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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

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Romantic (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Interesting historic place wth good service & food

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 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!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great time, excellent service!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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?

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a wonderful Christmas Day dinner. The Christmas meal choices are delicious. The service is very friendly and comfortable. And the ambiance of the place is wonderful. Feel like you’re so far away from civilization but in reality you’re right by a highway. In all highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great meal in a comfortable, relaxed setting ithe wine country. Excellent quality when you need a break from the gourmet food obsession at most NAPA Valley restaurants.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My cocktail and deviled eggs were good. Unfortunately the chicken on my flatbread was like jerky. If it didn't have the chicken on it, then it might have been good. My son's fried Chicken didn't have much seasoning or flavor.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My daughter was looking for simple but good food and this place was perfect for her. The atmosphere was informal/country. Our food was very good. The room was on the cold side so dress warmly. I would go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

What a wonderful evening. The butter lettuce salad is perhaps the best salad I have ever had! The fried chicken and potatoes were excellent as well!

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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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