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Billy's Boston Chowder House

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29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
+1 408-827-4005
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Los Gatos, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

So many great choices: crab salad sandwiches, fish and chips, filet of sole, chowder, and so much more. But if you think making a reservation will get you to a table at the designated time, be prepared to be disappointed. There are not enough staff to clear tables, take orders, and maybe even to cook. During the winter there is... More 

Thank JEP57
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Billy greeted us and was very friendly. Seafood was authentic. Staff were attentive servers Good menu

Thank Rainyday2013
Los Gatos, California
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate at Billy’s on Wednesday night, October 19, 2016 because of the casual atmosphere, gluten free options, and lots of other very good seafood at fair prices. We had the lobster bisque, calamari, and large prawns which were all good. We also each had a dessert whose portions were very big; suggest sharing a dessert. Billy’s also has beer... More 

Thank Robert D
Portland, OR
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went there with a large group of family and everyone had rave reviews of their order. Chowder was great! Kid's fish and chips was also good - had a few bites of theirs. Yum all around.

Thank Karleeandkevin
Scottsdale, Arizona
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229 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were staying at the Hotel Los Gatos and Spa for a night stopover (Great place BTW!!) and asked about seafood eateries and this was recommended to us. A simple place, small but nice. I had the salmon and my wife had the shrimp. Both were nicely prepared and tasty. Our server, Gabby, was extremely nice and helpful in our... More 

Thank Coder
Santa Clara, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The New England clam chowder /w sourdough bread was excellent. Very creamy with good sized chunks of potato and clams, but not too rich. They smothered the sourdough bowl with the chowder which softened the bread making it easier to eat. Now I can't wait to go back to try the lobster roll!!

Thank 408Traveller72
Los Gatos, California
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284 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I want to be clear about this review: it isn't about the food; it's about the kind of venue encountered. A friend and I met at Billy's for a leisurely lunch and a visit. Neither of us had ever been there but were looking forward to a pleasant atmosphere. The scene that greeted us when we walked in was a... More 

Thank VWriter
San Jose, California
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Best lobster bisque we've had in a long time, so much lobster! Also had the bread pudding which was huge and delicious. Went on a Saturday for lunch. This place is right next door to Southern Kitchen. Definitely will go back again. One lobster bisque, a beer, cup of clam chowder, a Bloody Mary and bread pudding was approx $77.

Thank MommaAmp
San Jose, California
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I have been wanting to try this place for a couple years now and we finally got the chance. It was not a perfect experience but we'd definitely come back. We had a reservation but when we got there the line to be seated was getting quite long to the point it seemed obnoxious no one was acknowledging it since... More 

Thank Christine S
Loa Gatos, CA
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Went to Billy's on a Friday night and it was busy. Fortunately we had reservations. The selection is very good with a large assortment of meals and sandwiches. For those of you that can't or won't eat seafood, there are a couple of good options. The linguini with meatball, sausage and ribs was excellent. The others had lobster bisque, paella... More 

Thank Kevin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: +1 408-827-4005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?