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Bluewater Boathouse
Bluewater Boathouse

Bluewater Boathouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://1887onthebay.com
  • Phone: (619) 435-0155
  • Hours of Operation: Crew's Lounge opens daily at 3:00pm
    The Dining Room opens daily at 5:00pm
    Happy Hour is in the Crew's Lounge Monday through Friday from 3:00pm till 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The 1887 on the Bay gives it guest the chance to dine in history, while enjoying award winning steaks and fresh seafood on our bayside patios or breath taking window tables. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Gloretta Bay, Coronado Bridge and Down Town Skyline from our 4 private dining areas that accommodate groups of 15 to 300 people. With ample parking, customized menu options, and amazing views; we are the perfect location for your banquet needs. Please call 619-435-0155 for banquet / large party information.
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Thursday night, Music starts at 6:00pm till 9:00pm.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact the restaurant directly for all special events information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 75
  • Public Transit: We do have public transit directly across the street from our location.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our location has 150 free parking spots directly in front of our location. Plus endless free street parking.
A word from Bluewater Boathouse
A California historical icon, the restaurant 1887 on the Bay is now San Diego's premier destination for coastal dining. Standing directly over the sparkling waters of Glorietta Bay, diners are offered an unrivaled panoramic view of the harbor while they dine on our bayside patios or breathe taking window tables. Bluewater Boathouse has gained the reputation as the best’s steak house on the island; but they are also famous for the fresh seafood that is flown in daily from Hawaii and the East Coast. 1887 on the Bay may be reached by water taxi, the Coronado Bay bridge or via the Silver Strand. The restaurant Crew's Lounge opens daily at 3:00pm and the dining room opens daily at 5:00pm. The restaurants 4 private banquet rooms are available for day or evening banquets including rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and corporate events and military functions. With two dining rooms, two patios, and a mouth watering menu, it’s hard to beat the 1887 on the Bay.
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Diner Reviews
  • "So disappointed! We just tried out the new Bluewater Boathouse. As local yokels, we were occasional customers during it's previous incarnation. The prices were definitely less expensive, however, the quality of food presented was not acceptable. I ordered the crab & avocado salad which was just OK - the crab was a little fishy & there was virtually no dressing. Just a hassle to call a waiter to order more dressing. My dinner was just... ugly. The green rice was hard and dry, the planked salmon had no char, no flavor to the glaze & my veggies were almost cold & raw (after steaming). The menu stated they were to be grilled. Husband's sand dabs were OK - the coleslaw good & the potatoes were luke warm but had flavor. I doubt we'll be back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My husband and I visited the Boathouse on our honeymoon to celebrate and it was wonderful. The Boathouse is one of the best restaurants remodels I have seen - lovely white woodwork, interesting photos of what the building used to look like. Very classic. Looking out onto the bay and boats was fun and romantic. The food is delicious - we went less than a week after opening and there were a few tiny kinks but nothing major (my husband's steak was slightly over-cooked but still tasty, and the waiter offered a beer on the house as an apology). I ordered the cedar plank salmon - delicious. The glaze was just enough and incredibly flavorful. Give it a try!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Daniel is the best server. I have been to many other Bluewater locations, this one is the best!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "a great view of the bay from the patio and the food was excellent. the mahi was very fresh and moist. the scallop potatoes i could eat all day but we did save room for dessert and we had two that were delicious."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal, which we had sitting outside. We both ate fish and were very satisfied with our choices. The service was little on the slow side, but the waitress who looked after us did her best to keep us informed and it wasn't the end of the world. We loved the outside area, which has heaters if needed and will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Worst service I have ever had. Dinner ended up taking two hours. Salad was decent but main course was not good. Very poor quality for the price. Space was very noisy too. It was there first week so hopefully they will improve."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Good food and service... However, it is closed as of June 1st for a change in ownership and will reopen under a different name in July. Hope the food is just as good"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very nice experience. Very crowded because of the holiday, however service was extremely good, as was the food."
    Dined on 12/25/2012
  • "Had a fantastic meal on our last night in Coronado - would certainly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/18/2013
  • "A fun restaurant with good happy hour appetizers and a band on Thursdays."
    Dined on 9/9/2012
  • "This was an odd place. Our waiter was kind of different and too soft spoken to hear. The food was average, but the atmosphere was great for families."
    Dined on 8/5/2012
  • "this was a great place for our anniversary dinner. our server was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and things to do. the food was great and the key lime cheesecake was amazing!!!! thank you everyone!!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2011
  • "Thought it was a little pricey for what you got. The food was good, not great. The water views were just ok. It wasn't like you got a beautiful sunset or city view. The location is next to a marina that rents kayaks, small boats, etc."
    Dined on 9/16/2011
  • "The place is good but with the restaurant week menu options it wasnt that good I prefer if I have ordered from the regular menu, the clam chowdar was salty but tasty (i love salty taste) The salamon was sweet like candy ,but the cocconut shrimp was great, loved the calamary"
    Dined on 9/18/2011
  • "We visit Cororando Island for a long weekend every 1-3 years and always begin our first night with our required first dinner at the Boathouse, which we have been doing since 1985. It never disappoints, menu or service. We always reserve well in advance to insure a harbor view seat. Some reviews suggest service is lacking but just book you dinner by 7PM and you'll be fine."
    Dined on 9/1/2011
  • "I loved it as the Chart House when I was a kid and love it as the Boat House now. Great location, great food, a nice on-the-water spot in the heart of Coronado. It could not have been better."
