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Over the past 40 years, The Boathouse Restaurant has built a reputation of exceeding expectations and in doing so, has become one of the best loved seafood restaurants in San Diego. Our guests have been dining with us for years and often have grown up coming to the Boathouse for holidays, special occasions or just a night out with the family. We pride ourselves with serving fantastic food at a great value in a beautiful setting, overlooking the San Diego Bay.

Our menu, inspired by traditional waterfront dining, features American seafood cuisine infused with a contemporary island twist. Whenever possible, we source the freshest fish, meats and produce from local farmers and vendors with an emphasis on sustainability.We offer wonderful $11.99 weekly specials that offer exceptional value to locals and tourists alike.

The Boathouse offers panoramic views of Point Loma, San Diego Bay, Harbor Island West Marina and Mission Hills. Our dining areas boasts floor to ceiling windows offering a fabulous scenic backdrop to your dining experience. The full service bar provides a spacious lounge complete with everything from top shelft margaritas to a unique list of elaborate & fabulous martinis to compliment the comfortable, elegant atmosphere the Boathouse has to offer.
Many of our guests may not know that the Boathouse has sister restaurants in equally beautiful locations. With two restaurants located in Santa Cruz County, Zelda's on the Beach, in the Capitola Village (since 1978) and Ideal Bar and Grill on the Santa Cruz Wharf (since 1994.) Both of these successful restaurants have become an iconic part of the Santa Cruz beach front culinary scene. The latest addition to our restaurant family is Betty's Beach Café, located on historic Front Street in Lahaina, Maui. Just steps to the beach, Betty's has wasted no time in becoming the new favorite spot for both locals and tourists to enjoy breakfast while watching the waves crash onto the beach.

We owe the success and longevity of all of our restaurants, including the Boathouse, to the ideals that our owner, staff, and management embody. We like to regard our restaurant as more than just a wonderful place to eat with breathtaking views. We make it our pride and responsibility to make sure your experience with us will be memorable. From weddings and anniversaries to birthdays and baby showers, we have been a part of it, and so many of our guests have shared their nostalgic memories of an occasion they celebrated at the Boathouse over the years. Our promise to you is that we will always strive to reach and surpass your dining expectations, and leave you with wonderful memories of the important day you shared with us.