The Boon Fly Cafe

4.5
869 reviews
$30 and under
American
Fun, lively, and vibrant, Boon Fly Café serves modern rustic cuisine in a contemporary roadhouse atmosphere. Start your day with our signature Boon Fly donuts, and end it with our award-winning fried chicken or one of our nightly dinner specials. Resort guests and locals alike are drawn to the energetic vibe and satisfying cuisine that’s based on the agricultural heritage of the region.

Named for a Carneros pioneer named Boon Fly, who planted orchards and vineyards in the area in the mid-1800s, our café is a homage to local flavor.

Boon Fly, descended from settlers of the early New England Colonies, was part of the great tradition of wagon trains that brought many of the early families west. He was drawn to the farmlands north of the city and settled outside of Napa on a property that would become known as the Fly District.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 869 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great meal with perfect service

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AnaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was amazing and our server was extremely kind and funny.

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lw333
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are going back tomorrow! Wonderful fun and service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our server - she was amazing!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Unique building with great family style American cuisine. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the ambiance.

JM
JamesM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming to Boone Fly Cafe'. Their staff is always friendly and courteous and the food is delicious. My only comment is, bring back the Root Beer Old Fashions!! They were delicious!!!

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Lynda
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Alway enjoy going to Boon Fly! The fried chicken is to die for and everything else is good too. Friendly service and awesome food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it and will definitely be back!! We had two salads which were the best we ever had!! I had one of the flatbreads and my fiancé had the burger . Outstanding !! And the donuts are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. The flatbreads are superb. I travel extensively internationally and, the flatbread we had is for sure among the top 3 we have tried. Thank you.

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danab
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Casual atmosphere, great salad and onion rings. Drinks were interesting.

CJ
CJohanna
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

"Smashed" potatoes were cold. Kale looked unappetizing and was spicy. Fried chicken had little flavor. Carneros Garden Flatbread was good. Ice Cream Sandwich was massive. Overall a lot of food and very nice service.

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vipweboni
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fried Chicken can't be beat! Must have donuts for dessert AND breakfast!

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BeckyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, a memorable night out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service; will definitely be back!

CB
ColleenB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I thoroughly enjoy Boon Fly Cafe, but was a little disappointed this time. Was looking forward to their Root Beer Old Fashioned, in fact I took mom there specifically for it, but they don’t make it anymore. I understand that things change. On the other hand I was exceptionally delighted with the vegetarian flat bread. So delicious! We’ll definitely be back!

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PaulM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

You know, I have to be really picky to find fault in our dinner the other night! The staff, service, food (the salmon flatbread was incredible!), all made us plan to come back. Thanks for everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was hoping they still had outdoor seating but only inside seating was an option. Food was ok. I realized that Boon fly cafe is better if you get takeout as its indoor area is too small for ambiance.

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vipKiwi
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Shrimp and grits were very tasty!

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ValK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was great; service was proficient and polite but not enthusiastic or very personable (both hostess and waitress) and we were there at a non-busy time. Good experience, not outstanding or memorable.

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vipBjrobie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Danielle is the best server ever! Friendly and knowledgeable!

JM
vipJeffM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice selection of entrees and sides. Great service and a vibrant energy. Fun place with a relaxed diner ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Disappointed in the service . Cute place. Wish they read the notes that we were celebrating a birthday

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Barry
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place for a light meal on the way home to Napa from San Francisco.
Sitting at the bar for a meal is very pleasant also.
Their salmon flatbread is delicious. They also have great root bear floats, and more.

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vipKennethV
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Flys every where.

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vipPOMvolunteers
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really fun experience. The service staff was a hoot. The food was terrific. Tried the fried chicken - super crunchy but a little dry. However, the potato and greens with it were phenomenal. One of us tried the special choppino and was blown away. Tried the donuts for dessert; dipped in chocolate sauce, it was the perfect ending. Saw some great burgers being served at the table next to us. We will have to go back.

