Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Welcome to The Boathouse Restaurant & Bar

The Boathouse Restaurant & Bar is located in the historic Terlingua Ghost Town and opens daily at 5:00 p.m.  We have a full bar and serve dinner every day of the week from 5 - 9:30. The Boathouse has a beautiful entry patio filled with desert-blooming plants as well as a back patio with an outdoor stage and a breathtaking view of the Chisos Mountains. We feature live music by local and touring talent and host an Open Mic on Wednesdays. We hope you’ll join us whenever you’re in town.  

Our menu features Don's Famous 10 oz. Handmade Seasoned Burgers & Fries, Grilled or Breaded Chicken Sandwiches, Salads topped with Grilled or Breaded Chicken & Fried Shrimp Baskets. Boathouse Specialties include mouthwatering Green Chile Cheese Fries, Sausage or Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms, Calzones & a Marinated Chicken Breast – great in a sandwich or on a salad. All house specialties are handmade in our kitchen. Each Friday we have a dinner special that honors a specific geographic locale. The Friday Specials have developed an avid following and frequently sell out.

Some of our Friday offerings are:

  •  Chiapas Roast Pork baked in a Ancho Chile Mole

  • Shrimp Diablo with Parmesan Polenta Cakes

  • Green Chile Stew

  • Shrimp Gumbo

  • Blackened Red Snapper
Ahi Tuna Friday Night Special

Our signature Habanero Margarita

Wednesday's Open Mic is a town favorite where both local and visiting musicians can be found.  You never know who might show up to perform.  Just some of the musicians who have played The Boathouse - either at Open Mic or as a headliner another day of the week include:  Butch & Rory Hancock, The Jitterbug Vipers, Bob Livingston & Bradley Kopp, Matt Harlan, The Jim Keaveny Band, Dana Louise Idlet, Ken Gaines, Ashley Monical, Havilah Rand, The Paper Moonshiners, Frank Meyer, Carlos Maxwell, Pat O'Bryan, Trevor and Danny Hickle, Bruce Salmon, Mark Utter, The Lavens, Greg Harkins, Jacob Jaeger, Ann Wade & The Swingset Junkies, Trevor Reichman, David (Deemo) Moss, Butch Morgan, Him & Her, Pat Green, The Whipples, Moses Martinez, James Williams, Ted Arbogast, Laird Considine . . . the list goes on and on and continues to grow!

Butch Morgan, Bradley Kopp, Bob Livingston during Viva Terlingua 2015

Rory & Butch Hancock

Slim Richey & The Jitterbug Vipers

Greg Harkins & Frank Meyer
Check our Facebook page for information as to Specials, Music, and more.  Come visit soon!

Don McDowell & Terri Thate, Owners