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About The Boon Fly Cafe

Fun, lively, and vibrant, The Boon Fly Café serves modern rustic cuisine in a contemporary roadhouse atmosphere. Start your day with our signature Boon Fly donuts, and end it with our award-winning fried chicken or one of our nightly dinner specials. Resort guests and locals alike are drawn to the energetic vibe and satisfying cuisine that’s based on the agricultural heritage of the region.

Named for a Carneros pioneer named Boon Fly, who planted orchards and vineyards in the area in the mid-1800s, our café is a homage to local flavor.

Boon Fly, descended from settlers of the early New England Colonies, was part of the great tradition of wagon trains that brought many of the early families west. He was drawn to the farmlands north of the city and settled outside of Napa on a property that would become known as the Fly District.

4048 Sonoma Highway
Napa, CA 94559
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 7 am – 9 pm; reservations available for dinner only.

Breakfast: 7 am - 11 am (Tuesday - Thursday)
Brunch: 7 am – 3 pm (Friday - Monday)
Lunch: 11 am – 3 pm (Tuesday - Thursday)
Mid-day: 3 pm -5 pm (Daily)
Dinner: 5 pm – 9 pm (Daily)

Reservations are not accepted for Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch, but are recommended for Dinner Service

Cross Street:
Highway 121

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 299-4870

Website:
http://www.boonflycafe.com/

Parking Details:
On site

Executive Chef:
Aaron Meneghelli

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Boon Fly Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (15)
Comfort Food (14)
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Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Authentic (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Terrific food in a fun, casual environment. The menu has great options and the pricing is more than fair. Good wine list, as you would expect. The Carneros location is perfect for those who can't decide to head to Napa or Sonoma. Split the difference. Only downside on last visit was our party of 6 was seated at a table for 4. Very uncomfortable. Had made the reservations a couple of weeks in advance, and if they couldn't accommodate that size party comfortably, they should have just said so.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and great service!

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very good, great waitress and food was well prepared.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love the Boon Fly. The food is always great as is the service. Their fried chicken is the best I have ever had and the donuts, well they are amazing especially when you dip them in the chocolate sauce.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We loved Boon Fly Cafe! The food was delicious! We had their prime rib special, chili rubbed steak, pork chop - all of them were fantastic. The donuts with chocolate sauce were a nice finish to the meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

So good we had dinner and went back for breakfast 🍳

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

food was good. Cocktails not so good. Didn't taste any alcohol in the strawberry fields cocktail or the Classic mule....

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Good spot if you are staying at the resort and want something more casual for dinner. Service is great.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My husband and I went to the Boon Fly Café for an early dinner. We were in Napa enjoying a winery party and this restaurant was centrally located to the event.

The food was good, served timely and our food server was very professional and friendly.

Parking can be limited, but we were able to find a spot. The restaurant was pretty busy for 6PM, but the kitchen seemed to handle the rush just fine.

My husband and I both agreed we'd go back there again, even though Napa is a bit out of our way.

We enjoyed our visit...until next time!

Cindy P
Santa Rosa

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wine was great. Food was great. The swing on the front porch...great!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We have been to Boon Fly Cafe many times & are never disappointed. We often have the fried chicken because it is absolutely delicious but this time went with a flat bread & it was lovely. And we ALWAYS have the donuts for dessert - we simply cannot resist!! Wonderful as always...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My husband always bring me here for great food and just to relax

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was beyond surreal how many flies there were. Hundreds? Anyway, our kids immediately got coloring books and sippy cups — nice! The server also brought their food out first. (Great service for adults too.) As for food, the dark meat fried chicken was excellent, whereas the white meat was dry. The burnt ends fall far short of Mighty Quinn's in NYC, much less great local places in the Deep South, because they didn't have a smokey flavor and were a bit dry. (The BBQ sauce was good, and the pickles were a hit.) The cornbread was soft like spongecake and lacked flavor. The margarita pizza was very good. The smoked salmon pizza (with capers) was like having lox and a schmear as a pizza. (It didn't work for me, but my wife liked it.) I want to give over 3 stars because of the service but just can't because the food was so hit-and-miss.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The service is delightful and the food is delicious! Get the donuts for sure!! Deeeeelicious. I really enjoyed the burnt ends and KFC as well. Flavors and presentation on point!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Fried chicken portion is enormous. Great flavor, perfectly cooked.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Crying baby - feel bad that it bothered us. The parents tried very hard not to bother other diners. Flies were a problem. One entre was great but the other was fairly cold.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good food, amazing service. We loved the gluten-free dessert options