    Dined on 9/4/2011
  • "our waitress Carol was super sweet and nice to us. we're very enjoy our meal and view thank you"
    Dined on 8/13/2011
  • "My husband and I went there for dinner with another couple before going to see a play. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Two of us had the halibut, one had the bacon wrapped prawns, and the 4th person had the scallops. They were all very delicious. The view is hard to beat and our waitress was polite and attentive. The house wine was good too. We had a great time."
    Dined on 8/13/2011
  • "Our visit was a for a birthday occassion with 11 people. The service was excellent and made the birthday very memorable. While we were expecting exceptional food quality, we were somewhat disappointed and felt the food was just ok, more like you'd find when attending a conference in a hotel. The ambiance was fantastice and being along the water made it terrific."
    Dined on 8/19/2011
  • "We think they're resting on their laurels. The 'special' of seared scallops was very mediocre. A tired, bored chef yields boring food. There is no way this meal was worth what we paid for it."
    Dined on 8/23/2011
  • "Superb food. The view was phenomenal. Expensive, but worth the occasional splurge."
    Dined on 8/12/2011
  • "We travel on business to San Diego each year and never miss our one night at the Boathouse. We continue to bring friends with us each year and are never disappointed. So glad we found it! Love it! The food is so good, and its romantic and fun."
    Dined on 8/9/2011
  • "It was nice. We went for resturant week. The waiter was very nice and they were all very accomadating. Nothing spectacular though."
    Dined on 9/22/2010
  • "The the food is good but the recipes need to be updated...The menu is very similar to the Chart House or Rusty Pilican circa 1985. This will not prevent me from returning, but..."
    Dined on 10/14/2010
  • "This place is good for weekend dining. the service was good and the staff was friendly. Would go there again."
    Dined on 1/28/2010
  • "Great Food! Our waitress was so attentive and friendly - we loved it and will be back"
    Dined on 7/24/2010
  • "I went there during restaurant week and was pretty disappointed. I got a steak and ordered it medium-well, but it was almost rare. I also thought it felt a bit old and stodgy. I wouldn't go back nor would I recommend it. I will, however, say that the view was very nice...overlooking the bay on Coronado."
    Dined on 9/16/2009
  • "Can't beat the historical atmosphere, and the fantastic feeling you get being in a place this old. It's pretty and nice, and the waiters are usually pretty good. Coronado is a special place--worth the trip. Go for a walk in downtown Coronado afterwards and if you're lucky, Nado Gelato will still be open!"
    Dined on 12/22/2009
  • "I really liked this place. I thought the food was good. My husband was not as happy with his. I have been several time and always get the same thing. You can go with children/family, or for a romantic meal. Outdoor or indoor because it is nice in Coronado year round."
    Dined on 11/15/2008
  • "When we first arrived, we were seated in the middle of the restaurant. I spotted a small table that was being reset and asked the host if we could have that table since this was a special, romantic dinner. We were reseated with no hesitation. The table was in a dark corner with a window overlooking the marina and our waiter advised this was "the best table in the house". The food and wine were excellent. The lobster and scalloped were tender and succulent. We hope to be San Diego again and will definitely be dining here again!"
    Dined on 2/13/2009
  • "We have eaten here several times and it has always been excellent"
    Dined on 9/11/2008
  • "The Coronado Boathouse was a night of eating we will remember for a long time. It was our 2 year wedding anniversary, and although our waiter was a total "surfer dude," our table was some what secluded and we had a wonderful time. I would love to eat here again during the day so I could enjoy the view of the water even more."
    Dined on 10/25/2008
  • "Ordinary, very ordinary. Standard meat and seafood dishes served with a starch. On a positive note, the wine list is a little better than average."
    Dined on 10/24/2008
  • "A wonderful experience. The Boathouse was hitting on all cylinders. The food was wonderful, both in presentation and preparation. It was early on a Wednesday night so the crowd was light. The service was nearly perfect, if any complaint it would be overly attentive. This will remain a favorite for special occasions."
    Dined on 11/5/2008
  • "The food was excellent and the service was excellent. The room temperature wasn't so great but this was probably because of the area I sat in. I was seated in a corner with a few lights directly above me. Id give it an A overall."
    Dined on 11/1/2008
  • "Had the house special, the halibut with a peanut-butter based sauce. The sauce is great. The fish was basically flavorless. My wife had the herbed "encrusted" salmon and didn't care for the copious amount of bread crumb topping. Service was fabulous. View is very nice."
    Dined on 10/29/2008
  • "We were visiting from Michigan gave a great place to eat outside on the water"
    Dined on 10/24/2008
  • "Beautiful view and good food. Be sure to request a table by the window!"
    Dined on 7/7/2008
  • "We were surprised at how few people were dining there, it is a lovely setting. The thing that stands out about the evening is the service. Very attentive, perhaps too much so, but he was a good salesman. I probably would select another restaurant next time I am in town because the food was expensive but not memorable."
    Dined on 9/22/2008
  • "We have dined here many times and truly the service was lacking. The waitress asked if we'd been there before and because we said yes we were practically ignored as well as seated at a very uncomforable table location. The food was fabulous but was served in an unacceptable manner...3 dinners came out and the 4th dinner was at least 5 minutes behind the others - this is totally unacceptable. I plan on writing the restaurant directly, but haven't had time yet."
    Dined on 10/12/2008