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Boathouse Cantina

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American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
+1 719-539-5004
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just your average pub fare

Nothing notable. On several occasions the spinach in the spinach salad could best be described as gross.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
SalidaCitizen
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Salida, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Salida, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nothing notable. On several occasions the spinach in the spinach salad could best be described as gross.

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Salida, Colorado
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tourists love it because it overlooks the Arkansas River and is the place to be during FIBArk. The food is overpriced, Cisco, and just "meh." The restrooms are horrendous. Okay for a beer and an app and a lovely view of the river.

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Pueblo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I don't know how this place received a 4-5 rating. We went on a Sunday for lunch and had a horrible experience. I understand this is a bar atmosphere but the heavy metal/hard rock music was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. The place was just dirty and the furnishings were old, including lacquer chipping tables. The... More 

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REBECCA E, General Manager at Boathouse Cantina, responded to this review

Patrice, I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. That was truly not our intention and if we operated in that way consistently, we would definitely find ourselves in a bad position. While I hate to read about your experience, I appreciate that it gives us something to work on. If I were in your position and those things... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stopped by to get some dinner and ended up staying to enjoy some local music. Had a great time. Really enjoyed myself.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Innovative window system allows most the tables to have a river-front view which is great. It gets a bit noisy at times. The food is traditional, so don't expect great surprises and that is why a slightly lower rating.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Boathouse Cafe banks on a great location on the shore of the Arkansas River in downtown Salida, and a good selection of local brews on tap. This is a very Colorado "outdoor sports bar" with lots of big screen sports to divert your attention, and one whole side of the place that opens to the outdoors and the river... More 

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Leadville, Colorado
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Boathouse is always a great time. The staff is friendly. The food is awesome and is not too costly. We went as a group of 9 and everyone enjoyed their dishes and the atmosphere. Thanks Ben for the amazing customer service and being so kind to us as a big group!!

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Colorado springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great music in the 2nd room on friday afternoons. Music started just before 6. Drink specials and happy hour food made for thr perfect after work experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great food, great view. On Arkansas river, centrally located. Perfect place to get together with family and friends.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have actually been there many times and it is usually busy and you have to wait for a table so I called in advance to reserve a table and was told that they don't take reservations. The hostess did take my name though and asked what time we planned on arriving. When we got there we only had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 228 N F St, Right on the Arkansas River, Salida, CO 81201-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-5004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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