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Angi
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

We just had dinner at this place for a friend’s birthday. We ordered a variety of plates and were deeply disappointed with the food. Biscuits were burnt, chicken dry, no seasoning… one good thing was the mashed potatoes and the kind waitress. Each plate was around $28 and there was no quality or pride in the food the chefs were cooking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing!! Great recommends, welcoming and accommodating for us to sit outside since we had a dog with us. Food came out quick and we would return

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vipjcbunc85
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing fried chicken and donuts. Not a health meal. 😀
Great service and setting a few minutes from Napa.

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vipTGPA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Boon Fly was a little disappointing. The set up in the parking lot is done as well as can be expected, but the tables get a little forgotten by the staff being so far away. Service was therefore pretty bad, which is a bummer at such a highly recommended establishment. Drinks (on-menu cocktails) were also pretty disappointing, especially compared to our experience at Boon Fly this same time last year. They seemed like well drinks vs. the craft cocktails we'd expected.

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SherlynW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made reservations. They took us right to our table. The waitress was very accommodating. We walked around after we ate because it was so interesting. The front porch swings were so homey.

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Maria
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

My excitement to dine at Boon Fly Cafe was easily deflated. Unfortunately the pork chop entree was overdone and dry, the carrots were cooked perfectly and the tarragon based "salsa verde" too was a nice complement. The parmesan polenta cake was the most scrumptious item on this entree dish - perfect flavor and texture. The fried chicken entree unfortunately was also overcooked and lacked seasoning. The smashed yukons side was good, but it's not difficult (or is it) to mess up such a side; the braised garden greens could have used a boost of flavor, perhaps braising with whole garlic cloves or pork fat would have enhanced these greens; the king salmon was cooked perfectly and was delicious; however, the blackeye peas were undercooked just slightly. The southern fried calamari was the most outstanding dish, fried perfectly and accompanied by a delicious chipotle sauce. The warm artichoke dip with its star ingredient, pablano peppers, was also delicious. The original margarita cocktail was top notch, but the wine list a bit lackluster, but then again it is a cafe! Our waitress was warm and friendly and provided us great service. The outside dining area was a bit disappointing, but then when you are with friends, it's all about the company. I would like to try brunch at this cafe, but most likely will not be back to dine at dinnertime!

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EdwardD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent Food and Excellent Service.
The homemade doughnuts are awesome. Exceptional Food.

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Marie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, especially the fried chicken and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Very good food. Gumbo, fried chicken, and doughnuts. Are you kidding?

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Foodiefromcali
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! Came here twice yesterday; once for breakfast and again for dinner. Both were great experiences. Breakfast was much busier but nonetheless excellent service and excellent food. For breakfast I had the chicken and waffles, then for dinner had the shrimp and grits (my favorite between the two!) Also had a watermelon mimosa for breakfast which was a treat as well. Coffee was very good. Love this place!

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vipFateoptional
Los Angeles
177 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We had dinner here, which came recommended, though the staff seemed listless and slightly silent. Perhaps it was the end of a busy weekend, but the interactions were monosyllabic and uninterested. It was also odd that the music played by the chefs behind their open-air counter was audible throughout the whole restaurant and it clashed horribly with the music piping through the general speakers, intended for the patrons. As I said before, this indicates uninterested management. The biscuits here are amazing and you can come for them alone. The roasted pork chop and the salmon were okay, if slightly underseasoned. So, overall, we expected more. Brunch looks fun -- perhaps meals focused on the biscuits, like many brunch items, are the safe bet.

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Debdoll
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

I made reservations and when we arrived they were peeping the table. Most of the food was delicious but the Mac and cheese was bland. Salmon and fries were fabulous , biscuits with honey butter and preserves were also. The service was crappy and the focus was not worth the wait.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for a birthday with some friends, service was great! Flatbreads were delicious and crispy. The rhubarb empanada was incredible, the lemon glaze with it was *chef kiss*.
Will be returning!

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TraceyG
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent but we were a bit surprised when we walked in. The decor is extremely casual but don’t let that fool you. The food is incredible!

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Patan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Crispy calamari very good flavor, salad was large but could have used more veg and less lettuce. Donuts were delicious.

FAQs

The Boon Fly Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Boon Fly Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 299-4875.

The Boon Fly Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 869 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.