both chose the beef bourguignon, which was very generous and perfectly seasoned) with a good appetizer and a nice glass of...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Boathouse Restaurant for Sunday brunch as part of a company work function. The food was fantastic and the service outstanding! There want one thing that I took that I didn't like! There is a small patio out back so...More

Thank Funbun2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the menu on line, the prices, and the location...I was expecting food equivalent with a true gourmet restaurant. Although the view was okay (harbour and yachts) everything else was truly mediocre. I had called ahead to see if I could have the King crab...More

1  Thank Imspam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away on Old Mission Peninsula in the heart of the wine country this charming restaurant is a gem. Service was excellent, local wines were available and being right on the water provided stunning scenery. My wife enjoyed her perfectly prepared salmon and my white...More

1  Thank Larry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant and its staff and chef are top notch. The food, the service, the view, the general atmosphere are all perfect. The price is high, but it's worth every cent for a fabulous meal and pleasurable dining experience. Presentation is lovely ... the wine...More

Thank 212arts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really excellent food even if it is pricey. Great food has a cost. Dined on the back patio and lied at the peaceful harbor with ducklings and their parents gliding past. Wonderful dinner!

Thank Kim K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, stevenchar05. What would you like to know about this restaurant? Is the Chef still Jim Morris?
9 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Doug K | Property representative |
Yes. Chef Jim Morse is still here!
Open Thanksgiving?
27 March 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Doug K | Property representative |
The Boathouse is open on Thanksgiving from 1pm-6pm. Reservations are needed. Thanks!
Are you open Christmas Day
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
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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