Bluewater Boathouse
Bluewater Boathouse

Bluewater Boathouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://1887onthebay.com/
  • Phone: 6194350155
  • 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: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • 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: 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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Bluewater Boathouse reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (62)great for outdoor dining (54)special occasion (30)neighborhood gem (29)romantic (24)good for groups (23)fit for foodies (16)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (12)hot spot (6)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Will be back when furniture arrives
    MmmmVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dined indoors but sun at 630 was hitting us in eyes with no way to cover window. Server was quite nice...brought us scotch tape to try to cover window with menu taped on to help shade. Also, table height very high...not proportioned to chair height...server said that would be remedied when correct chairs which were ordered arrive. Scallop sashimi appetizer was super! Cioppino was delicious. Others in our party had large salad with chicken. They said it was good.
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  • Bluewater Boathouse Coronado
    finediner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Coronado's little gem, situated on the water with a view of the San Diego bay. New management now, and the menu did not disappoint. Quaint spot with an upstairs for happy hour and live music on certain nights. Service was great! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bjofpb
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Outstanding service. Dan, our waiter was the best. Good good and great location
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Great meal
    StevieVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Bluewater Boathouse is a great addition to Coronado. Great seafood menu. Dine on the patio and ask to have Danny serve you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • We really wanted to like it, but...
    Terriwith2arfsVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
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  • Romantic, Great View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Daniel is the best server. I have been to many other Bluewater locations, this one is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible on every level.
    Fooder
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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  • Good food, a little slow
    boldsirbrianVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • new ownership
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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
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    special occasion, scenic view
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Bluewater Boathouse reviews archive.
  • Had a fantastic meal on our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    Had a fantastic meal on our last night in Coronado - would certainly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Very nice experience. Very crowded because of the holiday, however service was extremely good, as was the food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fun restaurant with good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    A fun restaurant with good happy hour appetizers and a band on Thursdays.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was an odd place. Our
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Mixed openion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2011
    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
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • SO SO but pricey for the experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    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.
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  • An enduring classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Consistenly very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We think they're resting on
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    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.
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    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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  • Nice Birthday Event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    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.
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  • our waitress Carol was super
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    our waitress Carol was super sweet and nice to us. we're very enjoy our meal and view thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Delicious food with great view
    love2travel1VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Superb food. The view was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    Superb food. The view was phenomenal. Expensive, but worth the occasional splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Boathouse!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thank you Matthew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The the food is good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2010
    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...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • It was nice. We went for resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/22/2010
    It was nice. We went for resturant week. The waiter was very nice and they were all very accomadating. Nothing spectacular though.
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  • Great Food! Our waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2010
    Great Food! Our waitress was so attentive and friendly - we loved it and will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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  • This place is good for weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/28/2010
    This place is good for weekend dining. the service was good and the staff was friendly. Would go there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Can't beat the historical
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/22/2009
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went there during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2009
    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.
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  • When we first arrived, we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    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!
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • I really liked this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful experience. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2008
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had the house special, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/29/2008
    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.
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    scenic view
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  • The Coronado Boathouse was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    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.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Ordinary, very ordinary. Standard
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were visiting from Michigan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    We were visiting from Michigan gave a great place to eat outside on the water
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate