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The Boathouse Eatery

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177 King St, Midland, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-527-7480
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Boathouse Eatery is located at the town Docks overlooking beautiful...
The Boathouse Eatery is located at the town Docks overlooking beautiful Georgian Bay. With numerous areas to sit from inside dining, outdoor patio, upstairs private dining, we're sure you will have a favourite section. Our upstairs dining room is great for private bookings of parties of up to 45 people. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and live entertainment every Friday & Saturday night. One of Georgian Bay's best waterfront restaurants.
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  • 34
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Basic, reasonable food, served with a smile and in good location

Having given up at a nearby restaurant and starving, we decided to try this place. My relative, a local resident, hadn't tried it. This is what in England, we'd call good pub grub, nothing fancy, reasonable selection and served quickly and politely. The location is great for sitting watching... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Gypsy008
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Having given up at a nearby restaurant and starving, we decided to try this place. My relative, a local resident, hadn't tried it. This is what in England, we'd call good pub grub, nothing fancy, reasonable selection and served quickly and politely. The location is great for sitting watching activities around the waterfront. After eating, we were tempted inside to... More 

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Kirk M, Owner at The Boathouse Eatery, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write and glad you enjoyed your food, service, view and live music. Is there a reason why we only got three stars from you? Thank again for the positive review. Cheers More 

Tiny, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

went for a snack and a drink down by the water...good evening for outside...I had the catfish, it was awesome...hubby and friend ea had a diff kind of burger and both loved them

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Kirk M, Owner at The Boathouse Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and glad you had a great visit. Cheers More 

Sutton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The best of the best in beer and fine dock side dinning. The folks are friendly, the service Five Star! I had a Berger and it was excellent.

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Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and glad you had a great visit! Cheers More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited The Boathouse about 2 weeks ago and I absolutely loved it! The patio is nice and big and has a great view of the Bay. The service was quick and friendly, and the food was awesome! We both had the chicken quesadillas which were loaded with fresh ingredients and super tasty. I will 100% be... More 

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Hi Ashley, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and glad you had a great visit. Cheers More 

Midland, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Not a bad location at the end of King Street by the lake. Somewhat dated inside. A dining room is separate from the bar/TV area. The food is good but somewhat pricey. The service is slow. The wait staff sorta comes and goes from the dining area. Maybe the bar area gets better service?

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Kirk M, Owner at The Boathouse Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Maria, We have the best location in town, dock side on beautiful Georgian Bay so our prices might be slightly higher but for the most part on par with the chain restaurants. There is a cost to being on the water. If your looking for a modern restaurant please go up the street. Did you not notice all renovations... More 

Barrie, Canada
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198 reviews 198 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Ok so they have a wonderful patio overlooking the lake. Inside is tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The food however is painfully mediocre. Prices were high relative to the quality. Place has huge potential if the owners and/or kitchen manager would wake up. It would be an awesome place with some work in the kitchen.

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Kirk M, Owner at The Boathouse Eatery, responded to this review

Ramblingsalesman, Do you think we would have lower prices being on the water? Our prices are on par with the chain restaurants. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our food because normally we have great comments about it. Kitchen management and owners are awake! We're one of the best restaurants in town! Can you please consider changing your review? Thank you. More 

Vaughan, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

ive been to the boathouse on a number of occasions and am never disappointed. They have J lohr on the wine list, use halibut in their fish and chips, the salads are fresh and crisp, the patio is fun and the people are great!

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Kirk M, Owner at The Boathouse Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you on our patio this summer. Cheers More 

Midland, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had our 2nd Client Appreciation Party at The Boathouse last Saturday. Everything was wonderful - The food, the service, the venue! Our party went well and we received numerous comments from our guests on everything from the food to the service. George really take good care of us and have been a delight to work with as well. So... More 

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Hi Team Hawke, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and glad your party was a success. Cheers More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The patio makes this experience worth it. You can tan and enjoy Georgian Bay while trying a wide variety of drinks as well as draught beer and tasteful appetizers. Friendly service and awesome food! Good mix of choices on the menu from quick American style burgers to amazing stir fry. The small town vibe mixed with a carefree atmosphere truly... More 

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Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you on our patio this summer. Cheers More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The boathouse is by far the most wonderful place to be! The food has always met my highest expectations and the service is something to brag about. The view is amazing. Also the outside tiki bar is such a good touch! This restaurant has never ceased to amaze me and I highly recommend it to everyone if you're looking for... More 

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Hi Malorie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you on our patio this summer. Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 177 King St, Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Midland
  • Phone Number: +1 705-527-7480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

The Boathouse Eatery is located at the town Docks overlooking beautiful Georgian Bay. With numerous areas to sit from inside dining, outdoor patio, upstairs private dining, we're sure you will have a favourite section. Our upstairs dining room is great for private bookings of parties of up to 45 people. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and live entertainment every Friday & Saturday night. One of Georgian Bay's best waterfront restaurants.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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