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14039 Peninsula Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686-9709
12312234030
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Michigan
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten here several times and never had anything short of an amazing experience. Meat, seafood, appetizers... everything they serve is memorable and make sure to leave room for desert. Great deck views of Bowers Harbor and the little marina.

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Thank Eddie231
Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint, impeccable service, awesome wine list including local, amazing food. That about sums up the boat house. This spot is a bit of a drive if you're staying at the Grand Traverse resort, maybe 30 mins. But well worth it. This is the quiet place you go to propose, celebrate a milestone birthday, anniversary, etc. I've been two or three... More 

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Thank John D
Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal, excellent service and always at the top of our list for an outstanding dining experience.

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Thank Mark N
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view, yummy food and good service. I had the Scottish salmon which had a delicate and delicious flavor. The wedge salad with blue cheese dressing was incredibly creamy. Wine by the glass was reasonably priced.

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Thank Nancy P
Bay Area California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

While celebrating our anniversary, we were touring the Mission Peninsula and decided to stop at The Boathouse. It was a sunny day, we were a bit early so we had the restaurant and staff essentially to ourselves, and it was wonderful. The menu has many excellent, non-standard offerings such as Elk, duck, local mushrooms and Kobe beef plus several types... More 

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Thank Bolond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

our first visit was with 10 others who had been here prior , insisting we go... My son and I were both very impressed with the quality of the food / fish and it had a relaxed atmosphere , I had perch , was excellent . prices lower than the high quality of the food IMO... would recommend and will... More 

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Thank Vincents C
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My wife and i went to the Boathouse to celebrate our 47th anniversary. This was our first visit there and it was very nice. we were out on the porch and had a very nice view of the bay. Our food was excellent and the bourbon drink was Delicious. The food was excellent also!!!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Rich decided we would try the "Dinner for Two" and it was well worth it. Started the evening with a Moscow Mule and ended with the best Filet and Lobster Tail we have had yet. We don't splurge on expensive things very often, we were in Traverse for a wine tour and splurged on dinner tonight. Creme Brule for dessert... More 

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SE Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Came to the Boathouse to celebrate our wedding anniversary and New Years. Easy to find, nice location, warm and attractive on a cold wintry night. We had reservations and were seated promptly, and our server was right with us. Her name is Lilly, and she is delightful. Very sweet and did a fine job. Her upselling skills were good, and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have sometimes clicked the TripAdvisor button for "One of the Best Dinners" I have had, but this night was THE best dinner my wife & I can remember. It all started with a beautiful drive up Peninsula Drive along the West Grand Traverse Bay. Then a seat with a view of the sunset over the bay. Then a bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 45
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 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: 12312234030
Description
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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3 months ago
Plainfield, Indiana
6 months ago
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan

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