November 28, 2022

The Boathouse’s Lobster and Shrimp Bisque

Nov. 19, 2022

As we settle into the cozy season, it’s time to embrace comfort food. And there is nothing more comforting—or delicious, or decadent—than a bowl of the Lobster and Shrimp Bisque ($16) from The Boathouse. The Old Mission Peninsula eatery is known for its high-end cuts of meat, stellar service, and waterside views, and while all of those draws are well worth a visit, we keep coming back for the bisque. The creamy base is packed with flavor thanks to the magic trio of brandy, creme fraiche, and chives, and this is one soup that doesn’t skimp on the seafood bites. With a wedge or house salad, this could be a meal in itself, though it’s hard to resist the rest of the menu, whether you’re going for the seasonal Butternut Squash Pappardelle or the restaurant’s popular American Wagyu Strip. Get your comfort on (in style) at 14039 Peninsula Drive in Traverse City. (231) 223-4030,


Photo courtesy of The Boathouse


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