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food and Service was first class.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I would suggest making your reservation earlier just to experience the fun and liveliness of the environment. The food was phenomenal! My daughter and I will make a reservation every time we are in town ;)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The Boon Fly never disappoints. Food choices are diverse, and everything is very tasty and well-prepared. Service was attentive and helpful. Our "reunion" dinner was perfect!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I love this place. Boon Fly Cafe never disappoints. Further, the servers could not be more professional, polite and properly attentive. This is one of my favorite places in Northern CA.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The fried chicken, mashed potatoes and donuts were delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We live in Napa and have been here before. This was a last minute reservation that my wife did not know about. She got there earlier with her sister and had just about finished their dinner when I got there. They moved us to a table for 3 and I still got the credit. Even though it was out of order I got my dinner and they got their desserts all at the same time. Now, that's good service.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food and service was really awesome a must go to spot

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We eat here one evening when we were staying at Carneros Resort. It is very relaxed and the quality of food and service were both excellent.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent food, outstanding service - selection of food always top notch. Love this place - would eat here every day!! L

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Organic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The food was absolutely terrific! I had the best Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes of my Life!
I should also mention the Killer Donuts We live in Sonoma and SF, and this place is a gem. Our server was fun, efficient and totally delightful!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

House Pinot not up to par with region. Food only so so. Our waitress was very accommodating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

A group of 9 girls went and we got a reservation just a couple weeks prior. The ambiance is very casual yet modern. We got one of everything off of their small plates menu and it was all very tasty! The service was fast and pleasant -- I enjoyed all of it!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We were disappointed with our recent visit to Boon Fly for dinner. We had a reservation and we were not seated until 20 minutes after our reserved time, and there were multiple open tables when we walked in. The hostess also seemed bothered that we asked twice if our table was ready after we waited 10 and 15 minutes. We had 2 virgin mules at the bar which were fantastic, and the bar tender was great. When we were finally seated, we were bothered by the flies. There were a lot of flies in the restaurant, makes it seem unsanitary. The food was just okay. Our table had Brussels sprouts, corn bread, and tempura like seafood for starters that came out quickly and were good. We had the steak, homemade pasta, and fried chicken for our mains, and they were all good, but not outstanding. We were disappointed that they did not have any ice cream for dessert, but we tried the donuts which were tasty and good for sharing. We'll probably come back again, as we have had better experiences in the past, but Boon Fly missed the mark on this visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

A great find! Love the Thursday special - chicken and waffle. Huge portions, my husband and I split a salad and the special - perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Organic, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food and drinks were great. Amazing service! I have lived in the area for a while. This was the first time I went there. I was out taking my wife and parents wine tasting. We went to Jameson and Domaine Caneros ( 2 of my favorites). All of us really enjoyed it. I recommend the pizza and the Makers Mark Mule.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This place never disappoints! Drinks are bomb. Food, delicious. This recent visit, we had cornbread to start. Highly recommend, has buttery and bacon flavor. For the mains, we had the fried chicken (You get like half a chicken!) And a margherita flatbread with Italian sausage. For two, we ended up with take home. All was wonderful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The Boon Fly never disappoints -- food is always good with interesting choices but not too "out there". That combined with friendly service keeps us coming back.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Thursday special- Chicken and Waffels. Excellent! Great stop on the way to Domaine Carneros.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fix the AC. Kept leaking on us

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

What a wonderful little place! Very fun atmosphere and the food was amazing!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food and service was good not great. There was a heatwave and the cafe was no less than 85 degrees inside. Had to beg for water, and they finally left a pitcher at the table. Freezer broke, so no ice cream and other things were affected. It was a bad day for them and their guests.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I almost hate to write a good review because then EVERYBODY will go here and it's a great find! This is a great local place to have dinner with friends or a special occasion. We were impressed with the taste and portions. The salmon was so fresh, I wanted more KFC the next day and there was so much flat iron steak I had leftovers. Don't forget to save room for the donuts. You WILL want to dip them in the chocolate sauce. Hadley is a friendly server as are the rest. Try and keep this a Napa secret if you can.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Yummy food and drinks! Friendly service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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