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The Boathouse Grill

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440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
231-723-2300
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place for reasonably priced lunch on the river.

My wife and I came for lunch. We had been in Interlochen MI. About an hour away. We had gone out to Lake Michigan to see the waves and then came back into town. Parked our car and went window shopping up and down the main street. We stopped at The Boathouse because we saw that it was on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
GinnyLu2009
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Michigan Usa
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Michigan Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I came for lunch. We had been in Interlochen MI. About an hour away. We had gone out to Lake Michigan to see the waves and then came back into town. Parked our car and went window shopping up and down the main street. We stopped at The Boathouse because we saw that it was on the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

On May 5th, 2015, we were traveling northbound on M-31 from Holland to Petoskey, having had a late breakfast, lunch was at 2:45pm. We were looking from something much better than fast-food, and having a nice view is always a great bonus. We drove around central Manistee twice looking at all the restaurant/sign/advert's. Thankfully, we choose The Boathouse Grill and... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Drinks were cold and reasonably priced. Service was a tad slow. Perch and sweet potato fries were yummy. I would definitely go back!

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped by for a rest and a drink late in the afternoon. We had our choice of seats as the place was still pretty empty, in between lunch and dinner. We choose the window seats and would have sat on the patio if it were not for the unusually hot weather. It was very odd that they had no... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Manistee--finding 'dog friendly' restaurants is not always easy, but we read online we could bring our Cassie here so we planned to eat here. The weather was great and we sat on the patio--I couldn't believe there were only 2 other tables eating, although it was early. Our waitress was very friendly,... More 

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Savannah, GA LOCAL
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful food, service and view. I had the catch of the day and it was spectacular. It was a short trip to Manistee and this was our FIRST NIGHT dinner. RIght on the strip and just a walk from our hotel.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We sat on the deck to catch the famous Manistee sunset. This location is so special and unique--seriously, it's a slice of heaven. Our food was good (there were decent options for vegetarians): the spinach-artichoke dip recommended by the waiter was garlicy and delicious, my veggie burger was spicy and flavorful, and the omnivores seemed to enjoy their dishes as... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Had such a great time. Had a early dinner (4:30 pm). Sat on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful weather and watched the fishing boats go by. Great food. Salads were fresh and delicious. Had the following meals Black and Blue Bacon Steak - had a great spicy kick to it from the pepper Hanger Steak - Probably the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Peggy and I had supper here this evening. She had her usual black bean veggie burger and sweet potato fries. She said the burger was good, the fries were just OK. I had the perch platter, and it was excellent. The batter was not too heavy and it was not too overly cooked. Service was good, they had a decent... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Highly recommend! 6 of us had dinner last night and everyone was happy. Appetizers had were calamari, mussels and bruschetta; dinners were Apple goat cheese salad, surf and turf with local fish; sirloin steak; drinks were good with generous pour on the wine. Reasonably priced and great staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 River St, Manistee, MI 49660-1582
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Manistee County  >  Manistee
  • Phone Number: 231-723-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?