Boulder View Tavern

4.2
90 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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About

Boulder View Tavern is an American restaurant and pub that features a lakeside patio with a beautiful view. The atmosphere inside is friendly and good for a relaxed time with family and friends. The restaurant offers several craft beers, house cocktails and specialty martinis along with weekly specials. Local musicians play live music at the Boulder View Tavern every weekend.

Tavern wings and French steamed mussels are popular appetizers to start with, while the grilled ahi tuna is the restaurant’s specialty salad. For your main course, choose a burger like the 8-ounce certified Black Angus beef burger, bison burger or black bean burger. All burgers at Boulder View Tavern are served with a choice of one side, including sidewinder fries, melon wedge and coleslaw. Dinner entrées include dishes like twin crab cakes, filet mignon and lemon chicken breast, all served with a medley of roasted fingerlings.

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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
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4.2
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4.4
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vipTreasagent
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant did not have my open table reservation but the people there honored it

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant that had deviled eggs as appetizer. Huge fan

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LisaR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Service was poor, food, music and view outstanding

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BarbaraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

View of the lake is beautiful and food was very good. I thought kids choices were expensive and much more than advertised online.

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viprayos
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice view, Nice noisey view, nice noisey view with mediocre food and service.

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vipMichaelD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This was a disappointing departure from other times that we have dined here. The food quality was very poor. The restaurant was dirty and there were flies in the inside dining area. The place and lakeside view have the potential to be so incredible, again, we hope they get their mojo back.

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DorothyS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst meal we’ve ever had out. Eat anywhere in this area BUT here.

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vipMaureen
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meals! It was crowded and a bit noisy, but food and service and live music were all good!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience5

They acted like they had no idea I had made reservations. I had made my reservations 3 days in advance and even received an emailed from the restaurant directly stating that had received my request for 4 sitting outside at 7pm.
When we arrived they had no table saved for us and told us that there was no seating outside due to the weather forecast earlier that day. When we did get seated there were families seated shortly after us out on the balcony. I am very disappointed because I had made reservations in advance for my husband and sons birthday dinner so that we could have outdoor seating. I have lost confidence in this open table app and I’m not sure I will trust using it moving forward.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Outdoor music was too loud to think. Food was ok. People were awesome and view was amazing!

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall1food2service4ambience3

I am not sure how this restaurant received a 4.3 star rating. I can see how it would be a great place for drinks, but definitely not a good dining option.

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JillK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Family night out on vacation! Great food and great outdoor dining.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, drinks were good but pricey. This was the first time there, should have been advised that reservations are only for upstairs dining. Waited about 30 minutes for outside seating due to staff shortage. Overall it was a good experience.

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MargieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The service was extremely poor, was seated immediately but then no server for 15 minutes. One dish was the wrong order. Had to go up to bar to get a 2nd drink and request containers. Server deducted 10% of bill and offered free dessert, although we did not complain so she was aware of her poor service. Food was delish! Would go back.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Not food, good prices.beatiful setting. Great veiw.

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MariaR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had reservations for two... They sat us in a super mini table for two “no room” at all...Food was overpriced for portions and not flavorful at all, we both had entrees and no salad or bread included?.. We had to wait for our drinks for about 15 minutes and the mojitos were terrible, seltzer water, mint leaves just thrown on top, no squeezed lime, no simple syrup?..Waitress apologized twice for the long drink wait and then the drinks were not worth the wait. We were here before and were dissatisfied, we will not be back. It’s a shame, nice place.

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AlanM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was what stood out here. We sat outside below the deck and enjoyed the view of the "Boulder".

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GerryW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the place. Celebrated our anniversary and it was easy to find and quiet. Parking was a small problem.

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Paula
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service was excellent. The food presentation was very uninspiring. It was no better than what gets done at our home. The food itself was fine. It was not special, The fact that there was a band playing outside, and everytime the door opened, and it opened constantly, the music came blairing in. This was quite annoying.

