I’ve been here twice and will not go back. First time was with my parents and the food was ok. Service slow but they were busy. I gave them the benefit of a doubt and went back there with my girl friend the food sucked and the service was still bad and it was lunch time there was no one really there they sat us near the door in the back. Service sucked and food was again bad. I will not go back there!
I can't help but notice that all of these review's are dated a couple of years ago...So, I would like to put my 2cents in about what we think of the Boat Shed.
The dock is small. You can only get 3 boats tied off at a time...due to this we circle around for at least and hr. BUT we wait cause we like the place. We've only been going here for 2yrs.
Every day is a sunny day at the Shed..ALWAYS cheery staff and they pay attention to your needs... I recommend the Koby Burger (go 1/2) it's great. We love the pasta dishes and ALL of thier desserts.
They got rid of some of thier dead weight employees and have REALLY found great ones to replace them with.
Can't say that we have ever had a bad expierence, weather on the deck or inside... There are several friendly gals working there, but we recommend asking for JAMIE B. She makes everyone at the table feel important reguardless of age..
Casual or all dressed up this is a great place to become a regular..
I took my wife of 31 years to the Boat Shed for Easter. I want to be my wife's hero, of course, but I took a chance on a resturant I had never visited. We had the specialties of the day after crabcake stuffed mushrooms, and a glass of wine each. The meals were among their more expensive. I would say people could be served for 30 dollars a head, but our choices, with a 15% TIPS came to about 50 dollars each. We were seated next to the window and were immediately mesmerized by ducks diving in the water right below us. We saw jellyfish, starfish, something we think was a squid, swans, and seagullls plying their rites of survival. The food was excellant. the steaks were not highly seasoned, but an au jus and a horseradish sauce was provided for mine, and hollandais for my beloved. Those stuffed mushrooms were not the type found at the outback or red lobster. I would argue they were ten times better tasting. As you may have guessed, by the 15% TIPS, the service was spectacular. Our hostess chose the perfect zone between giving us all we needed and leaving us alone. The weather was not the best, and still the view was awesome. I can only speculate on what a fair day with more creatures and more boating activity would be like, but I bet it would be even better. I have been to many 50 dollar/head resturants. I cannot think of anywhere a couple in love would enjoy more.
Been to the Boatshed several times now (with large groups, small groups and once or twice with a date) and while the prices were high each time, the service has always been courteous or friendly. Even when catering to children. Additional chairs, tables and space are offered for those groups arriving with an increased number of guests.
It's recommended to call ahead for a reservation but depending on the time of year (and time of day) you can usually get a seat within 15-30 minutes. During the summer, when the weather is nicer, expect to wait a little longer.
The food isn't exceptional but flavorful. Even though I don't eat seafood (allergies), the menu provides a variety of choices for the vegetarian, meat eater or seafood lover.
If you enjoy an eclectic array of foods, don't mind the higher-than-average prices and prefer a dimly-lit, pub-like atmosphere, I'd recommend trying the Boat Shed once... or twice, if you like it!
Very disappointed. Took friends from out of town on a Monday. Had immediate seating inside on a warm day. Service was terrible. Waiter took order of couple seated 4 mintues after us. Our party of 6 had our dinners, appetizers and drinks all planned out - very close to $200 worth of food. Hubby stated his displeasure of not having our order taken promply and before the late seated couple. The waiter blamed it on his not being told we had been seated and ran off to get the manager. We had not asked for a manager and no scene had been made. The six of us walked out and headed to Tony's Pizza off of Kitsap Way for a wonderful meal.
I've eaten at the Boat Shed three times and each time I've been impressed by the noise level of the Upper Class Patrons walking around with their martini glasses. I haven't been impressed with the undercooked seafood, (what WERE those white crawly things in the 'fresh Copper River salmon'?) and the tendonitis steak selections. If you're looking for genuine service and not waitroids, I highly suggest going back across the bridge to Silverdale and visiting their 'sister' restaurant, The Yacht Club Broiler. The quality of the food and preparation is more consistent and the servers take much more interest in their customers. But hey, if you're the kind of person who thinks Anderson Cooper is a god; stick with the Boat Shed, your Cole Haans and Blahniks.
I WAS TAKIN TO THE BOAT SHED BY SOME CO-WORKERS AT MY JOB. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD EVER BEEN THERE, IT WAS WELL WORTH IT. I KEPT GOING BACK AND KEPT GOING BACK, I ALWAYS GET THE SAME THING (BOAT SHED BURGER) AND IT IS SOOOO GOOD!!!!! I DIP MY FRIES IN THEIR SWEET MUSTARD! EVERYONE KNOWS ME THERE BY NAME NOW. RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE! RIGHT ON THE WATER! BEAUTIFUL!