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The Boon Fly Cafe

4.4
536 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Local Ingredients
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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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
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Phone number
(707) 299-4870
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aaron Meneghelli
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Cross street
Highway 121
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 536 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Best fried chicken I’ve had in years! Everyone else in our group was very happy with their experience. Only issue that the restaurant gets very loud when busy. It does quiet down by ~8:00pm though.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Service was fantastic. Food was amazing. Ambience was incredible! Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Four of us dined Easter evening and had very enjoyable meals. Dinner was finished off with a bucket of their great little donuts.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

There were four of us in our party, no one under 31 and one of the party got carded. She had to walk back to her hotel cottage to retrieve her id.

The two women ordered salads that were supposed to be greens and a lemon dressing but came out with shrimp (not requested and not wanted).

One of the meals, when partially eaten, revealed a hair not belonging to the diner.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always reliable. Usually tasty. Never fussy.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Wonderful food and service! Everyone loves the Fried chicken and the burger is great. I always look other diners choices and say to myself I am going to try that the next time. The French 75 cocktail is so refreshing.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome food. The fried chicken Entre who was huge included 6 pieces of fried chicken enough to feed two people I strongly recommend splitting a salad or a starter and then splitting Fried Chicken entree

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Hubby and I had dinner; the service was on point. Great cocktail recommendations. If you order the fried chicken either be very hungry or know you will have carry out. The flatbread could have used more time in the oven. It was not crispy. The donuts were delicious with the chocolate dipping sauce.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Boon Fly is one of my all time favorites. Though I am usually a breakfast/brunch/lunch patron, my last visit was for dinner with out of town guests. As always, the food was great, as was the ambience. It will continue to be a recommendation of mine.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We really enjoy going to Boon Fly. The fried chicken is a huge, delicious meal - count on leftovers - and there’s always something else that’s interesting on the menu. Fluid service and a very friendly vibe make for a very pleasant time.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Delicious, interesting food. The carbonara was superb as was the salmon. When we arrived, the restaurant was not crowded. We asked for the table next to where we were going to be seated. The Waiter e a big deal of checking his notes, hemming and hawing, before letting us sit there. Not his best move or finest hour. But everything else was very good.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Had a great time with great friends and family. The food was very good and cooked perfectly. I loved the Thursday night Chicken and Donuts.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Quick and casual but refined, a great spot for locals and out of towners. Lots of great small dishes to share.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Solid dinner! Great menu.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This food was amazing, our server, Danielle was great! Overall a great experience. Will go again if in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We had a very special birthday dinner. Everything was terrific. The food, service and everything about the restaurant worked out perfectly. Our birthday girl was thrilled! We can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had eaten here for breakfast but never dinner and boy it didn’t disappoint! It was very fresh and tasty and the service was amazing- as usual!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service is spot on. Friendly ,fast, and attentive. Food is fresh and full of flavor. The fish tacos and chopped salad and pulled pork were all winners with us. The deserts looked amazing, but we were too full!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Restaurant fit bus in earlier than our reservation time Hostess was energetic and welcoming and got us seated pretty quickly. Menu is wide ranging. We chose to order several apps and didn't need entrees. Brussels sprouts, lettuce wrapped spare ribs and potato tostones were all good.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We love your place for breakfast but we had a terrible dinner there last Saturday. Started with the French onion soup that 2 people ordered and sent back. It wasn’t just bad it was inedible.....not sure how no one tested that before serving. From then on it was down hill. You have a cabanara pasta on there that is nothing close to that so not sure why you call it that. Burger was good. Fried chicken ok but by that point we were just disappointed.

The lighting made me feel like I was in a hospital.

Again your breakfast is amazing but next time we will be making the trek to Yountville.

Sorry!!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall good food and good service.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

My complements to the entire staff for the professionalism and courtesy. It is always a pleasure coming to the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We've always enjoyed the Boon Fly Cafe for a weekend breakfast or brunch, despite an often lengthy wait for a table. We usually wait with a signature bacon Bloody Mary to pass the time. Food is always very good and service is generally efficient for a very busy time.
We decided to try dinner--food was good but not great. Donuts are always amazing. The service was very spotty with only a few tables at 6 pm. I'll continue to come for brunch, but not likely to return for dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our meal was delicious. The service was the best we've had in awhile. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

It was Napa restaurant week and the price fixed menu was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Nice server, good food, fun experience.

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Very disappointed with the service we received. Our reservation was at 5:45 pm. As soon as we walked in (we were 5 min. late) the hostess immediately told us that they had another reservation at 7:30 and that we had some time to eat. In other words, we should hurry. It immediately ruined our mood and we did not enjoy our time or meals. We are locals who wanted to take advantage of "Restaurant Week" but they didn't have a good deal. Definitely will not be going back and would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was delicious! Only thing I would consider is bringing back chicken and waffles. Chicken and donuts doesn’t make any sense! Ciao!

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We arrived at our table at 6:30. The service was poor. The wait between our salad and our main course was an hour. The host gave us free dessert after I told him we had been waiting a long, long time. Everyone who came in after us had been served and departed. What should have been an hour experience ended up being 2 an 1/2 hours. We left after 9 pm. At least it included dessert. Might I say, the food was of solid quality. I hate to wait, so I won't be back for a long while, if I give it another go.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Fantastic always. First time for dinner, usually go for breakfast. Chicken and donuts are awesome.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We are never disappointed in our dining at Boone Fly. We have been stopping by for the past 11 years and will continue indefinitely. Never pass up the fried chicken.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

The fried chicken is a must and it’s a great dish to share!

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

I would say that the food was just ok. The fried chicken was very good, the rest of our food was just ok. Mac n cheese was boring.
Our waitress was excellent. The space is funky, no issue with that.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Interesting historic place wth good service & food

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

This our 3rd time at this restaurant. Once for breakfast, once for dinner and then again for breakfast with a larger group. LOVE their donuts - melt in your mouth goodness, and their food is both interesting and delicious. Oh - must have the bloody mary's, they are delicious! Their fried chicken was moist and the most "un-greasy" fried chicken I have ever eaten - huge portion that can definitely be shared the mashed potatoes tasted like they must have used the whole stick of butter in it - yum! A fun and lively spot! It will be a regular place for us, for sure!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Great time, excellent service!!

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

The folks at Boone Fly are friendly and service oriented. A favorite place to dine!!

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2018

My family went on New Year's Day. It took our server at least 10 minutes to come to our table. We ordered non-alcoholic beverages and it took 15 minutes to get those. We ordered 3 fried chickens and 2 pizzas, one vegetarian and one with salmon. The restaurant was not busy but service was extremely slow. Our server walked away when he asked if everything was ok and I tried to ask for the check. He did this twice when we were asking for something. We witnessed a patron being served the paper wrapper on their cheese for their cheeseburger, so to say we were not impressed is an understatement. The one person in our party who had the salmon pizza ended up getting sick from it, so I don't think any of us will be back.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been dining at Boon Fly for the past 2-years - and I normally have the fry chicken - which I love. It's the best I have ever had and boast to my friends about it - and ask them to try it. But, a few days ago I had the fry chicken for dinner - and was very disappointed! I was shocked how greasy it - never like this in the past. Also, not critical, but the portion seemed less? My girlfriend had the salmon and lentils, and said, the salmon was good but the lentils seemed hard. So, I am not sure if it was just that night or something changed in the kitchen?

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We treat this as a local place for us and we are never disappointed. We particularly love the staff. Dani is terrific.

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