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vipSmooth
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice but noisy on Pocono 400 weekend, it was closed on Sunday, Why?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks with a great view! Enjoyed the live music as well. Definitely recommended.

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arlenet
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dine here often in the summer,and we really like the Sunday brunch. On Mothers Day we had a wonderful time and the waitress was superb.The girls at the reservation desk were also very kind.We were there the day before,and the waiter was very professional and efficient. My salmon was excellent and my family enjoyed their fish and chips,especially the fries.On Mothers Day we all ordered different entrees and the waitress did a terrific job whereas there were ten of us.As an ex waitress I know a professional and both days we had pros. And I enjoyed wearing the CROWN they brought over. First time I was ever a QUEEN in a restaurant.

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LanceG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The place was airy and the view great. The service was great. Food came out quickly. Problem was so so. Ok at best. It was tasteless. Prices was reasonable but I can get the same quality of food from any fast food place.

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BARRYB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great as was the service. We will definitely be back!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we choice this place e online after seeing a menu and photos and reviews. We traveled about half an hour from our hotel. It was worth the drive. Everyone was so friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the price was fair. We loved the atmosphere. They were decorated for cinco derby mayo, so colorful and pretty. We had a lakeside view. Great night.

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RosH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty food. Friendly staff. Live band. Would definitely go back

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Great
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Never disappointed at BVT. Angie, keep the Martini's coming! Always great music Friday and Saturday making the experience all the better. And those sunsets looking over Big Boulder Lake!!

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LSchol06
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The best part of this restaurant is the view. The food is okay, not amazing, but probably one of the better places for this area. The service is okay - we didn't get some of our appetizer order and the server didn't really apologize that things were forgotten. She just brought the missing appetizers out with the entrees. Just an average meal. Fish and chips and the caesar salad are good options.

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vipccjones
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We celebrated my birthday with my family. The hostess/bartender was not very friendly but perhaps she was having a bad day. The bison burger was wonderful and my husband enjoyed the braised short ribs. We had the birthday martini for dessert....yum!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
53 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Staff was nice but food seemed industrial. Not sure if this is a post ski diner or a place to go for a nice quiet meal. When I was there, it tried to be both. Unsuccessfully.

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MikeG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place for meals, music, and cocktails!

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vipcalientelo
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place by the Lake. Prices are cheap and very reasonable. Food is excellent from burgers to steak. Great service and wonderful waitress.

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ttlperf
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Boulder View many times and we always have a fantastic meal.
Everyone is outgoing and energetic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to BVT numerous times over the last few years and even more frequently since we moved to the Poconos permanently. We have never been disappointed. GREAT Sunday brunch buffet!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was alright but we reserved a table for 7 pm but they for some did not have a table ready, it took them 20 minuets before we got a table

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DBR62
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We went after skiing. Had a reservation and took us immediately. Good selection of Bar drinks.

The wait staff was very busy and the kitchen slow to get food out. Food was great, but soup was cold when served. We did not have the heart to send it back.

We very much enjoyed the place and will give it another visit next ski trip.

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vipHDb121122
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Half our party got sick. Food was not great anf overpriced for quality. Will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service was great. The food not so..
Crabcake app was cool and soggy. No lemon.
The salmon dinner tasted like a dessert glaze was too sweet.
Again no lemon.
Should have gone with my gut and played
It safe with a burger.

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dinesoutalot
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a very nice evening. Out table was waiting for us when we arrived at 6:45. Happy Hour would end at 7:00pm and the noise level would start to subside. It was good to see Marcel since it was the first time we would dine at BVT since last ski season. It was also nice to see Pam and Danielle, our tag team servers. They both hustled that evening and our service was awesome. We definitely will be returning many time before the snow melts away. There are a few new additions to the menu that we will need to try. Keep up the good job and we will continue to point our friends in the direction of BVT !

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Boulder View Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.