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Coronado Boathouse 1887

Coronado Boat House
1701 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
Dinner: Sun - Thur 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Lunch: Fri - Sun 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Quick Facts About Coronado Boathouse 1887

  • Coronado Boathouse 1887 predates the well-known Hotel Del Coronado by one year.
  • American biologist William E. Ritter used the Coronado Boathouse for his marine biology research during the early 1900's.
  • Coronado Boathouse 1887 in San Diego serves dinner every night of the week.

Ambiance: Considered one of the most painted San Diego buildings, Coronado Boathouse 1887 holds a rich history from its early days as a home for William E. Ritter's marine research to its role in the yacht community. When you dine at the Boathouse, you can witness San Diego's changes over the years as the restaurant is tastefully decorated with photographs of historical Coronado. The warm and cozy boathouse features the Del's Queen Anne Revival style of architecture, with a widow's walk and an outdoor observatory area. The three-story structure presents several outdoor patios, each offering sweeping views of the marina, Glorietta bay, and the downtown skyline.

Why We Dine: San Diego Coronado Boathouse 1887 is the place to dine for incredible views and the opportunity to learn about San Diego's history. The Boathouse restaurant is unique in that it was built back in 1887 and stood the test of time. In addition to the fascinating historical aspects of the San Diego restaurant, we dine at the Coronado Boathouse because the whole family can feast there as it offers a kid's menu, so everyone will be satisfied. The restaurant also celebrates happy hour with great deals on alcoholic beverages and small plates with mouthwatering options such as herb steamed artichoke, Creole shrimp and fried calamari.

  • History: The Coronado Boathouse 1887 was built one year before the Hotel Del Coronado and is just as much a San Diego landmark as the famous San Diego hotel. The San Diego Coronado Boathouse 1887 was home not only to the early marine biologists, but also several boathouse keepers and later in 1912 the Coronado Yacht Club. Additionally, the boathouse was once a popular bathhouse for visitors who paddled in the water around the structure and in later years it became a popular place for water sport rentals. In 1967 the boathouse was turned into a restaurant and eventually it became the Coronado Boathouse 1887 restaurant that it is today.
  • Kid's Menu: Orange basil salmon and coconut crispy shrimp are delicious choices, but they may not be at the top of your kid's wish list. Luckily, Coronado Boathouse 1887 features a menu specifically with your children's tastes in mind, as it serves up chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese and grilled hamburgers to please even the pickiest of eaters.
  • Happy Hour: San Diego Coronado Boathouse 1887 invites you to celebrate happy hour with specially priced drinks and food items every Sunday through Friday starting at 5pm and ending at 6:30pm. On Thursdays, Coronado Boathouse 1887 offers happy hour specials all night long in addition to live music. Stop in for discounted wines, domestic beers and cocktails, along with delectable small plates such as the sauteed mussels, fish and shrimp ceviche and chicken lettuce wraps.

The Local Scoop: The Coronado Boathouse 1887 offers you private and semi-private rooms in the historical location to host your next big celebration. The seafood restaurant features the best views in town and six different banquet menu options, such as the South Patio Packet and the Upstairs Banquet Packet. Whether you're looking to host 15 or 300 guests, the boathouse's personal banquet coordinator is on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly.

What We Recommend:

  • Alaskan Halibut: This fish dish exhibits a variety of flavors sure to cause celebration for your taste buds. The coconut Macadamia crusted fish is prepared in a mango and teriyaki glaze and served with a Thai peanut sauce. To top off the unique combination of tastes, the fish comes with coconut curry rice and seasonable vegetables.
  • Boathouse Cheeseburger: A Boathouse favorite, this burger is expertly cooked and served with white cheddar cheese and tomato chutney. You also get the choice of crispy onion rings, coconut coleslaw or beer-battered french fries on the side to top off your deletable dish.


  • Cuisine: American
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Reservation Policy: Reservations accepted
  • Price: $$$

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