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Boathouse on the Pier
Boathouse on the Pier

Boathouse on the Pier Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://tahoebeachretreat.com/dining/the-bistro/
  • Phone: (530) 600-1846
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Quintal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Entertainment changes seasonally. Currently, the Boathouse features Wine Not Wednesdays, with live music and wines by the glass at half price, and Sunday Songs with Bloodies and Bubbles.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available in front of the Pier, behind the Beach Retreat & Lodge.
A word from Boathouse on the Pier
Boathouse on the Pier is located on the 1,000 ft Pier, right over Lake Tahoe. A part of the Beach Retreat & Lodge, the Boathouse has the views in town and offers lunch, happy hour/cocktails and dinner. Live entertainment and specials each week.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Found this restaurant through an Open Table search. Delighted with the find; very friendly and accommodating staff, delicious food (we had the coffee encrusted salmon); and a perfect place for watching the sunset. We plan to return and also want to try the hotel too."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "After a spectacularly scenic cruise into Emerald Bay and a view of Eagle Falls we dined at the Boathouse with our son visiting from La Jolla. A good stroll along the beach brought us to the pier stretching as long as the eye can see and an authentic looking boathouse. It had the feel of a popular hot spot just by its location- with lively music and people just enjoying. We were warmly welcomed and seated windowside with a great lake view. The clam chowder was the finest we ever tasted, the spicy Thai chicken wings tasty and the pasta pomodoro quite delicious. Our glasses were replenished with attentive care even with a bridal party at the next table! And yes, we did see the sun setting on serene Lake Tahoe- just a beautiful memory for all!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place have amazing view but that set,food just ok,service just ok nothing great,sitting out,small place"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "After making a reservation for the birthday weekend found that we did not have a table and when we did get a table the hostess was put out with us (very bad attitude) and the waiter was a joke. Will never return to our little spot that we loves so much. Waiter advised they were under new management and I feel bad that it will need to make many improvements to get my business back, will go to Freshies instead. :-("
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It is in a great location, a Lake Tahoe south shore marina. The quality of food was good. The apetzerThe service was poor and slow. The atmosphere was loud, because of the live music. The acoustic guitar player/vocalist should be advised that music from 6-9p.m. is generally what is supposed to be "dinner set" mode which means mellow and quiet so customers can enjoy their dinner in serenity and be able to converse with each other. For some reason it took 15 minutes for me to get my dessert, which was only a scoop of vanilla ice cream."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The food was AMAZING- the crab cakes are the best I've ever had. The oysters were fabulous. The clam chowder was delicious and the sesame seared ahi salad was divine. The happy hour specials were generous but we had to order our next drink as soon as we received one- bar service was quite slow (we waited over 10 minutes for our first beers). There was a good selection of drinks though. Great customer service as well. I booked my reservation for Saturday, received a confirmation call on Friday because their system was acting up. Sure enough, they called me with enough notice to secure my reservation despite the technology fail. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Yelp reviews pretty much hit this place on the head. Food was good, pricy for the quantity you receive, but again it was delicious. I had the filet mignon and it was cooked exactly how I had ordered it. My boyfriend had the scallops and they too were quite yummy. Unfortunately we went there when it was already dark so we didn't have a view. I'm sure it's a gorgeous view in the day time!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We are frequent diners at this restaurant and have really enjoyed it. December 30th we had a wonderful dining experience with our daughter. Unfortunately we went back for happy hour on Saturday after a hike and our experience was not pleasant. We asked to sit at a table as we've done in the past and the gentleman seating customers informed us we would need to sit at the bar. The bar seats have no backs and are not comfortable. We had wine and an appetizer. We would have had more but my back hurt and servers kept running into me at our table. When we left the dining tables were still empty. Great for dinner,but don't go for appetizers (even early) if you want to be comfortable."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Boathouse on the Pier has the most amazing view in Lake Tahoe. The restaurant sits on the water, on a pier and offers the most beautiful views of the lake. If you can catch the sunset, you are in heaven! The menu is small but perfect. There was a good selection of food for both adults and children. This was the best meal we ate in Lake Tahoe on our recent trip. I am still craving the Lobster Bisque. It was divine! Next time I go to South Lake Tahoe I will definitely return to Boathouse on the Pier. Best restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We came here for Christmas and it paid a pretty high fixed price for dinner. First, we've had a reservation at 6:15 and we got our table only at 6:45. Appetizers and entrees were very good, tasty, delicious but when it comes to the desert and coffee it's absolute fail. No latte/cappuccino (regular only) and desserts are very poor."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great meal, good entertainment, and great location."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "We got there just in time to see the sun set behind Mt. Tellac. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food was good but somewhat expensive.at is part of the price. Great view I guess that is part of the price. Service was good but it wasn't too busy when we were there."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We did enjoy our dinner & Austyn, our waitress was excellent. My wife had the Filet Mignon & I had the Espresso Salmon. The Filet should have melted in her mouth, but just tasted like a good steak. The salmon was very good but such a small piece that I didn't get to enjoy it for long. The small dinning room is connected to the bar so any loud patrons applauding the musician was very noticeable during our quiet romantic dinner. The meal was definitely overpriced ($30+ a plate) as they are trying to become a fine dining restaurant but have a ways to go. Nonetheless, we enjoyed ourselves but will look elsewhere next time we're in S. Tahoe."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Gorgeous setting tucked away with delicious food and dessert. Tuna was delicious as an app and the filet mignon was cooked perfectly. Chocolate cookie with vanilla ice cream was decadent."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Sunsets are spectacular from this venue. The menu was limited, however their is a seafood or beef choice for everyone. Drink menu is well thought out. Service was good. Not the best, but definitely good."
    Dined on 8/2/2013