The Boathouse experience begins with a drive along the shores of beautiful West Grand Traverse Bay and its sparkling blue waters.
When you dine with us, you get the best of both worlds: We are both locavores and connoisseurs of what the rest of the world has to offer, so you get the freshest, finest ingredients from near and far. Owner Doug Kosch adheres to the "farm to table" concept.
6 Oz. Lobster Tail
saffron beurre blanc
House Wagyu Filet
potato dauphinoise, parsnip pure, tempura asparagus, tomato jam, saba
Oysters & Poke
yellowfin tuna, wasabi avocado, yuzu, sesame, jalapeo, radish
Wagyu, mushroom soup with truffle oil was amazing, and oysters were fresh!
I wish I had enough money to eat here more often I Suppose I have to save more money
Definitely a top-notch dining experience! The food and service were both excellent and you can't beat the view on the water. A must if you are looking for a upper scale dining experience or looking to celebrate a special occasion.
Great food. Awesome waiter. Quite expensive for the area. Pasta = $65.00
We had a wonderful evening at the Boathouse...exceptional food and service!
The waiter, the food and the atmosphere was top notch. I will keep coming back for the wonderful service and experience.
The morel soup was outstanding, the Lobster tail was huge and perfectly cooked. Our server Kathleen was superb, knowledgeable and attentive. The martinis were delicious!
They are very aware of the COVID-19 situation and adhere perfectly with distance as well as panels between tables while maintaining a view. The crime brûlée and coffee were the perfect ending to a wonderful anniversary dinner 🥂
A fantastic experience, the food was exquisite. They handled our party of 6 and never seemed overwhelmed.
I do wish they had a place to hang your coat. We had 3 different members of our party had their chair tip over due to the weight of her coat. It was embarrassing 😳.
My favorite place to have dinner in the area!
Such a romantic setting. The food is delicious. Great cocktails, too. One of our favs!!
Everything was amazing! We loved the staff, atmosphere, and especially the food!
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and had fabulous recommendations from the appetizers, wine, dinner and desserts!
We will definitely be back when we visit TC again!
Sat outside on the patio which was heated. Awesome view and sunset with exceptional service by Will our waiter.
Looooooove the Boathouse! Our favorite restaurant to visit when we come to TC! Thank you for being here😊
From start to finish every part of this dining experience was outstanding.
My favor place to eat in the Traverse/Leelanau area by far!
It’s always a 5 star experience at the Boathouse!!
Food was outstanding and service was exemplary. They truly abide by rules for COVID protection, making the experience very relaxing and enjoyable
Celebrated a birthday there. Food and service both outstanding.
Very good experience. Food was delicious...had Salmon and Wagu filet and it was perfect and so much flavor. Lobster Bisque was to die for. We will be back!
The Boathouse is always exceptional. The service and food were wonderful.
Amazing food and service!
Fabulous setting, incredible food and service!! It's definitely a fan favorite!! Highly recommend!!
My wife and I looooved the food! The whole experience was amazing. Highly recommend the lobster & shrimp bisque and the surf and turf entree.
Food and service were outstanding! I would definitely recommend.
Great service, food and ambiance. The perfect combination. We will be back :)
My mom and I had a great time. We were celebrating a Mother Daughter Weekend. We sat on the enclosed and heated deck, it was surprisingly very warm out there, and I actually enjoyed it more than inside because there were less tables and people. We enjoyed our time and service was spectacular. They were very knowledgeable and attending. We can’t wait to go back!
The food is fabulous. Tuna tartare is so fresh. Excellent lobster and steaks. Very unique potatoes Dauphinois. The creamed spinach is very tasty.
The food and service were excellent, as usual. We dined here last year and had to return again on our annual wine tour!
Great food, great location and great wait staff. Perfect spot for anytime of the day.
Unbelievable duck entree with curried couscous and pomegranates. Yum!
Everything from the food to the service was outstanding! The dining room has beautiful views. We forgot our left overs and they called us back right away. We will definitely be back next time we are in Traverse City!
Stopped in after a long day of wine tasting and had an amazing meal. Everything was good.
Amazing food and great staff. Would definitely recommend.
Always a wonderful experience at the boathouse. They never disappoint!
Amazing trip on our anniversary! Highly recommend Logan if it’s possible to request a server, he was excellent! He helped us all the way through a ridiculously lavish tasting. Every course was properly seasoned, temp, timing, all of it great. We took his recommendations on several items. We have been going to sweet restaurants since we were much younger, and this would be right up there with the best of them. We had 6 courses: caviar, crab cakes, burrata salad, morel / truff soup, foie gras, American wagyu entree. Quite a great lineup and we left stuffed and highly satisfied! Worth every penny. Nice work in the kitchen and up front. High five!!
Fabulous meal! The food was done perfectly, the service was outstanding, and the restaurant is quiet.
Food was fabulous as usual and Alexa was a delightful server.
Quality and quantity of the food was not worth the money.
The best Halibut ever! Accompanied by green beans, carrots and asparagus (by special request)was outstanding—all prepared perfectly.
We loved the food here we each had a steak mine came with twice baked potatoes they were so delicious we also had a shrimp cocktail appetizer and the lobster bisque soup which was outstanding! We had a window seat while a storm was rolling in beautiful setting!
Boathouse Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 223-4030.
Boathouse Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.