Billy's Boston Chowder House
Kind if a funky place butKind if a funky place but with really great fish dishes. Servers are attentive and very congenial.Lance is great! If you're in for some good food and casual atmosphere, Billy's is the place!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat casual place!We really enjoy the food and the friendly atmosphere. The lobster bisque is yummy! My sweet potato fries were just right. Billy is terrific and usually stops by each time we visit. It's so nice to be able to make reservation since sometimes it's really busy since it's not that big a place.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Mother's Day becauseWent for Mother's Day because my wife loves sand dabs and they were on the menu. What a wonderful surprise! The food was very well prepared. The wait staff was excellent - attentive without being a nuisance. Billy, the owner, came out to check on things and to visit with diners. His gregarious nature is infectious. We had a nice chat. The menu brings New England seafood to California, but also incorporates California fish and flavors. We will he back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely local dinnerWe were in Los Gatos and wanted to try something new so we found this place on Open Table (good thing, it's kind of dark on the street outside we never would have seen it otherwise). We were quite happy with our"Sunday gravy" entree, buttered lobster roll, and trio of soups. Most diners online liked the lobster bique best but we preferred the 2 chowders. Lemonade was refreshing, server was totally on top of her game and the chef came out to chat with everyone-was clearly enthusiastic about the food. I liked the vibe and it's a place we would return to.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit, and we willOur first visit, and we will be back. We had calamari appetizer and lobster rolls, both very good. We brought our four-year-old granson for lunch, and they accommodated him very well.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here several timesI've been here several times for both lunch and dinner and the food and service is always fantastic. Everyone I bring to Billy's always is surprised by the fabulous seafood that we've found hard to find in the South Bay.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 2nd time at Billy's...My 2nd time at Billy's... food was great. I had another lobster roll, this time with dressing, instead of butter. It was very good, nice portion size. But, I like butter better. The lobster bisque was light with chunks of lobster in it -- delicious! My friend ordered the mac & cheese-- HUGE portion. We will back again!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing! Great food! The owner/chefAmazing! Great food! The owner/chef came out and chatted with us for a while. He really loves his craft and food. Great food even learned some new things.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food! Great Service.Great Food! Great Service. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who loves New England seafood.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBilly's Boston Chowder LunchMade the reservation through OpenTable and when we arrived, a couple arriving just ahead of us asked for the window table and were told that it was reserved. The table was for us! We had not asked for any particular seating so this was a fun surprise. It pays to reserve through OpenTable. Food was very good and the service was excellent! Parking is a challenge, but is an overall Los Gatos downtown problem.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Tried all 3 soups-Loved it! Tried all 3 soups- fantastic. Lobster bisque was my favorite. But, both chowders were excellent. My lobster roll was perfect -- not too buttery, not too dry. Hubby loved his fried whole belly clams. Gets crowded on the weekends -- make a reservation!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir lobster roll is ourTheir lobster roll is our all time favorite. The linguine with clam is recommended too!
Very friendly service.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic Dinner for 2We went to Billy's for our wedding anniversary and ordered the Lobster Fra Diavolo for 2 - GLUTEN FREE! It was wonderful! We love Billys! The food is better than most restaurants in downtown Los Gatos, and Billy's doesn't serve pretention, just excellent food made with good ingredients - and they have an EXTENSIVE GLUTEN FREE MENU - including a dedicated gluten free fryer, which since I have celiac is very important for me. We've eaten at a lot of restaurants worldwide, and we love Billys!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI chose Billy's Boston ChowderI chose Billy's Boston Chowder House because they have a long list of gluten-free options and, well, lobster! The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Billy came out to greet us and explain the menu. He returned to say the gluten-free pasta I ordered was cooking and offered us some complimentary chowder while we waited. I had the Manhattan (gluten-free) and my friend had the New England. She enjoyed hers as much as I enjoyed mine.
Even though my lobsta mac and cheese was made with gluten-free linguini instead of macaroni (they did tell me about that when I ordered), it was so good I ate every last bit.
I would definitely recommend Billy's to my friends and can't wait to go back and try some of the other many dishes.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great find. TheThis is a great find. The food is excellent, including a well-stuffed and juicy lobster roll, great lobster bisque and really good sea food.2/25/2013 12:00:00 AM